Operation: Mindcrime

Operation: Mindcrime

by Queensrÿche
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Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Operation: Mindcrime

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2008
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774864015
catalogNumber: 48640

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queensrÿche   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
Moronic Monks of Morin Heights   Group

Technical Credits

Peter Collins   Producer
Pamela Moore   Contributor
Anthony Valentine   Contributor
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Debbie Wheeler   Contributor
Mike Snyder   Contributor
Scott Mateer   Contributor
James Barton   Engineer

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Operation: Mindcrime 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
100% Pure Rock N RoLL Heaven !!A Must Have
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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