In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the bands own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the bands only Canadian record company.
To mark the bands 40-year recording career, on April 15th, 2014, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will celebrate with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush , as part of Universals reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark record is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16x22 reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5x7 lithographs of Geddy Lee , Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey , a 12x12 Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.
Featuring the bands original line up, Lee, Lifeson and Rutsey, Rush s eponymous 1974 debut features eight hard-hitting rockers including Finding My Way , and their U.S. breakthrough anthem Working Man .