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Operation: Mindcrime: Remastered [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Queensrÿche Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 Jan 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000931QA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,864 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 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. The Mission (Live)
17. My Empty Room (Live)

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QUEENSRYCHE Operation: Mindcrime CD

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 11 Dec 2009
By Harry
Format:Audio CD
Queensryche's masterful concept album Operation Mindcrime is without doubt the peak of the band's career and a milestone in Metal. It sounds pretensious to say this but this album really has an atmosphere to it, the story draws you into Nikkis dark world and the shadowy plans of Dr X. The short sections of dialogue and linking instrumental tracks really add to the overall atmosphere of the album. It's best to listen to all in one sitting rather than diving in and out to get the whole expereince (which i found hasn't dimmed after repeated listening)

Of course none of this would work without good songs and there's no problem there, the whole album is brilliant but if i had to pick highlights i'd go with Revolution Calling, Spreading the Disease, The Mission, The Needle Lies, Breaking the Silence and Eyes of a Stranger. The band are all excellent peformers, but special mention has to go to Geoff Tate who, in my humble opinion, is easliy one of metal's best vocalists. The lyrics aswell as telling the story offer an intelligent commentary on American society, the media, religion, corruption and about any dystopian theme you could imagine.

If you enjoy concept albums this is a MUST have, even if you are not a metal fan you may still find you like this album. Its definetly worth a listen!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still goes straight to the heart after 20 years 2 July 2009
By Kennedy
Format:Audio CD
I bought this as a 13 year old metal fan in the late 80s, but hadn't listened to any metal or rock from that period in most of the time since (hello DJ Shadow, hip-hop, detroit techno...). I actually bought 'Mindcrime' as a joke to play on my brother. Then I listened to it.

After the brief thrill of nostalgia had passed, I found myself listening to the album in its entirety. It was as though I was hearing it for the first time - it's emotionally immediate, has a sincere story, and is laden with astounding moments of musical drama and showmanship. I got lost in it and was exhilarated when it finally ended.

As planned I gave it to my brother. He also laughed. Then two days later he called me saying, "This an amazing record!" We've since rifled through our large collection of old rock LPs from the 80s in the hope that we'd mislaid other classics of that era; that maybe they were all this good and could still deliver the same punch now as they had back when we were just discovering music. But it wasn't to be - Operation:Mindcrime was exceptional then, and it's exceptional now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Prog-Metal Masterpiece 17 May 2007
By Unifrog
Format:Audio CD
This is supposedly the album that Queensryche is known by throughout the world, and I can see why. Each song on here is a masterpiece to me, and it gave Queensryche the right to be one of my favorite bands of all time.

Lead vocalist/keyboardist Geoff Tate is the dominant element of the music on this CD. His intense yet surprisingly calm voice is perfectly fitting on this incredible album. Queensryche drummer, Scott Rockenfield, would have to be my favorite drummer in the history of music, standing alongsides other drum legends like John Bonham. Absolutely amazing bass line by bassist Eddie Jackson, especially found in "I Don't Believe In Love." Guitarist Chris DeGarmo is one of the main writers of the songs on this album, and is one of my favorite guitarists. His shredding riffs and solos are what I most anticipate throughout the record.

I won't spoil any of the story on the Mindcrime album, but there are several highlights. However, the one I was most impressed with was the opera/progressive-metal "Suite Sister Mary." The song opens up with some dialogue, and then eases into a slow operamatic soft rock verse and quickly fires up with some great riffs, drums and bass and plenty of vocals and headbanging mess. An essential song and the one I most recommend you get if you can't get your hands on the others. Apart from this one however, others are the high-energy "Speak" and the thrashing "The Needle Lies," both excellent songs to add to any prog/metal playlist or collection.

All in all, Operation: Mindcrime was one killer concept record. Highly recommended and a great addition to any metal CD compendium. 5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Brilliance - Way Ahead of It's Time! 22 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on Vinyl way back when (Ahem!)it was 1st released and recently bought it again on CD. Still brilliant and sounds as good as when I first heard it! So ahead of it's time. Like Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours', Metallica's 'Black' and Muse's 'Absolution' - Absolute Classic! Even the lyrics are as relevant today (more apt today probably with corruption and crime in politics, Religion, Sex sells ....) as they were back in '88/89. The band are faultless and Jeff Tate's vocal ranges are alternatingly rocking, melodic and operatic (Like Bruce Dickinson with classical balls!!) according to the emotive direction of the song.

Seen them that same year on tour '88/89? - 1 half Mindcrime, other half their other songs. Wow, It's up there in my top 5 gigs along with AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Metallica and Muse. They're just a great band who deserve to be a whole bigger and mainstream than they are.

If you like great music - buy it. A concept album that you don't want to turn off with each song (rock, melodic, metal, haunting strings in turn) linked to the next in narrative. Even if you don't like rock/metal this should still appeal as just a truly great piece of stand alone music. Oh, almost forgot to add - Jeff Tate: still hot, still rocks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent! Item as described! Postage was very quick! Thank you very much! Highly recommended!
Published 1 month ago by daughterfook
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
What more can be said about this album I had it in 19 88 and now on cd and its still a classic
Published 1 month ago by Big Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best concept albums ever made IMO
One of the best concept albums ever made IMO, and with this release coming with a fantastic Live.. bonus disc of the album, not much else to say, except superb.
Published 3 months ago by Machine Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
I first heard this as a teenager, now I am older with more varied tastes, a revisit to this concept album has inspired me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by BookMan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Queensr’che Album - and also the ultimate metal concept...
I am not going to review this album song by song, since the other reviews here and also non-Amazon reviews already have done this perfectly. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Per Oen
5.0 out of 5 stars No words needed
This is Queensryche best ever! The storyline of this concept album translate perfect into the music. It is almost like watching a movie with your eyes closed.
Published 7 months ago by Gavin Harte
4.0 out of 5 stars Rather Quite Good!
Bought this as one of the best rock album of the 1980's. Starts off a little bit suspect but as it plays, by track three i am quite impressed. Read more
Published 7 months ago by D. Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad album - demonstrates a solid foundation on which they built...
Having liked their later stuff, I thought I would listen to the earlier recordings. This is obviously not as good, but it is interesting to hear and feel the ideas that as they... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Michael A. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy days
I could go on forever saying how brilliant this concept album was at the time and it still holds up today as one of the best rock albums of all time,I need say no more.
Published 10 months ago by maurice west
5.0 out of 5 stars Clasic
Operation mindcrime is by far queensryche best work to date.A must for any rock collection.(5 more words required)....Shame all the video releases were rubbish
Published 15 months ago by John S. McKenzie
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