Rush's Breakthrough Concept Album 2112 Has Been Nominated for the 2018 Polaris Heritage Prize

Rush's Breakthrough Concept Album 2112 Has Been Nominated for the 2018 Polaris Heritage PrizeUpdate: Thanks to YOUR hard work, 2112 has won the public vote! Congratulations, Rush!
Though it was released over four decades ago, Rush's seminal concept album 2112 continues to elicit praise and respect. Case in point is the album's recent inclusion in the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize .

From the Polaris Prize website:
The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the highest artistic quality, without regards to sales or affiliations.

Think of the Heritage Prize as our version of a hall of fame where we try to determine who would have won the Polaris Music Prize in the years before Polaris existed.

How it works is a select group of Canadian music media and historians gather together each year to create a vote-curated list of 10 Short List-nominated albums per era. Two albums per era, one chosen by public vote and one chosen by juror vote, will be designated as Heritage Prize winners each year.
Accordingly, Rush's 2112 is one of the ten albums released between the years of 1976 and 1985 to be nominated.

Fan voting for the award is currently open and available at this LINK. There will be two winners selected from each category, one via the public fan vote, and the other selected by a jury of music critics, journalists, broadcasters and programmers. Voting will close this coming Thursday, October 18th at midnight. Winners will be revealed on October 23rd.

Rush is no stranger to the Polaris Heritage Prize. Two years ago, during the 2016 voting period, Moving Pictures also took home the award for the years of 1976 and 1985.

Thanks to RushFanForever for passing along the news.


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