JAM! Music reports that the prog-rock experiments of the band RUSH are among works that should be preserved for future generations, says a committee tasked with saving the best in Canadian television, radio, film and music.
The band's 1976 album "2112", a unique blend of classic rock and synthesizers that made RUSH a sensation both in Canada and the United States, is one of 12 cultural pieces named Thursday as MasterWorks by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust.
The public-sector group promotes the protection of classic Canadian works and selects a dozen every year for preservation, offering funds for those in danger of being lost.
Also chosen this year is what's considered Canada's first homegrown TV hit, "The Pig & Whistle".
"We are thrilled with the selections this year and commend the juries for uncovering these important gems from our past," Stephen Ellis, 2006 chair of MasterWorks, said Wednesday in a release.
"The safeguarding of these selections is so important to the foundation of Canadian culture. Without MasterWorks, future generations would be missing these extraordinary windows into the past," added trust president David Novek.
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