Not as expansive as the impressive Chronicles
, this edition of the excellent Gold
series covers many of the greatest hits from one of Canada's top exports and finest contributors to the rock & roll tapestry. Largely covering Rush
during the '70s and early '80s, Gold
's track sequencing is wildly erratic with no real logic in place concerning how the songs blend into one another. But all of the hits are here, from the earliest -- "Working Man" and "Free Will" -- all the way up to the later MTV favorites. This covers pretty much all that a casual fan will ever need. Diehards will most likely own all of these songs thanks to Chronicles
, but those who slept on that anthology would be well served in picking this up to fill holes in their collection.