Update (09/17/2014): Rush.Com have formally announced the R40 Box Set and have included more details behind the bonus disc. Click HERE for all the details.
Update (09/14/2014): Amazon is now taking pre-orders for both the 6 Disc Blu-Ray and 10 Disc DVD version of the box-set. Release date for both is November 11th.
Update (09/11/2014): It now appears that the box set will also be offered as a 10 disc DVD set.
The UK-based website SpinCDs has just listed a new box set coming from Rush this November. The six Blu-Ray box set, titled R40, will contain Rush's five most recent live concert films including Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, The Time Machine Tour and the Clockwork Angels Tour). The sixth disc will include some special bonus features.
From the listing:2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen live material stretching from 1974 to 2013. Rush are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The 6 Blu-ray discs are contained in a stunning 56 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 6 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages. The 56 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.Here is the breakdown of the bonus disc:Laura Secord Secondary School 1974At this time, there has been no official word from Rush or its management on this release however word has it that this IS an official Anthem/Rush release.
Capitol Theatre 1976
1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In The Mood
Lock and Key 1988
Molson Amphitheatre 1997
1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)
I Still Love You Man 2011
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2013
The box set is set for release in the UK on Monday, November 17th with a possible USA release date on Tuesday the 18th.
We'll have more news as it becomes available.
Thanks to reader Errol Walls for the news.