A Farewell to Kings, Rush’s fifth studio album, was originally released in 1977, and played a major role in establishing Rush as an internationally popular and respected band. A Farewell to Kings also introduced the trio’s first successful radio hit “Closer To The Heart,” album tracks “A Farewell To Kings,” “Madrigal,” “Cinderella Man,” as well as enduring fan favorites with “Xanadu” and “Cygnus X‐1.”
The three‐CD Deluxe Edition, includes the newly reasserted A Farewell to Kings album, the Hammersmith Odeon show, the four new cover songs, “Cygnus X‐2 Eh” outtake, Hugh Syme’s song‐specific artwork and Rob Bowman’s liner notes.
CD1 – Original Album ‐ Produced by Rush and Terry Brown : A FAREWELL TO KINGS / XANADU / CLOSER TO THE HEART / CINDERELLA MAN / MADRIGAL / CYGNUS X‐1
CD2 – Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978: BASTILLE DAY / LAKESIDE PARK /BY‐TOR & THE SNOWDOG /XANADU / A FAREWELL TO KINGS / SOMETHING FOR NOTHING / CYGNUS X‐1
CD 3– Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978: ANTHEM / CLOSER TO THE HEART / 2112 / WORKING MAN / FLY BY NIGHT / IN THE MOOD / DRUM SOLO / CINDERELLA MAN + XANADU – Dream Theater / CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck / CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews / MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes / CYGNUS X‐2 EH*