Rush Clockwork Angels 180g 2LP
First Album of Original Material In Over Five Years!
Features Caravan, BU2B and Headlong Flight!
Gatefold Jacket! Includes Limited Time Free Download of Entire Album!
Rush's Clockwork Angels is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original
material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner
The recording of Clockwork Angels began in April 2010 with Grammy Award-winning
producer Nick Raskulinecz – who also collaborated with the band on their last
studio album, 2007’s Snakes & Arrows. Rush co-produced both records. The first
two songs, “Caravan” and “BU2B,” were completed during that first session at
Nashville’s Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful
Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011. Work on Clockwork
Angels resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the
tour’s finale, with additional strings (arranged by David Campbell) recorded at
Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios in early 2012.
Lyrically, Clockwork Angels chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and
colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The
story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid
Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization
of Clockwork Angels is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson
in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.
Rush - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - is without question one of the
most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its
virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting.
Recently, a career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature praised the band for its
continuing artistic vitality, noting that "It's true that Rush doesn't mean
today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more." Rush's enduring pop
culture relevance is perhaps best evidenced by a pair of high profile
appearances - a rare national television performance and interview on Comedy
Central's "The Colbert Report" in 2008 (the band's first TV appearance since
1975), and a pivotal role in the storyline of the 2009 hit comedy, I Love You,
Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segal, where the band also made a memorable
cameo in the film.
Beginning with their self-titled debut album in 1974, their extraordinary body
of work - which includes such formidable works as 1976's 2112, 1981's Moving
Pictures, 1996's Test for Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails and the latest studio album
"Snakes & Arrows," made a triumphant debut on the Billboard 200 upon its initial
release in 2007, entering the chart in the #3 spot. The album's success marked
Rush's highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group's eleventh top ten
album in the U.S. Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and
garnered untold legions of devoted and admiring fans. According to the RIAA,
Rush's sales statistics place RUSH third behind The Beatles and The Rolling
Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold Jacket
• Includes Limited Time Free Download of Entire Album
LP1 - Side One:
3. Clockwork Angels
LP1 - Side Two:
1. The Anarchist
3. Halo Effect
LP2 - Side Three:
1. Seven Cities of Gold
2. The Wreckers
3. Headlong Flight
LP2 - Side Four:
2. Wish Them Well
3. The Garden