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Roll The Bones Tour

Title: Row The Boats (2CD)
Date: 11/7/91, St. Louis, MO
Label:
Cygnus
Source: Soundboard
Quality Rating: A/A+

Description:
Another soundboard has surfaced from the "Bones" tour. For those who love the tour, this show is a must. There aren't many known recordings of this particular stop in St. Louis. The highs slide in and out a little during "Force Ten" but the remainder of the show is fairly solid...nice sound all around. On this tour the band dropped "YYZ" for the first time since the "Moving Pictures" tour. Also, "Ghost Of A Chance" was added to the setlist starting in December '91, therefore it's not played on this night.


Tracklisting:

Disc 1: 1. Force Ten 2. Limelight 3. Freewill 4. Distant Early Warning 5. Time Stand Still 6. Dreamline 7. Bravado 8. Roll The Bones 9. Show Don't Tell 10. The Big Money 11. Subdivisions

Disc 2: 1. The Pass 2. Where's My Thing 3. The Rhythm Method 4. Closer To The Heart 5. Xanadu 6. Superconductor 7. Tom Sawyer 8. The Spirit Of Radio 9. 2112 10. Finding My Way 11. La Villa Strangiato 12. Anthem 13. Red Barchetta 14. The Spirit Of Radio (Reprise)


 


 

Title: Left To Chance (2DVD)
Date: 6/01/92, Reno, NV
Label:
Digital Reproductions
Source: Audience Cam
Quality Rating: A

Description:
Here is a very nice audience cam from the "Roll The Bones" tour. If you're a fan of this tour, you'll definitely want this boot as it has some great closeups and audio is excellent as well.


Tracklisting:

Intro 0:45
Force Ten 4:42
Limelight 4:19
Freewill 4:04
Distant Early Warning 4:27
Time Stand Still 6:13
Dreamline 5:04
Bravado 6:36
Roll The Bones 6:15
Show Donít Tell 6:16
The Big Money 6:09
Vital Signs 4:44
The Analog Kid 5:16

Ghost Of A Chance 5:47
The Trees 4:50
Whereís My Thing? 5:30
The Rhythm Method 7:44
Closer To The Heart 4:41
Xanadu 6:41
Superconductor 5:05
Tom Sawyer 6:06
The Spirit Of Radio 4:46
2112: Overture 3:19
Finding My Way 2:05
La Villa Strangiato 3:15
Anthem 1:44
Red Barchetta 1:34
The Spirit Of Radio (Reprise) 0:47
Cygnus X-1 0:51

 


 

Title: Balloons By The Bay (2DVD)
Date: 1/29/92, Oakland, CA
Label:
Duley Digital
Source: Audience Cam
Quality Rating: A-

Description:
Rush played two nights in Oakland on this tour (with Primus opening) and this DVD documents the first night. This is not to be confused with the "Mirrors" show which is from the next night. The video was synced with the best audio source available to make this a fairly enjoyable show to watch. I wouldn't want to crank it too loud as the audio is a bit lacking in depth. The video quality is pretty clear and the filmer does a nice job of staying with the band with zooms.


Tracklisting:

DISC 1

Intro
Force Ten
Limelight
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll The Bones
Show Don't Tell
The Big Money
Ghost of a Chance

DISC 2

Subdivisions
The Pass
Where's My Thing
The Rhythm Method
Closer to the Heart
Xanadu
Superconductor
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit of Radio
2112
Finding My Way
La Villa Strangiato
Anthem
Red Barchetta
The Spirit of Radio

 


 

Title: Big Money Meets The Big Apple
Date: 12/7/91, New York, New York
Label:
Watchtower
Source: Soundboard
Quality Rating: A+

Description:
The Watchtower release of this show is lower gen than "Garden Road" (see below) so it's the definitive version of this show in terms of quality. What's it's lacking is the encore...so between the two of them you can hear the complete show. The quality here is quite amazing...very crisp highs and punchy bass.


Tracklisting:

Disc One:

1. Intro/Force Ten
2. Limelight
3. Freewill
4. Distant Early Warning
5. Time Stand Still
6. Dreamline
7. Bravado
8. Roll The Bones
9. Show Donít Tell
10. The Big Money

Disc Two:

1. Ghost Of A Chance 
2. Subdivisions
3. The Pass
4. Whereís My Thing?
5. The Rhythm Method
6. Closer To The Heart
7. Xanadu
8. Superconductor
9. Tom Sawyer

 


 

Title: Over The Europe
Date: 4/29/92, Stuttgart, Germany
Label:
Metal Crash
Source: Audience
Quality Rating: A+

Description:
I believe this was my first Rush boot ever...stupidly, I gave it away because it was an audience boot. However, about 10 years have passed since that fiasco and I have it again. It's easy to dismiss audience boots as inferior to soundboards, but after listening to many, many boots over the years I've come to realize that audience shows have an appeal all their own. A well recorded audience boot can often rival if not sound superior to a soundboard show. Soundboards, if recorded incorrectly, can sound very dry, without dynamics and, quite frankly, boring. With an audience show you have the ability to capture what it was like to actually be at the show. This boot is a perfect example of that. Not only is there an excellent amount of highs, mid-range and low-end, but it's all very nicely balanced. All the instruments can be heard and the performance is extremely tight. I highly recommend this show to any fan.


Tracklisting:

Force Ten
Limelight
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll the Bones
Show Don't Tell
The Big Money
Ghost of a Chance
Subdivisions

The Pass
Where's My Thing?
The Rhythm Method
Closer to the Heart
Xanadu
Superconductor
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit of Radio
2112 Overture
Finding My Way
La Villa Strangiato
Anthem
Red Barchetta
The Spirit Of Radio (reprise)
Cygnus X-1

 


 

Title: Garden Road
Date: 12/7/91, MSG, New York City
Label:
Digital Reproductions
Source: Soundboard
Quality Rating: A

Description:
Ah, another "Bones" board. Sound wise, this isn't quite as sharp as "Vital Dreams", but it's a damn good show. Except for a few minor flubs by Alex and Neil the performance is pretty solid. A must for any collection.


Tracklisting:

Disc One

1. Intro/Force Ten  5:02
2. Limelight  4:21
3. Freewill  4:02
4. Distant Early Warning  4:29
5. Time Stand Still  6:00
6. Dreamline  5:10
7. Bravado  7:01
8. Roll The Bones  6:03
9. Show Donít Tell  6:17
10. The Big Money  6:16
11. Ghost Of A Chance  5:33

Disc Two

1. Subdivisions 4:07
2. The Pass 4:59
3. Whereís My Thing? 5:12
4. The Rhythm Method 7:28
5. Closer To The Heart 4:45
6. Xanadu 6:34
7. Superconductor 5:09
8. Tom Sawyer 6:06
9. The Spirit Of Radio 4:56
10. 2112: Overture 3:22
11. Finding My Way 2:08
12. La Villa Strangiato 3:17
13. Anthem 1:42
14. Red Barchetta 1:35
15. The Spirit Of Radio (Reprise) 0:41

 


 

Title: Atmospheric
Date: 5/3/92, Rotterdam, Holland
Label:
Crystal Cat Records
Source: Audience
Quality Rating: A+

Description:
Of all the audience boots from this tour, this one is hands-down the best. It would even probably rank as one of the best all-time audience boots, it's that good. You can hear all the instruments clearly in this superb performance. And that's not something to forget either...just because a soundboard exists from this tour, don't assume it's better than an audience recording. For instance, "Mirrors" is a soundboard, yet is not as good as this show here. The performance here is much more spirited, yet it's a shame more fans won't hear it because they automatically shun audience recordings....and that's a shame. If you're a Rush fan, especially one that's tended to shy away from audience shows, at least get this one and see what you think. 


Tracklisting:

Force Ten
Limelight
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll the Bones
Show Don't Tell
The Big Money
Ghost of a Chance

Subdivisions
The Pass
Where's My Thing?
The Rhythm Method
Closer to the Heart
Xanadu
Superconductor
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit of Radio
2112: Overture
Finding My Way
La Villa Strangiato
Anthem
Red Barchetta
The Spirit Of Radio (reprise)
Cygnus X-1

 


 

Title: Dem Bones (1DVD)
Date: 12/12/91, Albany, NY
Label:
AppleJack Studios
Source: VHS Cam
Quality Rating: A
Video Preview

Description:
The audio quality here is excellent for an audience source. The video quality is actually quite good  as well...the only problem is that the camerawork is a bit shaky. However, the taper does a good job of staying focused on the action. If you're a Bones tour fan, here's your souvenir.


Tracklisting:

VCD One:

Introduction
Limelight
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll the Bones
Show Don't Tell
The Big Money
Ghost of a Chance
Subdivisions

VCD Two:

Introduction
The Pass
Where's My Thing?
The Rhythm Method
Closer to the Heart
Xanadu
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit of Radio
2112: Overture
Finding My Way
La Villa Strangiato
Anthem
Red Barchetta
The Spirit of Radio (Reprise)

 


 

Title: Vital Dreams
Date: 6/14/92, Charlotte, NC
Label:
Digital Reproductions
Source: Soundboard
Quality Rating: A+

Description:
Wow, what a show here! This has got to be not only the best sounding Rush boot, but one of the best boots I've ever heard period. What can I say it's a true soundboard that comes just a hair shy of official release quality. That small hair would be my one small problem with this and that's the guitar sound. It is a bit buried and could be much louder. Don't worry, you can hear the guitars, it just would have been so much better if they were more in the mix. Alex does turn in some nice guitar work on "Vital Signs", which is outstanding here. As a matter of fact, another reason why this is such a great show is because it was the 2nd leg of the tour which also featured "The Analog Kid", "The Trees". Unfortunately, this meant "The Pass" had to go. Oh, and I should also mention that this boot does not include the encore. That's right, no "La Villa/Anthem/Barchetta" medley...but really the sound quality of this show wards off any doubts this is still a must-have in any Rush fans' collection. 


Tracklisting:

Force Ten  5:01
Limelight  4:21
Freewill  4:04
Distant Early Warning  4:26
Time Stand Still  6:16
Dreamline  5:07
Bravado  6:53
Roll The Bones  6:06
Show Donít Tell  6:17
The Big Money  6:30
Ghost Of A Chance  5:32

Vital Signs  4:52
The Analog Kid  5:24
The Trees  5:12
Whereís My Thing  5:28
The Rhythm Method  7:46
Closer To The Heart  4:43
Xanadu  6:39
Superconductor  5:07
Tom Sawyer  6:03
The Spirit Of Radio  4:50
2112: Overture  1:28

 


 

Title: Cold Flames
Date: 6/30/92, Long Island, NY
Label:
Classical Shots on CD
Source: Audience
Quality Rating: A+


Description:
Now, this is one awesome audience recording. You can hear everything, including the thumping bass drums which makes you feel like you're there. This show is taken from the 2nd leg of the tour which means no "Pass" but you do get "Vital Signs", "The Trees" and "Analog Kid". One sidenote about "The Trees"....there's this part where you can hear dogs barking and birds chirping...then all of a sudden you hear this loud cow noise! Pretty funny. They may have had that in other shows but on this recording it stuck out (to me at least). This show should not be overlooked if you're digging around for some "Bones" shows. It's easy to overlook with all the excellent soundboards from this tour out there...but soundwise,  "Cold Flames" is not too far behind.


Tracklisting:

Force Ten
Limelight
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll The Bones
Show Donít Tell
The Big Money
Ghost Of A Chance
Vital Signs
The Analog Kid

The Trees
Whereís My Thing
The Rhythm Method
Closer To The Heart
Xanadu
Superconductor
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit Of Radio
Overture
Finding My Way
La Villa Strangiato
Anthem
Red Barchetta
The Spirit Of Radio
Cygnus X-1

 


 

Title: Run Faster
Date: 4/17/92, London, UK
Label:
Scarred Records
Source: Soundboard
Quality Rating: A+


Description:
If you're familiar with the boot "Run From The Fans" then you were probably disappointed by the way it "ran slow". Well, this one "runs faster", hence the title. This is an exact copy of "Run From The Fans" except it has corrected the speed problem. This little bit of tweaking has uncovered an excellent performance from the Bones tour. I wish it was the whole show, but we do get a great sampling of tunes, old and new, especially the rare live "Ghost Of A Chance" and "Superconductor".


Tracklisting:

Force Ten
Limelight
Time Stand Still
Roll the Bones
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Ghost Of A Chance
Xanadu
Superconductor
Tom Sawyer

 


 

Title: Mirrors
Date: 1/30/92, Oakland, CA
Label:
Oxygen
Source: Soundboard
Quality Rating: A+


Description:
Like Mystic Dreams from the Power Windows tour, this is another astounding recording, without the aid of FM broadcast, VHS or Laserdisc dubbing. Unlike Mystic Dreams, this is the whole show from the Roll The Bones tour in Oakland. When you get a bootleg, this is the one you always wish for...excellent sound and an entire show. We get great live versions of some unreleased live songs like "Where's My Thing?", "The Pass", "Superconductor" and "Ghost Of A Chance". Plus, it's always nice to hear an updated version of "Xanadu" again, not to mention the barrage of classics in the closing Medley..."2112", "La Villa", and "Anthem" to name a few...a must have for Rush collectors. Beware of another boot called "Rush n Roulette 92". That recording is from the same show, but far inferior to Mirrors. As I said with Mystic Dreams, this boot spoiled me soundwise as it was among the first Rush boots that I ever owned. It is also a benchmark for the Quality Ratings you see on this site.


Tracklisting:

Force Ten
Limelight
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Dreamline
Bravado
Roll the Bones
Show Don't Tell
The Big Money
Ghost of a Chance

Subdivisions
The Pass
Where's My Thing?
The Rhythm Method
Closer to the Heart
Xanadu
Superconductor (mp3 sample, 463k)
Tom Sawyer
The Spirit of Radio
2112 Overture
Finding My Way
La Villa Strangiato
Anthem
Red Barchetta
The Spirit of Radio

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