Cover image for Moving pictures
Title:
Moving pictures
Author:
Rush (Musical group), performer.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Mercury, [1997]

â„—1981
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Moving Pictures is the intersection between Rush's '70s art-rock style and their sequencer-laced '80s efforts. An incredible stylistic leap for the band, the songs here incorporate reggae and a new wave-tinged early '80s pop sensibility.
General Note:
Music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson and lyrics by Neil Peart.

Reissue of Anthem ANR-1-1030 (1981), LP 33 1/3.

Lyrics and credits (1 folded sheet) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Tom Sawyer Red barchetta YYZ Limelight Camera eye Witch hunt Vital signs
Added Title:
Tom Sawyer.

Red barchetta.

YYZ.

Limelight.

Camera eye.

Witch hunt.

Vital signs.
UPC:
731453463127

044003608375
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

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. ~ Greg Prato


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