“Moving Pictures” by Rush - album review

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TJR says

For their 8th long-player in February, 1981, the Toronto trio remain: Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, synthesizers), Alex Lifeson (electric and acoustic guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion). This album was their biggest seller to date, climbing to #1 at home, #3 in the States and #3 in the UK, fuelled by the success of the two Top 10 American singles; “Tom Sawyer” (#8) and “Limelight” (#4). Since 1976's “2112” (my only previous album of theirs) they seem to have compromised some, introducing some New Wave concessions to their brand of tight, progressive rock, but I'm still far from moved. A flirtation with Reggatta de Blanc is mildly interesting at the very close, but that's about it.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:34] 3.2.png Rush - Tom Sawyer (Neil Peart, Pye Dubois) Prog
A2 [06:10] 3.6.png Rush - Red Barchetta (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) Rock
A3 [04:26] 3.7.png Rush - YYZ (Geddy Lee, Neil Peart) Prog
A4 [04:20] 3.5.png Rush - Limelight (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) Prog
B1 [10:58] 2.6.png Rush - The Camera Eye (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) Rock
B2 [04:46] 4.1.png Rush - Witch Hunt (Part III of "Fear") (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) Rock
B3 [04:46] 5.0.png Rush - Vital Signs (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) Rock

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