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Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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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 »


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All Artists: Rush
Title: Moving Pictures
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 6/3/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731453463127


Album Description
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.

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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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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.
Rush Rocks!
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."