Roll the Bones

Roll the Bones

Roll the Bones is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). The album also won the 1992 Juno for best album cover design. Roll the Bones became Rush's first US Top 5 album since 1981's Moving Pictures peaking at #3 on The Billboard 200. The album went Double Platinum according to Atlantic Records although the RIAA has it listed at Platinum.

Style

Roll the Bones marks further change from the 80s Rush to the 90s Rush. The roles have generally been reversed; guitar is beginning to creep to the front of the song arrangements, while bursts of keyboard and organ are played in the background. "Dreamline" and "Roll the Bones" were popular radio staples of the early 90s, with the former reaching #1 on Mainstream Rock Tracks, while "Where's My Thing?" became the band’s third instrumental. The musical style of Roll the Bones paved the way for the "alternative" style of 1993’s Counterparts.

Track listing

All music by Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee and lyrics by Neil Peart.

  1. "Dreamline" – 4:38
  2. "Bravado" – 4:35
  3. "Roll the Bones" – 5:30
  4. "Face Up" – 3:54
  5. "Where's My Thing? (Part IV, "Gangster of Boats" Trilogy)" – 3:49
  6. "The Big Wheel" – 5:13
  7. "Heresy" – 5:26
  8. "Ghost of a Chance" – 5:19
  9. "Neurotica" – 4:40
  10. "You Bet Your Life" – 5:00

Personnel

  • Geddy Lee - Synthesizer, Bass, Vocals & the "rap" section on the title track, which is electronically enhanced.
  • Alex Lifeson - Acoustic & electric guitars, Vocals
  • Neil Peart - Drums
  • Joe Berndt - Digital Effects
  • Ben Darlow - Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Rupert Hine - Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Adam Ayan - Remastering
  • Andrew MacNaughtan - Photography
  • Simon Pressey - Assistant Engineer
  • Everett Ravestein - Pre-Production, Pre-Production Assistant
  • John Scarpati - Photography
  • Paul Seeley - Assistant Engineer
  • Hugh Syme - Art Direction, Design
  • Stephen W. Tayler - Engineer

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 3

Singles

Information
"Dreamline"

  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rupert Hine and Rush
  • Chart positions: #1 US Mainstream Rock

"Roll the Bones"

  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rupert Hine and Rush
  • Chart positions: #9 US Mainstream Rock

"Face Up"

  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rupert Hine and Rush
  • Chart positions:

"Heresy"

  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rupert Hine and Rush
  • Chart positions:

"Bravado"

  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rupert Hine and Rush
  • Chart positions: #13 Mainstream Rock

"Ghost of a Chance"

  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rupert Hine and Rush
  • Chart positions: #2 Mainstream Rock

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