Operation: Mindcrime

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Queensrÿche scored their breakthrough success with the ambitious concept album Operation: Mindcrime, which tells the story of a fortune hunter whose disillusionment with Reagan-era American society leads him to join a shadowy plot to assassinate corrupt leaders. For such a detailed story line there is also a tragic romance thrown in, the band keeps its focus remarkably well, and the music is just as ambitious, featuring a ten-minute track with orchestrations by Michael Kamen. Those experiments don't tend to work as well as the tighter, more melodic prog metal songs, which are frequently gems, especially the singles "Eyes of a Stranger" and "I Don't Believe in Love." Granted,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Queensrÿche scored their breakthrough success with the ambitious concept album Operation: Mindcrime, which tells the story of a fortune hunter whose disillusionment with Reagan-era American society leads him to join a shadowy plot to assassinate corrupt leaders. For such a detailed story line there is also a tragic romance thrown in, the band keeps its focus remarkably well, and the music is just as ambitious, featuring a ten-minute track with orchestrations by Michael Kamen. Those experiments don't tend to work as well as the tighter, more melodic prog metal songs, which are frequently gems, especially the singles "Eyes of a Stranger" and "I Don't Believe in Love." Granted, the lyrics and political observations can sometimes be too serious and intellectual for their own good few bands, metal or otherwise, can make lines like "There's no raison d'être" work. But despite the occasional flaws, it's surprising how well Operation: Mindcrime does work, and it's a testament to Queensrÿche's creativity and talent that they can pull off a project of this magnitude.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077774864015
  • Catalog Number: 48640
  • Sales rank: 30,346

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Remember Now (1:17)
  2. 2 Anarchy-X (1:27)
  3. 3 Revolution Calling (4:42)
  4. 4 Operation: Mindcrime (4:43)
  5. 5 Speak (3:42)
  6. 6 Spreading the Disease (4:07)
  7. 7 The Mission (5:46)
  8. 8 Suite Sister Mary (10:41)
  9. 9 The Needle Lies (3:08)
  10. 10 Electric Requiem (1:22)
  11. 11 Breaking the Silence (4:34)
  12. 12 I Don't Believe in Love (4:23)
  13. 13 Waiting for 22 (1:05)
  14. 14 My Empty Room (1:28)
  15. 15 Eyes of a Stranger (6:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queensrÿche Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Michael Kamen Cello, Choir, Chorus
Scott Rockenfield Multi Instruments
Chris DeGarmo Multi Instruments
Eddie Jackson Bass Guitar
Geoff Tate Vocals, Multi Instruments
Michael Wilton Multi Instruments
Snakemeister Conductor
The Moronic Monks of Morin Heights Group
Technical Credits
Peter Collins Producer
Pamela Moore Contributor
Anthony Valentine Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Paul Northfield Engineer
Debbie Wheeler Contributor
Mike Snyder Contributor
Scott Mateer Contributor
James Barton Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Queensrÿche Calling!

    Really fantastic album! There is no weak tracks! Vocals and guitars are perfect! I have to listen this again and again. Standout tracks: "Suite Sister Mary", "I Don't Believe in Love", "Eyes of a Stranger" and "Revolution Calling". These are really beautiful metal tracks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best album ever

    operation mindcrime is an endless masterpiece that gives me something new to think of everytime i hear it. the genius of this album is very under-rated. this is a must if you have the mind for music and you like rock n roll. there is absolutly NO bad songs on this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My personal favorite!

    Queensryche is definatly underated. even though i'm a loyal ozzy fan til the end Queensryche has put on one of the best concert's I have ever seen. Operation Livecrime tour which contain- ed the entire Mindcrime album plus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ~Spectacular~~INTENSE~~~

    100% Pure Rock N RoLL Heaven !!A Must Have

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Intriguing story/lyrics and amazing musical talent

    One of my favorite CD's in my collection. This band is so talented, as shown on this album. Every song on this album rocks. The musical talent of this band has always been undervalued, from the vocals to the guitar to the drums to the lyrics. Just listen to the depth of the lyrics and the story when you're listening to the music...

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