Operation: Mindcrime II

Release date
4 Apr 2006
Running length
17 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Freiheit Ouverture (Album Version) 1:35 406
2 Convict (Album Version) 0:08 33
3 I'm American (Album Version) 2:52 415
4 One Foot In Hell (Album Version) 4:11 373
5 Hostage (Album Version) 4:28 379
6 The Hands (Album Version) 4:35 382
7 Speed Of Light (Album Version) 3:11 366
8 Signs Say Go (Album Version) 3:16 371
9 Re-Arrange You (Album Version) 3:10 395
10 The Chase (Album Version) 3:07 375
11 Murderer? (Album Version) 4:32 366
12 Circles (Album Version) 2:57 346
13 If I Could Change It All (Album Version) 4:26 372
14 An Intentional Confrontation (Album Version) 2:31 420
15 A Junkie's Blues (Album Version) 3:40 386
16 Fear City Slide (Album Version) 4:57 365
17 All The Promises (Album Version) 5:09 342

About this album

Operation: Mindcrime II is an album by American progressive metal band Queensrÿche. It is a concept album and the sequel to the group’s 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime. The album was released on April 4, 2006 in North America, (March 29, 2006 release in Japan, March 31 in Germany, April 3 rest of world) on the Rhino Entertainment label (which is co-owned with one of Queensrÿche’s past labels, Atlantic Records). The lead single, “I’m American,” was performed by Queensrÿche during their 2005 tour in support of Judas Priest.

The album resumes the story of Nikki, a drug-addicted political revolutionary who was arrested for the murder of Sister Mary at the end of Operation: Mindcrime. As Operation: Mindcrime II begins, 18 years later, Nikki is released from prison and begins to plot his revenge against Dr. X, the villain of the first album.

Vocalist Pamela Moore reprised her role as Sister Mary for the album, while the role of Dr. X (played by actor Anthony Valentine on the first album) was taken over by heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at #14, the highest chart position for a Queensrÿche album since Promised Land peaked at #3 in 1994. Thus far, the album tracks “I’m American” and “The Hands” have been released as singles with accompanying videos.

Track listing
“Freiheit Overture” (Eddie Jackson, Jason Slater, Mike Stone) – 1:35
“Convict” (Geoff Tate) – 0:08
“I’m American” (Slater, Stone, Tate) – 2:53 (Official pre-release bootleg MP3)
“One Foot In Hell” (Slater, Stone, Tate) – 4:12

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  • Nitephoenix


    15 May 9:27pm Reply
  • naturefirst

    Think the music it`s ok but not the title . For me there is only one Operation Mindcrime.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JMFG2112

    I'll just pretend this album never happened. [2]

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot


    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • imusingwhat

    I'll just pretend this album never happened.

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • chaz6743

    Part II--Kicks it up more on the Journey!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Razor745


    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • HateMerchant

    The only thing I can think of that is wrong with this album is that it is a little too much like part 1. That is the point though.

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • blomybanzai

    I think that this album is good & I enjoy it. It's hard to follow from the first album & I like it very much, It's not everyones cup of tea. Don't forget that some albums are crap and some albums are great.

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • PC_MAC

    It's hard to follow up Part one of this series. It's nice to have some sort of album that talks about the time years later, you know, after the crime.

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • carlos_galvan

    worst album

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    WTF!? Album version, uh duh... annoyes me, I am not going to react on this album like this...

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Locojax

    if anyone wishes to listen to Operation: Mindcrime II you can go to Grooveshark.com and search it under playlist I have made the whole list in order and others have too

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • nicolasbj


    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • TheMark83

    Can anyone not get this album to work? I just wanna listen to it at work! HELLLLP!

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Jeff_Waters

    gotta listen from mindrime at the moore. it has more spirit.

    20 Apr 2008 Reply
  • TrueOswald

    Best album since Promise Land

    5 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Tenozuma

    It's a good album, but don't compare it to Operation: Mindcrime, or try not to. Listen to it for what it is. Also, the second half is probably better. The Chase is the best track. :)

    26 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Oreiller

    Not a bad album but it suffers the comparison with the first one which one of the best albums ever.

    21 Jun 2007 Reply
  • cmwolfe

    Best album since Empire!

    7 Mar 2007 Reply
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