It’s been a big year for Rush. Last month the prog-rock icons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; now, two of the band’s past labels are reissuing their entire catalog on iTunes. Rush: The Complete Mercury Years and Rush: The StudioAlbums 1989-2007, from Universal Music Enterprises and Atlantic Records respectively, have been remastered with “increased audio fidelity, more closely replicating what the artists, recording engineers, and producers intended.”
The Complete Mercury Years features 12 albums released under the Mercury label, from 1974′s self-titled debut to 1989′s live record A Show of Hands. The complete collection includes Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, 2112 (Deluxe Edition), All the World’s a Stage (live), A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Exit… Stage Left (live), Signals, Grace Under Pressure, PowerWindows, and Hold Your Fire.
Meanwhile, Atlantic’s The Studio Albums 1989-2007 collects seven albums: Presto, Roll the Bones, Counterparts, Test for Echo, Vapor Trails, Feedback, and Snakes & Arrows.
The collections can now be purchased on iTunes as entire packages, individual albums, or single songs. Rush’s most recent record, Clockwork Angels, is also still available from Anthem/Roadrunner.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which also honored Public Enemy, Randy Newman, and Donna Summer, will be presented on HBO on May 18th. Below, watch the Foo Fighters perform 2112′s “Overture” dressed as Rush and then joined by Rush at the ceremony.