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Rush - Moving Pictures



9 | 812 votes |
Release date: 12 February 1981
Style: Progressive rock

Owners:

1127 have it
75 want it
1 trades it


01. Tom Sawyer
02. Red Barchetta
03. YYZ
04. Limelight
05. The Camera Eye
06. Witch Hunt
07. Vital Signs

Top 20 albums of 1981: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 28

Guest review by
nicaZe
Rating:
9.8
You'll have to excuse me. Right now, I am a bit overwhelmed. There is so much to do. I came here to do a brief review of Rush's Moving Pictures. I just realized, that is absolutely impossible.

This album was the first album that I bought from Rush. It is really, truly a brilliant album. I've listened to it many times since I got it three years ago. It grows on you a lot. There are so many elements to it that make it such a classic. I know you all know what kind of classic is this, but let's say something about this album.

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published 06.06.2012 | Comments (36)

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27.01.2014 - 20:41
telephonebear
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A truly brilliant album. Standout track for me is Witch Hunt-so different to the others yet really powerful.
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04.09.2014 - 11:34
Dr. Strawberry

Their debut is my all time progressive rock masterpiece !
I didn't like the rest of their albums, sounds too sissy.
Btw why rock albums are here ? Rock Storm ?
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08.09.2014 - 03:56
Lord_Regnier

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 04.09.2014 at 11:34

Btw why rock albums are here ? Rock Storm ?


Because early Rush is close to Heavy Metal.
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08.09.2014 - 04:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Lord_Regnier on 08.09.2014 at 03:56
Because early Rush is close to Heavy Metal.

It actually has more to do with their influence and significance. That, and we also feature a lot of prog rock bands here due to its similarities with prog metal, so the "metal" part does have some merit.
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08.09.2014 - 05:18
Lord_Regnier

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.09.2014 at 04:17

Written by Lord_Regnier on 08.09.2014 at 03:56
Because early Rush is close to Heavy Metal.

It actually has more to do with their influence and significance. That, and we also feature a lot of prog rock bands here due to its similarities with prog metal, so the "metal" part does have some merit.


Yeah, I think lots of Rush songs are progressive hard rock (not Metal) but some are more like progressive Metal.
And yes, Rush influenced countless Metal musicians.
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17.09.2014 - 03:51
Rating: 10
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I was thinking awhile ago while skating about how much I actually love Rush and this album. I can remember being like 5 or 6 listening to Tom Sawyer over and over again. Damn, what a great album.
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I do your mum
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18.09.2014 - 09:44
Rating: 10
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Boxcar Willy on 17.09.2014 at 03:51

I was thinking awhile ago while skating about how much I actually love Rush and this album. I can remember being like 5 or 6 listening to Tom Sawyer over and over again. Damn, what a great album.


My mom bought me this album in 1982, 10 years old, was instantly hooked - true story.
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19.09.2014 - 03:24
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Fun fact: Tom Sawyer was the first song that inspired me to play air guitar. it was Juke Box Hero by Foreigner that helped me perfect my technique though.
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05.05.2015 - 01:11
Rating: 9
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
I remember hearing "Tom Sawyer" from an episode of Futurama (love that show). This album is awesome.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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23.07.2015 - 21:16
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by CobiWan1993 on 05.05.2015 at 01:11

I remember hearing "Tom Sawyer" from an episode of Futurama (love that show). This album is awesome.


Youtube video please
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10.07.2016 - 16:36
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Very good.
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11.03.2017 - 23:15
Rating: 8
DeathMetal

I always thought that the album name was referring to film, but on the album art there's people literally moving pictures.
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12.03.2017 - 00:55
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by DeathMetal on 11.03.2017 at 23:15

I always thought that the album name was referring to film, but on the album art there's people literally moving pictures.

I guess the double meaning is the clue here.
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13.01.2020 - 18:35
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Album is magical.
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13.01.2020 - 21:57
Zap

Written by Redel on 12.03.2017 at 00:55

I guess the double meaning is the clue here.

Triple meaning; if you look closely there is a lady crying. (moved by one of the pictures)
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13.01.2020 - 22:12
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by Zap on 13.01.2020 at 21:57

Written by Redel on 12.03.2017 at 00:55

I guess the double meaning is the clue here.

Triple meaning; if you look closely there is a lady crying. (moved by one of the pictures)

Right, havent seen that. Nice wordplay, really. Nice album, definitely.
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03.10.2021 - 22:21
Rating: 8
JavierPaper

I don't know why this Rush album has such a high ranking, it's very good, but I don't think it's for a 9, just as there are other albums by this band that are even more overrated in my opinion.
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03.02.2022 - 22:11
Rating: 10
antvre

I think this is the greatest prog rock album of all time. yes, even better than pink floyd and king crimson
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03.02.2022 - 23:36
JoHn DoE

Written by antvre on 03.02.2022 at 22:11

I think this is the greatest prog rock album of all time. yes, even better than pink floyd and king crimson


I disagree here (there is no such thing as "the best prog rock album ever", anyone can come up with an album, right?) , but I'm happy you love the album.
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04.02.2022 - 09:18
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Well it's an absolutely brilliant album, there is no doubt about that, no bad songs here at all, some real excellent one's here like the classic "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", and of course the progressive masterpiece "Camera Eye". They once again showed their excellent songwriting skills, and masterful musicianship.

In general I would say this is their most enjoyable to listen to, but I prefer Hemispheres overall. I As much as I appreciate Rush, I simply cannot compare them to the likes of Pink Floyd or King Crimson, as both of those bands are legendary in their own way, and each have their very own uniqueness that cannot be matched by any other band.
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12.03.2022 - 19:28
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
RUSH has just released the official music video for "YYZ" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below.

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15.03.2022 - 12:13
Rating: 9
nonZero

Obviously a masterpiece and one of the most influential prog albums of all time. In my top 50 albums of all time.

9.4/10 for me - 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Red Barchetta' are the standout songs. 'YYZ' is also great. All songs are good though, can't go wrong with any track on this album.
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