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2112 (album)
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2112 (album)

2112
LP by Rush
Released April 20 1976
Recorded 1975 (?)
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 39 min 06 s
Record label Mercury Records
Producers Terry Brown and Rush
Professional reviews
RollingStone review 2/5 link
Artistdirect review 4½/5 link
Rush Chronology
Caress of Steel
(1975)
2112
(1976)
All The World's a Stage
(1976)

2112 is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). During the 1976 Canadian tour for the album, a live recording was made which resulted in the release of All The World's a Stage in September 1976.

2112 includes a seven-part "autobiographical" suite written by Neil Peart about a budding young musician, uncertain if the modern world (the album is set in the year 2112) and the powers that be will accept his musical submissions and contributions as they are, for what they are, followed by different meanderings. A theme of the album is also what life can be like "on the road" away from families, having to face numerous and varied fears, insecurities, and temptations. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson wrote lyrics for one song each.

In the liner notes, the title song is annotated With acknowledgement to the genius of Ayn Rand; it is heavily influenced by her novelette Anthem.

Track listing

Regular version

  1. "2112" - 20:34
    • "I: Overture" - 4:32
    • "II: The Temples Of Syrinx" - 2:13
    • "III: Discovery" - 3:29
    • "IV: Presentation" - 3:42
    • "V: Oracle: The Dream" - 2:00
    • "VI: Soliloquy" - 2:21
    • "VII: Grand Finale" - 2:14
  2. "A Passage To Bangkok" - 3:34
  3. "The Twilight Zone" - 3:17
  4. "Lessons" - 3:51
  5. "Tears" - 3:31
  6. "Something For Nothing" - 3:59

Personnel

Rush
Geddy Lee | Alex Lifeson | Neil Peart | John Rutsey
Studio Albums
Rush | Fly by Night | Caress of Steel | 2112 | A Farewell to Kings | Hemispheres | Permanent Waves | Moving Pictures | Signals | Grace Under Pressure | Power Windows | Hold Your Fire | Presto | Roll the Bones | Counterparts | Test for Echo | Vapor Trails | Feedback
Live albums, Compilations, etc.
All The World's a Stage | Archives | Exit...Stage Left | A Show of Hands | Chronicles | Retrospective I | Retrospective II | Different Stages | | Rush in Rio
Side Project Albums
Victor | My Favorite Headache