Vinyl Collection: Rush – 2112

Twenty-one twelve is the fourth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released on April 1, 1976 by Anthem Records. After they finished touring their previous album, Caress of Steel, in early 1976, the band were in financial hardship due to the album’s disappointing sales, unfavourable critical reception, and a decline in numbers at their shows.

Their international label, Mercury Records, considered dropping them but granted Rush one more album following negotiations with their manager Ray Danniels.

2112 was recorded in February 1976 in Toronto with their longtime producer Terry Brown. It’s centerpiece is a 20-minute title track, a futuristic science-fiction song, with five individual tracks on side two.