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RUSH Cover Artist HUGH SYME Discusses Creation Of 'Moving Pictures' Album Artwork (Audio)

On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Information label teams proceed the in depth RUSH Fortieth-anniversary album sequence with new, expanded editions of the band’s groundbreaking 1981 launch “Shifting Footage”, embodying its well-deserved basic album standing. “Shifting Footage – Fortieth Anniversary” might be obtainable to followers in six distinct configurations, together with the (1) Tremendous Deluxe Version, (2) three-CD Deluxe Version, (3) five-LP Deluxe Version, (4) one-LP Version, (5), Digital Deluxe Version, and (6) Dolby Atmos Digital Version and may be pre-ordered right here.

Within the video beneath, artist Hugh Syme narrates the creation of the “Shifting Footage” iconic album art work.

“Shifting Footage”, RUSH‘s eighth studio album, was initially launched on February 12, 1981, and its adventurous-yet-accessible music catapulted the forward-thinking Canadian band to even newer heights because it started navigating the calls for of a brand new decade. The album’s seven songs expertly blended RUSH‘s intrinsic prowess for channeling its progressive roots into radio-friendly preparations, a template the band had mastered to a T all all through its earlier album, 1980’s deservedly lauded “Everlasting Waves”. “Shifting Footage” was additionally the second of many RUSH recording periods at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, which was in the end nicknamed the trio’s personal private Abbey Highway recording studio.

The album’s lead-off observe, “Tom Sawyer”, turned considered one of RUSH‘s most cherished FM favorites along with taking its rightful place as a perpetual live performance staple for many years to return. Subsequent, the band shifts into the multi-generational dreamscape of “Pink Barchetta”, which chronicles the thrills and chills of a high-stakes backroads automotive race. The instrumental barnburner “YYZ”, lovingly named after the airport identification code for Toronto’s Pearson Worldwide Airport, runs the gamut of the band’s ceaselessly spectacular progressive chops in below 4 minutes flat. Facet A closes out with the observational luminescence of “Limelight”, a timeless, if not prescient have a look at how introverted artists grapple with public calls for whereas attempting to keep up a private stage of earned privateness.

Facet B commences with the expansive palette of “The Digicam Eye”, a multi-layered, ten-minute-long travelogue that takes a fowl’s eye view of the inherent hustle and bustle of New York Metropolis counterbalanced with the extreme vitality and deep-rooted historical past of London. “Witch Hunt” (subtitled as being “Half III of Worry”) affords a grim view of prejudice and mob mentality, whereas the album wraps up with the angular, cutting-edge “Very important Indicators”, a propulsive observe that clearly foreshadows numerous the extra adventurous musical instructions RUSH would undertake because the ever-shifting Eighties continued to unfold.

The Tremendous Deluxe Version contains three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc, and 5 high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs. The set encompa***es the Abbey Highway Mastering Studios 2015 remastered version of the album for the primary time on CD, together with two discs of beforehand unreleased and newly restored bonus stay content material newly blended from the unique analog stay multi-tracks by RUSH‘s authentic producer, Terry Brown, that includes the band’s full, unreleased Toronto live performance from Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, on March 25, 1981 (designated right here as “Stay In YYZ 1981”). The fourth bonus disc is a Blu-ray Audio disc with the core album newly blended from the unique multi-tracks in Dolby Atmos (a RUSH catalog first!), Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and DTS-HD Grasp Audio 5.1 encompa*** sound as finished by famous producer/engineer Richard Chycki, alongside the beforehand obtainable PCM Stereo combine. Additionally included on the Blu-ray are 4 bonus movies: a brand-new video for “YYZ” plus three remastered cla***ic promo movies for “Tom Sawyer”, “Limelight” and “Very important Indicators”. Moreover, the entire vinyl within the Tremendous Deluxe Version has been reduce by way of half-speed Direct to Steel Mastering (DMM) (one other RUSH catalog first!) on 5 180-gram audiophile LPs.

The Tremendous Deluxe Version of “Shifting Footage – Fortieth Anniversary” will even embrace a number of unique gadgets, together with a 44-page hardcover e book with unreleased images and new art work by authentic album designer Hugh Syme, together with new illustrations for every tune; in depth liner notes by Kim Thayil (guitarist, SOUNDGARDEN), Les Claypool (ba***ist/vocalist, PRIMUS), Taylor Hawkins (drummer, FOO FIGHTERS), Invoice Kelliher (guitarist, MASTODON), and Neil Sanderson (drummer, THREE DAYS GRACE); a Pink Barchetta mannequin automotive mounted on a black perch with an MP40 nameplate; two Neil Peart signature MP40 branded drumsticks; two metal-embossed guitar picks, one every with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson‘s respective signatures engraved on them; a duplicate of the “Shifting Footage” 1981 official tour program; an MP40 brand enamel pin; a 3D lenticular “Shifting Footage in movement” lithograph; an 18×24-inch Toronto 1981 live performance poster; a duplicate live performance ticket from the 1981 Maple Leaf Gardens present; a 12×36-inch Rush By means of The Years 1973-1981 poster; a YYZ baggage tag; and a All Entry World Tour ’81 insert. All contents are housed in a premium lift-top field, which options movingly reimagined cowl art work by Hugh Syme.

The second configuration of “Shifting Footage – Fortieth Anniversary” might be launched in a three-CD Deluxe Version digipak that features the newly remastered authentic album on CD 1 and your entire, unreleased 1981 Toronto live performance on CDs 2 and three. Extras embrace a 24-page booklet with unreleased images and reimagined art work by Syme, together with the aforementioned liner notes by Thayil, Claypool, Hawkins, Kelliher and Sanderson.

The third “Shifting Footage” configuration might be provided as a five-LP Deluxe Version, all of it housed in a slipcase together with a single-pocket jacket for the remastered authentic “Shifting Footage” on LP 1, and two gatefold jackets for LPs 2-5 that comprise all 19 tracks from the whole, unreleased “Stay In YYZ” 1981 live performance. As famous above, all vinyl has been reduce for the primary time ever by way of half-speed Direct to Steel Mastering (DMM) on 180-gram black audiophile vinyl. Extras embrace a 24-page booklet with unreleased images, Syme‘s reimagined art work and new illustrations, and the whole liner notes.

The fourth configuration is a one-LP eCommerce unique version, that includes the first-ever half-speed DMM vinyl urgent. It comes newly wrapped in a limited-edition premium tip-on fashion gatefold jacket with printed sleeve, and every urgent comes with considered one of six randomly inserted Neil Peart hand-drawn lyrics sheets.

The fifth configuration, the Deluxe Digital Version, options the unique album and all 19 bonus stay performances from Toronto, and is the digital equal to the three-CD Deluxe Version.

Lastly, the sixth configuration, the Dolby Atmos Digital Version, is the digital equal of Richard Chycki‘s masterful Atmos mixture of all seven tracks from the unique album.

RUSH — ba***ist/keyboardist/vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist/vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart — maintains a big and uniquely pa***ionate worldwide fanbase that acknowledges and respects the band’s singular, daring, and perpetually exploratory songcraft that mixes sterling musicianship, complicated compositions, and distinctive lyrical aptitude. RUSH has bought greater than 25 million albums within the U.S. alone, with worldwide gross sales estimated at 45 million (and counting), and has been awarded 24 gold, 14 platinum, and three multi-platinum album distinctions. RUSH has acquired seven Grammy nominations, and the band was inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor Of Fame in 1994 and the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame in 2013.

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