These days it seems as if everyone wants to get back to basics, what with all the "unplugged" albums and back-to-the-roots stylings. So it's kinda refreshing to hear a salvo from one of the proudest exponents of bigger-is-better. For most of their decade and a half together, Queensryche have waved the banner of prog-metal in all its glory, constructing concept albums rife with dizzyingly complex tales of glamour and distress -- a goodly portion of which are excerpted on this jam-packed hits collection. All of the band's best-known material is here, from the eerie-but-catchy "Silent Lucidity" to the steely "Empire," as is ample evidence of Geoff Tate's unique brand of lovesick futurism ("I Don't Believe in Love" and "Jet City Woman"). While all 14 of the previously issued tracks have been digitally remastered -- which makes a notable difference on older material such as "Queen of the Reich" -- diehards will be most interested in a pair of hard-to-find items, including "Chasing Blue Sky," which was previously only available on the Japanese version of Hear in the Now Frontier.
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This is a great compilation. But i had to give it only 4 stars because of the fact they left out what is perhaps QR's best song called "Revolution Calling" off of Operation: Mindcrime. This is the best place to start for people new to the group, but i also recommend getting the Operation: Mindcrime album as well as this.
All the classic Queensrÿche songs! Except from "Suite Sister Mary" you can find all the good Queensrÿche rock songs...Empire, Warning, Eyes of a Stranger etc. The peaceful songs are good too Silent Lucidity and Bridge are beautiful ballads! Geoff Tate has an excellent voice!
I never thought Queensryche would release a collection of greatest hits, but, am glad they did. It was great to be reintroduced to the early stuff (pre rage for order) & is always good to hear such notables as I don't believe... & Jet City Woman. I particularly enjoy Chasing blue sky and Someone else? (w/ band). All Queensryche fans should have this as part of their collection. Its also a good sample for those who want to become more familar with this group.
All of the best of Queensryche on a single CD. For us casual listeners, you never really realized just how many great songs they had until you listen to this CD. It has it all, everyhting from ''Empire'' and ''The Lady Wore Black'', to ''Silent Lucidity'', ''Jet City Woman'', along everything else in between. Thanks to the digital remastering, every track sounds as if it was just recorded yesterday. A fabulous collection of songs!