A recording taken from a WMMS radio broadcast of a Rush performance in Cleveland in 1974.
Recorded during the first ever Rush tour of the US in 1974, which was also one of the first with the band's enigmatic drummer/lyricist, Neal Peart.
ABC 1974 is a 180gm double black vinyl release, with gatefold packaging, featuring tracks from the band's debut and the then unreleased Fly By Night, as well as three previously unavailable pieces (Fancy Dancer, Garden Road and a cover of Larry Williams' Bad Boy).
A fascinating glimpse into the early work of a Progressive institution.
Canadian trio River's adventurous blend of art rock, dream pop and roots influences is an engaging blend of the raw and the sophisticated, the gentle and the abrasive.
Part contemporary Americana a la Bon Iver, part post-punk experimental (Joy Division, Television) and part classic rock singer-songwriter, the band's self-produced debut is a testament to its singular vision.
"River's Sam Weber is an extraordinarily talented songwriter and arranger. Light Up to Burn OutÃ¢â,¬â"¢s offers expansive, gorgeous pieces that range from the cinematic to pulsing rock territory, and lyrics infused with deep wit and wisdom that reach far beyond his 19 years." - Anil Prasad, Guitar Player Magazine/Innerviews
Ian Anderson's ambitious follow-up to his seminal 1972 opus, Thick As A Brick comes as a special edition with CD, audio-visual DVD and 16-page booklet.
The DVD contains 5.1 surround mixes (by Steven Wilson), 24-bit stereo mix, videos covering the making of the album, interviews with the musicians and the lyric reading where Ian Anderson reads the lyrics in various settings.
The Burning Shed page features a brief making of video.