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Classic Albums: 2112 and Moving Pictures (DVD)
Released: 2010, Eagle Vision
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Love them or hate them, Rush are a Canadian institution. Hated initially by many critics but loved by the fans is how Rush ‘broke’ into the mainstream with 2112 and it’s predecessor MOVING PICTURES solidified their place in Rock history.
After a few releases the label was about to pull the plug on Rush’s record deal but decided to give them one final chance for commercial success and 2112 was the result. Maybe it was the pressure they were under that did it? Maybe it was their creativity was at it’s peak? Maybe it was the fact that this may be their last recording so they made the album they wanted and never cared what the label people thought? Whatever it was, it worked and worked well.
On this CLASSIC ALBUMS release we are treated to interviews with each of the band members as well as other key people in the Rush history. Neil Pert comes across as very intelligent and his segments are the most interesting of the lot. These interviews are intermixed with behind the scenes making of 2112 as well as some old live footage. A few interesting tidbits of info are told and how certain bits and pieces came about. Like all titles in the CLASSIC ALBUMS series this one is very informative and gives a deep insight into the band and it’s first of many commercially successful albums.
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