Moving Pictures

Artist: Rush
Label: Mercury
Catalog#: SRM-1-4013
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1981-02-09
A1 Tom Sawyer 4:33

Lyrics By - Pye Dubois

A2 Red Barchetta 6:07
A3 YYZ 4:23

Songwriter [Music] - Neil Peart

A4 Limelight 4:18
B1 The Camera Eye 10:55
B2 Witch Hunt (Part III Of 'Fear') 4:43

Synthesizer - Hugh Syme

B3 Vital Signs 4:45

Bass, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic, Ob-x, Mini-moog, Taurus Pedals], Vocals - Geddy Lee
Drums, Timbales, Gong, Bass Drum, Bells [Orchestra, Bell Tree], Glockenspiel, Percussion [Wind Chimes], Crotales, Cowbell - Neil Peart
Engineer - Paul Northfield
Engineer [Assistant] - Robbie Whelan
Guitar [6-string Electric, 12-string Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Taurus Pedals] - Alex Lifeson
Lyrics By - Neil Peart
Mastered By - Bob Ludwig
Producer, Arranged By - Rush
Producer, Arranged By - Terry Brown
Songwriter [Music] - Alex Lifeson
Songwriter [Music] - Geddy Lee


Recorded and mixed at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, during October & November 1980.

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Rush ensconced themselves once again at Le Studio in Quebec with Terry Brown to record their eighth studio album, Moving Pictures. "Tom Sawyer" kicks off; and continuing the trend from the previous record, offers another radio-friendly slice of prog rock. Geddy Lee's synthesizers accent the track, which features another of Alex Lifeson's firebrand guitar solos. The tale of a Ferrari roadster, "Red Barchetta," follows, and winds its course in expert fashion. The instrumental "YYZ" takes its name from the airport code for Toronto; but musically it's all Rush, featuring their brand of tight, complex hard rock. "Limelight" was the second single from the album and features Neil Peart's classic lyric of the band's newfound fame. Along with "Tom Sawyer," it entered the UK Top 10. Clocking in at 11 minutes, the two-parter "The Camera Eye" opens the second side in epic fashion, while the ensuing "Witch Hunt" takes a while to get going. The album's cover sports a triple entendre of "moving pictures," courtesy of long-time artist Hugh Syme. Though the album reached No. 1 in their native Canada, the album would peak at No. 3 on both sides of the Atlantic and earn quadruple-platinum status in the US. Rush immediately leaped on tour to support the album, recording material for their next release along the way. Exit...Stage Left, also released in 1981, features those recordings, plus one side recorded on the previous Permanent Waves tour. On subsequent albums, Rush would further embrace synthesizer technology, and also part with long-standing producer Brown. Success, however, would never be more acute than it was here.
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