Lorraine, on 01 October 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:
Savage, just admit Eagle is right and be done with it.
Release date determines when something is eligible for awards...like the Academy Awards..
Permanent Waves could only win an Oscar for the year it was officially released....which was 1980..
(I'm not bringing up the stupid Grammy's)
Writing, production, recording, mixing, mastering, art direction, marketing, etc are all parts of the creation of a work like this, especially with a big band like this.
The release itself is part of the creation process. It's a national or bigger release.
The artist/producers choose when to release something.
The marketing is all part of the creative process. The "creation" of the work does not end until it is released.
Rush wanted to release it in 1980 and so they did therefore making it an official 1980 release.
I'm going to respect their release method.
Permanent Waves is a 1980 album.