In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the band’s own indie label, Moon Records, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies pressed. To mark the band’s 40-year recording career, on April 14th, Anthem Records and Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, will celebrate with the vinyl reissue of Rush.

As part of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series, the original 1974 analogue stereo masters were cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Housed in a custom box, this landmark album is pressed on audiophile grade, 200g vinyl. Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16″x22″ reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5″x7″ lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12″x12″ Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.

Featuring the band’s original line up, Lee, Lifeson and Rutsey, Rush‘s eponymous 1974 debut features eight hard-hitting rockers including “Finding My Way”, the fast-paced “Need Some Love”, “Take A Friend”, “What You’re Doing”, the Southern rock vibe of “In The Mood”, and their breakthrough anthem “Working Man”. Other tracks include the more melodic “Here Again” and the atmospheric “Before and After”, which gradually builds into a burst of power chords and heavy guitar riffs.