Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by QueensrÿcheQueensrÿche


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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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Release Date: 06/27/2000
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0724384942229
catalogNumber: 849422
Rank: 15153


  1. Queen of the Reich
  2. The Lady Wore Black
  3. Warning
  4. Take Hold of the Flame
  5. Walk in the Shadows
  6. I Dream in Infrared
  7. I Don't Believe in Love
  8. Eyes of a Stranger
  9. Jet City Woman
  10. Empire
  11. Silent Lucidity
  12. I Am I
  13. Bridge
  14. Sign of the Times
  15. Chasing Blue Sky
  16. Someone Else?

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