'Classic Albums: 2112 / Moving Pictures' [Blu-ray]
(Rush / Blu ray / NR / 2010 / Eagle Records)
Overview: The latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of two legendary
albums from Rush. 2112 was the album that saw Rush break through to major chart success, going to No.1 in their native Canada
and Top 75 in the USA where it would eventually be certified triple platinum. Moving Pictures opened them to a mass audience for
the first time and remains the biggest selling album of their career.
Blu ray Verdict: I have to admit from the very start here that I am a HUGE Rush fan! Over the years I have seen a lot of different videos, imports included, but here on 'Classic Albums: 2112 / Moving Pictures' (another candid look at what goes on behind the scenes in this wonderful series) I found a lot of new info that was very interesting.
I mean, at last we see inside the creative process as so many of us diehards have wanted for so long. So awesome to see their humor and bonds of brotherhood in a way that few ever have.
I especially enjoyed the parts about the not so popular tracks from 2112 - Something for Nothing, Twilight Zone, Passage to Bangkok. Also the interviews of the 3 giving their opinions of the other 2 was great. It is excellent that they break down the different sections of 2112 (the song) and explain the different parts.
I was actually very surprised about the ending which Neil described. I have understood it wrong for 35 years! Most people (non fans) hear 2112/Temples of Syrinx on the radio and think that is 2112, not realizing that it is a 20+ minute novel; simply set to some awesome music!
I have never heard the complete "side" on radio and it would be great if some stations would play it. Between this and the documentary earlier this year, it's no wonder that Rush is probably more popular than ever now. I went to the Time Machine concert and was amazed at the number of females there and also the young kids and all were enjoying it. I think they have opened up an even broader fan base. Overall, this is something to own (fan or casual lover of certain Rush songs), and I recommend it with to mighty thumbs up! [HP] This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
Over 50 minutes of additional interviews, archive footage and new demonstrations not included in the broadcast version.