Japanese only paper sleeve SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music J... more »apan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. Warner. 2009.« less
Japanese only paper sleeve SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. Warner. 2009.
PHIL Y. from CENTERVILLE, OH Reviewed on 7/26/2010...
I took up drums when I was in Junior High School. At about that time, I was introduced to Rush and their first album, which I thought was a solid rock & roll album at the time. Then came "Fly By Night" and I wondered who this incredible band was, and who, in particular was this drummer who could really drum. I was hooked on the band, and followed their ups and downs through the many years that followed "Fly by Night". Then came "Moving Pictures", and as I read their biography and listened to their documentary on TV on why they did this album and what was going on in their lives at that point, it almost guaranteed a chart buster of an album. And it is! The songs here--Red Barchetta, YYZ, Tom Sawyer, Limelight, etc.--all express their desire to play solid rock, the kind they did back in their first albums, but with much more experience, talent and emotion. You can't go wrong with this classic!
Linda J. from TANEYTOWN, MD Reviewed on 3/3/2010...
Great CD of classic rock genre at its best.
Kelly M. from LAS VEGAS, NV Reviewed on 9/7/2009...
My favorite Rush Album
Mark L. (MarkL) from WALNUT CREEK, CA Reviewed on 2/13/2007...
This is an amazing album, arguably one of Rush's best. I should have gotten it years ago. If all you've heard is their greatest hits, dig a little deeper and see what you're missing.
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Shaley H. from TOOELE, UT Reviewed on 12/26/2006...
The songs are:
The camera eye
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Get on with the Fascination.
Andrew Estes | Maine | 06/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Moving Pictures," Rush's eighth studio album, is without a doubt the band's most infamous and beloved, and not without good reason. Aside from birthing a solid set of radio classics that still live on today, it showed that the band wasn't all brains, and when appropriate, could rock with the best of them.
From the opening synthesized notes of "Tom Sawyer," it is evident that Rush were progressing, albeit in ways that perhaps no one could have anticipated. Carrying over the New Wave influence of "Permanent Waves," Rush put a whole-hearted and concentrated effort on delivering a colorful set of songs that are as groundbreaking as they are accessible. The results are magical, to say the least. From the nostalgia of "Red Barchetta" -- an open road anthem of sorts -- to the introspective "Limelight" which documents lyricist/drummer Neil Peart's experience with fame, there isn't one moment where it feels as if the band is spinning their gears. "YYZ," an instrumental where Geddy Lee's bass-lines merge with Peart's drumming so precisely to the point where you wonder if their brains were functioning as one for a moment in time, remains a highlight of the album, as well of the band's entire career, while the album closer, "Vital Signs," flirts with reggae influences and works so well that it makes you wonder what other genres they could master.
All of these moments combine to make an album that is dynamic and pulsing with life. Even today -- nearly thirty years later -- and after all the play it has received, it still manages to sound fresh and vital, which is a testament to the sheer talent and musicianship of the brilliant trio that make up Rush. Even if you've heard the songs a million times, it's hard to deny their power. Put simply, no rock collection is complete without this album, whether it be vinyl, CD or even mp3. Get it whatever way you can and prepare for an instant and everlasting fascination. "
Don Eagan | Veneta, OR USA | 04/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the better Rush CDs. A few classics and YYZ - probably the fastest bass song Geddy Lee plays. Excellent CD. I would highly recommend it to any Rush fan."
Bill Your 'Free Form FM Handi Cyber | Mahwah, NJ USA | 07/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'll have to excuse me. Right now, I am a bit overwhelmed. There is so much to do. I came here to do a brief review of Rush's Moving Pictures. I just realized, that is absolutely impossible.
I grew up in the 1980s, I love free form, underground music. I have been called a music snob. If a lot of people who know the music I know caught me in Rush territory, I'd be blackballed.
Well, you know what? Screw em'! I don't wanna be a music snob, I wanna be a music man--all encompassing. And when you strip away all the allegations of geekdom, all the arena rock implications, all the 1970s critical bashes of prog and all the 1980s high school photos--basically when you take a shovel to that whole smelly pile of myth-- you wind up with great music. If I am a music snob, that means I know great music when I heart it, and liking Rush should only increase my street cred. It's 2010. Can we get the hell out of 1985 musical 10th grade clique wars already?
If so, there is no better departure point than Moving Pictures. This i is one of those albums that catches a band at just the right time. The magic time. Between the guitar grind of Fly By Night and the synth 80sdom of Grace Under Pressure. Rush placed a little of both into the test tube, and made a perfect album.
It was not just the songs that made this so, although they didn't hurt. "Tom Sawyer" "Red Barchetta" and "Limelight," are perfectly sliced riff metal. "YYZ" borders on fusion.
"Camera Eye," with its half-step jam, could be compared to Miles Davis' "So What," or Coltrane's "Impressions." If you are a music snob and never saw the through line, rise and shine, little Gang Of Four 180 gram vinyl honey bear, Rush has a biiiiiiiiiig surprise for you.
If you think you missed the selling point, relax. The music as written works, but the magic comes in how Rush made Moving Pictures. Getty Lee finally realized he was not now or at any other time Robert Plant, and took his voice down an octave to play to the lyrics. The tracks are sharp, lean, and hit point with deep riffs and amazing playing. The synths and the guitar growl both compliment and contrast perfectly.
I think we're past the point of proving why Moving Pictures is a great album from a great group. And we certainly should be past the point of hanging on to myths that should have been trashed with our LPs and turntables. (Well, some of us music snobs hung on to the two of those.) If rock people can now love Sinatra and Elvis Costello can work with Burt Bacharach, there is a place among almost any serious music person for Moving Pictures by Rush.
The Holy Grail of Progressive Rock.
sean | MA, USA | 09/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Words can't describe how awesome this album is. Next to 2112, this was a great achievement for Geddy Lee and the boys. They moved towards a more mainstream radio ready sound, and managed to put a dent on the charts perfectly with their best known song "Tom Sawyer". The album opens with "Tom Sawyer" followed by "Red Barchetta", to the instrumental "YYZ", and my favorite track of the bunch, "Limelight", which is about Neil Peart's feelings on privacy within celebrity. The last 3 tracks I'm not too fond of but they're still good to hear. Hard Rock and Prog showed a warm welcome for moving pictures, and it still holds up today as an all time classic of the genre. This is my favorite album to play during the end of the year, during fall and winter snowtime. It captures the atmosphere perfectly. Recommended."