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Rush – Moving Pictures (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe) (1981/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Rush – Moving Pictures (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe) (1981/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:39:18 minutes | 1,86 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Records

Rush’s 1981 album Moving Pictures is being reissued for its (belated) 40th anniversary in April.

The album was recorded in Quebec’s Le Studio and saw the band continue down the route of shorter, more radio friendly songs. Longtime producer Terry Brown was back for what was the band’s eighth studio album.

Moving Pictures features the singles ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Limelight’ and ‘Vital Signs’, although they weren’t all issued in all territories. As with the previous reissue, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures 40 boasts revised front cover artwork on the front of the various packages (although the vinyl albums in the box sets retain the original).

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Rush – Time Stand Still (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Rush: Time Machine – Live In Cleveland
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Progressive Rock

Production/Label: Rounder
Duration: 02:45:00
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 15936 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3522 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio #2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2149 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 22.26 GB

‘Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no b@llsh!t, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.’ – Dave Grohl

This feature-length documentary film chronicles the final major tour for legendary rock band Rush. It is an intimate view ‘under the hood’ of a historic moment from the perspective of the band, their fans, crew, and management. Featuring interviews with the band throughout their sold-out 2015 40th Anniversary tour, the film also shows rarely seen backstage footage capturing the final moments of life on the road. Highlighted as well is the impact on the band’s fans and the world that has been built around the beloved Canadian trio. This is the final touring chapter of a band that has meant so much to so many fans around the world. With narration by Paul Rudd. Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes of documentary footage with an additional 67 minutes of never-before-released bonus content.

‘It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.’ – Rolling Stone

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Rush: Time Machine – Live In Cleveland (2011) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p

Title: Rush: Time Machine – Live In Cleveland
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Progressive Rock

Production/Label: Zoe Records
Duration: 02:42:54
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 23993 kbps 1920x1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3112 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio #2: English Dolby Digital 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Size: 35.18 GB

• Time Machine ” 2011: Live In Cleveland” is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary “Moving Pictures” album, performed live in its entirety. Released in 1981, “Moving Pictures” is their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum, and features some of the band’s most well known songs and perennial radio favorites, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and the Grammy-nominated instrumental “YYZ.” Captured in April 2011 in Cleveland during the renowned trio’s extensive world tour, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” marks the band’s first live concert filmed in the United States. The choice to record in Cleveland was a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its airwaves, as former WMMS DJ Donna Halper is widely credited for helping break the band in 1974 by spinning “Working Man.” The reinterpreted live version of “Working Man” was the encore closer on the Time Machine tour.
• In addition to the 26-song concert set, Rush’s notorious concept tour videos are included: The first short film, entitled “The `Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 2 `Don’t Be Rash,'” and the opening second set video, “The `Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 17’…and Rock and Roll is My Name.'” The bonus material features outtakes from the short films, an alternate film version video for “Tom Sawyer,”and two rare pieces of Rush live footage from the vault: “Need Some Love” from Laura Second Secondary School with original drummer John Rutsey (1974) and “Anthem” from Passaic New Jersey (1976).

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Rush – Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Rush – Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:27:09 minutes | 1,80 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Roadrunner Records / Anthem

Rush’s career reached an important milestone in 2011 — the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s masterpiece, Moving Pictures. Its U.S. sales of more than four million copies shows that this is the album that even casual fans like. (Even those who don’t “like” Rush tend to like “Tom Sawyer.”) The Canadian trio celebrated the 1981 best-seller with the Time Machine tour, featuring a performance of the album in its entirety. The two-CD set Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland captures Rush’s sold-out concert on April 15, 2011, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Previous live albums were recorded outside the United States, so Rush decided to do this one in the first major city to embrace the band after its hometown of Toronto. In fact, Cleveland essentially launched Rush; the credits on the band’s 1974 self-titled debut thank disc jockey/music director Donna Halper from Cleveland’s WMMS-FM because she put “Working Man” into rotation. Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland chronicles a typically strong, consistent Rush show. Vocalist/bass guitarist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart are so talented and technically proficient on their instruments that their herculean performances often seem almost effortless. There are some surprises in the set list and nuances in a few of their classic warhorses to freshen up the songs for themselves and their loyal fan base. The first set kicks off with “The Spirit of Radio” and then Rush immediately throw some unexpected curve balls with “Time Stand Still,” “Presto,” “Stick It Out,” “Workin’ Them Angels,” “Leave That Thing Alone,” “Faithless,” and “BU2B.” Admittedly, the pacing lags a bit with this curious blend of a minor hit, album tracks, and a new song, but the energy picks up dramatically with “Free Will,” “Marathon,” and “Subdivisions.” The second set begins with Moving Pictures. The idea of playing the album in its entirety only adds a little extra excitement since side one’s songs — “Tom Sawyer,” “Red Barchetta,” “YYZ,” and “Limelight” — have been concert staples for years. The big treats are the three rarely performed songs on side two: the spectacular epic “The Camera Eye,” prophetic “Witch Hunt,” and pulsating, reggae-inflected “Vital Signs.” Peart’s solo showcase is always a Rush concert highlight and on this tour it’s titled “Moto Perpetuo (Featuring Love for Sale).” The excitement grows exponentially as the concert winds up with “Closer to the Heart,” “2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx,” “Far Cry,” first encore “La Villa Strangiato,” and the appropriate finale, “Working Man,” which begins as a playful reggae workout before kicking into high gear in its all-out hard rock glory. As a listening experience, Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland only tells part of the story. A Rush concert is designed as an overall audio/video show with carefully designed lighting, rear-screen videos and animation, and filmed comedy bits. Therefore, as enjoyable as this live album is to listen to, you owe it to yourself to see the Blu-ray or DVD home video as well. – Bret Adams

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Rush – Counterparts (1993) [Audio Fidelity ‘2013] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Rush – Counterparts (1993) [Audio Fidelity ‘2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:59 minutes | Scans included | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,14 GB
Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-152 | Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Grey at Cohearent Audio

By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts. Opener “Animate” is straightforward enough, but doesn’t even hint at the guitar ferocity and lyrical angst of “Stick it Out,” a song which undoubtedly polarizes Rush fans to this day. Intellectual melodic rockers like “Cut to the Chase,” “At the Speed of Love,” and “Everyday Glory” are also present (and less shocking), but diversity continues to rule the day with Geddy Lee’s bass taking charge on the amazingly somber “Double Agent” and the giddy instrumental “Leave That Thing Alone.” Pure hard rock resurfaces on “Cold Fire,” but it is the largely acoustic “Nobody’s Hero” which provides the album’s most gripping moment with an impassioned plea for HIV consciousness and understanding.

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Rush – Sector 1 (Remastered) (2011/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rush – Sector 1 (Remastered) (2011/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 04:01:24 minutes | 5,5 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Anthem Records Inc.

Sectors is a three-volume compilation of Rush’s historic 15 album run on Mercury Records from 1974 to 1989, broken down into three separate box sets. Each box set includes five chronological albums, all transferred to high resolution 96kHz/24-bit audio and digitally remastered for optimal quality. Sector 1 covers the band’s earliest period starting in 1974 and includes Rush, Fly By Night, Caress Of Steel, 2112 and All The World’s A Stage.

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Rush – The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rush – The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (2013)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 6:41:57 minutes | 8.28 GB | Genre:  Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: hdtracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Rhino Atlantic

Mastered by Andy Van Dette from Masterdisk from the original masters through analog console, equalizers and compressors before being recaptured at 96kHz.

This is the first time that this must-own set is being offered together as a hi-res download. It features the following studio albums by the legendary Canadian trio: Presto, Roll The Bones,Counterparts, Test For Echo, Vapor Trails, Feedback and Snakes & Arrows. The band is one of the most successful rock groups of the 70s and 80s with 24 Gold and 14 Platinum records.

Rush fans will be excited to know that HDtracks now has the newly remastered and highly anticipated Vapor Trails remix in 96/24 quality and is included in this updated box set. The long awaited and in-demand remix is band approved and will please fans everywhere. Hiring producerDavid Bottrill to remix the album, bassist/singer Geddy Lee says: “He understood what it should sound like,” he says, “so I’m very pleased with the end result. I think he’s finally brought some completion and some justice to some of those songs we’d put so much of our heart and soul into.”

The original recording was mastered by Andy Van Dette from Masterdisk from the original masters through an analog console, equalizers and compressors before being recaptured at 96kHz. The Remix utilizes the same recording but is remixed and remastered with less compression.

Albumlist:

1 Presto (1989)
2 Roll the Bones (1991)
3 Counterparts (1993)
4 Test for Echo (1996)
5 Vapor Trails (2002)
6 Feedback (2004)
7 Snakes and Arrows (2007)

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Rush – Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary) (1980/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rush – Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary) (1980/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:58:58 minutes | 2,48 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Records

Celebrating 40 years of Rush’s Permanent Waves, deemed the poignant moment the band reinvented themselves and their sound. The 3LP Deluxe Edition features original vinyl packaging with a newly designed gatefold jacket for the two discs of live bonus tracks (from the 1980 World Tour). With a 20-page booklet of reimagined artwork by original designer Hugh Syme & unreleased band archive photos. Housed in a slipcase. Features hits like “The Spirit Of Radio” and the cinematic “Jacob’s Ladder”.

Rush’s 8th album, 1980’s Permanent Waves, is where the little Canadian trio that could, became one of the biggest rock acts on the planet. Much of the success is thanks to the album’s best known track “The Spirit of Radio”—proof that a prog-rock band known for marathon epics could also pen short(er) catchy singles. “Spirit” also marked the band’s initial experiment with adding reggae flavors to its music. The new shorter, lower approach made another pair of songs here—”Freewill” and “Entre Nous”—into instant Rush highlights.

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Rush – Rush – 40th Anniversary (1974/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Rush – Rush – 40th Anniversary (1974/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 40:21 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records
Recorded: Early-1973 (beginning of the sessions) and November 1973 (ending of the sessions) at Eastern Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada

Rush was released in March of 1974 and is the first studio album by Canadian rock band Rush. It was produced by the band and was well-received upon its release. It peaked at #105 on the US Billboard 200 chart and has been certified Gold by both the RIAA and CRIA.

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Rush – Fly By Night (1975/2015) [40th Anniversary] [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Rush – Fly By Night (1975/2015) [40th Anniversary]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 38:51 minutes | 1.42 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Records
Recorded: December 1974 – January 1975 at Toronto Sound Studios in Toronto, Canada

Originally released in 1975, Fly By Night peaked at #113 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA and CRIA.

Prior to one of Rush’s first U.S. tours, original drummer John Rutsey split from the band, since he wasn’t prepared to commit to the band’s rigorous touring schedule. And it proved to be a blessing in disguise, since his replacement was to become one of the most respected rock drummers of all time, Neil Peart, who would also steer the band towards success with more challenging material — starting with Fly by Night. While the title track and the album-closing ballad, “In the End,” still had Zeppelin roots, the album isn’t as straightforward as the debut. Rush’s first bona-fide classic, “Anthem,” is included, while the over eight-minute “By-Tor and the Snow Dog” helped pave the way for the group’s future epics (“2112,” “Cygnus X-1,” etc.), and introduced the fans to Peart’s imaginative lyric writing, often tinged with science-fiction themes. The reflective and melodic “Making Memories” is an underrated early composition, while “Beneath, Between, & Behind” is a furious heavy rocker. Fly by Night may not be one of Rush’s finest albums, but it is one of their most important — it showed that the young band was leaving their Zep-isms behind in favor of a more challenging and original direction. –Greg Prato

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