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Title - 'Moving Pictures: Deluxe Edition' (UMe)
Artist - Rush

The reissue of Rush's seminal album, 'Moving Pictures' has been questioned as simply a monetary marketing ploy by UMe - given that a) it features no extra, or extended tracks, and b) the second disc only contains music videos that we've all seen a hundred times over!

That said, and to make this as clear as possible, 'Moving Pictures" Deluxe Edition' has now been released in two formats: (1) a digitally remastered CD plus DVD and (2) a digitally remastered CD plus Blu-ray.

The classic 'Tom Sawyer' is first song up. Relying heavily on Geddy Lee's synthesizer playing and the techniques of drummer Neil Peart, it is simply the best way to start any Rush set off! Closely following it comes the near-seven minute 'Red Barchetta' (a song that describes a future in which many classes of vehicles have been prohibited by the so-called Motor Law!) with the instrumental 'YYZ' (the IATA Airport Code for Toronto Pearson International Airport) pounding its way thereafter. One of the band's most popular pieces, and a staple of the their live performances every since, another classic in 'Limelight' is next.

'Limelight,' for those that don't know, expresses Peart's discomfort with Rush's success and being in the, well, limelight! Next up is the analog-sounding, keyboard-fused 'The Camera Eye' bursts forth. Not the longest of albums, it is done after both 'Witch Hunt' and a song heavily influenced by both reggae (in the guitar riff) as well as progressive electronica (in its use of sequencers) - 'Vital Signs.'

Indeed, and as noted above, for this Deluxe Edition, the DVD & Blu-ray discs feature only the entire album as it always was, their accompanying music videos, AND three (3) bonus music videos: 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Limelight' and the previously-unreleased clip, 'Vital Signs.' All in both a stunning 5.1 surround sound mix - supervised by none other than the band's Alex Lifeson himself - he has used the original multi-tracks adding in newly remastered stereo from the original analog master tapes!

Ergo, both DVD & Blu-ray formats will boast the 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio in 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audiophile playback which offers 256 times more resolution than CD audio - providing the listener with the closest experience you can have to what the artists hear in the studio.

www.universalmusic.com





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