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The Rush Moving Sync Pictures

The Place Where Rush Secret Movie Connections Are Revealed

By Andrew C. Wendland (remove "no-spam" from address)

With Contributions from Tyler Buffett

Originally Introduced 21.12.12 --- Latest Movie Sync Added 21.12.17 --- Last Updated 21.12.17

Significant Updates 16.04.13, 21.12.13, 16.04.15, & 21.12.15


This page is a continuation of my Pink Floyd page on the topic of album & movie synchronicity (or synchronization). To enjoy a sync, simply play the chosen movie with the sound turned off, and play the appropriate CD at the same time. Turning on the captions can enhance the experience. Specific instructions for each sync are given on this web page.

Special Notes

21.12.17 -  Today, we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of this Rush sync web page.  It's been fun discovering syncs of my favorite band.  Even though they've retired from touring, they are still releasing expanded additions of select classic albums, so the potential for more Rush syncs is evident.  We're adding a new one today from Tyler Buffett with disc 2 of the 40th Anniversary edition of 2112.

30.06.15 -  The Rush R40 concert on 14.06.15 was fantastic!  Rush sounded great.  My uncle Rick and I were pleasantly surprised by the song selections, such as Jacob's Ladder, Hemispheres, Cygnus X-1, Xanadu, and Lakeside Park.  The songs were played in reverse chronological order from their latest album to the first one.  If this ends up being their final tour, it was a perfect way to give the fans a beautiful memory.  Of the 12 Rush concerts I've attended, this was one of my favorites.  Even if they don't tour anymore, I hope they will continue creating music in one form or another.  Thank you, Rush, for the music, the shows, and the syncs!

16.04.15 -  I purchased two Rush R40 concert tickets for 14.06.15 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Section 125, Row C, Seats 3 & 4.  Obviously, I am very much looking forward to this show.

21.12.12Today, I am pleased to expand the secret sync society to include Rush. I had been ignoring the signals that this band was creating album/movie syncs, but I finally woke up. Only recently did I start attempting any combinations. I'm very pleased that my favorite band was invited into the fold. A new adventure awaits us...

I started noticing the last few years that Rush CD's and concert DVD's were coming out on the same days as material from other bands mentioned on this site (such as Pink Floyd).  At first, I wrote it off as coincidental, but later a pattern started to emerge.  Then, the Time Machine tour with its elaborate video productions seemed to be pointing towards something more.  Finally, while enjoying their latest concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills of the Clockwork Angels tour, it finally hit me.  The combination of the elaborate story-telling through video and song, the inclusion of their first-ever string ensemble on stage, and the clues in the album artwork, they gave me the strong desire to search for a sync.  It didn't take too long to find a really good one in my opinion.  Now I needed a link or connection between Rush and one of the bands above.  I did a little web search and found that Alex Lifeson apparently met David Gilmour during his On an Island tour.  Lo and behold, Alex actually thanks David Gilmour in the liner notes of the Snakes & Arrows CD.  How did I miss that before!  So, the connection I needed was confirmed.  The torch has been passed.

The Syncs

For individual syncs, click on an album title or a movie title below.  For the entire list of syncs, click on the link at the bottom.

The Albums

bulletSnakes & Arrows (2007)
bulletRetrospective III 1989-2008 (2009)
bulletWorking Men (2009)
bulletTime Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2011)
bulletClockwork Angels (2012)
bulletThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush (2012)
bulletClockwork Angels Tour (2013)
bulletR40 Live (2015)
bullet2112 - 40th Anniversary - Disc 2 (2016)

The Movies

bulletThe Time Machine (1960)
bulletTime Bandits (1981)  ***NEW on 21.12.15***
bulletBack to the Future Part II (1989)  ***NEW on 21.12.15***
bulletBack to the Future Part III (1990)
bulletThe Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
bulletThe Time Machine (2002)
bulletNational Treasure (2004)
bulletThe DaVinci Code (2006)
bulletIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)  ***NEW on 21.12.13***
bulletThe Watchmen (2009)
bulletHugo (2011)  ***NEW on 16.04.15***
bulletMad Max: Fury Road (2015)  ***NEW on 21.12.17***

Warning:  Clicking the link below will reveal all the syncs.

The Rush Movie Synchronizations