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Happy 35th anniversary Moving Pictures!

Fri, Feb 12, 2016@7:40AM | comments

35 years ago today on February 12, 1981 Rush released their 8th and most commercially successful studio album, Moving Pictures. The album was recorded and mixed at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec and was certified quadruple-platinum on January 27, 1995. It peaked at #3 on the US Billboard charts and produced some of Rush's best-known singles including their signature track Tom Sawyer. This track along with Limelight, Red Barchetta and the Grammy-nominated instrumental YYZ are a regular staple of rock radio to this day. Five years ago Rush released a special 5.1 surround sound 30th anniversary deluxe edition of the album, and earlier this year the album was reissued on vinyl. The In The Studio with Redbeard rockumentary radio show aired a special last week in celebration of the album's anniversary which you can listen to online at this location. The program consists of interview segments with all three members of Rush from past In the Studio interviews and runs about 25 minutes. Here's a video excerpt from the Moving Pictures Classic Albums documentary where Rush along with producer Terry Brown talk about the recording of Tom Sawyer: