2112 (album)

1976 studio album by Rush

2112 is the fourth studio album released by the Canadian progressive rock band Rush. The album was released in 1976.

2112
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1, 1976[1]
RecordedFebruary 1976 at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock
Length38:44
LabelAnthem (Canada)
Atlantic (Japan)
Epic/Sony (Japan)
Mercury
ProducerRush, Terry Brown
Rush chronology
'Caress of Steel
(1975)
2112 'All the World's a Stage
(1976)

The album is most famous for its song 2112, which has the same name as the album. It is a seven-part epic that lasts about twenty minutes. It tells the story of a man living in a dystopian society in the year 2112. The first song takes up the entire first side of the album, while the second side featured a few more songs.

Track listingEdit

All lyrics by Neil Peart and music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "2112" – 20:38
    • I: "Overture" – 4:33 (0:00—4:33)
    • II: "The Temples of Syrinx" – 2:12 (4:33—6:45)
    • III: "Discovery" (music: Lifeson) – 3:29 (6:45—10:14)
    • IV: "Presentation" (music: Lifeson) – 3:42 (10:14—13:56)
    • V: "Oracle: The Dream" – 2:00 (13:56—15:56)
    • VI: "Soliloquy" – 2:21 (15:56—18:17)
    • VII: "Grand Finale" – 2:14 (18:17—20:33)
Side two
  1. "A Passage to Bangkok" – 3:34
  2. "The Twilight Zone" – 3:19
  3. "Lessons" (Lifeson) – 3:53
  4. "Tears" (Lee) – 3:35
  5. "Something for Nothing" (music: Lee) – 4:00

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Rush is a Band Blog: Alex Lifeson Modern Guitars interview now online". Rushisaband.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-01.