QUEENSRŸCHE To Release Deluxe Editions of EMPIRE and OPERATION MINDCRIME On June 25th

Spread the metal:

 

Operation: Mindcrime is regarded as one of the greatest concept metal albums of all time. The band’s third album, originally released May 3rd 1988, is based around Nikki, a recovering drug addict, who becomes disillusioned with a corrupt society and joins a revolutionary group to assassinate political leaders.

Operation: Mindcrime was produced by Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, Rush, Alice Cooper) and was recorded, mixed and mastered digitally on a Sony 24-track digital tape machine. It was certified platinum in 1991 in the US and was ranked in the Top 100 Metal Albums Of All Time by both Kerrang! and Billboard magazines.

 

Available on multi-formats, this new version was remastered at Abbey Road Studios and brings together all the available recordings to tell the story of this remarkable album.

Tracks
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 – Bonus Track
3 My Empty Room – Bonus Track
4 Interview With Queensryche – Speak The Word
5 Overseeeing The Operation – B-Side
6 The Lady Wore Black – Bonus Track
7 Roads To Madness – Bonus Track

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

Deluxe – 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

Deluxe – DVD Operation: Mindcrime Live / Promo Videos
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
16 I Remember Now
17 Anarchy-X (Promo Video)
18 Revolution Calling (Promo Video)
19 Operation: Mindcrime (Promo Video)
20 Speak (Promo Video)
21 Breaking The Silence (Promo Video)
22 I Don’t Believe In Love (Promo Video)
23 Waiting For 22 (Promo Video)
24 Eyes Of A Stranger (Promo Video)
25 Credits (Sister Mary Suite) (Promo Video)
26 The Making of Operation: Mindcrime (Bonus Track)
27 Operation: Mindcrime TV Spot


Side One
1 I Remember Now
2 Anarchy-X
3 Revolution Calling
4 Operation: Mindcrime
5 Speak

Side Two
1 Spreading The Disease
2 The Mission
3 Suite Sister Mary

Side Three
1 The Needle Lies
2 Electric Requiem
3 Breaking The Silence

Side Four
1 I Don’t Believe In Love
2 Waiting For 22
3 My Empty Room
4 Eyes Of A Stranger

 

 

Empire was originally released on 20th August 1990, and is the band’s most commercially successful album to date, reaching triple platinum status. It featured the top 10 hit, “Silent Lucidity”, which was nominated for 2 Grammys, and “Jet City Woman”. The follow up to the groundbreaking Operation: Mindcrime, the album was produced by Peter Collins, and recorded in Washington and Vancouver in the spring of 1990. Empire features brilliant and intelligent lyrics and songwriting complimented by incredible musicianship, with the songs ranging from beautiful ballads, strong melodic rockers, and classic heavy fist pumpers.

This version, newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios, brings together all the available recordings to narrate the story of this remarkable album.

Tracks
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?

Deluxe – 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

Deluxe – CD3
1 Resistance (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
2 Walk in The Shadows (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
3 Best I Can ((Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
4 Empire (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
5 The Thin Line (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
6 Jet City Woman (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
7 Roads To Madness (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
8 Silent Lucidity (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
9 Hand On Heart (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)
10 Take Hold Of The Flame (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 1990)

Deluxe – DVD
1 Nightrider
2 Prophecy (Live In Tokyo 1983)
3 Gonna Get Close To You
4 Eyes of A Stranger -Alternate Version
5 Empire
6 Best I Can
7 Silent Lucidity
8 Jet City Woman
9 Another Rainy Night (Without You)
10 Another Rainy Night (Without You) -Alternate Version
11 Anybody Listening?
12 Resistance (Live)
13 Walk In The Shadows (Live)
14 The Thin Line (Live)
15 Take Hold Of The Flame (Live)
16 The Lady Wore Black (Live)
17 Silent Lucidity (Live)

 

Tracks; 2LP

Side One
1 Best I Can
2 The Thin Line
3 Jet City Woman

Side Two
1 Della Brown
2 Another Rainy Night (Without You)
3 Empire

Side Three
1 Resistance
2 Silent Lucidity
3 Hand On Heart

Side Four
1 One And Only
2 Anybody Listening?