Rush Releases Unseen “Moving Pictures” Photo Collection for Charity
Rush’s iconic eighth studio album Moving Pictures turned forty this year and the celebrations are continuing. Tech 21 just unveiled the limited edition preamp for the occasion, and now Rush is working with photographer Deborah Samuel to release rare photo outtakes.
“Incredibly, these ‘Moving Pictures’ photographs have never been made public,” a press release explains. “No alternate versions have appeared in magazines, in calendars, in books, or online anywhere, and have now been made available for the first time ever with the release of the Deborah Samuel Collection. Contained in this ultra-limited-edition curated collection are: three alternate front album covers, three alternate back album covers, and twelve alternate interior album art photographs of both Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee taken from the original ‘Moving Pictures’ photo shoot.”
Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee are using the opportunity to raise money for Grapes For Humanity to support the Genius 100 Foundation’s Gift of Sight Campaign as well as the Himalayan Cataract Program. Proceeds from sales of the photograph collection will be used to help give as many sight restoring surgeries as possible for those in under-resourced regions in the world.
“I’m very thankful to Deborah for generously making these rare photographs available to our fans, the proceeds of which will help bring sight to the sightless,” Lee says.
The photos can be ordered in three versions: print only, Limited, and Ultra Limited. The Limited photos are signed by photographer Deborah Samuel with special archival paper while the Ultra Limited prints are signed by the band members as well.
For more info, check out the Moving Pictures 40 website.