Operation: Mindcrime [Bonus Tracks]

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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. [Capitol's 2003 reissue includes 24-bit remastering which makes this record sound even bigger and two live bonus tracks from 1990 and 1994, respectively of two of the songs from Mindcrime.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724358106824
  • Catalog Number: 81068
  • Sales rank: 4,186

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Remember Now (1:17)
  2. 2 Anarchy-X (1:27)
  3. 3 Revolution Calling (4:39)
  4. 4 Operation: Mindcrime (4:45)
  5. 5 Speak (3:42)
  6. 6 Spreading the Disease (4:07)
  7. 7 The Mission (5:47)
  8. 8 Suite Sister Mary (10:39)
  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 (1:32)
  15. 15 Eyes of a Stranger (6:53)
  16. 16 The Mission (6:11)
  17. 17 My Empty Room (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queensrÿche Primary Artist
Michael Kamen Cello, Choir, Chorus
Peter Grant Desaccordee
Scott Rockenfield Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Multi Instruments
Chris DeGarmo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar, Multi Instruments, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Eddie Jackson Bass, Bass Guitar
Geoff Tate Keyboards, Vocals, Human Whistle, Multi Instruments
Michael Wilton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Multi Instruments, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Snakemeister Conductor
The Moronic Monks of Morin Heights Vocals, Group
Technical Credits
Queensrÿche Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Pamela Moore Contributor
Anthony Valentine Contributor
Evren Göknar Mastering
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Paul Northfield Engineer
Scott Rockenfield Composer
Chris DeGarmo Composer
Geoff Tate Composer, Text
Michael Wilton Composer
Debbie Wheeler Contributor
Michelle Azzopardi Art Direction
Mike Snyder Contributor
Scott Mateer Contributor
David K. Tedds Reissue Producer
Paul Suter Liner Notes
James Barton Producer, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Queensryche I've ever heard

    I admit, I'm a sucker for theme albums. From Rush's 2112 and Hemispheres, to Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime, to some of Dream Theater's work, I love it all.

    Operation Mindcrime has politics, sex, and religion - the three forbidden topics of polite conversation. It also has drugs, rock-n-roll, and the end of (one man's) world. What's not to like?

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