Moon Records (18)

Moon Records (18)

Profile:
For unofficial releases, see Moon Records (34).

Canadian record publishing company established in 1973 after the band Rush and their SRO Productions management company run by Ray Danniels and Vic Wilson were unable to find a record label interested in signing them. Moon Records served as an outlet for the band's first single, "Not Fade Away", and self-entitled debut album "Rush". Moon was distributed by London Records of Canada.

After the success of "Rush", the band was offered a two record deal with the Polygram Group and signed with Polygram's Mercury Records in 1974. Moon Records folded as a label and transformed in 1974 from an independent record label to a music production company. Anthem Records (2) would become Rush's label in Canada.

Neil Peart of Rush, who joined the band after its Moon Records period, said about the experience of releasing the debut of the band:

"When we started no record company would touch us, and the only way we could get a record released was by putting it out ourselves on an independent label, which is pretty pathetic when you think about us being the biggest band Canada has produced. It makes you a little bit cynical about the whole thing."

With Moon Records acting as a production company for Rush, Ray Danniels, Rush's manager also launched Taurus Records (1973–1977).
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ANR-4-1035 Exit...Stage Left  album cover Rush Exit...Stage Left(2xLP, Album) Anthem (5) ANR-4-1035 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
MN 001 Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It  album cover Rush Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It(7", Single) Moon Records (18) MN 001 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
MN-100 Rush  album cover Rush Rush (Album) MN-100 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
MN.8.100 Rush  album cover Rush Rush(8-Trk, Album) Moon Records (18) MN.8.100 Canada 1974 Sell This Version