2112 (pronounced "twenty-one twelve") is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band, Rush.
Released in 1976, the album features an eponymous seven-part suite written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, with lyrics written by Neil Peart telling a dystopian story set in the year 2112. The album is sometimes described as a concept album although the songs on the second side are unrelated to the plot of the suite. Rush repeated this arrangement on the 1978 album, Hemispheres.
Ready Player One History
In order to acquire the Crystal Key, an OASIS avatar must travel to Syrinx, a recreation of the world that 2112 occurs on, and locate the Gibson Les Paul guitar that inspired the protagonist of the song. They must return the guitar to the altar of the Priests of Syrinx, where they will receive a copy of the Crystal Key.
Additionally, by using the guitar to play the third segment of 2112, Discovery, a hidden message will be revealed that becomes crucial to opening the Third Gate.