Gen-X Nostalgia: Rush to release three box sets spanning entire Mercury Records era

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How is Rush not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I can't figure it out. Let's get a petition going already. (Oh, there is one.)

Anyway, Rush fans have reason to celebrate: the Canadians are releasing Sectors, a three-box set of all their Mercury Records releases, with tons of extra doo-dads. Sure, you have them all already (right?). But in one package? Naw.

The set will hit stores (if there are any of those still around) on Nov. 21.

Product details:

Sector 1: Rush (1974), Fly By Night (1975), Caress of Steel (1975), 2112 (1976), All the World's a Stage (1976), and a DVD of Fly By Night (high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround sound and stereo).

Sector 2: A Farewell to Kings (1977), Hemispheres (1978), Permanent Waves (1980), Moving Pictures (1981), Exit ... Stage Left (1981), and a DVD of A Farewell to Kings (high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround sound and stereo).

Sector 3: Signals (1982), Grace Under Pressure (1984), Power Windows (1985), Hold Your Fire (1987), A Show of Hands (1988), and a DVD of Signals (high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround sound and stereo).

My money's on Sector 2, but there's treasures to be found in all three. And here's a factoid while you're re-loading your bong: Rush holds the number three spot for most consecutive gold/platinum albums by a rock band (after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones).

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