Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime / Empire Re-Issues

CD / Vinyl / 10 x 10 Box Sets:
Queensryche
Price:
£42.11 (Box sets)

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Rating:
5
On July 11, 2021
Last modified:July 11, 2021

Summary:

Masterful re-release of two of the most influential albums of the late 80's / early 90's, available in some fantastic formats. Not to be missed.

So much good music was released in the 80’s and 90’s, that we tend to forget just how special that era really was. One such evolvement from that time was the birth of the concept album. Yes, Floyd did it earlier, granted, but when it came to cranking the plate up a notch, Queensryche were out there with the best in terms of imagination and fluidity.

This re-release of the band’s two most popular albums is a treat for any avid fan, and will be sure to re-ignite the love flame, as these come in a plethora of formats.

The 180g vinyl, which I have the pleasure of listening to, sounds crisp under the re-mastering. Geoff Tate’s voice sounding as fresh as the day it was first heard. Releasing these albums in such formats is a great call.

The formats include CD, 180g Vinyl and 10 x 10 Box Sets.

Both Box Set formats feature CD’s & DVD’s which feature live performances & promotional videos.

Track-listing is as follows, so there’s absolutely loads to get your teeth into. Go grab a copy before they all go!!:

OPERATION: MINDCRIME (4CD/1DVD DELUXE)

CD1

1. I Remember Now
2. Anarchy-X
3. Revolution Calling
4. Operation: Mindcrime
5. Speak
6. Spreading The Disease
7. The Mission
8. Suite Sister Mary
9. The Needle Lies
10. Electric Requiem
11. Breaking The Silence
12. I Don’t Believe In Love
13. Waiting For 22
14. My Empty Room
15. Eyes Of A Stranger

CD2

1. I Don’t Believe In Love – Extended Version
2. The Mission – Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1990
3. My Empty Room – Live At The Astoria Theatre, London, 1994
4. Interview With Queensrÿche
5. Overseeing The Operation
6. The Lady Wore Black – Live From Wisconsin, 1991
7. Roads To Madness – Live From Wisconsin, 1991

CD3 Operation: Mindcrime Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, 1990

1. I Remember Now
2. Anarchy-X
3. Revolution Calling
4. Operation: Mindcrime
5. Speak
6. Spreading The Disease
7. The Mission
8. Suite Sister Mary
9. The Needle Lies
10. Electric Requiem
11. Breaking The Silence
12. I Don’t Believe In Love
13. Waiting For 22
14. My Empty Room
15. Eyes Of A Stranger

CD4 Operation: Mindcrime Live From Wisconsin, 1991

1. I Remember Now
2. Anarchy-X
3. Revolution Calling
4. Operation: Mindcrime
5. Speak
6. Spreading The Disease
7. The Mission
8. Suite Sister Mary
9. The Needle Lies
10. Electric Requiem
11. Breaking The Silence
12. I Don’t Believe In Love
13. Waiting For 22
14. My Empty Room
15. Eyes Of A Stranger

DVD Operation: Mindcrime Live / Promo Videos

1. I Remember Now [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
2. Anarchy-X [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
3. Revolution Calling [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
4. Operation: Mindcrime [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
5. Speak [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
6. Spreading The Disease [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
7. The Mission [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
8. Suite Sister Mary [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
9. The Needle Lies [Concert Film] – Live On Location in Wisconsin, 1991
10. Electric Requiem [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
11. Breaking The Silence [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
12. I Don’t Believe In Love [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
13. Waiting For 22 [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
14. My Empty Room [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
15. Eyes Of A Stranger [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
16. Operation Livecrime End Credits [Concert Film]17. I Remember Now [Concert Film]18. Anarchy-X [Concert Film]19. Revolution Calling [Music Video]20. Operation: Mindcrime [Music Video]21. Speak [Music Video]22. Breaking The Silence [Music Video]23. I Don’t Believe In Love [Music Video]24. Waiting For 22 [Concert Film]25. Eyes Of A Stranger [Concert Film]26. Operation: Mindcrime End Credits [Concert Film]27. I Don’t Believe In Love [Concert Film] 2019 Remaster
28. The Making of Operation: Mindcrime [Behind the Scenes] – Bonus Track
29. I Don’t Believe In Love
30. Eyes Of A Stranger
31. Revolution Calling
32. Operation: Mindcrime [Trailers/Teasers] – Bonus Track
33. Revolution Calling
34. Eyes Of A Stranger
35. I Don’t Believe In Love
36. Menu / Queensrÿche / Operation: Mindcrime [Concert Film]

EMPIRE (3CD/1DVD DELUXE)

CD1

1. Best I Can
2. The Thin Line
3. Jet City Woman
4. Della Brown
5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
6. Empire
7. Resistance
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Hand On Heart
10. One And Only
11. Anybody Listening?

CD2

1. Last Time In Paris – (Bonus Track)
2. Scarborough Fair – (Bonus Track)
3. Dirty Lil Secret – (Bonus Track)
4. Silent Lucidity – Edit
5. Empire – Edit
6. I Dream In Infrared – Acoustic Version
7. Prophecy – Live In Tokyo
8. Best I Can – Radio Edit
9. Anybody Listening? -Radio Edit

CD3 Empire Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 1990

1. Resistance
2. Walk in The Shadows
3. Best I Can
4. Empire
5. The Thin Line
6. Jet City Woman
7. Roads To Madness
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Hand On Heart
10. Take Hold Of The Flame

DVD

1. Building Empires Opening [Concert Film]2. Nightrider [Music Video]3. Prophecy [Concert Film] – Live In Tokyo, 1983
4. Gonna Get Close To You [Concert Film]5. Eyes of A Stranger [Music Video] – Alternate Version
6. Empire [Concert Film]7. Best I Can [Music Video]8. Silent Lucidity [Music Video]9. Jet City Woman [Music Video]10. Another Rainy Night (Without You) [Concert Film]11. Another Rainy Night (Without You) [Music Video] – Alternate Version
12. Anybody Listening? [Concert Film]13. Resistance [Concert Film] – Live
14. Walk In The Shadows [Music Video] – Live
15. The Thin Line [Music Video] – Live
16. Take Hold Of The Flame [Music Video] – Live
17. The Lady Wore Black [Music Video] – Live
18. Silent Lucidity [Music Video] – Live
19. Building Empires End Credits [Concert Film]20. Menu / Queensrÿche / Building Empires [Concert Film]

Masterful re-release of two of the most influential albums of the late 80's / early 90's, available in some fantastic formats. Not to be missed.

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A patriotic Welshman, and one quarter of Manchester hardcore/punk band Eye Licker.
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