As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 album deals for February 2014, the MP3 version of Rush’s Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987) is on sale for only $5. If you’d like a physical copy of Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits, the CD is available for $8.49 and is an “AutoRip,” which means it includes a free MP3 version of the album that you can access immediately.
This hits album, which was released 11 years ago today on February 11, 2003, contains 16 classic songs from Rush, which is my favorite band in the world, so I can go on and on about how every song in this collection is amazing and worth having, but allow me to name just a few: there’s the hits – “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit Of Radio,” and “Limelight,” as well as “Working Man,” “Subdivisions,” and “Fly By Night.”
MATH TIME: Typically, MP3 songs sell for $.99 each, which means in order for the $5 sale to be worth it for the buyer, there has to be at least five songs on the album worth having. Since this is a greatest hits compilation, there’s much more than five greats on here. I already names the three hits which everyone in the world knows, as well as three other popular tunes, so right there, you got your justification. But then there’s “2112 Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx” – really two songs in one that open the band’s 1976 concept 2112, and that just brings us over the top. Grab this album now for only five bucks while it’s on sale.
1. Working Man
2. Fly By Night
3. 2112 Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx
4. Closer To The Heart
5. The Trees
6. The Spirit Of Radio
9. Tom Sawyer
10. Red Barchetta
11. New World Man
13. Distant Early Warning
14. The Big Money
15. Force Ten
16. Time Stand Still
MP3 Purchases: When you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.
CD AutoRip Purchases: After you complete a purchase of an AutoRip CD, a free MP3 version of that album will be added to your Amazon Cloud Player library and will be available on your PC/Mac, Kindle Fire, Android phone, iPhone & iPod Touch, and iPad. Albums eligible for this offer are marked on Amazon.com with an AutoRip logo. If you do not yet have a Cloud Player account, you can activate one for free. Available to US customers only.