will release two huge digital-only collections called "The Complete Mercury Years"
and "The Studio Albums 1989-2007"
exclusively on iTunes on May 14, according to RushIsABand.com.
"The Complete Mercury Years" will catalog their early albums on Mercury Records, including "2112"
and up to "A Show of Hands"
from 1989, for $79.99.
The second compilation "Rush: The Studio Albums 1989-2007" will include every remaining album up to 2007's "Snakes & Arrows"
Both collections have been remastered for iTunes. It is not clear whether this means they have been formally remastered and may sound different, or if the original masters have simply been formatted as an HD quality music stream, ready for any iTunes streaming upgrades in the future.
It's not the only new Rush release expected in May. On the following day, the book "Rush: The Illustrated History" will be published
and tells the story of their rise to international success starting in 1968.
Meanwhile, Rush were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
last week, where Dave Grohl
and Taylor Hawkins
were on hand to perform the intro
to the album "2112" alongside the newly-inducted Rush.
These Rush collections could be the perfect time to buy their studio discography at a good price. Will you snap it up?