Randi’s Rock Report: Hear Alex Lifeson Reflect on RUSH: 40 Years of Permanent Waves

Randi’s Rock Report: Hear Alex Lifeson Reflect on RUSH: 40 Years of Permanent Waves

Rush celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seventh studio album, Permanent Waves, by releasing an expanded edition…

Alex Lifeson on Permanent Waves.

“With Permanent Waves we really wanted to be a little bit more economical with our songwriting. We wanted to pack in the same sort of dynamic that we would have in a song that was eight or nine minutes long, but in more of a four or five minute format. So it really got us thinking in a different direction in how we were writing. And really, that album was that first step in that direction.”

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“Recorded at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, Permanent Waves gave us two radio staples, “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill.”

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This 40th anniversary edition, complete with a new cover, is available in four configurations — Super Deluxe Edition, two-CD Deluxe Edition, three-LP Deluxe Edition, and Deluxe Digital Edition.

Super Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Two CDs and three high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs
  • The first CD release of the 2015 remastered edition of the album
  • Previously unreleased and restored live tracks mixed from the original analog multi-tracks by the band’s original producer, Terry Brown
  • The live tracks come from three stops on the Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 — Manchester and London in England, and St. Louis
  • A 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos, re-imagined artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme, and 12,000-word essay
  • A replica of the Permanent Waves 1980 official tour program
  • A replica of the rare 1980 UK-only tour program
  • A 24 x 36-inch two-sided wall poster of the original album cover model photo shoot, and photos of the band in the studio
  • Three replica bandmember 1980 tour backstage laminates
  • Three Neil Peart-handwritten lyric sheets for “The Spirit of Radio,” “Entre Nous” and “Natural Science”
  • A 20-page 5 x 7-inch notepad emblazoned with Le Studio letterhead