Friday, February 18, 2011

Rush: Moving Pictures 5.1 surround due April 5?

Just a couple of weeks ago, we posted news that Rush were creating a 5.1 surround sound remix of their 1981 classic, “Moving Pictures.”

Producer/engineer Richard Chycki confirmed the plans via his blog, at the time, saying:

Ok, so the word is out. I’ve been in the studio for last month remixing the original Moving Pictures CD in 5.1 surround. I finished tweaks on Red Barchetta yesterday. It really was an amazing experience to spread the original tracks of such a classic CD into the 3D word of surround. (The car speeds off, goes behind and banks a sharp right in rear BTW). The listening experience is drastically enveloping and coupled with songs and performances that epitomize this band, it’s definitely a great time to re-discover Rush.

After discussion with the band, the goal here was to pay serious homage to the production of the era so a considerable amount of time was spent researching and working through effects etc. that matched the original but would fare well in the 5.1 world. And of course, placement was also a critical issue. I’m pleased with the results and Alex Lifeson was pretty blown away when he came in to listen to the finals.

So enjoy and more to come shortly!

Well, Rush fans will be pleased to hear “shortly” means “shortly”; is reporting the 5.1 surround sound remix of “Moving Pictures” is scheduled for release on April 5, and that it will be available in two packages, including a CD/DVD set, and a CD/BD set.

FYI: No official word from the Rush camp on this yet. Stay tuned.

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Snakes & Arrows Live DVD
Ahoy Arena – Rotterdam, Holland – October, 2007

See also:

Rush producer confirms plans for Vapor Trails remix
Rush working on 5.1 surround sound mix of Moving Pictures
Rush: Neil Peart talks new book and forthcoming DVD
Rush: New limited edition autographed Neil Peart book available
Rush set to remix 2002’s Vapor Trails album