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Sector 2 Original recording remastered, Box set, CD+DVD

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Limited six disc (five CDs + DVD) box set from the Canadian Rock trio. Contains the albums A Farewell To Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures and Exit...Stage Left plus the DVD-Audio mix of A Farewell To Kings. 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 In addition, each volume includes an exclusive booklet packed with unpublished photos, original album lyrics and credits, and features one album specifically remixed on DVD in high resolution 96 kHz/24-bit, 5.1 surround sound and stereo,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.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. A Farewell To Kings
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer To The Heart
  4. Cinderella Man
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1 Book One - The Voyage Prologue

Disc: 2

  1. Cygnus X-1 Book Two - Hemispheres
  2. Circumstances
  3. The Trees
  4. La Villa Strangiato

Disc: 3

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

Disc: 4

  1. Tom Sawyer
  2. Red Barchetta
  3. YYZ
  4. Limelight
  5. The Camera Eye
  6. Witch Hunt
  7. Vital Signs

Disc: 5

  1. The Spirit Of Radio
  2. Red Barchetta
  3. YYZ
  4. A Passage To Bangkok
  5. Closer To The Heart
  6. Beneath, Between & Behind
  7. Jacob's Ladder
  8. Broon's Bane
  9. The Trees
  10. Xanadu
  11. Freewill
  12. Tom Sawyer
  13. La Villa Strangiato

Disc: 6

  1. A Farewell To Kings
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer To The Heart
  4. Cinderella Man
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1 Book One - The Voyage Prologue


Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 21, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Box set, 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: B005ORVMCY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This review is intended for folks who already have other versions of these discs and are wondering if the new Andy Vandette masterings are worthwhile. Short answer for box 2 is that these are very good in some ways, but not better than all other versions. My take is that the 97 remasters are actually better than these for Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres because of graphic equalization choices, while Moving Pictures is equivalent to the 2011 disc and Perm Waves is better than the 97 edition (I've never heard the Mercury, and the MFSL is slightly better). Box 3 is included here, too, which fares a bit worse. I can't comment on the 5.1 mixes, since my setups are all stereo.

My notes continue the review I started for Sector 1, where I also briefly compare the hi-res 24/96 downloads of Sector 1 and conclude that there's no apparent benefit to the higher resolution versions over the CDs, at least from a headphone-listening perspective.

keep in mind that all the albums from Moving Pictures forward in this series were originally 16-bit digital recordings. So the main sonic differences between the Sector boxes and other available versions will be things like treble boost and loudness, along with whatever mastering gizmos the engineer felt like plugging in. Sometimes they run the digital master through good analog equipment and recapture back to digital, which can sound good (somehow), and I think MP was actually mixed in analog after being recorded digitally, oddly enough; but there's a limit to how much "better" any recordings from this era can sound from their original incarnations. I found Hold Your Fire shrill on the Sector box, for instance.

Hemispheres from Sector 2 is very close in most respects to the 1997 remaster, I think (and the SHM).
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What you might call "Hidden" albums can be found in all three Sector box sets AND in the "Moving Pictures" DVD-Audio disc. If you have a portable DVD-Audio player or have the ability to hear the "Surround" versions of the music only decoded in "Stereo" through your system you will discover fun and interesting versions of some of our favourite Rush albums. The Sector box sets are worth the price for these versions alone. Particularly interesting are: "By-Tor & The Snow Dog", "Xanadu", "Cygnus X-1" and "YYZ". Most fascinating of all are the versions of "Witch Hunt" (minus the crowd), "The Camera Eye" (incredibly clear dialogue!) and especially "Countdown", with ALL the NASA dialogue removed. The latter can be a strange and disconcerting experience but is unforgettable. If you are a musician or are just fascinated with hearing all the notes played or each drumskin hit and roll you won't be disappointed. Geddy's bass and Neil's drums are showcased distinctively in these versions. A welcome and invaluable addition to the best work in the RUSH catalog. I can only hope that when the rest of these Mercury albums are soon released as high resolution downloads they will also be released as physical DVD-Audio discs as well. Enjoy!
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As a longtime Rush fan, audio production engineer and high resolution/surround music fan, I'm compelled to review the second time remastering of the Rush Mercury catalog. The albums in this "Sector 2" box represent one of my favorite Rush eras. The first remaster (and original mastering) was done by Bob Ludwig, and these "Sector" remasters were performed by Andy Vandette, who also mastered Rush "Retrospective III".

First, the DVD-Audio disc "A Farewell To Kings". It does not provide nearly the three dimensional effect as surround mixes by Elliot Scheiner or Steven Wilson. I would say it's more like an ambient stereo mix as opposed to a true 5.1 surround mix. However, there is added detail to this mix that isn't in the original stereo mix so it's still an upgrade of sorts.

The CDs sound better on about half of the songs on all of the albums and virtually identical to the Bob Ludwig '97 remasters on the remainder. For example, the song "Circumstances" sounds clearer and fuller on the new remaster but "The Trees" sounds virtually identical to the '97 remaster, so not every single song sounds different, but at least half do. Don't get me wrong, they are still worth owning as the '97 remasters sounded pretty good too and were MUCH improved over the original release CDs which were soft and muddy. This is the case because Andy VanDette amassed together the best sounding audio for individual songs from both his own tape transfers of the original masters and high resolution digital files from transfers of the master tapes done 7 or 8 years ago, when those tapes were younger and less degraded. The songs he was able to improve upon do sound a little fuller and clearer.
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Perhaps the most lavish box set ever released within the realm of progressive rock, this wonderfully designed, all-inclusive 3 section box set contains every release from this seminal band's career with Mercury Records. The collection is divided into 3 "sectors" each with 4 studio albums and the live album corresponding to that era. Plus, one album in each sector contains an additional DVD with 5.1 mix. The box construction is sturdy heavy cardboard, and when the 3 sectors are placed next to each other on a shelf or table top they form a road case with all the Rush logos on the outside. Nice. But from a cosmetic standpoint, the best feature of this reissue would have to be the individual albums. Each CD is housed within a mini album sleeve that is an exact replica of the original LP art and layout. For those that remember the double gate-fold style LP's from the 70's, these miniatures will bring back some great memories. However, since this "miniaturized" rendering makes some of the lyrical content too small to decipher, the band wisely chose to release a separate booklet (one for each sector) which contains photos artwork and reprinted, more legible lyrics from the corresponding albums in that set. The only disappointment here is that there are no additional liner notes in any of these booklets, and no lyrics are included for Rush and Fly By Night. Additionally, each recording has been digitally remastered so the sound quality is phenomenal. The lack of bonus material on any of the discs may be a disappointment to some, but for Rush purists this is a plus. The intent here was obviously to retain as much of the "original" feel of the releases, just translated into digital format.Read more ›
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