Update (08/23/2013): The release date for the Hemisphere's SACD has been pushed back to September 3rd.
Audio Fidelity has just announced the pending release of the third Rush album in their SACD (Super Audio CD) format. This time around, Rush's progressive masterpiece Hemispheres will receive the audiophile-approved treatment.
The album is scheduled for an August 6th release and can now be pre-ordered via Amazon.Com for $24.01 (at press time).
Earlier this year, the SACD version of Rush's Counterparts was released and, back in 2011, the SACD version of Roll The Bones was released.
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.
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for the news.
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