Moving Pictures

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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. [Moving Pictures was released digitally in 1997.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/1997
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453463127
  • Catalog Number: 534631
  • Sales rank: 157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tom Sawyer (4:33)
  2. 2 Red Barchetta (6:10)
  3. 3 YYZ (4:26)
  4. 4 Limelight (4:19)
  5. 5 The Camera Eye (11:01)
  6. 6 Witch Hunt (4:45)
  7. 7 Vital Signs (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rush Primary Artist
Geddy Lee Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, oberheim, Mini Moog, Ob Xa
Alex Lifeson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, bass pedals, Pedals, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Neil Peart Chimes, Drums, Bass Drums, Glockenspiel, Timbales, Bells, cowbell, Orchestra Bells, Crotale, Bell-tree, Wind Chimes, Orchestral Bells
Hugh Syme Synthesizer, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Rush Arranger, Producer
Terry Brown Arranger, Producer
Pye Dubois Composer
Geddy Lee Composer, Producer
Alex Lifeson Composer, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Paul Northfield Engineer
Neil Peart Composer, Producer
Peter Mastering
Hugh Syme Artwork, Art Direction
Brian Lee Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Album

    Limelight is an awsome song and so is Tom Sawyer and Yyz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album- really shows their transition.

    While I truly don't believe that this is their BEST album (that honor goes to 2112 for me), I still must marvel in awe and great appreciation for this masterpiece. For me though, it's too commercial and poppy (for me, synthesizers make things too poppy if there's alot of them). I still love it. YYZ- Best song on the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must if you like music

    In a world today of Ipods and singles this stands out as a masterpeice from beginning to end. I can say without hesitation it is a "perfect album". (remeber when radio stations used to play perfect album sides?) Yes, Tom Sawyer is one of rock's all time anthem's(song one) but personally Limelight (last song side 1), and Vital Signs (last song side 2) remain two of my favorite songs ever. This album has variety, power and musicianship like few rock albums ever had. You like awesome drums you got it. You like bass, just listen to Vital Signs and YYZ and be in awe. Guitar fan? Alex Lifeson makes his sounds like few ever had. It sounds as fresh today as it did over two decades ago. Buy it and love it. PS If you havent seen them in concert, they will amaze.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    more classic rush

    One of the most recognisable rock albums of all time, "Moving Pictures" is yet another essential for Rush fans, and rock fans alike. I would say that side one of this album is perhaps one of the best album sides of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Personal Favorite

    This may be the best hard rock albums EVER . I have owned it since it first came out . I know Geddy Lee's voice is polarizing , but there is plenty here to keep any musician thinking . Neal Peart's lyrics are poignant and in the case of Witch Hunt are down right scary . I have seen them in concert and they can , in fact , play all of these instuments in real time . I listen to everything from Bach to Sevendust and this is in my top 10 . Trust me , this album is that good .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Greatest Rock Albums Ever

    I have owned this album for over ten years and never get tired of it. It is clearly Rush's greatest album for a number of reasons. But, mainly because of the great integration of guitar, synthesizer, and lyrics. The music on this album is multidimensional and progressive, yet it still contains ''heavy metal'' rifts on bass and guitar. It definitely ranks up there with the greatest rock albums ever!!! I know some may not agree, but I, just like Rush, don't really care. Rush has been bashed by critics for years, who really have no clue. Just look at the HUGE SUCCESS of the band!! Let their music speak for itself. Criticis don't like them for one reason only--they are not accessible to the media!! which means they can't make $$$$$!!!! Exit Stage Left...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Probably Rush's best album

    Moving Pictures works because it incorporates all the best facets of Rush's sound over the years without overdoing any of it. It's pop - 'Tom Sawyer', 'Red Barchetta' and 'Limelight' are three of their catchiest radio songs - and it's also progressive - the dazzling instrumental 'YYZ' and epic 'Camera Eye' are stuff that makes today's ''prog'' bands turn green with envy. The sound is still hard and heavy with plenty of guitar, although keyboards are creeping in here and there. Altogether, this album is more accessible than their previous efforts and yet more avant-garde sounding than their later discs - a perfect combination.

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