Rush Adds Moving Pictures to Rock Band
I don't know about you but I've been fence-sitting as to whether I'd grab Rock Band 2 this September when it releases, or hold out for the next iteration of Guitar Hero (IV). But when Harmonix and MTV Games announced that the fourth complete album to the Rock Band
Music Store catalog would be Moving Pictures by Rush - the decision was sealed in stone. Available August 26,
Rush's biggest selling album, Moving Pictures, will be added to the
Rock Band DLC catalog giving rock fans the opportunity to build a
complete set list to take on their virtual world tour.
Moving Pictures joins the five other Rush tracks in the catalog
including the recent release of the Rush Masters Vault selections which
includes exclusive Rock Band versions of "Closer To The Heart" and
"Working Man (Vault Edition)" and cover versions of "Tom Sawyer,"
"Limelight" and "Working Man." Moving Pictures, Rush's eighth studio
album, released in 1981 has sold more than five million copies. One of
the most successful yet "dissed" rock bands in music history, Canada's Rush has sold
more than 40 million albums worldwide and continue to sell out arenas across the globe.
Moving Pictures will be available for $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points)
for the album, or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track, including the
following master tracks:
- Tom Sawyer
- Red Barchetta
- The Camera Eye
- Witch Hunt
- Vital Signs
Moving Pictures joins the influential Pixies album, Doolittle, Judas
Priest's Screaming For Vengeance and The Cars' The Cars as the fourth
full-album DLC release available at the Rock Band Music Store. With the
addition of these albums there are now more than 200 tracks available
to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc).
Rock Band has scored over 18 million downloads
since its launch on November 20, 2007 and seems to be almost single-handedly ushering music purchases into the 21st century. For those of you living in a box, the Rock Band Music Store allows
players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks
and packs without ever leaving the game. This allows each gamer to build their own custom Rock Band
Rock Band's downloadable content is playable and
integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band
World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from
any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for
head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the
same downloadable track. New tracks download directly to your Xbox 360 or PS3 storage device.
On June 30, Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company
in the world, and MTV Games, announced the release of Rock Band 2 this
coming September and will support all previously downloaded content.
Rock Band 2 will make its debut on Xbox
360 and be available for additional platforms later this year.
Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB. For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com .
I understand some of the previous versions of songs on the album are covers…but does this even matter when you take or hand someone the mic anyhow? I don't think so.