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Title: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Letter R on October 19, 2017, 17:08:29 pm

Full details here :-


Released December 1st

https://www.rush.com/a-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary-release/


Main point of interest is the release the Feb 1978 Hammersmith Show  8)



Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on October 19, 2017, 17:27:52 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on October 19, 2017, 17:08:29 pm



Main point of interest is the release the Feb 1978 Hammersmith Show  8)
Would that be the complete show from which the 3rd disc of Different Stages was compiled? It says it's only "34 minutes of unreleased material"  ???
If that's the case it's not enough for me. It's OK but Geddy had a stinking cold which affects his vocals quite markedly that night.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on October 19, 2017, 17:56:15 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 19, 2017, 17:27:52 pm
Would that be the complete show from which the 3rd disc of Different Stages was compiled? It says it's only "34 minutes of unreleased material"  ???
If that's the case it's not enough for me. It's OK but Geddy had a stinking cold which affects his vocals quite markedly that night.


Aye. 2112, Closer To The Heart, Lakeside Park and the drum solo were missed off of Different Stages disc 3.

Definitely not enough to even tempt me to ask for it for Xmas this time...
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: captainkurtz on October 19, 2017, 19:09:43 pm
So frustrating.  Such a lazy reissue.

They really need to appoint someone to research and sift through whatever they have in the archives and make these releases special for the fans.

Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on October 19, 2017, 19:49:47 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 19, 2017, 19:09:43 pm
Such a lazy reissue.



Hugh Syme's been busy at least!

Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on October 19, 2017, 20:49:12 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 19, 2017, 19:09:43 pm
So frustrating.  Such a lazy reissue.

They really need to appoint someone to research and sift through whatever they have in the archives and make these releases special for the fans.
Problem is they say there is nothing in the archives. I assume the tracks from the Odeon show were carefully selected for Different Stages so what we have here is another exercise in barrel-scraping. Seems a case of diminishing returns for fans that can be persuaded to buy the same music over and over again - disappointing.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: captainkurtz on October 19, 2017, 21:06:45 pm
I don't believe for a second that there's nothing in the archives.  They just can't be arsed to go through it and polish it up for commercial release, so instead they chuck some tat in a box, get Symey to get his photoshop out and give us a couple of tracks from a show that they released 20 years ago. 
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Old Dog on October 19, 2017, 21:17:29 pm
(http://i67.tinypic.com/rk30ht.jpg)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on October 19, 2017, 22:00:51 pm
Quote from: The Old Dog on October 19, 2017, 21:17:29 pm
(http://i67.tinypic.com/rk30ht.jpg)
Brilliant.  :D
Ray Daniels on 'dress-down Friday'?
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on October 19, 2017, 22:23:41 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 19, 2017, 20:49:12 pm
I assume the tracks from the Odeon show were carefully selected for Different Stages.



IIRC to fit the show on one CD they had to lose some tracks. 2112 and Closer were already on the album from 1997 so they were omitted. And Geddy hated his singing on Lakeside Park, I guess some fans will get to judge that soon...

Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Red Star on October 20, 2017, 08:49:50 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 19, 2017, 21:06:45 pm
I don't believe for a second that there's nothing in the archives.  They just can't be arsed to go through it and polish it up for commercial release, so instead they chuck some tat in a box, get Symey to get his photoshop out and give us a couple of tracks from a show that they released 20 years ago.


According to Terry Brown who clearly stated this in his talk at Eucon last weekend - there is no material in the archives, nothing, nada. :(
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Letter R on October 20, 2017, 09:27:27 am
There is no unreleased studio stuff in the archives but as Geddy's Brother has stated over the years and Terry confirmed at EUCON there are loads of live shows - they recorded in some form or another many many shows of the years - I guess it just depends when someone decides to sit down and sift through it all. They obviously chose this show as it was from the AFTK tour and the tin was already open so to speak from the Different Stages Release. It will be good to get the rest of the show but agree it does show a degree of laziness to dig into the same recording.
Since Anthem sold the rights to the material I am not sure who now ultimately decides these things and if the band have any kind of control.


I am still waiting for someone to dig out a full CoS Tour Show - even the limited boots of that tour are not good quality or complete so a decent release from this era would be fantastic - maybe they'll do that in 2020 for the 45th Anniversary.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2017, 09:45:08 am
Quote from: Thailand Express on October 19, 2017, 22:23:41 pm

And Geddy hated his singing on Lakeside Park, I guess some fans will get to judge that soon...



After the R40 version it must sound sweet now.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on October 20, 2017, 13:29:45 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 20, 2017, 09:45:08 am
After the R40 version it must sound sweet now.



;D

Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on October 20, 2017, 14:50:27 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 20, 2017, 09:45:08 am

After the R40 version it must sound sweet now.
;D
Yes that definitely lowered the bar somewhat!
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Old Dog on October 26, 2017, 20:45:00 pm
Burning Shed have it in a couple of versions £115 plus post for the sooper dooper deluxe version

https://burningshed.com/rush_a-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary_super-deluxe-boxset/ (https://burningshed.com/rush_a-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary_super-deluxe-boxset/)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on October 26, 2017, 21:36:05 pm
Quote from: The Old Dog on October 26, 2017, 20:45:00 pm
Burning Shed have it in a couple of versions £115 plus post for the sooper dooper deluxe version

https://burningshed.com/rush_a-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary_super-deluxe-boxset/ (https://burningshed.com/rush_a-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary_super-deluxe-boxset/)
"a unique King's Ring (with custom velvet pouch and neck chain)"
Gene Simmons must be very proud of them!
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Letter R on October 27, 2017, 14:18:19 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 26, 2017, 21:36:05 pm
"a unique King's Ring (with custom velvet pouch and neck chain)"
Gene Simmons must be very proud of them!



;D
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bisto on November 08, 2017, 20:50:54 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 26, 2017, 21:36:05 pm
"a unique King's Ring (with custom velvet pouch and neck chain)"
Gene Simmons must be very proud of them!



Yeah.....well....that ..umm🤔..... adds value...I suppose.... 😒.....if your a 13 year old "Subdivisions" kinda loner/loser.....but paradoxically with a lot of wedge/over compensating parents....Jeeeeeeez🤑
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on November 15, 2017, 11:42:54 am
Front cover of Prog...


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbf-SCpn_hJ/?hl=en
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Jonners on November 15, 2017, 12:07:56 pm
From a band that I once absolutely worshiped and saw as a paragon of integrity (admittadly this was a while ago) literally everything they have done for the last 10 years or so and currently leaves a really sour taste in my mouth

Its just cash, cash cash and I hate it
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Old Dog on November 15, 2017, 20:34:55 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 15, 2017, 12:07:56 pm
From a band that I once absolutely worshiped and saw as a paragon of integrity (admittadly this was a while ago) literally everything they have done for the last 10 years or so and currently leaves a really sour taste in my mouth

Its just cash, cash cash and I hate it


You've only just realised this  :o
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: L3rxst on November 16, 2017, 12:56:49 pm
Sadly, I find myself agreeing to that, its been happening for a while now.

However, these guys are still the best ever and certainly influenced my life to a large degree.

I cant put a value on that....
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Matt2112 on November 16, 2017, 22:28:14 pm
If you have a marketable product, then it makes sense to put it on the market.

Anyway, only 10 years until the 40th Anniversary release of HYF; now that will be worth waiting for. :)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2017, 22:37:46 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 16, 2017, 22:28:14 pm
If you have a marketable product, then it makes sense to put it on the market.

Anyway, only 10 years until the 40th Anniversary release of HYF; now that will be worth waiting for. :)
If the anniversary vinyl version features an extended run-out groove on side two (+9:48), I'm in.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: zoony on November 16, 2017, 23:15:27 pm
What does it matter how much stuff they put out. No one is forcing anyone to buy it.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nick on November 16, 2017, 23:37:52 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 15, 2017, 12:07:56 pm
From a band that I once absolutely worshiped and saw as a paragon of integrity (admittadly this was a while ago) literally everything they have done for the last 10 years or so and currently leaves a really sour taste in my mouth

Its just cash, cash cash and I hate it



It's all classic bands squeezing their lemons, I really can't see many units being shifted, it's all high price low volume sales.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2017, 23:58:02 pm
I'm with Jonners. I think it tarnishes the band a little tbh. I know we're not being forced to buy it but clearly it's aimed at 'us' by the use of the (ever diminishing) 'extras' and bonus material. It's becoming a bit embarrassing.
The album anniversary is obviously embraced by magazines like Prog who's aim is to continue to generate interest from old product. How many times have we seen that front cover shot ffs? I imagine the content within contains more images that have been used many times previously. I'm assuming the interviews contains something new but I wouldn't be too surprised if I'm wrong.

Bah, humbug
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bez on November 17, 2017, 08:20:46 am
There are parts of the release that I'd be interested in....the Blu-ray for example....but certainly not the whole package...
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on November 17, 2017, 12:08:08 pm
The appeal for me of the 2112 reissue was I didn't actually own it on CD. Plus an official DVD of the full Passaic show was good to have. The covers and other bonus stuff was an interesting bonus and not much more.
None of that applies this time so it's not on the list for me.


Edit - I will probably buy Prog for old times' sake. Always hard to resist a Rush front cover  :)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 17, 2017, 23:03:34 pm
Quote from: Thailand Express on November 17, 2017, 12:08:08 pm

Edit - I will probably buy Prog for old times' sake. Always hard to resist a Rush front cover  :)

But why the front cover of Prog?

Rush were HEAVY METAL!!!!!!
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Letter R on November 21, 2017, 14:54:19 pm
I had a quick flick through and decided for £7.99 it wasn't worth it.......
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on November 22, 2017, 00:55:25 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 16, 2017, 23:58:02 pm

The album anniversary is obviously embraced by magazines like Prog who's aim is to continue to generate interest from old product. How many times have we seen that front cover shot ffs? I imagine the content within contains more images that have been used many times previously. I'm assuming the interviews contains something new but I wouldn't be too surprised if I'm wrong.

I take it all back. It really is quite interesting and I don't remember reading most of this elsewhere. There are also a few pics I've not seen.
Here's a transcription of the article from those lovely people over at cygnus-x1.net

http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/prog-12.2017.php

Enjoy!

Not worth 8 quid though  ;)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on November 22, 2017, 16:40:43 pm
I agree it's a scandalous price for a magazine. However I had a voucher at Tesco for £6 off if I spent £40 and Prog took me over the threshold  ;)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on November 22, 2017, 17:39:58 pm
Quote from: Thailand Express on November 22, 2017, 16:40:43 pm
I agree it's a scandalous price for a magazine. However I had a voucher at Tesco for £6 off if I spent £40 and Prog took me over the threshold  ;)
Nice one  ;)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: RAY4583 on November 30, 2017, 02:49:09 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 19, 2017, 19:09:43 pm
So frustrating.  Such a lazy reissue.

They really need to appoint someone to research and sift through whatever they have in the archives and make these releases special for the fans.


   Ummmm,....  With all due respect,...they *did* research/sift through the archives.   And, this fan thinks the box set is indeed special. 
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on December 01, 2017, 20:17:26 pm
Ray Danniels found ^^^^^^^^^^^
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 01, 2017, 20:37:39 pm
Quote from: Thailand Express on December 01, 2017, 20:17:26 pm
Ray Danniel$ found ^^^^^^^^^^^

Corrected...
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 21:24:09 pm
Quote from: RAY4583 on November 30, 2017, 02:49:09 am
   Ummmm,....  With all due respect,...they *did* research/sift through the archives.   And, this fan thinks the box set is indeed special.

They went through the archives and all they could find was a couple of unreleased bits from a show released officially in 1998? 


Chuck that I'm with some cheap pendant tat and some re-recorded songs by some nobodies that you'll half listen to once...


Rubbish.


See the recent Metallica box sets for how to do it properly..


Love Rush but this is hardly a labour of love. 
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: RAY4583 on December 03, 2017, 05:25:36 am
  Just a follow-up here. 
1)    When you claim that, "they" went through the archives, who, exactly do you claim "they" to be?
2)    You claim,  "...all they could find..."  was some unreleased material from the Hammersmith '78 show.  How do you know that's all that was found?  Perhaps more was indeed found, but, this is all that was chosen to have been worthy of use.
3)    Like the bands who recorded cover versions or not, they're certainly, "somebodies", and not, "nobodies".  Just because you may not have heard of some of them, to call them, "nobodies" only shows ignorance.
4)    "Hardly a labour of love"?  Ummmm,...do you know exactly how long it took, from stem to stern, to finally have this box set see the light of day?  Labor?  Most definitely!  "Of love"?  Well,...there certainly must be a depth of admiration, enthusiasm, and passion, to devote almost a year-and-a-half (true labor!) to a project.  Seems to me like this beautiful, abundant, celebrated set was a true, "labor of love", in the truest sense of each word.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Dods on December 03, 2017, 10:39:53 am
Quote from: RAY4583 on December 03, 2017, 05:25:36 am
  Just a follow-up here. 
1)    When you claim that, "they" went through the archives, who, exactly do you claim "they" to be?
2)    You claim,  "...all they could find..."  was some unreleased material from the Hammersmith '78 show.  How do you know that's all that was found?  Perhaps more was indeed found, but, this is all that was chosen to have been worthy of use.
3)    Like the bands who recorded cover versions or not, they're certainly, "somebodies", and not, "nobodies".  Just because you may not have heard of some of them, to call them, "nobodies" only shows ignorance.
4)    "Hardly a labour of love"?  Ummmm,...do you know exactly how long it took, from stem to stern, to finally have this box set see the light of day?  Labor?  Most definitely!  "Of love"?  Well,...there certainly must be a depth of admiration, enthusiasm, and passion, to devote almost a year-and-a-half (true labor!) to a project.  Seems to me like this beautiful, abundant, celebrated set was a true, "labor of love", in the truest sense of each word.



Don't post much nowadays but should get back into here. Friends, you will not be surprised that I totally agree with the above. There is a LOT to look forward in this release and I do believe that while there may be snippets in the vaults, perhaps not commercially viable or oh good enough quality. Also bear in mind, SRO/Anthem is NOT an independent company anymore so...personally I cannot wait for a 5.1 Hemispheres - sonic heaven :)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Old Dog on December 03, 2017, 12:31:42 pm
Quote from: Dods on December 03, 2017, 10:39:53 am

Don't post much nowadays but should get back into here. Friends, you will not be surprised that I totally agree with the above. There is a LOT to look forward in this release and I do believe that while there may be snippets in the vaults, perhaps not commercially viable or oh good enough quality. Also bear in mind, SRO/Anthem is NOT an independent company anymore so...personally I cannot wait for a 5.1 Hemispheres - sonic heaven :)


It really begs the question though Dods why not release the 5.1 as a standalone and not as part of an expensive box set ,which is pissing a lot of folk off so I've heard.I'm certainly not going for this as we already have the studio re release from 2015 in the vinyl format and I'm not altogether that fussed about a couple of extra tracks from a live recording that is available as a roio ,definitely don't want a reprint of the 1978 tour book nor the the tacky ring thing nor the slip mat for that matter.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: captainkurtz on December 03, 2017, 14:37:34 pm
Glad you're enjoying it.

I'll get it when it's gets drastically reduced next year when they try to shift the masses of unsold units.  Picked up the 3 vinyl 2112 for a tenner a few weeks ago.  Bargain, that.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Thailand Express on December 03, 2017, 22:25:59 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 03, 2017, 14:37:34 pm
I'll get it when it's gets drastically reduced next year when they try to shift the masses of unsold units.  Picked up the 3 vinyl 2112 for a tenner a few weeks ago.  Bargain, that.



That is indeed a bargain. Saw the AFTK box in HMV today.....£149. Ouch!

Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bez on December 04, 2017, 00:05:59 am
Quote from: The Old Dog on December 03, 2017, 12:31:42 pm
It really begs the question though Dods why not release the 5.1 as a standalone and not as part of an expensive box set ,which is pissing a lot of folk off so I've heard.I'm certainly not going for this as we already have the studio re release from 2015 in the vinyl format and I'm not altogether that fussed about a couple of extra tracks from a live recording that is available as a roio ,definitely don't want a reprint of the 1978 tour book nor the the tacky ring thing nor the slip mat for that matter.


Sums it up nicely for me....
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: captainkurtz on December 04, 2017, 00:57:12 am
The new artwork is terrible as well.  I love the original cover..
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Slim on December 07, 2017, 17:06:55 pm
Quote from: RAY4583 on December 03, 2017, 05:25:36 am
  Just a follow-up here. 
1)    When you claim that, "they" went through the archives, who, exactly do you claim "they" to be?
2)    You claim,  "...all they could find..."  was some unreleased material from the Hammersmith '78 show.  How do you know that's all that was found?  Perhaps more was indeed found, but, this is all that was chosen to have been worthy of use.
3)    Like the bands who recorded cover versions or not, they're certainly, "somebodies", and not, "nobodies".  Just because you may not have heard of some of them, to call them, "nobodies" only shows ignorance.
4)    "Hardly a labour of love"?  Ummmm,...do you know exactly how long it took, from stem to stern, to finally have this box set see the light of day?  Labor?  Most definitely!  "Of love"?  Well,...there certainly must be a depth of admiration, enthusiasm, and passion, to devote almost a year-and-a-half (true labor!) to a project.  Seems to me like this beautiful, abundant, celebrated set was a true, "labor of love", in the truest sense of each word.


Text-book fanboi nonsense.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nick on December 07, 2017, 18:57:05 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 04, 2017, 00:57:12 am
The new artwork is terrible as well.  I love the original cover..



Agreed, what's with the weird looking kings?
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Old Dog on December 07, 2017, 21:23:54 pm
Quote from: Slim on December 07, 2017, 17:06:55 pm
Text-book fanboi nonsense.

A good point well made
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: RAY4583 on December 08, 2017, 07:10:06 am
Hmmmm.  Interesting. Well,...I considered your verdict that my reply was, "fanboy nonsense".  I re-read what I had written, and, upon further review, have decided that you're just plain wrong.  My reply included merely questions, or, facts.  My first point was just a question, which has gone unanswered.  Similarly, my second point also simply posed a question, with a logical conclusion.  My third point was a simple citation of definitive ignorance.  And, my final point was in fact, an accurate reference to the time it took, from stem to stern, to put this fantastic package together.  So, "fanboy"?  Sure. But,...aren't you?  Aren't we all?  Isn't anybody who checks in here...who contributes here....who shares or debates here, exactly that?  "Fanboys", or, "fangirls", that is?  So, I won't disagree. I'm a definitive, "fanboy", and quite proud of it.  "Nonsense", though?  Clearly, that's just wrong.   
   I hope this helped...   
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: zoony on December 08, 2017, 09:15:36 am
You have a lot to learn about the way TNMS works, Ray 😉. Lots of people have opinions on here that they consider can't be wrong, which means they can't be argued against.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: DavidL on December 08, 2017, 15:36:48 pm
Quote from: RAY4583 on December 03, 2017, 05:25:36 am
  Just a follow-up here. 
1)    When you claim that, "they" went through the archives, who, exactly do you claim "they" to be?
2)    You claim,  "...all they could find..."  was some unreleased material from the Hammersmith '78 show.  How do you know that's all that was found?  Perhaps more was indeed found, but, this is all that was chosen to have been worthy of use.
3)    Like the bands who recorded cover versions or not, they're certainly, "somebodies", and not, "nobodies".  Just because you may not have heard of some of them, to call them, "nobodies" only shows ignorance.
4)    "Hardly a labour of love"?  Ummmm,...do you know exactly how long it took, from stem to stern, to finally have this box set see the light of day?  Labor?  Most definitely!  "Of love"?  Well,...there certainly must be a depth of admiration, enthusiasm, and passion, to devote almost a year-and-a-half (true labor!) to a project.  Seems to me like this beautiful, abundant, celebrated set was a true, "labor of love", in the truest sense of each word.
Hope you're enjoying wearing that pendant Ray!  :) ;)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 08, 2017, 20:34:31 pm
Quote from: RAY4583 on December 08, 2017, 07:10:06 am
Isn't anybody who checks in here...who contributes here....who shares or debates here, exactly that?  "Fanboys", or, "fangirls", that is?

No.

And that doesn't mean that we're "Fangenderneutrals" either :)

Remember Kids: "Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad" and " Old AFtK Good, New AFtK with assorted uncalled for tat Bad"
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bisto on December 15, 2017, 20:37:07 pm
Quote from: The Old Dog on December 03, 2017, 12:31:42 pm
It really begs the question though Dods why not release the 5.1 as a standalone and not as part of an expensive box set ,which is pissing a lot of folk off so I've heard.I'm certainly not going for this as we already have the studio re release from 2015 in the vinyl format and I'm not altogether that fussed about a couple of extra tracks from a live recording that is available as a roio ,definitely don't want a reprint of the 1978 tour book nor the the tacky ring thing nor the slip mat for that matter.



We all know the answer to that....kerchiiiiiing!




Not interested in the slightest in the cover versions...or the tat....just give us the back catalogue in blue ray 5.1 and 200 gram half speed mastered virgin vinyl and we may still grumble in our boots but we will still pay over the odds for it
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Old Dog on December 15, 2017, 20:56:22 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 15, 2017, 20:37:07 pm

We all know the answer to that....kerchiiiiiing!




Not interested in the slightest in the cover versions...or the tat....just give us the back catalogue in blue ray 5.1 and 200 gram half speed mastered virgin vinyl and we may still grumble in our boots but we will still pay over the odds for it


Don't be daft Rush would never release a decent sounding version if the fanbois are paying over the odds for crap like this .
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bisto on December 15, 2017, 21:09:33 pm
Quote from: The Old Dog on December 15, 2017, 20:56:22 pm
Don't be daft Rush would never release a decent sounding version if the fanbois are paying over the odds for crap like this .



Fair point well made.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Slim on December 16, 2017, 18:19:48 pm
Quote from: RAY4583 on December 08, 2017, 07:10:06 am
Hmmmm.  Interesting. Well,...I considered your verdict that my reply was, "fanboy nonsense".  I re-read what I had written, and, upon further review, have decided that you're just plain wrong.  My reply included merely questions, or, facts.  My first point was just a question, which has gone unanswered.  Similarly, my second point also simply posed a question, with a logical conclusion.  My third point was a simple citation of definitive ignorance.  And, my final point was in fact, an accurate reference to the time it took, from stem to stern, to put this fantastic package together.  So, "fanboy"?  Sure. But,...aren't you?  Aren't we all?  Isn't anybody who checks in here...who contributes here....who shares or debates here, exactly that?  "Fanboys", or, "fangirls", that is?  So, I won't disagree. I'm a definitive, "fanboy", and quite proud of it.  "Nonsense", though?  Clearly, that's just wrong.   
   I hope this helped...


The assertions you refer to here as "facts" are actually opinions. My own assessment of them was also an opinion, but I don't think it was wrong. The term "fanboy", at least as I use it, describes a certain tendency to unthinking sycophancy - which I don't subscribe to myself.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 27, 2018, 21:13:14 pm
Much against my better nature, I bought the vinyl version of this - 40% off at Amazon - just to get the full Hammy O show on vinyl.
I'm so ashamed  :-[


It does remind me of why I loved them on the first place  :)


Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad, Now Rush Dead....
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: captainkurtz on January 27, 2018, 23:46:34 pm
Spotted the price reduction...waiting until it drops to £10, like the 3 vinyl 2112...
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bez on January 28, 2018, 12:40:25 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 27, 2018, 23:46:34 pm
Spotted the price reduction...waiting until it drops to £10, like the 3 vinyl 2112...


I'd probably pick up the CD  version for £15, but its still over £30 on Amazon...
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bez on March 02, 2018, 15:25:48 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 28, 2018, 12:40:25 pm
I'd probably pick up the CD  version for £15, but its still over £30 on Amazon...


Just checked the current price and its down to £21.13.....Doh
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Red Star on April 04, 2018, 11:06:32 am
Blu Ray only £201.99 (plus £1.99 postage)  ::)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hammersmith-Remastered-boxset-BLU-Ray-Vinyl-set/dp/B077RXVTN9/ref=tmm_bry_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522832622&sr=8-4
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: The Letter R on April 04, 2018, 13:57:46 pm
Quote from: Red Star on April 04, 2018, 11:06:32 am
Blu Ray only £201.99 (plus £1.99 postage)  ::)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hammersmith-Remastered-boxset-BLU-Ray-Vinyl-set/dp/B077RXVTN9/ref=tmm_bry_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522832622&sr=8-4 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hammersmith-Remastered-boxset-BLU-Ray-Vinyl-set/dp/B077RXVTN9/ref=tmm_bry_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522832622&sr=8-4)



I think they've sold themselves short on the postage charge - that's a heavy old box  ;D
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bez on April 12, 2018, 16:19:30 pm
Picked this up as "used" from an Amazon reseller (popitinthepost) for £12 = £1.26 postage. It arrived just now and is brand new - shrink wrapped and has the description sticker on the front

Might be worth checking to see if they have any more  ;)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 03, 2018, 01:24:40 am
For those with money to burn, Amazon have reduced the Super Deluxe Box by £50 to £77.


Details  here  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farewell-Kings-Super-Deluxe/dp/B076JRZ1K8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_NA_NA&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&linkCode=ll1&tag=superdeluxeed-21&linkId=47c979c1d948162cec7bb265765255ef&language=en_GB).
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Bisto on November 26, 2018, 19:14:53 pm
https://thesoundofvinyl.com/Outlet/All/A-Farewell-To-Kings-40th-Anniversary/5PJL0JX90WJ (https://thesoundofvinyl.com/Outlet/All/A-Farewell-To-Kings-40th-Anniversary/5PJL0JX90WJ)

RUSH
A FAREWELL TO KINGS 40TH ANNIVERSARY 4 DISC VINYL SET£50.00
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 07, 2019, 13:59:56 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 03, 2018, 01:24:40 am
For those with money to burn, Amazon have reduced the Super Deluxe Box by £50 to £77.

Details  here  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farewell-Kings-Super-Deluxe/dp/B076JRZ1K8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_NA_NA&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&linkCode=ll1&tag=superdeluxeed-21&linkId=47c979c1d948162cec7bb265765255ef&language=en_GB).

Amazon still trying to flog the box as 'reduced' - this time though it's £99.99. Link above still works.
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: Straight Shooter on April 27, 2019, 16:04:25 pm
Quote from: Bisto on November 26, 2018, 19:14:53 pm

RUSH
A FAREWELL TO KINGS 40TH ANNIVERSARY 4 DISC VINYL SET£50.00

       
  • A Farewell to Kings, Rush's fifth studio album, was originally released in 1977, and played a major role in establishing Rush as an internationally popular and respected band. A Farewell to Kings--40th Anniversary audiophile 180-gram four-LP Deluxe Edition with double-gatefold packaging, 32-page vinyl-size booklet, the special 12-inch turntable mat, along with Syme's artwork and Bowman's liner notes.




Currently available for 39.99 + postage from What Records.


HERE.  (https://www.whatrecords.co.uk/items/a-farewell-to-kings-limited-gatefold-180gram-heavyweight-vinyl-4lp-set/80284.htm)
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: pdw1 on November 16, 2019, 15:36:07 pm
The 3 CD version is down to £9.99 on Amazon
Title: Re: AFTK 40th Anniversary Release
Post by: zoony on November 17, 2019, 20:42:46 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on November 16, 2019, 15:36:07 pmThe 3 CD version is down to £9.99 on Amazon
Worth paying that for Cygnus X-1 alone.