Two CD edition. Digitally remastered and expanded edition contains the 1978 album along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band's 1979 Pinkpop festival performance. This edition is housed in a deluxe edition-style digipak featuring a 5,700 word essay by Rob Bowman. Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by Rush, released in October 1978 by Anthem Records. After touring to support their previous studio release, A Farewell to Kings, which saw the group gain popularity in the UK, Rush started work on their next album. As with their previous, Hemispheres was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and Trident Studios in London with their longtime engineer and arranger, Terry Brown. Rush continued their progressive rock sound with the side long "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" and the nine-minute instrumental "La Villa Strangiato".