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Rush’s Moving Pictures to Receive 40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue

The seminal 1981 album featured hits such as "Tom Sawyer" and "Limelight"

Rush Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Reissue
Rush Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Box Set

    Rush’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures is receiving a 40th anniversary deluxe reissue. The collection is due out April 15th.

    Moving Pictures remains Rush’s most well-known album, housing massive FM hits such as “Tom Sawyer” and “Limelight” as well as the legendary instrumental “YYZ.” It saw the band melding their progressive-rock tendencies with radio friendly arrangements — to much commercial success. The LP has been certified five-times platinum, having shifted over five million units in the US alone.

    That number is about to increase. The Moving Pictures reissue will be released in multiple packages across different formats: a Super Deluxe Edition, 3-CD Deluxe Edition, 5-LP Deluxe Edition, 1-LP edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and a Dolby Atmos Digital Edition.

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    For the hardcore Rush fan, the Super Deluxe Edition presents a variety of ways to listen to the album. It includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc, and five heavyweight vinyl LPs.

    The set compiles the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD, along with two discs of previously unreleased and newly restored bonus live recordings mixed from the original analog multi-tracks by Rush producer Terry Brown. It also features the band’s complete, unreleased Toronto concert from Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, on March 25, 1981 (entitled “Live in YYZ 1981”).

    The Blu-ray Audio disc includes the core album newly mixed from the original multi-tracks in Dolby Atmos — a first in the Rush catalog — Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound by producer/engineer Richard Chycki. The previously available PCM Stereo mix is also on the disc, along with four bonus videos: a brand-new clip for “YYZ” plus three remastered vintage promo videos for “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight,” and “Vital Signs.”

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    Additionally, all of the vinyl in the Super Deluxe Edition has been cut via half-speed Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) — another Rush first — on five 180-gram LPs.

    When Moving Pictures turned 40 last year, we invited some major rock drummers to reflect on the immeasurable importance of the record. Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, Matt Halpern, and Arejay Hale all participated in the round table discussion, which you can watch above.

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    Together, the four drummers eloquently discussed the impact Rush’s music had on them, the importance of Moving Pictures in rock history, the intricacies of songs like “Tom Sawyer” and “YYZ”, and most passionately, what Neil Peart meant to them individually as drummers, and how they were impacted by his passing in January 2020.

    Pre-orders for the Moving Pictures reissue are available here. You can watch an unboxing video for the Super Deluxe Edition and see the extensive tracklists for the various editions below.

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    Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Reissue Tracklistings:
    Super Deluxe Edition
    CD 1
    Original Album – (2015 Remaster)
    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    04. Limelight
    05. The Camera Eye
    06. Witch Hunt
    07. Vital Signs

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    CD 2
    Live In YYZ 1981 (Previously Unreleased)
    01. 2112 – Overture
    02. 2112 – The Temples Of Syrinx
    03. Freewill
    04. Limelight
    05. Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Prelude
    06. Beneath, Between & Behind
    07. The Camera Eye
    08. YYZ
    09. Broon’s Bane
    10. The Trees
    11. Xanadu

    CD 3
    Live In YYZ 1981 (Previously Unreleased) [Part Two]
    01. The Spirit Of Radio
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. Closer To The Heart
    04. Tom Sawyer
    05. Vital Signs
    06. Natural Science
    07. Working Man / Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Armageddon: The Battle Of Heart And Mind / By-Tor & The Snow Dog / In The End / In The Mood / 2112 – Grand Finale
    08. La Villa Strangiato

    Blu-Ray Audio – Disc 4
    Dolby Atmos* / Dolby Truehd 5.1* / Dts-Hd Master Audio 5.1* / Pcm Stereo
    * Denotes Previously Unreleased Mixes

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    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    05. Limelight
    06. The Camera Eye
    07. Witch Hunt
    08. Vital Signs
    09. Bonus Promo Videos

    Dolby Truehd 5.1* / Dts-Hd Master Audio 5.1* / Pcm Stereo
    * Denotes Previously Unreleased Mixes
    ** Denotes Previously Unreleased Video

    A. Tom Sawyer
    B. Limelight
    C. Vital Signs
    D. YYZ**

    LP 1 – Moving Pictures
    DMM Half-Speed Mastering / Original Album
    Side A
    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    04. Limelight

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    Side B
    01. The Camera Eye
    02. Witch Hunt
    03. Vital Signs

    LP 2 – Live In YYZ 1981
    DMM Half-Speed Mastering / Previously Unreleased
    LP 2 – Side A
    01. 2112 – Overture
    02. 2112 – The Temples Of Syrinx
    03. Freewill
    04. Limelight

    LP 2 – Side B
    01. Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Prelude
    02. Beneath, Between & Behind
    03. The Camera Eye

    LP 3 – Live In YYZ 1981
    LP 3 – Side A
    01. YYZ
    02. Broon’s Bane
    03. The Trees

    LP 3 – Side B
    01. Xanadu
    02. The Spirit Of Radio

    LP 4 – Live In YYZ 1981
    LP 4 – Side A
    01. Red Barchetta
    02. Closer To The Heart
    03. Tom Sawyer

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    LP 4 – Side B
    01. Vital Signs
    02. Natural Science

    LP 5 – Live In YYZ 1981
    LP 5 – Side A
    01. Working Man / Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Armageddon: The Battle Of Heart And Mind / By-Tor & The Snow Dog / In The End / In The Mood / 2112 – Grand Finale

    LP 5 – Side B
    01. La Villa Strangiato

    3CD Deluxe Edition
    CD1 – Moving Pictures
    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    04. Limelight
    05. The Camera Eye
    06. Witch Hunt
    07. Vital Signs

    CD 2 – Live In YYZ 1981 / Previously Unreleased

    01. 2112 – Overture
    02. 2112 – The Temples Of Syrinx
    03. Freewill
    04. Limelight
    05. Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Prelude
    06. Beneath, Between & Behind
    07. The Camera Eye
    08. YYZ
    09. Broon’s Bane
    10. The Trees
    11. Xanadu

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    CD 3 – Live In YYZ 1981 / Previously Unreleased
    01. The Spirit Of Radio
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. Closer To The Heart
    04. Tom Sawyer
    05. Vital Signs
    06. Natural Science
    07. Working Man / Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Armageddon: The Battle Of Heart And Mind / By-Tor & The Snow Dog / In The End / In The Mood / 2112 – Grand Finale
    08. La Villa Strangiato

    5LP Deluxe Edition
    LP 1 – Moving Pictures
    DMM Half-Speed Mastering / Original Album
    Side A
    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    04. Limelight

    Side B
    01. The Camera Eye
    02. Witch Hunt
    03. Vital Signs

    LP 2 – Live In YYZ 1981
    DMM Half-Speed Mastering / Previously Unreleased
    LP 2 – Side A
    01. 2112 – Overture
    02. 2112 – The Temples Of Syrinx
    03. Freewill
    04. Limelight

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    LP 2 – Side B
    01. Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Prelude
    02. Beneath, Between & Behind
    03. The Camera Eye

    LP 3 – Live In YYZ 1981
    LP 3 – Side A
    01. YYZ

    02. Broon’s Bane
    03. The Trees

    LP 3 – Side B
    01. Xanadu
    02. The Spirit Of Radio

    LP 4 – Live In YYZ 1981
    LP 4 – Side A
    01. Red Barchetta
    02. Closer To The Heart
    03. Tom Sawyer

    LP 4 – Side B
    01. Vital Signs
    02. Natural Science

    LP 5 – Live In YYZ 1981
    LP 5 – Side A
    01. Working Man / Cygnus X-1 Book Ii: Hemispheres – Armageddon: The Battle Of Heart And Mind / By-Tor & The Snow Dog / In The End / In The Mood / 2112 – Grand Finale

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    LP 5 – Side B
    01. La Villa Strangiato

    1LP Limited Ecommerce Edition
    DMM Half-Speed Mastering / Original Album
    Side A
    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    04. Limelight

    Side B
    01. The Camera Eye
    02. Witch Hunt
    03. Vital Signs

    Includes: Premium Gatefold Tip-On Jacket / Printed Sleeve / 1 Of 6 Randomly Insert Neil Peart Hand-Drawn Lyric Sheets

    Dolby Atmos Digital Edition / Previously Unreleased
    Moving Pictures
    01. Tom Sawyer
    02. Red Barchetta
    03. YYZ
    04. Limelight
    05. The Camera Eye
    06. Witch Hunt
    07. Vital Signs

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