It's 21/12 today, and to celebrate we're giving away five copies of the new ultra-mega deluxe re-issue of Rush's classic prog-scifi album 2112. OK, so maybe you didn't spend your teenage years reading tattered Robert Silverberg novels while listening moodily to Rush albums, but some of us did — and for good reason. Rush is not only a classic, brilliant prog band, but they are also famous for including SF and fantasy themes in their work.
If you want to win the re-issued album and comic deluxe set, you'll need to follow io9 on Twitter. At noon pacific time today, we'll ask a question about Rush and the first five people to reply with a good answer will get the loot.
Here's what's in the new 2112 deluxe set, and what you'll get if you're one of our 5 winners:
2112: LIMITED EDITION SUPER DELUXE EDITION
2 DISC: CD + BLU-RAY
CD - Digitally remastered plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks
- Digital Comic Book - experience the comic book formatted for widescreen televisions during playback of the album.
- Photo Gallery - unreleased photos and handwritten lyrics by Neil Peart
-5.1 Surround Sound mix
- 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo
Housed in a hardbound book with a 40 page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars "The Clone Wars," The Simpson's "Treehouse of Horrors #17") and a 24 page book with expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos. New liner notes written by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.
In the meantime, here are four pages from the comic, which awesomely recreate scenes and ideas from the album.