Operation: Mindcrime

Label
Capitol Catalog
Release date
20 Jun 2006
Running length
32 tracks
Running time
72:45

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Queensryche - I Remember Now (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:17 252
2 Queensryche - Anarchy-X (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:27 245
3 Queensryche - Revolution Calling (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:40 289
4 Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:46 308
5 Queensryche - Speak (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:43 229
6 Queensryche - Spreading The Disease (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:07 207
7 Queensryche - The Mission (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:48 176
8 Queensryche - Suite Sister Mary (2003 Digital Remaster) 10:41 168
9 Queensryche - The Needle Lies (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:09 158
10 Queensryche - Electric Requiem (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:22 133
11 Queensryche - Breaking The Silence (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:35 145
12 Queensryche - I Don't Believe In Love (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:24 173
13 Queensryche - Waiting For 22 (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:06 122
14 Queensryche - My Empty Room (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:32 140
15 Queensryche - Eyes Of A Stranger (2003 Digital Remaster) 6:54 164
16 Queensryche - The Mission (Live) (2006 Digital Remaster) 6:11 67
17 Queensryche - My Empty Room (Live 24-Bit Digitally Remastered 06) 2:43 61
1 Queensryche - I Remember Now (Live) 0:00 768
2 Queensryche - Anarchy-X (Live) 0:00 645
3 Queensryche - Revolution Calling (Live) 0:00 743
4 Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime (Live) 4:20 517
5 Queensryche - Speak (Live) 0:00 609
6 Queensryche - Spreading The Disease (Live) 0:00 619
7 Queensryche - The Mission (Live) 0:00 1,746
8 Queensryche - Suite Sister Mary (Live) 0:00 562
9 Queensryche - The Needle Lies (Live) 0:00 615
10 Queensryche - Electric Requiem (Live) 0:00 504
11 Queensryche - Breaking The Silence (Live) 0:00 530
12 Queensryche - I Don't Believe In Love (Live) 0:00 553
13 Queensryche - Waiting For 22 (Live) 0:00 501
14 Queensryche - My Empty Room (Live) 0:00 1,358
15 Queensryche - Eyes Of A Stranger (Live) 0:00 559

About this album

Operation: Mindcrime is Queensrÿche’s third full-length album, which was released on May 3, 1988. It is a concept album about a man becoming disillusioned with American society, and joining in a conspiratorial plot to assassinate its corrupt leaders, with spoken dialogue between songs that advances the story and ties the songs together. The album is generally considered to be the first, and still one of the most important and popular, progressive metal recordings. In January 1989, it ranked #34 on Kerrang! magazine’s “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time”.

History
During the tour promoting the 1990 album Empire, Operation: Mindcrime was performed in its entirety. The stage show featured video, animation and guest singer Pamela Moore as Sister Mary. This live show was successful enough that the band released it as a box set called Operation: LIVEcrime. The story was initially explored in a series of video clips for MTV in the 1989 VHS video, Video: Mindcrime.

Before filming Video: Mindcrime, the band shot a one-off promotional video in 1988 for the song “Speak” which only consisted of performance footage and did not include any of the story concepts that dominated the album.

In the United States, the album was certified gold a year after its release and was certified platinum in 1991.

In 2003, a 24-bit remastered version of Operation: Mindcrime was released that included live versions of “The Mission” and “My Empty Room” as bonus tracks.

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  • CoryellsGhost

    Too slick. Has some very good songs on it in spite of that.

    21 Sep 10:54pm Reply
  • spiderferi

    Jesus Christ. Nothing less than a Masterpiece. @Runoflife do the world a favour and hang yourself upon the first tree you saw.

    25 Aug 11:49am Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    v ban

    14 Jun 1:11pm Reply
  • VitorOliv

    Best metal album ever.

    23 May 1:17am Reply
  • Runoflife

    Regular glam metal. The Warning is far superior.

    26 Jan 5:53am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    Jesus Christ. Nothing less than a Masterpiece [8]

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • petikee69

    Their best album!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot

    "Sadly, the band never did any other record as good as this" Of course they didn't, how could you possibly top Mindcrime? But The Warning (especially) and Rage for Order are epic masterpieces as well.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BlackAngel912

    Never got too much into Queensryche besides this and Empire but despite that this is still one of the best heavy metal albums ever recorded. Period.

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot

    The greatest.

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • arkhyel

    What can I say? It's beyond magnificent! One of the best albums I've ever heard. I'm talking ever! And it is my first Queensrÿche album. Best track? Could be anything! The only one I don't like much is Eyes of a Stranger.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • fabnunez

    Fuck the tracklist

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    THIS ALBUM IS FUCKING INCREDIBLE! A timeless masterpiece, one of the greatest classic albums of all time. This legendary work never gets old.

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    One of the best metal albums of all time.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Juhiz69

    I'm not much into other Queensrÿche stuff but this must be one of the best records ever!

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • FinalWinter1976

    this one very well deserves its place in the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time” ... and in my personal Top 50, tho. ;)

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • IBrokeTheOath

    I bought this album on an impulse based purely on its reputation and I'm glad I did. I'm really enjoying it. It's certainly not the greatest metal album of all time though.

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • NoooFun

    Lyrics, music.. just flawless.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • musicIbreathe

    Jesus Christ. Nothing less than a Masterpiece [<3]

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ivor138

    Jesus Christ. Nothing less than a Masterpiece [6]

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
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