|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
|Contributing Artists:||Hugh Syme|
Rush: Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, synthesizer); Alex Lifeson (acoustic & electric guitars); Neil Peart (drums, timbales, bells, percussion).Additional personnel: Hugh Syme (keyboards).Recorded at Le Studio, Quebec, Canada in October & November 1980.Rush: Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, synthesizer); Alex Lifeson (acoustic & electric guitars); Neil Peart (drums, timbales, bells, percussion).Additional personnel: Hugh Syme (keyboards).Recorded at Le Studio, Quebec, Canada in October & November 1980.MOVING PICTURES is the intersection between Rush's '70s art-rock style and their sequencer-laced '80s efforts. An incredible stylistic leap for the band, the songs here incorporate reggae, percolating synth and even a new wave-tinged early '80s pop sensibility. "Tom Sawyer," the ultimate alienated-teen saga, is the album's best known song. "Red Barchetta" picks up where 2112 left off with futuristic, sci fi-oriented lyrics. The instrumental "YYZ" is as far into straight-up progressive rock as the band had ever ventured. Things get socio-political on the ominous "Witch Hunt," and a Jamaican flavor enlivens "Vital Signs." The increased reliance on synthesizers and sequencers would later become irksome to old school Rush fans, but on MOVING PICTURES, electronics are tastefully applied to further the group's musical vision, making for what just might be their finest batch of songs.Editorial Reviews4 stars out of 5 -- Rush were patently listening to what was going on around them, leavening their long-form integral calculus riffing with accessibly catchy motifs...Record Collector
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