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Moving Pictures [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Rush Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 July 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B000001ESP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,991 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Tom Sawyer
2. Red Barchetta
3. YYZ
4. Limelight
5. The Camera Eye
6. Witch Hunt
7. Vital Signs

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With Moving Pictures, Rush's complex songwriting and musical virtuosity reached new heights. It's that rarest of creatures, a highly listenable progressive-rock album; even the all-instrumental "YYZ" is of interest to listeners besides musicians. The highlight of the album is "Limelight"; like many progressive-rock bands, Rush writes songs about the experience of being on-stage. The result is impressive, with almost orchestral arrangements that never overwhelm the actual music. "Tom Sawyer", another classic, is on this album, as well as the science-fiction-meets-road-movie "Red Barchetta", the epic "The Camera Eye", the cautionary "Witch Hunt", and "Vital Signs", which takes advantage of the budding digital sound technology available at the time the album was recorded. This is probably Rush's best album; it's definitely their most accessible. --Genevieve Williams

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CD =Remastered=

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The epitomy of musical excellence 13 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can confidently say that for me 'Moving Pictures' is the best rock album of all time. Rush moved through several styles during the seventies, and by the time MP was recorded they had evolved into the most technically proficient rock musicians in the industry. Their songwriting had also evolved to a point where they became more concise with their tunes, less concerned with writing the lengthy prog epics of their 70's output. They achieved this without, in any way 'selling out' MP is a wonderfully produced album, which compliments the bands very tight playing. The album excites the listerner with the driving instrumental masterpiece 'YYZ', Inspires with the memorable 'Tom Sawyer' and entrances with the epic (only epic on the album) 'The camera eye' Rush have always been masters of creating exciting rock music. They also bring prog rock ideas to life and give them structure without compromising the more positive prog conventions - good musicianship, conceptual songwriting and being open to jazz and classical influences, but without the pomp. Moving Pictures is the point in their career when everything great about this unique Canadian band came together on one fine album. If you only ever buy one Rush album, let this be it.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's messing with your mind! 12 April 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For those of us who still mourn the failure of the SACD format, it's time to raise the flag for the saviour of high resolution music. And what better band to demonstrate the ability of the blu-ray format than Rush. Always known for their instrumental prowess as well as their knowledge and exploitation of studio technology it is almost as if their music has been crying out to be presented in this way. 2011 sees the overhauling of the Mercury years, last remastered in 1996. Some will question the need to revisit these albums again as the previous remasters were far from disappointing. But 15 years is a lifetime in technology and the changes that have taken place in this time have made the need to re-evaluate music in both an artistic sense and technological sense much more important then ever. CD is in it's demise (sadly and uneccessarily I believe) and SACD and DVD Audio captured a niche market but in reality they arrived 10 years too late and were unable to cut through the apathy of the music buying public.
Moving Pictures, being the biggest selling album of their career, was always going to be a good place to start. It kind of set a new style of music in motion for Rush with an added emphasis placed on keyboards but without pushing the major traits of their music to the back. It is a very intricately layered sound and even listening to the original LP there is so much detail for the listener to absorb. With the blu-ray format we are now able to experience a new depth of sound - 256 times the resolution of CD - and it stands to reason that those intricacies are now heightened to an astonishing level. Moving the sound into 5 channels has allowed the layers to expand and breathe and, in that respect, open themselves up to our awareness.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Achievement! 14 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Following the popular 'Permanent Waves,' Rush continued to build on their success that had been sown in the previous year. Although only seven tracks long, each one is packed with excellent musicianship and revealing lyrics. Standout tracks include the 10 minute extravaganza 'The Camera Eye' with its themes of paranoia and secrecy, and 'Whitch Hunt' detailing the superstitious nature of people towards their fellows. 'Limelight' is a high paced, energetic techno-rocker, and makes use of synthesisers which would be used to greater effect on later albums. Elsewhere, the instrumental, 'YYZ' shows the trio working fluidly as ever; Neil Peart's inventive drum work coupling with Geddy Lee's solid bass lines leaving scope for Alex Lifeson's thrilling guitar solos. As an album, Rush's greatest work was arguably this one, closely rivaled by '2112' & 'Permanent Waves,' and highlighting their underated sound and ability which are still largely ignored today.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving Pictures -What a Classic 16 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this Album when I was 14 and at 38 still listen to it regularly.

This was my introduction to Rush and in my opinion is the best by far.

It's an album that I never overplayed but find myself continuosly revisiting it time and time again and have never got tired of listening to it which I think emphasises how good it is.

This Album at the time was a very modern sound and still hold's its own emphasising it's impact at the time.

Pearts drumming is technically impossible and I still do the air drumming in the mid section of Tom Sawyer (I can't Help it).

You either Love or Hate Rush but the latter must have never heard this one. If you like good rock music (Not the Hair,teeth,Groin and Ego Stuff), musicianship, well thought out meaniningful lyrics and a dark undertone- this is for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even the whippersnapper likes it! 8 Jun 2007
By MartinG
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on LP squillions of years ago and after a while it crawled in a box and went to live in the loft. A month ago I bought it remastered on Cd and it totally blew me away AGAIN! It is played to death in my car and folks are starting to say 'Oh No Not THAT one again' Don't worry these are the ones that usually squeal each time Westlife are on the telly!

My son the wee whippersnapper who is into Razorlight, Arctics, etc generally despises my 'Dad-Rock' but even he was air-drumming to Tom Sawyer and YYZ et al. That speaks volumes for this album.

I cant think of another album where the first three tracks are so utterly fantastic. I'be heard all the Rush albums and nost are good to fantastic but this is THE album to get into this trio.

Check out Red Barchetta too!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, but..
Bought this for the blu ray audio sound and was not disappointed, it is very good, played through my Denon amp in 5.1 DTS sound. Read more
Published 26 days ago by The Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rush
A unique album showing that music can inspire generations of artists and musicians to be creative and forward thinking a like yyz a great example of the famous... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Andy Phillip Hatchett
5.0 out of 5 stars UP THERE WITH THE BEST
This is what most Rush fans would call the bands best album and that is saying something when you consider their stunning catalogue of music before and after this album not only is... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mikey Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars A suitable format for a great album
Moving pictures is a great album with classic tracks. The Blu Ray Audio mixes are all sonic pleasure to the ears. Read more
Published 4 months ago by PhilB
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Another strong release from Rush and their most mature sound to date. Starts with a bang thanks to the excellent 'Tom Sawyer', 'Red Barchetta' and the glorious instrumental 'YYZ'. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush Classic
Rush classic an album which other Rush albums are often judged along with 2112, start of their move into the keyboard era in earnest with Geddy Lee's voice dropping down a key or... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars What can be said, its RUSH....
How do you make one of the greatest rock albums ever even better, well make a blue-ray version that allows you to experience 5.1 surround sound of a classic album. Read more
Published 11 months ago by mcguim
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Fantastic album, would recommend to those who know good music when they hear it. Bring on next Friday, seeing them live!!
Published 11 months ago by Miss H E Peckham
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it great buy
Loved it great buy music good brought back good times five star would recommend it to a friend liked the album
Published 11 months ago by George Inch
5.0 out of 5 stars I AM GOD AND I GIVE RUSH ETERNAL HEAVENLY LIFE
I had my best friendship in my teens with Rush (Geddy, Alex, Neil), a purely spiritual relationship based on pure giving from them and pure receptivity from me. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joe Sen
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