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Rush - Classic Albums: 2112 - Moving Pictures CD (album) cover




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4 stars I picked this DVD up at a generous price recently and enjoyed hearing about these classic albums that have always favoured strongly in my Rush collection. We hear about the influences and inspiration behind 2112 and how the album was put together. We hear how songs were created and can learn about the recording industry, as is always the case in the Classic Albums documentary series. Songs are stripped down so we can hear hidden sections or just bass by itself, vocals, guitar or drums respectively. This gives a real insight into how the Rush sound is formed.

The three members have a lot to say as usual, as do their managers and friends and rock commentators spouting on about what it was like to record these albums. Moving Pictures is of course a masterpiece and we get to indulge in how songs were written and the overall sound was generated. The transformation from prog to commercial sound is discussed and there is a section on the production of the YYZ classic.

The unseen unaired footage is of particular interest including the influences of 2112, footage of performances of Something For Nothing, Neil warming up, Red Barchetta, Tom Sawyer, and YYZ, why they called it such and what it really is about. The band take out the scalpel and dissect each other in a kiss and tell section with humorous anecdotes.

This is a great supplement to the Beyond the Lightest Stage documentary. I recommend this for those who love the CA series and all Rush addicts such as myself. It is a fantastic diagnostic look at two quintessential Rush albums.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |


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