Update: Earlier this week, DJ Jim Ladd of KLOS announced that he conducted a 2-hour interview Neil Peart discussing the upcoming release of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Moving Pictures 5.1. The interview is expected to air in about 3 weeks on Ladd's KLOS radio show which airs Sunday through Thursday.
There is new information regarding the release date of the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Moving Pictures. Though still scheduled for a an April 5th release, rumor now has it that the CD/Blu-Ray version, which shows a delayed release date of May 3rd at Amazon, will actually be exclusively available at Best Buy on April 5th. All of retail outlets will be selling the Blu-Ray version beginning May 3rd.
The listing at Best Buy doesn't suggest any additional tracks or features, but that certainly can't be ruled out either at this time.RUSH's "Moving Pictures" celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a spectacular "Moving Pictures - Deluxe Edition" via Mercury/UMe. The reissue of this seminal album on April 5, will be available in two formats: (1) a digitally remastered CD plus DVD and (2) a digitally remastered CD plus Blu-ray. For this Deluxe Edition, the DVD and Blu-ray discs will feature the album and three bonus music videos, "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight" and the previously unreleased clip "Vital Signs", in both a stunning 5.1 Surround Sound mix supervised by the band's Alex Lifeson using the original multi-tracks and in newly remastered stereo from the original analog master tapes.Pre-Ordering links via Amazon are below:
Both DVD and Blu-ray formats will boast the 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo audio in 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audiophile playback which offers 256 times more resolution than CD audio, providing the listener with the closest experience you can have to what the artists hear in the studio. The DVD is playable on both DVD-Audio and DVD-Video players, the latter players will include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and PCM stereo playback. Blu-ray discs will also feature DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround Sound in addition to 96kHz/24-bit PCM 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo.
The "Moving Pictures" experience has never sounded better or been more moving. Also included in the package is an extensive gallery with previously unreleased photos from the original recording sessions, new liner notes by renowned music journalist David Fricke and 30th-anniversary artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme.
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