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Moving Pictures
     

Moving Pictures

by Rush
 

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Not only is 1981's Moving Pictures Rush's best album, it is undeniably one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. The new wave-meets-hard rock approach of Permanent Waves is honed to perfection: all seven of the tracks are classics (four are still featured regularly in concert and on classic

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Not only is 1981's Moving Pictures Rush's best album, it is undeniably one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. The new wave-meets-hard rock approach of Permanent Waves is honed to perfection: all seven of the tracks are classics (four are still featured regularly in concert and on classic rock radio). While other hard rock bands at the time experimented unsuccessfully with other musical styles, Rush were one of the few to successfully cross over. The whole entire first side is perfect -- their most renowned song, "Tom Sawyer," kicks things off, and is soon followed by the racing "Red Barchetta," the instrumental "YYZ," and a song that examines the pros and cons of stardom, "Limelight." And while the second side isn't as instantly striking as the first, it is ultimately rewarding. The long and winding "The Camera Eye" begins with a synth-driven piece before transforming into one of the band's more straight-ahead epics, while "Witch Hunt" and "Vital Signs" remain two of the trio's more underrated rock compositions. Rush proved with Moving Pictures that there was still uncharted territory to explore within the hard rock format, and were rewarded with their most enduring and popular album. [The album was remastered and reissued in 2011 with a bonus DVD featuring a Dolby 5.1 mix, as well as bonus videos for "Tom Sawyer," "Limelight," and "Vital Signs."]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2011
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602527621074
catalogNumber:
001527200
Rank:
35669

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Geddy Lee   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Mini Moog
Alex Lifeson   Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar,Pedals
Neil Peart   Drums,Glockenspiel,Timbales,cowbell,Orchestra Bells,Crotale,Bell-tree,Wind Chimes
Hugh Syme   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Rush   Arranger,Producer
Terry Brown   Arranger,Producer
Pye Dubois   Composer,Lyricist
Geddy Lee   Composer
Alex Lifeson   Composer
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Neil Peart   Composer,Lyricist
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Jo Almeida   Photo Coordination

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