Moving Pictures - Rush
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Authors: Will Romano, 6.04” x 8.83” inches 298 pages. Soft Cover. 290 pages text and 8 pages full color. Weight: 1.1 lb. Publisher: Backbeat. ISBN: 978-1-4930-6235-5. Price: $24.97.
Moving Pictures:How Rush Created Progressive Hard Rock’s Greatest Record
There’s nothing like it in the Rush catalog, or, indeed, in the entire prog-rock canon. Stylistically expansive and intellectually ambitious, 1981’s Moving Pictures was a landmark release, one that helped define the progressive genre and that ensured Rush’s place in the rock pantheon. In this definitive account of the album’s creation and legacy, author Will Romano explores the rare alchemy behind a record that continues to inspire musicians and listeners even today.
The key to its lasting significance is the distinctive overarching vision that Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart brought to the album. As Romano shows, Moving Pictures reconciled opposing creative sensibilities to a remarkable degree, giving the record real thematic depth while at the same time rendering it the very antithesis of a “concept album.”
Filled with behind-the-scenes details based on new research and interviews, newbies and fervent fans alike will find this an illuminating exploration of one of the band’s most enduring achievements.
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