Quoted from kool1:
I will buy if this happens - even at the new higher prices!
Never understood why Rush was not popular down in Australia. Huge in US/CAN/UK.
I understand they didn't ever tour there though, might be the issue.
I can never understand why they would have been. Back when say the Moving Pictures album debuted, we had more than enough of our own bands that frankly no one in North American, heard or cared about such as : Australian Crawl (really wish they were listened to in US), Mental as Anything, Mondo Rock, Split Enz(ok yes a few people knew them ffs but not the point), The Radiators, The Angels, Dragon, Icehouse,etc. I used to go between the US and Aus a lot during those days and paid a lot of attention to music, charts, radio, music video and it really highlighted how different the scenes were. Plus, I later had a career in radio management during the 90's and involved in a record label nowadays. It was super exciting when an Aussie band crossed over, like INXS for example, but otherwise there were plenty of massive ones like Cold Chisel that went completely unnoticed on the US scene.