This is for the PAPERBACK version of “runaway” hit Anthem: Rush in the ‘70s.

Same contents as the hardcover exactly (including the colour photo sections), but with different cover design, as you can see – including a nice spot-varnish job that doesn’t come through in the picture.

The book is 354 pages, comprising my deepest dig into Rush ever. It’s twice as long as my other Rush books and hopefully it’ll stand as the most definitive book on this period, although there’s no stopping Rush scholarship.

There are two eight-page colour sections, but other than that, it’s a 126,000-word deep dive into the origins of the band up to the end of 1979.

Toward that end, there’s extensive discussion of the childhood and teen years, leading into separate chapters on Rush, Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the World’s a Stage, A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres.

Inspired by what I had to do on my recent Led Zeppelin and Clash books (i.e. writing 500 words on every single song), there’s far more song-by-song analysis than I stuck in any of my previous Rush titles. But there’s also a trove of unseen first-hand interview material with the band as well as engineers, producers, managers and other industry movers an’ shakers.

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Book will be signed to you from me, so let me know if it is a present for someone else, or you don’t want it signed.

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Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:

Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K 2Z2

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