Rush Stream Unreleased 1981 Performance Of 'Tom Sawyer'

Bruce Henne | 04-10-2022

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(hennemusic) Rush are streaming audio of an unreleased live version of their 1981 classic, "Tom Sawyer", from the forthcoming expanded editions of their "Moving Pictures" 40th anniversary reissue series.

The song is included as part of a full, unreleased concert in the packages that captures the band on the third and final night at Maple Leaf Gardens in their hometown of Toronto, ON while on tour in support of their eighth studio album.

"Tom Sawyer" follows "Limelight" and "Vital Signs" as the third preview of the live portion of the 2022 reissues; Rush also recently shared a new video for the studio version of "YYZ" from the set.

Due April 15, the 2022 series will be available in six distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) three-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) five-LP Deluxe Edition, (4) one-LP Edition, (5), Digital Deluxe Edition, and (6) Dolby Atmos Digital Edition.

Recorded with producer Terry Brown at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, "Moving Pictures" would become Rush's first album to top the Canadian charts while earning a second top 5 spot in the US following success with 1980's "Permanent Waves." Stream the live song and watch the upboxing video here.

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