Earlier this year, Mercury celebrated 30 years of Rush's Moving Pictures with a deluxe edition including surround mixes and music videos. A more unexpected anniversary for Rush will be recognized next month when Audio Fidelity releases a 24k Gold CD of Roll the Bones, just in time for the platinum seller's 20th anniversary. The 1991 album, the 14th studio effort by Rush, was produced by the band and Rupert Hine (Tina Turner, Howard Jones) and became Rush's first Top 5 album in a decade. Audio Fidelity's limited edition is available for pre-order now through the label's website.
Roll the Bones found Geddy Lee (bass), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums) refining the hard rock-meets-new wave Rush sound for a new decade. The title track even features a surprising rap section! The rare instrumental "Where's My Thing?" netted the band a Grammy nomination. And if the overall production was a bit more guitar-driven and pop-flavored, Rush didn't back away from darker lyrical explorations. Every song was credited to the three band members and despite mortality being a key theme of the album, "Bravado," "Ghost Of A Chance," "Roll the Bones" and "Dreamline" all received significant radio airplay. "Dreamline" reached the top spot on the US Mainstream Rock chart; "Bones" and "Ghost" both went Top Ten. The success of Roll the Bones paved the way for 1993's Counterparts, which became Rush's highest-charting album in the United States when it hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Audio Fidelity's Gold CD is mastered by Kevin Gray and as soon as an Amazon link becomes available, we'll insert a pre-order link below! In the meantime, hit the jump for the direct Audio Fidelity link as well as the track listing with discographical information!
Rush, Roll the Bones (Atlantic 7 82293-2, 1991 - reissued Audio Fidelity AFZ 116, 2011)
- Roll the Bones
- Face Up
- Where's My Thing? (Part IV, "Gangster of Boats" Trilogy)
- The Big Wheel
- Ghost of a Chance
- You Bet Your Life
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