Writers: Rush and Pye Dubois
Producers: Rush and Terry Brown
Recorded: Late 1980 in Toronto
Released: Early 1981
|Players:||Geddy Lee — vocals, bass, synthesizers
Alex Lifeson — guitar
Neil Peart — drums
|Album:||Moving Pictures (MCA, 1974)|
One of Rush's most enduring radio hits, “Tom Sawyer” peaked at Number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The single fared better in the U.K., peaking at Number 25.
“YYZ,” an instrumental track from the Moving Pictures album, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
Moving Pictures peaked at Number Three on both the Billboard 200 and the U.K. album charts. With more than four million copies sold in the U.S., it's the best-selling album of Rush's career.
The Moving Pictures tour was captured on Exit…Stage Left, the second of the group's four live albums.