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Hugh Syme picks his 11 best Rush album covers for Classic Rock Magazine

Tue, Sep 22, 2015@1:30PM | comments

Back in May Rush released a 272 page coffee table book titled Art of Rush, which celebrates the 40 year relationship of Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator Hugh Syme. Syme recently spoke with Classic Rock Magazine and revealed what he thinks are the best eleven Rush album covers. Not surprisingly Moving Pictures came out on the top of his list:

Despite budgetary limitations, for that time, and the challenges this concept posed... this was a pretty ambitious piece to undertake - from the cover to the inner-sleeve. I'm pleased that the outcome was so close to my initial vision. And, like some songs - this one came to me in an instant. Neil's titles are like that. They inspire images and I have always been spoiled with his being the consummate wordsmith that he is. His wonderful titles were always eagerly anticipated by this art director. They were the point of departure for every album we did. I also came to discover, and delight in, a realization that these guys were into puns. Simple, elaborate, profound or glib. And, they knew how to let our visuals afford humor and mystery.

You can see the other ten albums he chose and read what he had to say about them at this location.