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Rush Share Live Version Of ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ From New ‘Permanent Waves’ Reissue

Rush have shared a live version of their classic hit ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ which will feature on the upcoming expanded reissue of their classic album Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980.

‘The Spirit Of Radio’ was recorded at the Manchester Apollo in the early summer of 1980 during the band’s UK tour.  The super deluxe box set edition will be spread across 3LP and 2CD.  Along with the Manchester Apollo set, it’ll also feature previously unreleased live material captured at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. The Permanent Waves reissue will also feature a 2015 remaster of the album. The new Permanent Waves box set will come with a 20-page notepad reproduced from a newly-discovered piece of Le Studio letterhead and two tour programs: The official 1980 world tour program and the rare, unofficial ‘Words & Pictures Vol II’ UK-only tour booklet.

Permanent Waves is out May 29th and can be pre-ordered here.

Rush stream Spirit Of Radio performance from Permanent Waves reissue


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