On the 29thMay 2020, UMC/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves.

Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signalled a new direction for the Canadian band as it entered a new decade. The six songs encompassing the album encapsulated the breadth of Rush’s formidable progressive chops meshed with its knack for creating radio-friendly arrangements, all elements that were embedded within the grooves of their previous album, 1978’s widely acclaimed Hemispheres. Permanent Waves also signified Rush’s first of many recording sessions at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, which was at one point nicknamed the trio’s own personal Abbey Road recording studio.

Permanent Waves-40th Anniversary will be available to fans in four distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) two-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) three-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) Deluxe Digital Edition. 

The album in various configurations is available here and all good streaming sites.

Have a listen to The Spirit Of Radio to remind you just what a cracking album Permanent Waves is. Get it on vinyl and listen to Geddy Lee sound like God.

‘PERMANENT WAVES’ – 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS: TRACK LISTINGS

SUPER DELUXE EDITION
CD 1
Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown / 2015 remaster on CD for the first time

  1. The Spirit Of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
  4. Entre Nous
  5. Different Strings
  6. Natural Science

CD 2
Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 / previously unreleased

  1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
  2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
  3. Xanadu (Live in London)
  4. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
  5. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
  6. The Trees (Live in Manchester)
  7. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
  8. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)
  9. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
  10. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
  11. Freewill (Live in London)

3-LP VINYL SLIPCASE
Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
LP 1 – SIDE 1

  1. The Spirit Of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
     

LP 1 – SIDE 2

  1. Entre Nous
  2. Different Strings
  3. Natural Science
     

BONUS LIVE CONTENT
PERMANENT WAVES WORLD TOUR 1980 / Previously Unreleased except *

LP 2 – SIDE 3

  1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
  2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
  3. Xanadu (Live in London)

LP 2 – SIDE 4

  1. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
  2. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
  3. A Passage To Bangkok (Live in Manchester)*
  4. The Trees (Live in Manchester)

LP 3 – SIDE 5

  1. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
  2. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)

LP 3 – SIDE 6

  1. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
  2. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
  3. Freewill (Live in London)
     

2CD DELUXE EDITION
CD – DISC 1
Original Album– Produced by Rush and Terry Brown / 2015 remaster on CD for the first time

  1. The Spirit Of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
  4. Entre Nous
  5. Different Strings
  6. Natural Science

CD – DISC 2
Permanent Waves World Tour 1980/ previously unreleased

  1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
  2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
  3. Xanadu (Live in London)
  4. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
  5. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
  6. The Trees (Live in Manchester)
  7. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
  8. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)
  9. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
  10. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
  11. Freewill (Live in London)

3LP DELUXE EDITION 
Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
LP 1 – SIDE 1

  1. The Spirit Of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
     

LP 1 – SIDE 2

  1. Entre Nous
  2. Different Strings
  3. Natural Science
     

BONUS LIVE CONTENT
PERMANENT WAVES WORLD TOUR 1980

Previously unreleased except *
LP 2 – SIDE 3

  1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
  2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
  3. Xanadu (Live in London)

LP 2 – SIDE 4

  1. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
  2. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
  3. A Passage To Bangkok (Live in Manchester)*
  4. The Trees (Live in Manchester)

LP 3 – SIDE 5

  1. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
  2. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)

LP 3 – SIDE 6

  1. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
  2. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
  3. Freewill (Live in London)

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION

DISC 1
Original Album– Produced by Rush and Terry Brown / 2015 remaster

  1. The Spirit Of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
  4. Entre Nous
  5. Different Strings
  6. Natural Science

DISC 2
Permanent Waves World Tour 1980/ previously unreleased except *

  1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
  2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
  3. Xanadu (Live in London)
  4. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
  5. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
  6. A Passage To Bangkok (Live in Manchester)*
  7. The Trees (Live in Manchester)
  8. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
  9. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)
  10. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
  11. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
  12. Freewill (Live in London)