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Classic Albums: 2112 / Moving Pictures [Blu-ray] (2010)

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  • Actors: Rush
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Z6HRUM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,847 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Over 50 minutes of additional interviews, archive footage and new demonstrations not included in the broadcast version.

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The latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of two legendary
albums from Rush. 2112 was the album that saw Rush break through to major chart success, going to No.1 in their native Canada
and Top 75 in the USA where it would eventually be certified triple platinum. Moving Pictures opened them to a mass audience for
the first time and remains the biggest selling album of their career. It also went to No.1 in Canada and went quadruple platinum
there while hitting No.3 in both the UK and USA. Rush members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart talk us through the
making of the albums, together with original producer Terry Brown via interviews, demonstrations, archive videos and use
of the original multi-track tapes.
Over 50 minutes of additional interviews, archive footage and new demonstrations not included in the broadcast version.

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80 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Documentary on Rush's pivotal albums September 20, 2010
This Blu-Ray is essentially the documentary that aired on the Classic Albums TV series. There have been a number of releases for Rush lately from concert footage to documentaries. For a band who is as prolific and influential as they are I say it's high time more stuff has been put out there. While the recently released documentary, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, gives a lot of details spanning their entire career this disk delves into great detail Rush's two most important albums. While the band has released more than 20 albums these two bookend the five albums that defined them as the ultimate power trio and masters of the progressive/art rock genre.

2112 was Rush's fourth (third with drummer Neil Peart) album and it was created out of a mixture of defiance, anger, and pure sense of uncompromising. Their album Fly by Night made critics take notice and Caress of Steel made them disregard the band out of hand. 2112 not only make them take notice again, but it caused a frenzy from just word of mouth. This documentary goes into the thought process behind this. Not only the "we are gonna do this album our way" and "if we are going out we are going on our terms" kind of thinking, but also the music theory behind the songs written and the long play format of the titular 2112 suite (consisting of an entire side of a vinyl album.

So you have that breakaway album, and then Rush makes a couple more critically acclaimed concept albums, then two albums that take the band to a more radio-friendly arena. This is where Moving Pictures comes in. As the last of the albums of this genre it marks the band's complete departure from the art-rock/long form suites (The album Permanent Waves still had the multi-themed Natural Science) to single concept, self contained songs ready for airplay.
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK October 1, 2010
By Artman
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If I wasnt a HUGE Rush fan I would have given this 2 stars.There is nothing new here.The interviews seem rushed (no pun intended) and there is no new vintage footage and you just KNOW they got it.Most of it is from Live in Rio concerts with some stuff from the other concert films.There is some Black and White footage and studio footage they provide but my old bootleg VHS tapes look and sound better!!! Dont know where all these 5 star ratings are coming from.Maybe the reviewers havnt heard all these stories before or seen the same old footage before?? I dunno but save your money and just get Beyond the Lighted Stage dvd (which I gave 5 stars as I love Rush!) Anyways-I wish I would have just rented this instead of buying it but I just couldnt resist.Hope this helps somebody out.......................
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond "Beyond the Lighted Stage" December 25, 2010
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I got "Beyond the Lighted Stage" recently and absolutely loved it. My only gripe was that it was too short. It was the Rush biopic that you could sit down with your wife and watch but not quite enough for the rabid Dungeons and Dragons playing muso uber-fan.

Not that I know anybody like that. Ahem.

So many things that I'm really interested in hearing about were kind of glossed over quickly that I could have really used a BTLS pt 2. This Classic Albums video was about as close as we'll probably get to that. It was obviously shot around the same time that biopic was, but I was happy to see that almost none of the footage was used in both places and in fact if you were to take both of these DVDs and edit them together you would come up with what is probably an excellent and cohesive Rush super-documentary.

Some other reviewers have griped about there being a lot of the same stuff as in the biopic. Obviously much of the same ground is going to be covered because of these albums' place in Rush's history and because it's not like Rush spent ten years making these albums. There's only so much to talk about! That said, there was a lot of stuff in this DVD that really should have made it into the movie. There things that the studio and musician nerds are looking for: many of Alex's solos are discussed specifically and played sans backing music for instance - very interesting stuff. There are bits of band history, such as a lot more specific discussion about Ayn Rand's influence on the band as a whole as well as how Mercury's arm-twisting of Ray Danniels and Terry Brown led those sentiments to heavily influence the writing of 2112 rather than whatever else they were reading at the time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than on TV October 8, 2010
There is about 50+ minutes of additional footage on the DVD. It is great seeing RUSH talk about the making of their two greatest albums. Seeing the behind-the-scenes of making 2112 and the pressure they were under was unbelievable. 2112 was a do-or-die project and they clearly made an amazing effort. You really can hear the anger in their playing of 2112. As for Moving Pictures, this is their masterpiece. As Neil said "This was when we became Rush" They discuss almost every song on both albums and the studio scenes with Terry Brown are great. Lets just hope they release "The Time Machine Tour" on Blu-Ray.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By NP520
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Rush fans will enjoy... Especially us fans old enough to remember the late 70s shows and the concerts from the 80s. Not tons of concert footage but enough. Interviews are great. A band with a great sense of humor for sure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It was nice to hear some more detailed information from the band ...
It was nice to hear some more detailed information from the band and producer about two of my favorite albums.
Published 6 days ago by P. Hammer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Never gets old, These guys only better
Published 17 days ago by Robert M. Alcanter II
4.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do the albums justice.
Kinda boring compared to the rest of the Classic Albums series but I blame that on the members of Rush. Read more
Published 2 months ago by leadcoffin
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST FROM THE BEGINNING
Published 4 months ago by Daniel Moreno
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Rush!! Any fan must own this!
Being a home recording engineer, it's always fun to hear the process of making the albums. This purchase was a no-brainer. Read more
Published 5 months ago by M. Saxon
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush history
I will be honest, I am a big fan so this review is from the perspective of someone who loves all things Rush. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr S M Finnie
3.0 out of 5 stars WELL....
This is not a video as I expected it would be... This is like a bio. of everyone involved in the making of these albums. Kind of boring in places.
Published 7 months ago by KEMO
4.0 out of 5 stars birthday gift
Bought as birthday gift for friend and she loves it. She listens to it a lot. I was glad she liked it.
Published 7 months ago by ewife
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video
What can you say ? It's Rush. Fantastic video , very good definition and just the perfect gift for a Rush fan like me.
Published 11 months ago by Mike Del Vacchio
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome musicians
Loved the video these guys rock and are extremely talented and not full of themselves. Great work!!! Loved the performances
Published 13 months ago by C. Zuniga
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