Moving Pictures is the eighth album by Canadian rock band Rush. It was released on February 12, 1981. The band started to write and record songs for this album in August 1980 with co-producer Terry Brown. The album had shorter songs than their earlier albums. Rolling Stone called Moving Pictures Rush's biggest album.
Music critics in the 1980s liked Moving Pictures. Music critics from later periods liked it too. It also made money for the record company, reaching number one in Canada and number 3 in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is Rush's highest-selling album in the United States. "Limelight," "Tom Sawyer" and "Vital Signs" were released as single songs during 1981, and the instrumental "YYZ" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental. Rush then did a tour for the album from February to July 1981.