Rush Release “Vital Signs” As Preview For “Moving Pictures” Reissue
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Rush had released the official audio of “Vital Signs” from Live in YYZ 1981 for the upcoming 40th anniversary reissue of the band’s classic Moving Pictures.
Moving Pictures is Rush’s eighth studio album that was originally released on February 12, 1981. The upcoming super deluxe edition of the album highlights Live in YYZ 1981 recordings that was captured on March 25, 1981, at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens.
The reissue will be released on April 15 and will be available in six different physical and digital configurations with a 44-page hardcover book and unreleased photos as well as a new artwork by designer Hugh Syme, a Red Barchetta modeling car and liner notes from artists including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Primus’ Les Claypool.
In January, Stern Pinball detailed its upcoming Rush machine, releasing a playful behind-the-scenes video with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson, who served as creative director for the product, recently spoke to UCR about working on the project saying:
“I wanted the game to appeal to the hardcore Rush nerd as well as the hardcore pinball nerd. It needed to be fast, fun, challenging. And then the software and the coding need to do justice to the intensity of the band. The machine has to embrace the complexity and intensity and authenticity — and the humor – that’s all part of Rush.”
Rush has received seven Grammy nominations. They were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 1994 and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013.
Some of the comments read:
“Wow, I gotta tell ya, those guys ‘back in the day’, as they say. Geddy’s voice was so fluid and free – and that bass! Neil’s drumming was so precise and impactful, and Alex, playing flawlessly, even better than the studio version. I cannot WAIT to hear the rest of this show. What a gift!”
“Vital signs is one of the absolute best on moving pictures, easily their most underrated song on it!”
Listen to “Vital Signs” below.