Thursday, March 6, 2014

VIDEO: Rush classic covered on American Idol

American Idol contestant Caleb Johnson covered the Rush classic, “Working Man”, on the reality singing competition Wednesday night and video of his performance is available.

The 22-year old Asheville, NC contestant is one of the Top 12 finalists on Season 13 of the series.

“Working Man” was featured on the 1974 self-titled debut album by Rush, which will be reissued on April 15 as the LP Box Set, “Rush Rediscovered.”

In sync with the album’s 40th anniversary this year, the reissue features the Rush debut re-mastered at Abbey Road studios by Sean McGee, who has been responsible for all recent Beatles vinyl re-masters.

The Re-discovered vinyl is encased in a 12 x 12 high quality box. Pressed on audiophile 200 gram vinyl on the Direct Metal Mastering process, this is the highest quality vinyl currently available.

This release contains a re-production of the original 1974 Canadian retail poster (only 500 were ever originally printed) and individual Moon Records publicity photos of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and original drummer John Rutsey.

This release also contains a first time ever Rush Family Tree, tracing origins of the band dating back to 1965 and a memorabilia collage of early Canadian and US gig ads, reviews, photos and the first ever Rush bio.

See also:

Rush Rediscovered LP Box Set due this spring
Rush: The Rise Of Kings (1968-1981) documentary due this spring
Rush – Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition up for Audie Award
Rush guitarist to guest on John Wesley album
Search Rush at hennemusic