30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Rush Masterpiece Moving Pictures Features Audiophile Surround Sound Mix, Music Videos, Rare Photos and More
LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2011 -- Acclaimed as one of rock's greatest albums, Rush's Moving Pictures masterwork celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a spectacular Moving Pictures - Deluxe Edition (Mercury/UMe), April 5, 2011. The reissue of this seminal album will be available in two formats: (1) a digitally remastered CD plus DVD and (2) a digitally remastered CD plus Blu-ray. For this Deluxe Edition, the DVD & Blu-ray discs will feature the album and three bonus music videos, "Tom Sawyer," "Limelight" and the previously unreleased clip "Vital Signs," in both a stunning 5.1 surround sound mix supervised by the band's Alex Lifeson using the original multi-tracks and in newly remastered stereo from the original analog master tapes. 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. The DVD is playable on both DVD-Audio and DVD-Video players, the latter players will include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and PCM stereo playback. Blu-ray discs will also feature DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound in addition to 96kHz/24-bit PCM 5.1 surround sound and stereo. The Moving Pictures experience has never sounded better or been more moving.
Also included in the package is an extensive gallery with previously unreleased photos from the original recording sessions, new liner notes by renowned music journalist David Fricke and 30th anniversary artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme.
At quadruple platinum in the U.S., Moving Pictures was the band's eighth studio album and remains its biggest selling, highlighted by the group's best-known track, "Tom Sawyer," as well as the hit "Limelight," radio favorite "Red Barchetta" and Grammy-nominated instrumental "YYZ." Rush continues to garner new fans through new recordings, touring and are a mainstay at Mainstream Rock radio. Last year, Rush had 100 different tracks get radio airplay, one of only 6 rock artists including AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones to have that deep a catalog. They are also one of only 16 artists to have been top 40 in radio airplay for the last 10 years at Mainstream Rock.
As singer-bassist-keyboardist Geddy Lee, lead guitarist Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart record their 20th studio album and continue their Time Machine tour in America and Europe this year--during which they will perform the entire album--Rush continues to stay true to the spirit that made Moving Pictures a classic.
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SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises