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First review in for the Moving Pictures 5.1 surround sound remix

Wed, Mar 23, 2011@12:35PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 3/28@10:36AM: In celebration of the release of the Moving Pictures 5.1 remix, John at Cygnus-X1.net is holding a contest to give away five copies of the CD/DVD version - one per week starting this Friday, April 1st. To enter just go to this link.

UPDATE - 3/23@9:44PM: Rush.com just sent out a newsletter which confirms the Best Buy exclusive offer:

... Please note: For US fans: The CD+BLURAY edition will be available in the US exclusively at Best Buy for the first 4 weeks and the CD + DVD version will be available to all retailers in the US starting April 5th!...

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The first review for Rush's Moving Pictures 5.1 surround sound remix just came in via a blog posting on Rush sound engineer Richard Chychi's website:

... So I guess the review pre-release copies of Rush’s Blu-Ray Moving Pictures 5.1 remix/remaster are making the rounds. It’s so exciting to get feedback from people enjoying something that I had so much fun working on. With permission, I’m sharing pieces of a recent email here from a guy that listens to A LOT of 5.1:

... “First impressions: W-O-W. It’s going to be really, really HARD to ever listen to this album “only” in stereo ever again! THIS is what surround was built for, so to speak … Living inside it and loving it! … Everyone needs to know how GREAT this 5.1 mix is!”

... “One of my favorite albums of all time is now better than ever. I look forward to listening to it again and again and getting more out of it each time I do … Each song has its own individual sense of space … It’s such a rewarding listening experience.”

Mike Mettler – Editor-in-Chief, Sound & Vision Magazine.

Chycki also remarks that he is busily planning for the recording of the Cleveland show on April 15th. Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the remix will release on April 5th, but the Blu-ray will only be sold exclusively through Best Buy for the first 30 days; other retailers will have the Blu-ray version on May 3rd. Here are some details regarding the remix from Rush.com:

... 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. ... 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 ...

You can read all the details from Rush.com at this link and pre-order your copy of the remix at Amazon (CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray).

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[Richard Chycki on the Moving Pictures 5.1 surround sound remix]
[Alex Lifeson on UK digital radio station Planet Rock today]

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