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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Excluding:Sep 22, 2020 On Sale Date:Oct 13, 2020 Carton Quantity:12 $39.95 CAD
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Limelight: Rush in the ’80s
By (author): Martin Popoff
9781770415362 Hardcover, Imitation leather English General Trade MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock Oct 13, 2020
$39.95 CAD
Active 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.12 in | 1.43 lb 328 pages 65 65 photographs, colour ECW Press

Part two of the definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North — covering Rush’s most iconic and popular albums, Moving Pictures and Power Windows

Includes two full-color photo inserts, with 16 pages of the band on tour and in the studio

In the follow-up to Anthem: Rush in the ’70s, Martin Popoff brings together canon analysis, cultural context, and extensive firsthand interviews to celebrate Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart at the peak of their persuasive power. Rush was one of the most celebrated hard rock acts of the ’80s, and the second book of Popoff’s staggeringly comprehensive three-part series takes readers from Permanent Waves to Presto, while bringing new insight to Moving Pictures, their crowning glory. Limelight: Rush in the ’80s is a celebration of fame, of the pushback against that fame, of fortunes made — and spent …

In the latter half of the decade, as Rush adopts keyboard technology and gets pert and poppy, there’s an uproar amongst diehards, but the band finds a whole new crop of listeners. Limelight charts a dizzying period in the band’s career, built of explosive excitement but also exhaustion, a state that would lead, as the ’90s dawned, to the band questioning everything they previously believed, and each member eying the oncoming decade with trepidation and suspicion.

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This three-part series celebrates Canada’s iconic rock band, offering the most comprehensive biography ever, combining cultural context and canon analysis. All based on extensive firsthand interviews with family, friends, musicians, and the boys in the band. Book two covers the height of Rush’s popularity and is a look at all their 1980s albums.


Sales and Market Bullets



  • Features all-new interview material with Rush and those closest to the band.

  • Popoff’s 2004 book about Rush, Contents Under Pressure, sold 35,000 copies. It was named one of Rolling Stone’s top five most important publications about Rush.

  • Rush’s official Twitter account has 265K followers. Rush has sold over 40 million records worldwide.


Audience



  • Rush fans (and Neil Peart fans) of all levels

  • Martin Popoff’s previous readers

  • Behind-the-music fans, as this series is based on interviews for the documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage

Martin Popoff is the author of 85 books on music, including four previous titles on Rush. He has also worked on various documentaries for Banger Films, including the award-winning Rush documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage. Popoff has more record reviews published in books than anybody in the history of music writing. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

“Music critic Martin Popoff delivers an excellent follow-up to his recent Anthem: Rush in the ’70s . . . Die-hard Rush fans will devour this fascinating deep-dive into the band’s musically controversial decade.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Popoff’s treasure trove of enlightening and entertaining glimpses into the workings of three complex individuals combined into a cohesive unit will appeal to anyone with even a casual interest in Rush . . . readers will eagerly await the conclusion of this impressive endeavor.” — Library Journal

“One of the keys to success in making this book an interesting read is the interviews conducted with key personnel . . . As the opportunities to celebrate Rush’s catalogue are getting more and more rare, this book is a must.” — Sonic Perspectives

“Whether it’s nostalgia you’re after, or pure curiosity, Limelight: Rush in the ’80s will make for an excellent addition to your bookshelf.” — Spill Magazine

“It’s top quality in terms of presentation and as predicted this well-appointed hard-cover matches the look and style of Anthem . . . I love Rush and I love this book, and you will too.” — Metal-Rules.com

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