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Alex Lifeson remembers one overriding feeling that came with the making of "Moving Pictures," the 1981 album that became the band's most popular release — fun.

"It was a very positive experience," Lifeson says in a recent phone interview. "Sometimes records can be quite difficult. [The 1984 album] 'Grace Under Pressure,' for example, was a very hard record to make. It seemed to take forever. Again, we were at Le Studio [in Quebec] and it was very cold. We just really struggled with that one. But 'Moving Pictures' was quite the opposite. We had a lot of fun and we had great direction. We did some writing in the studio. All the sounds came together. There was a great buoyant feeling to the whole experience." full interview