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4 stars According to Neill Peart, this is the album that Rush should have started with, and all the other albums before Moving Pictures..should be forgotton...Its true that this is a album with a couple of great tunes, but its ulitmatly also an album that is containing some really catchy songs, that however still are live favorites untill this Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ and Limelight. The in my opinion best song of the album was only played during the tour of this album, and after that never again.....The Camera Eye gives us with that one last swan song.....of the progressive side of Rush........How unfortunate....

Catchy or not, they still stand out as great tunes and there really is no real bad song on this album....One after the oother are of great quality and show Rush's great capability in playing such good music. I think....ultimatly Moving Pictures is really the turningpoint and the album from where Rush tends to over heal to the more song bases orientation. After Moving Pictures songs were rarely clocking over de 7 minutes. And with that the time of 2112, A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres were lying far behind us.

Having said this, it must be said that Moving Pictures containes alot very recognisable Rush sound songs. Over and over it are indeed Niel's awasome drumming, Geddy's amazing baseplaying and Alex's awsome Guitarwork that are shinging all together here...All in all it must be said that the album is having a quite relative the same sound / style....and in a song as YYZ Alex shows that he can solo as we'll........What I in general really like it the add of quite dominant keyboards here and there. Again in YYZ thats very good to hear...Rush should do that more often........

In the various livereleases over the years it must be said that....alot of the versions have been released also and sound much much better than here (although the remaster sounds good) and much more powerfull......a song as Limelight for example is much much better on Different Stages.......perhaps because its more dynamical....and because it has much more dominant keys....especially towards the end....The same can be said of Tom Sawyer on Different Stages, which is a very powerfull performance (or perhaps its the way Different Stages is recorded cos all sound so powerfull and have that pumping bass of Geddy....) and YYZ on Exit, stages left which is a more extended version of the song. Hopefully one day we will get a live version of The Camera Eye........

Daniel1974nl | 4/5 |


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