Through the Camera Eye

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ReleasedJuly 1985 (Betamax, VHS, Laserdisc)
Genre Progressive rock
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Through the Camera Eye is a videocassette/laserdisc release by the Canadian band Rush. It was released in 1985 by PolyGram Records. [2] It contains promotional videos issued for the band's albums Moving Pictures (1981), Signals (1982) and Grace Under Pressure (1984). Absent from the collection were the videos for "Limelight" and the album version of "Tom Sawyer", both filmed at Le Studio (the same locale as the "Vital Signs" video). The live version of "Tom Sawyer" comes from the concert video Exit... Stage Left (1982). No DVD re-issue was released.

Rush (band) Canadian rock band

Rush was a Canadian rock band made up of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart. Formed in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and most popular line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first tour of the United States.

<i>Moving Pictures</i> (Rush album) 1981 studio album by Rush

Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released on February 12, 1981, on Anthem Records. After touring to support their previous album, Permanent Waves (1980), the band started to write and record new material in August 1980 with co-producer Terry Brown. They continued to write songs with a more radio friendly format, featuring tighter song structures and songs of shorter length compared to their early albums.

<i>Signals</i> (Rush album) 1982 studio album by Rush

Signals is the ninth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in September 1982 by Anthem Records. After the release of their previous album, Moving Pictures, the band started to prepare material for a follow-up during soundchecks on their 1981 concert tour and during the mixing of their subsequent live album Exit...Stage Left. Signals demonstrates the group continuing with the use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instrumentation. It is their last album produced by their longtime associate Terry Brown, who had worked with them since 1974.


The concept of "The Camera Eye" is a literary device used by the author John Dos Passos in his trilogy USA.

Track listing

  1. "Distant Early Warning" - 5:31
  2. "Vital Signs" - 4:42
  3. "The Body Electric" - 5:08
  4. "Afterimage" - 5:11
  5. "Subdivisions" - 5:37
  6. "Tom Sawyer (Live)" - 4:43
  7. "The Enemy Within" - 4:22
  8. "Countdown" - 5:56
  9. Credits - 1:24


Geddy Lee vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush

Geddy Lee Weinrib,, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. Lee's first solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000.

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  1. Through the Camera Eye at AllMusic
  2. Billboard May 25, 1985, page 27