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5 stars I remember somewhere in late 90's I heard Xanadu in Exit Stage Left version. I couldn't believe it was Rush cos I knew only Roll The Bones before and back then it wasn't heavy enough for me (I was heavy metal fan). But in late 90's when I heard Xanadu I was bought. Week or two weeks later on the same radio guy played Limelight of Moving Pictures saying it's the best Rush album. I recorded that song and listened to over and over again. It was something totally new for me. In one hand raw ascetic sound in the other so much vitality and passion. So I could play it after Saxon or Iron Maiden and it still stood the pace. So I went to store to buy copy of Moving Pictures. I was pretty excited but when I listened to the whole record I was a bit disappointed. I mean, Limelight was the only song like that and the rest of the material was dark and syntetic. Maybe with exeption of Red Barchetta which was happier. Anyway I wasn't sure if it's the best Rush album and I said to myself, well if it's the best Rush album they are not so good as I thought. Then I heard Power Windows and I was simply amazed. But that's the other story. Moving Pictures was growing on me. At first I enjoyed Limelight and Red Barchetta. Later I started to enjoy Tom Sawyer which is very energetic prog rock tune and Vital Signs which is very original and showing direction for the next Rush album Signals. Now I like the whole album and I think Rush did something unique as for progressive rock of early 80's. Maybe in 70's they were not the best prog band on earth but in early 80's they were simply the best. Because they tried something new still doing it in old way. So Alex still cracks his amazing solos, Neil still plays lot of sounds on his drums and Geddy still creates the same mood with his voice. That's why we don't have to say "oh it's a typical record of early 80's" cos it's timeless. I still enjoy Power Windows but you can easily place that music in time. Moving Pictures is timeless and true masterpiece of rock.
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