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Sector 1 Box set, Original recording remastered, CD+DVD


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  • Audio CD (November 21, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered, CD+DVD
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B005ORVMT2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,306 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Limited six disc (five CDs + DVD) box set from the Canadian Rock trio. Contains the albums Rush, Fly By Night, Caress Of Steel, 2112 and All The World's A Stage plus the DVD-Audio mix of Fly By Night. Each Sector contains five of their 15 Mercury albums in chronological order, all transferred to high resolution 96kHz/24-bit and digitally premastered for optimal quality. In addition, each volume includes an exclusive booklet packed with unpublished photos, original album lyrics and credits, and features one album specifically remixed on DVD in high resolution 96 kHz/24-bit, 5.1 surround sound and stereo, compatible with both DVD Audio players and DVD-Video players. Each album is packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all 3 sets forming a Rush CD road case.

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The 5.1 channel DVD audio disc is amazing.
Douglas Devers
I was quite impressed with how much better they sounded to the previous remasters, each album was improved upon in some way or another.
That Metal Guy
I got this one for my father last year and he love it.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Ron2112 on November 30, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Rush has long been my favorite band, and I have more or less owned every iteration of these albums that Rush has released: cassettes, then vinyl, then the initial Mercury CD pressings, and the 1997 remasters. But even my "fanboy-ness" knows its limits, so when these box sets were first announced, I was a bit sceptical. Was this another desperate Mercury cash-grab, as has been alleged on so many Rush fan sites?

My reservations disappeared as soon as I held this set. First, the packaging is very nice. Each album is done as a replica of the original vinyl release. Having spent hours upon hours in high school looking at the gatefolds for the vinyl versions, this was like coming home to an old friend. A booklet is also included with printed lyrics, rare photos, album credits, etc (apparently just in case the album replica writing was too small.....)

But I was most pleased with the sound. In a side-by-side with the '97 releases (which as a whole I thought were very well done), these new remasters do present a very clear, if subtle improvement. This batch of albums especially have always suffered from murky sound. These remasters FINALLY fix that problem -- it's as if a layer of murk has been removed from the sound. The effect is most noticable in the crispness of the drums, but there are sonic improvements to be noticed across the board. And it's not just a matter of louder mastering either. In fact, the volume here is nearly identical to that of the 1997 remasters. These versions really do sound better.

Then of course, there is the fabulous 5.1 mix of "Fly By Night." What an amazing job! Until you've heard "Anthem" coming t you from all angles, you haven't lived.

So, in the end, for the $45 price tag, I would say these are worth it. Perhaps not if you primarily listen as MP3, but all in all a great job done by the engineers and Mercury.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. Johnston on February 9, 2012
Format: Audio CD
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Replacement Discs for Sectors Box Set Now Available

Rush has just announced that replacement discs for their Sectors Box Set are now available. As reported last year, the band officially confirmed that some production issues did occur that impacted both the Fly By Night CD as well as the A Farewell to Kings DVD. Here are the instructions for obtaining replacement discs:

For US & Canadian fans, please contact Universal customer services team on:
e-mail: FishersCustSvc@umusic.com
Phone: 1-800-288-5942

For fans in the UK & Ireland please contact:
UK e-mail: mk.customerservices@umusic.com
UK Phone: +44 (0) 845 250 0965

For fans in Germany please contact:
Germany e-mail: rush@universal-music.de

For fans in any other country please contact your original Sector store where you made the purchase for assistance in getting your replacement discs.

Universal will ensure corrected discs get to the Sector-buying fans worldwide as soon as they possibly can.

All new stock of the Sectors box sets are free of the defects listed above. Ordering of all three box sets is available at Amazon.com:
Rush: Sector 1
Rush: Sector 2
Rush: Sector 3

Hopefully the process will be a painless one for Rush fans around the world.
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56 of 68 people found the following review helpful By PD Flood on December 1, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Please be aware of the following before purchasing this:

Sector 1)

Fly By Night consistently has glitches all the way through, with the audio disappearing from one of the channels. Occurring at least once (sometimes twice) on all but one of the tracks.

Sector 2)

The Hi-Res stereo version of Closer To The Heart is not a stereo master but rather an erroneous version of the front 2 channels of the 5.1 mix. There are also questionable decisions made to the remix of Cygnus X-1.

Sector 3)

The wrong mixes were used on at least 7 of the Hold Your Fire tracks.

Each box is flawed in some way.

If this doesn't bother then go nuts......
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Devers on February 10, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Well, not a newbie, really. I always liked them, I saw them once back in the 70s, and I had a copy of 2112, but other than that I'm really only familiar with what's gotten radio airplay. When these box sets came out, it seemed like it was time to catch up. I've been reading that some of these discs had problems, so I figured I'd just sit down and play the box to make sure it's ok, and hear a lot of new-to-me Rush.

Disc 1 - Rush - I think the last time I heard this all the way through in one sitting, it was a 8-track... The remaster sounds great to my ears. Very clear sound, and really, quite a bit better music than I thought it would be. Good stuff.

Disc 2/3 - Fly By Night - WOW! The 5.1 channel DVD audio disc is amazing. Channel separation is very good, and Lee's vocals sound just like he's in the room. "Fly By Night" "In The End" and "Rivendell" especially stand out... Still getting used to music mixed in 5.1 rather than two channel stereo. I'm accustomed to crowd noise and building echo from the rear channels, if anything. Wickedly cool to hear a guitar come tearing out of the back corner of the room. I think with this DVD, the CD won't get played much :)

Disc 4 - Caress of Steel - "Bastille Day" is a familiar tune, and sounds great, and "The Necromancer" is appropriately spooky. I'm really impressed with the clarity of the sound on this set so far, but then I'm not familiar with the previous issues to compare them to...

Disc 5 - 2112 - The 2112 overture makes me smile every time I hear it. This is the first Rush album I remember listening to, and probably still my favorite one.

Disc 6 - All The World's a Stage - The live release from 1976. Very good performance, with live versions of songs selected from the above releases.
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From the Universal Music Group's Distribution Infosheet:
"On November 21st, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) celebrates the legacy of Canadian rock trio Rush with the release of three separate six-disc box sets which together spans their entire historic Mercury Records recording career.... Read More
Oct 12, 2011 by E.I.E.I. Owen |  See all 92 posts
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If I just got this from Amazon will it have the corrected disk in it or do I need to still send it off for replacement?
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Album selection for 5.1 mix in Sector 1 & 2
I was thinking the same thing about 2112 and Hemispheres. I'm not sure what was the deciding factor as far as which album was remixed in surround. Maybe it was a technical thing, like the multi track tapes for those albums were not available, or marketing people felt Fly By Night and AFTK in... Read More
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