2112 (album)

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2112
Studio album by Rush
Released April 1, 1976[1]
Recorded February 1976 at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Length 38:44
Label Anthem (Canada)
Atlantic (Japan)
Epic/Sony (Japan)
Mercury
Producer Rush, Terry Brown
Rush chronology
Caress of Steel
(1975)
2112
(1976)
All the World's a Stage
(1976)

2112 is the fourth studio album released by the Canadian rock band Rush. The album was released in 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 listing[change | edit source]

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

  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)
  2. "A Passage to Bangkok" – 3:34
  3. "The Twilight Zone" – 3:19
  4. "Lessons" (Lifeson) – 3:53
  5. "Tears" (Lee) – 3:35
  6. "Something for Nothing" (music: Lee) – 4:00


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