Moving Pictures (2011 Remaster)

RushFebruary 12, 1981
Classic Rock℗ 2011 Anthem Records Inc. (CA)
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Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released on February 12, 1981 on Anthem Records. After touring to support their previous album, Permanent Waves, the band started to write and record new material in August 1980 with co-producer Terry Brown. They continued to write songs with a more radio friendly format, featuring tighter song structures and songs of shorter length compared to their early albums.
Moving Pictures received a positive reception from current and retrospective music critics and became an instant commercial success, reaching number one in Canada and number 3 in the United States and the United Kingdom. It remains Rush's highest selling album in the United States after it was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for over 4 million copies sold. "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer" and "Vital Signs" were released as singles across 1981, and the instrumental "YYZ" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Rush supported the album with a concert tour from September 1980 to July 1981.

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Tom Sawyer4:37
Red Barchetta6:10
The Camera Eye10:58
Witch Hunt4:45
Vital Signs4:46
56 total

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