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2 stars The 90s were not kind to Rush who faltered at the release of "Roll the Bones", an album with too few highlights to recommend it. This single did not fair well either but is nice for collectors with that iconic and quite bizarre picture sleeve with upturned wishbones on a desert scape. The songs on offer are not the best from "Roll the Bones" making this even more curious as a single choice. 'Dreamline' is admittedly a great rocker with some innovative guitar work and is well structured, but I prefer the title track for a single.

'Where's My Thing (Part IV of the "Gangster Of Boats Trilogy")' is the first instrumental for years from the power trio, and it also would have been a great choice for the single, the instrumentals were always a highlight of the albums. Instead we have the single 'Ghost Of A Chance' that is rather dull, mildly amusing with Lifeson's riffs jangling away, and plods along on a moderate tempo and some melodic hooks.

Other songs include two from "Presto" that seem to be odd choices for this single collection, 'Chain Lightning' and 'Red Tide'. They are okay but like the rest of "Presto" are not up to a standard of excellence. A collector's delight for the sleeve artwork certainly, and long playing 7 inch vinyl, but otherwise not one to put on your priority list.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |


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