Offered for sale is an exceptionally clean red vinyl limited edition pressing of Hemispheres by Rush, released in 1978 in Canada.
About this copy: This copy of Hemispheres is a red vinyl Canadian pressing, released on Anthem Records 1978 and including the original poster.
The cover still has about 80% of the shrink wrap, as well as a hype sticker that says, “SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL PRESSING also INCLUDES COLOUR POSTER.”
Cover, disc, and poster are M-. The record looks unplayed.
A nice copy of a terrific record, and the the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Hemispheres, released in 1978, was the sixth album by Rush, reaching #14 on the Canadian charts and #47 on the U.S. charts, though it was later certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million units.
Shortly after the album’s release, Mercury Records released Hemispheres as a limited edition picture disc LP. Due to the high price, which was nearly twice that of the regular black vinyl edition, the picture disc version sold poorly, and most copies found today have cut corners, indicating that they were originally sold in the discount bins.
While such albums as 1980’s Permanent Waves and 1981’s Moving Pictures are usually considered Rush’s masterpieces (and with good reason), 1978’s Hemispheres is just as deserving. Maybe the fact that the album consists of only four compositions (half are lengthy pieces) was a bit too intimidating for some, but the near 20-minute-long “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” is arguably the band’s finest extended track.
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