Audio Fidelity has just announced via their Club newsletter that Rush's Counterparts will be re-released in the SACD format. The SACD format, or Super Audio CD was first introduced back in 1999 as a successor to the audio CD; claiming to offer a better audio dynamics, more channels (e.g. surround sound), and a longer playing time than a standard CD. While the format never gained much traction, a small market still exists, serving the audiophile community.
Audio Fidelity hasn't announced a formal release date for the SACD version of Counterparts, stating only that it will be released in December. They'll also be releasing an SACD version of Yes's Close to the Edge.
No additional information is available yet, nor has this information been posted at AF's website. The advertisement that was included in the Club newsletter can be viewed HERE.
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.