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Moving Pictures 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

CHART UPDATE: Moving Pictures is currently #181 on the Billboard Top 200; with a showing of 75 weeks on the chart!

Newly remixed in 5.1 surround sound, the Moving Pictures - Deluxe Edition is now available.  Available as either a two disk CD/DVD or CD/Blu-Ray edition, the package includes an extensive gallery including 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.  Check out the all new trailer for the Moving Pictures Deluxe Edition here.

Included in the reissue package is an extensive gallery with previously unreleased photos from the original recording sessions as well as new new liner notes by renowned music journalist David Fricke.  The liner notes essay is now available on the Moving Pictures liner notes page, and 27 new images have been added to the Rush Album Art Gallery. - I would like to thank John at for proving the transcript and images!
    "Rush's Moving Pictures celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a spectacular Moving Pictures - Deluxe Edition via Mercury/UMe. The reissue of this seminal album on April 5, 2011, 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.


 Tom Sawyer

, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight, The Camera Eye

, Witch Hunt

, Vital Signs
    BLU-RAY / DVD-AUDIO/VIDEO (same tracklist for both): Tom Sawyer (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo), Red Barchetta (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo), YYZ (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)

, Limelight (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo), The Camera Eye (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)

, Witch Hunt (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo), Vital Signs (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo), Tom Sawyer (Music Video – 5.1 & Stereo), Limelight (Music Video – 5.1 & Stereo), Vital Signs (Music Video – 5.1 & Stereo – Previously Unreleased)" -, February 25, 2011
    "Ok, so the word is out. I've been in the studio for last month remixing the original Moving Pictures CD in 5.1 surround. I finished tweaks on Red Barchetta yesterday. It really was an amazing experience to spread the original tracks of such a classic CD into the 3D word of surround. (The car speeds off, goes behind and banks a sharp right in rear BTW). The listening experience is drastically enveloping and coupled with songs and performances that epitomize this band, it's definitely a great time to re-discover Rush. After discussion with the band, the goal here was to pay serious homage to the production of the era so a considerable amount of time was spent researching and working through effects etc. that matched the original but would fare well in the 5.1 world. And of course, placement was also a critical issue. I'm pleased with the results and Alex Lifeson was pretty blown away when he came in to listen to the finals." - Richard Chycki,, February 4, 2011
    No word yet on the rest of the reissues; as first announced last summer, last reissued as "The Rush Remasters" in 1997, Rush's entire back catalog with Universal (1974-1987) will be the subject of a major reissues campaign in 2011.


    1. The only possible way to "improve" the already great sounding '97 remasters would be to include alternate takes...Then again, I found that to be very annoying when the Yes discography was released through Rhino Records..Some of those alternate takes are downright horrid.

    2. I was wondering if the band was going to re-release or remaster their back catalog, they should asort them in boxsets (similiar to how Genesis did remastered their albums and put them in boxsets). And if they did, bonus features should be added (like 5.1 remixes, music videos, and unreleased songs and live footage).

    3. I agree with the boxset idea! We could get each Era of Rush in a boxset:
      Then a special boxset for Vapor Trails with cool bonus stuff...
      Then maybe a live boxset with ATWAS, ESL and ASOH? I think Different Stages is a bit new to remaster, really, and anything released in the last 10 years probably wouldn't need remastering.


    4. They should also make a live DVD of "Different Stages" as well if that's ok?

    5. I hope they're remixed and remastered, because they could use a bit of work still. The 20-bit remasters just don't have the depth and wide soundstage that other 24-bit remasters have (like Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, ELP, Yes, etc)

    6. Too bad this idea didn't come at a time when SACD and DVD-Audio were still in stores. I would be happy with the same mixes as the 97 remasters but available is some hi-res stereo format. I could care less about 5.1, though, with the possible exception of their earlier concept albums.

    7. If the Universal albums are sold in boxsets, then that would be three boxsets sold. I am also wondering if the live albums will be remastered? If so, then there will be a forth boxset containing the 3 (or 4 if you count "The Grace Under Pressure Tour" as one) live albums and material.

    8. The 5.1 surround would have to be put on DVD or Blu-Ray. The info won't fit on a standard CD

    9. This is one album down so far. But I am wondering if music videos, a reissue interview, or a tour programme will be put on the DVD/BD. You know, like how Genesis did their albums.

      Also, I'm waiting on news about the release date for Remixed "Vapor Trails".

    10. As cool as this is, is it really going to sound better than the LP on good equipment?

    11. It won't sound better then the LP on any equipment.
      But I'm sure it will be a great improvements over the 97' remastered.

    12. Rush recorded shows from both the Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures tours. I would have loved to have bonus material of some of the songs left off of Exit..Stage Left.

    13. I would really like so see all their albums reissued on nice vinyl, it's something special with those large albums and the vinyl records. I definately think there is a market for them.