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Screaming in Digital - Editor's Note
Hi everyone, and welcome to December. Rockline has come and gone - at
least for those of you who, unlike me, live near stations that carry
it. The new single is out, newspapers are reviewing Promised Land, and
to start off my holiday season right, I've been labeled "crazed" by
none less than Michael Wilton. As my sister put it, "If the guys in
Queensryche think you're crazed, that says something." Anyway, on with
Contents - Contributors
New Single - Paul
New Single - Diana
Rockline Interview - Randy
Rockline Interview - Kevin
Rockline Interview - Mike
Promised Land Newspaper Review - Randy
Promised Land Newspaper Review - Amy
I Am I Single - Diana
Turkish Release - Ertan
Digest in Guitar World - Mark
License Plates - Colin
Promised Land Commercial Success - Terry
Promised Land Comments - Jason
Japanese Article Translation? - Diana
European Tour - Michael
European Tour - Pekka
Japanese Promised Land - Stephen
Japanese Promised Land - Brian
Promised Land Imports - Diana
Prophecy - Stephen
Tate and LaBrie - William
Promised Land Views - Mike
Favorite Promised Land Tracks - William
Promised Land Views - Michael
Damaged - Loula
Progressive Metal Technique - William
Lady Jane Whisper - Scott
Lady Jane Whisper - Michael
Lady Jane and David Bowie - Christopher
Lady Jane and Flatliners? - Darren
London Interpretation - John
Mary in the Mirror - William
Vampiric Interpretations - Eric
Vampiric Interpretations - Loula
Vampiric Interpretation - John
Promised Land Lyrics - Christopher
Promised Land For Sale - Stephen
Japanese Promised Land Wanted - Mike
Real World Wanted - Michael
Bootleg Trades Available - Matthew
Neue Regel - News & Reviews
New Single - Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apparently the latest single released out here was not Out of Mind,
but rather Bridge. Not surprisingly, it's become quite a popular tune
here in the southwest. Anyone have access to Billboard Rock Charts?
New Single - Diana (email@example.com)
I had read in one radio journal that the next single was supposed to
be Damaged, and also read in others that it was going to be Out of
Mind. But a sympathetic record shop manager just gave me a promo for
the new single - Bridge. Since it's a promo, unfortunately there isn't
a b-side. The cover is a photo of an elderly man's eye with a
reflection of a young boy in it - very "them." The new video should be
out within the next two weeks.
Rockline Interview - Randy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other than the new Rockline host having a hard time at the start, I
thought the interview went well. He read the intro right off the
paper, but he did get into it some after a while. I distinctly heard a
lighter being used and someone - I assume it was Geoff - blowing smoke
in the microphone. It sounded odd and almost intentional.
Some of the questions asked were stupid, but after a few callers, they
did get a few that were good. It seemed difficult to drag answers out
of the guys, though - are they getting tired of the same questions,
have they already answered them in other interviews, or do they just
want to leave some mystery? One of them did mention the Internet once,
but I was disappointed not to hear them say anything of the digest.
Rockline Interview - Kevin (email@example.com)
I listened to Rockline, and I also taped it. The callers had some good
questions, disregarding the fact that some questions were picked ahead
of time. I did hear Geoff lighting up a couple of cigarettes - so much
for him not smoking. They guy who hosted the show sounded like he was
reading everything that he was saying. Although it was his first time,
it sounded weak.
The band did have some interesting answers, though. When asked who
killed Mary, Geoff said, "I thought it was clear from the lyrics. I
guess nobody else got it but me." Maybe we should all go back and read
the lyrics again!
Rockline Interview - Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I asked Geoff and Chris a couple of questions on Rockline. If anyone
was listening, I was the guy who asked about Bridge. I think I got a
little too personal with Chris, because he seemed surprised that I
asked about that. I didn't want to ask the same old boring stuff. It
seemed like a good question to me.
Promised Land Newspaper Review - Randy (email@example.com)
This is a article that was printed in the November 11th issue of The
Arkansas Traveler, a small student paper at the University of
Arkansas, for the basketball team. I'm in no way connected to the
paper or the writer, I don't even know the guy, I don't even totally
agree with him, but I did think it was interesting seeing it printed
in such a local paper. I was totally surprised.
Queensryche Enters New Reign
By: Skip Hudson
*REVIEW - Promised Land by Queensryche
It's really hard to define the sound of the new Queensryche
album, Promised Land.
For one thing, it's not a concept album - something the band
has already proven themselves to have mastered. It's also not
some collection of material whereby they take the liberty of
indulging in far too many less-than-musical cro-magnon metal
binges, as did many of their counterparts in the mid-to-late
1980's. For the most part, Promised Land is yet another
collection of provocative songs from a progressive metal band
that undoubtedly has already become a house-hold word.
Queensryche began to gain notoriety in 1988 with the conceptual
Operation: Mindcrime, their fourth album which incorporated
themes of betrayal and conspiracy in one man's fight to save
himself from a world gone mad. In 1990, they released Empire, a
compilation highly different from any material they had
recorded previously in that at least six songs on the album
received regular airplay. It was followed by the first tour in
which the band headlined.
And now, three years later, it looks as though Queensryche has
compiled yet another masterpiece, but one that has a strikingly
more mellow tone than it's predecessors.
Beginning the journey into the Promised Land is the track I Am
I, a song that typifies Queensryche's ability to employ the
use of syncopation and altered rhythms in establishing an
atmosphere for the song's message, which seems to revolve
around the idea that everyone has a facade behind which they
hide to avoid contradicting themselves. Following that is
Damaged, a song that, driven by the unique guitar work of
Chris Degarmo and Michael Wilton and the powerful vocals of
Geoff Tate, focuses on the problems encountered in the search
Those who like funk will probably enjoy Disconnected, a groovy
little tune about the debilitation of one's mind that results
after the extensive abusing of some drug that the band opted
not to name.
Most of the songs on the album are more mellow than anything
the band has ever done before; however, Lady Jane sounds like a
sort of mini-opera, highlighted by some intricate piano
harmonizing and the shrill vocals of Tate. Out of Mind sounds
like something that Enya could have recorded. Bridge, a song
that looks at the problems involved when lack of communication
between a father and son has obstructed what little love their
relationship may have had, is brought to life through the
band's exclusive use of acoustic guitars. And the beautiful
piano work of Someone Else, the story of a lifelong underdog's
courageous fight to prove his worthiness to society, will
probably win the album a Grammy by itself.
Despite having a following of devoted heavy metal fans for
years, Queensryche pushed itself onto a more broad audience in
late 1990 with the release of the Pink Floydish single, Silent
Lucidity. But they did so without sacrificing the sound to
which many of their fans had already grown attached.
Promised Land might do the same thing - every song on the album
could easily receive airplay and yet anger hard-core fans who
otherwise might think the band has sold out. For Queensryche,
making good music is what they seem to enjoy doing.
Promised Land Newspaper Review - Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a review from the Tampa Tribune:
It's no parting of the Red Sea. But for diehard fans,
Queensryche's latest will be as welcome as manna from heaven -
the musical equivalent of a journey to the land of milk and
Promised Land marks Queensryche's return to the scene after a
two-year break. Band members had professed a desire to
re-establish domestic roots.
The disc is an eerie blend of soul-searching, with sound
effects haunting enough to make Steven Spielberg shiver and
crisp enough to send surround-sounders into a nirvanalike
The quintet's fifth full-length album features several tracks
with potential to rival the previous smash, Silent Lucidity. I
Am I rocks hard as the CD's first single. And unusually
dramatic and simple piano-based ballads Lady Jane and Someone
Else? may make converts out of nonmetal listeners.
Bridge, however, takes expression-through-art to another level.
An emotional epitaph for the shattered relationship between
guitarist Chris DeGarmo and his father, listening to Bridge is
voyeuristic - like watching DeGarmo slice open a wrist , then
gawking as he bleeds.
Promised Land beckons the not-so-faint-of-heart. So slap on the
headphones and travel to a place far, far away.
I Am I Single - Diana (email@example.com)
MTV is now playing a slightly different version of I Am I - it's just
slightly re-edited. EMI North America and UK have not - and probably
will not - release a single for I Am I. There may be one released in
The Netherlands or Germany, but don't count on it unless it's
Turkish Release - Ertan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It's been more than six weeks since Promised Land was released, but
there is no sign of it in Turkey. I think the domestic firm here that
works with EMI - or EMI itself - forgot that there's a country in the
world named Turkey!
Digest in Guitar World - Mark (email@example.com)
I just got the January 1995 issue of Guitar World magazine, which
contains an interview with Chris and Michael. Of course the majority
of the interview covers Promised Land, but my eyes widened when I
found this excerpt:
GW: Guitar World just recently went up online on, CompuServe. Is there
a Queesnryche BBS or an e-mail address?
DeGarmo: Yeah, we have a tap into the Internet, don't we?
Wilton: Yeah, we have this crazed guy, Shag. He's got this whole
network of all these people engaging in futuristic 'Rychean
DeGarmo: It's all this speculation on Queensryche. It's quite
entertaining to read. People trying to figure out what the
songs are about, plugged in all around the world.
Well, that's our moment in the spotlight! Just wanted to share it with
everyone in case you're interested in picking up a copy of the
magazine for the interview. Most of the interview is about the working
relationship of Chris & Michael as guitarists and how they've worked
as a team past & present. Also some snippets on how Promised Land was
recorded - Michael and Scott going out with a portable recorder and
taping seagulls, and other such insights - and also a mention of the
CD-ROM that's due out (nope, no mention of a release date), which kind
of segued into the Internet discussion.
Speak - Comments & Questions
License Plates - Colin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My wife's contribution to spreading the disease is a Florida specialty
license plate on her car that reads "RYCHE-ON."
Promised Land Commercial Success - Terry (email@example.com)
How has Promised Land has been doing commercially? I see the I Am I
video fairly often on MuchMusic, but I was wondering how the album was
selling around the world. Do there seem to be many fewer fans than
Empire attracted, or is Queensryche's popularity continuing to
build? And while we're at it, is my Operation: Empire boxed set worth
a lot yet? :)
According to a weeks-old Billboard, Building Empires made it to
the #3 slot on the US charts, and also reached the top 10 in
Germany and the top 20 in Canada. I Am I hit #8 on the Album
Rock Tracks chart. Empire, of course, is triple-platinum now,
and was in the top 30 on the Catalog Albums (older albums
selling well) chart. -sh
Promised Land Comments - Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I feel Promised Land is definitely one of Queensryche's best works to
date. Never have they written something that has spoken directly to
me, as this does. In my opinion, Bridge is amazing - it's definitely
an experience to see feelings that I've felt for so long show up on an
album from my favorite band. I don't quite know how to express it, to
actually "connect" with someone who before I have only seen as above
and beyond me.
I also love the feelings expressed by the band in the title track,
about what it is, and takes, to "make it," especially the line,
"Somewhere along the way, friends I once held close fled the fast
lane. I didn't notice, I just had to make it." I've been singing for a
band now for about five years and when I heard this it made me look
back and see for the first time friends that I had made and lost in
the drive for that "perfect" gig, the one thing to set us apart from
all the rest. It hurt, kind of, to see that I was so callous to these
people because of an obsession. I hope there is someone out there who
Also with this album, Queensryche reached a new musical level. I agree
that the album is set with a much darker mood, but that usually
happens when one is soul-searching. I don't, however, agree that it is
in any way similar to Rage - this is far beyond Rage, maybe not
musically, but definitely in meaning.
Anyway, to make a long story short, which I have already failed to do,
I love this album, literally. It was well worth the very long wait to
get, as it definitely renewed my dwindling faith in my favorite band.
Japanese Article Translation? - Diana (email@example.com)
Does anyone out there translate Japanese? I bought the latest issue of
the Japanese Burrn magazine, with Geoff and Chris on the cover and
what seems to be a great 8 page interview, but I can't read it!
Roads to Madness - Tours & Shows
European Tour - Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Personally I'm very happy with the European tour dates - I get to see
the second date in Belfast!
European Tour - Pekka (email@example.com)
I saw the tour dates in the digest, but I hope they aren't final. If
the list is final that means that they aren't coming to Finland.
Please do not tell me that this is happening. I have already made a
promise that if they come to Finland I would wear a Father William
outfit in the concert and my girlfriend would wear something white to
make her look like Sister Mary. (If someone has done this before -
Spreading the Disease - Info & Resources
Japanese Promised Land - Stephen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I just got a copy of the Japanese version of Promised Land and thought
I'd give a brief description of the disc.
The back cover of the CD case is basically the same, except for
Japanese credits and the listing for the two additional tracks. The
wording of what appears on the U.S. release is a bit fuzzy, like it
was a photograph taken of the back cover. Then the titles for tracks
12 and 13 were added at the bottom in a slightly different type print,
and are also sharper, as if they were printed on top of the back cover
In general, the cover is the same, it has the clear hinge on the case
through which the title is visible and the main insert is exactly the
same as in the U.S. release in that it folds out into the full totem
pole illustration on one side with the lyrics and Mr. Nail Head on the
other. Nothing additional has been added to this insert for the
Japanese release. There is no additional booklet as I believe was the
case with the Japanese Empire disc.
There are two additional inserts. One is a black and white sheet with
all of the lyrics in Japanese, plus lyrics for Real World in both
Japanese and English. It also has what appears to be a brief article
about the band, which is also written in Japanese - my girlfriend can
read some of this stuff so I will try and get a rough translation
sometime after finals wind down). The second insert is a cd-cover
sized decal of the disc cover as it appears when it is folded inside
the front of the jewel box (i.e. the top of the totem pole and the
word Queensryche at the top).
The CD itself is also a bit different. Whereas the U.S. release is a
dark grey disk with a black tri-ryche symbol, the Japanese disc is
black with a silver tri-ryche.
As has been previously stated, this disc contains two tracks not on
the U.S. release. Track 12 is Someone Else? with the full band. This
version is completely different than the one we have been discussing
here of late. To begin with, it runs a total of 7 minutes 11 seconds.
It features all the guys on their respective instruments including a
wicked guitar solo and a semi-heavy intro. In fact, this version is
quite heavy and I would not really classify it as a ballad. Even more
cool is that a lot of the lyrics are completely different and there
are more lyrics than appear on the piano version - there are no pianos
on this version at all. I haven't had time to try and get the lyrics
down yet, but will try to for next week. All I can offer at this point
is this: the entire first verse of this version does not appear on the
piano version, and the song ends with the final "someone else..." but
without that spoken word "me" at the end of it. It really sounds like
a completely different song. Track 13 is Real World from the Last
Action Hero soundtrack. This is not, unfortunately, a re-mix or
re-recording of the tune.
In my opinion, the second version of Someone Else? is worth the cost,
although it will probably end up as a b-side somewhere.
Japanese Promised Land - Brian (email@example.com)
A friend of mine picked up the Japanese import of Promised Land at the
show in Valley Forge this weekend. We spent most of the hour and a
half trip back to York listening to the full band version of Someone
Else. It's a definite bonus and it might actually be worth buying the
import for just that one song - but not at the $38 he paid! With the
full band behind it, the song definitely takes on more oomph, but
looses some of the waning mood of the piano version on the US release.
Geoff's sax definitely adds something. What really threw us for a loop
was the additional lyrics in the full band version. I think there are
about 10-15 new lines or lyrics interspersed throughout the whole
My friend is convinced that Geoff's lyrics on both versions came from
the same recoring session. He said that the lyrical tracks from the
full band version were "flown in" and trimmed down to fit the piano
only version. He insists that even Geoff couldn't sing the song
exactly the same way twice. He said what really tipped him off was the
last line, with the dramatic pause and the just "me." I can't tell,
but I'll take his word for it. The album was recorded and mixed
digitally so I guess it could be done quite easily. I was curious
whether anyone else had noticed this.
Promised Land Imports - Diana (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A few of the US metal magazines advertise record stores and there are
some selling the Promised Land Japanese CD (usually around $35) and
the UK white vinyl (about $20).
Prophecy - Stephen (email@example.com)
I know Prophecy was written and performed before Warning was released.
I once had a recording of the King Biscuit Flower Hour where the band
played Queen of the Reich, Prophecy, Blinded and The Lady Wore Black.
Since I hadn't heard Prophecy before that, I started looking for it,
but never found it until Decline of Western Civilization and the
various studio releases. I don't have the old recording any more, and
I was in junior high school so the quality probably was lacking by
The Whisper - Discussion
Tate and LaBrie - William (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I don't think James LaBrie's voice is already trashed - he sounds fine
on the album, is singing well on the tour, and is taking operatic
lessons to get even better. I would say, though, that Geoff Tate is
the better of the two singers. Give LaBrie some time, however - Tate
has been around nine years longer than LaBrie. I'll compare the Tate
of today to LaBrie in nine years.
Promised Land Views - Mike (email@example.com)
I think that we are all guilty of putting words into the guys' mouths.
Although I'm a huge Queensryche fan, with the knowledge that they are
one of the most artistic bands that I've ever had a chance to listen
to, I can't quite see why we all have to break any given song into the
tiniest of fragments, searching for something sohidden that we need
three or four different equalizers to even hear it, let alone
Despite this viewpoint, I applaud those of you searching for a song's
general theme, or that of the whole album. I really enjoy reading
people's general viewpoints on different songs and the album, some are
quite gifted. I often just listen to the songs for their melodic
content, for I sometimes have trouble determining just what the
lyricist is trying to get at, so I really appreciate what some have
I want to talk a little about Bridge. I think the simple fact that
everyone seems to want to talk about it shows recognition of what an
interesting song it really is. I wonder how many people would say that
it's one of their favorite songs, if not their favorite song, on the
album, had the word "dad" been left out of all those lines, leaving
something to the imagination?
I feel Someone Else? is a fantastic song in its own right, and a great
way to end the album. I wish the album went on for another 20 minutes,
but I'll have to be happy with what we did get!
Has anyone else seen the short album review in Entertainment Weekly? I
know, I know, I can't understand why I get that either! It's obvious,
after reading it, that some music critics have no idea what music is!
A C-minus? This is from the same group of critics that gave Pink
Floyd's The Division Bell a D. Evidently some albums are just too
difficult for them to review.
Favorite Promised Land Tracks - William (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In my opinion, Lady Jane and Someone Else? are two of the better
tracks. I find myself listening to the last four tracks the most.
Damaged doesn't do anything for me - it's kind of like Rush's Stick
it Out or Where's My Thing? I want the music to go somewhere -
progress, if you will - not just repeat the same 4-note phrase over
and over again. This song seems more in the vein of Ace of Base than
Metallica. Sure, Ace of Base has made playing notes over and over
trendy and it sells, but it's got to be the stupidest thing I've ever
heard. I'm really ashamed that I have to compare Queensryche to Ace of
Promised Land Views - Michael (email@example.com)
I found Promised Land somewhat disappointing after so long a wait. The
overall quality of the songs isn't as good as on the previous three
albums. My favorite songs are Bridge and One More Time, but I don't
think any of the songs have single potential, as opposed to seven or
eight on Empire. No doubt this will curtail sales and keep this album
from coming close to the popularity of Empire.
According to Rolling Stone's sales chart, Promised Land debuted at #3
and slipped to #15 the next week. The album must be a bitter pill to
swallow for the band's label after the incredible success of Empire.
I'm sure they were hoping for something similar, but they got another
conceptual album too progressive for FM radio and the general
Speaking of Rolling Stone, I've pored over the last three issues
looking for a review of the album and found none. It's irritating that
they review countless obscure albums by unknowns bands but won't
review Queensryche. All they had was a photo and brief blurb on the
band's listening party to debut the album in Seattle.
Damaged - Loula (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm amazed that Damaged, the Promised Land track that makes me go
"Grrr" the most, is described as a "blatant Metallica rip-off." I
despise Metallica, and don't think their vocalist has a speck of
Actually, only the instrumental riff in the middle was
described as a rip-off, not the whole song. -sh
Progressive Metal Technique - William (email@example.com)
I'd have to say that Queensryche can't compare to the technical
ability displayed by Dream Theater. Dream Theater should be
technically compared to bands such as King Crimson. Sure, King Crimson
is weird, but they are incredible musicians.
Neither Dream Theater nor King Crimson is as popular as Queensryche,
but look at any trendy band out there - popularity does not equal good
quality music. Don't take this the wrong way though, basically my
point is just that the bands can't really be compared. Not because one
is better than the other, but because it seems to me that Queensryche
goes about writing songs in a much more structured way, while Dream
Theater just starts jamming and then writes down whatever they like.
Dream Theater's songs are much less structured, and less likely to
The Killing Words - Interpretation
Lady Jane Whisper - Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When I hear the faint whisper in Lady Jane, it sounds more like "It's
time to pay." She's obviously on some hallucinogenic substance, and
it's time to pay the consequences.
Lady Jane Whisper - Michael (email@example.com)
The whisper in Lady Jane sounds to me like "with me today," which
provides an alternate ending to the chant from the children outside,
id est, "says she'll play with me today."
Lady Jane and David Bowie - Christopher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Has anyone noticed that Lady Jane sounds obscenely like Space Oddity
by David Bowie? I just want to start singing "and the Earth looks very
different today," or "Ground control to Lady Jane." I wonder if this
is some kind of freudian slip or something.
The general sound of the songs is similar, but I don't think
the melodies are close enough to interchange the lyrics. -sh
Lady Jane and Flatliners? - Darren (email@example.com)
I am willing to go out on a limb and say Lady Jane was with the movie
Flatliners in mind. For those of you who have seen the movie, I am
referring mainly to the scene in which Kevin Bacon has to confront the
mistakes of his past. The song reminds me of the scene in which he is
a young boy and is making fun of a girl I think was named Whinnie.
The movie's scenario bears striking resemblance to the song. They both
have an eerie quality that inspires a deeper level of thinking. The
characters have to "atone" for the sins of their past as Kevin Bacon
apologizes to Whinnie as an adult. Is this Lady Jane all grown up? The
movie portrays her great relief as she forgives the man who took her
childhood away from her. "Yesterday seemed very dark, but now it's
bright, your clouds have gone away." There is also a bit of reverse
symbolism in the movie that comes out in the song. Whinnie must revert
to day-dreams, illusions, to escape from the taunting, yet is it these
illusions that terrorize the main characters of the movie as adults.
She grows older with the scars that won't let her forget. We find
ourselves near the end of the song, "calling out to Janie as you drift
away, Don't be afraid, they're only your illusions anyway." But are
they to her?
London Interpretation - John (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I take London to be about Jack the Ripper. Robert Bloch wrote a tale
about Jack living forever. Bloch's Ripper concept matches the
"...streetlights fanned our trail of fame..." line, and "Sometimes I
wish I could have taken your place..., You know I don't want to live
forever." It makes the latter line nicely ironic.
Mary in the Mirror - William (email@example.com)
The sample in Dream Theater's Mirror is not the same voice as in Suite
Sister Mary. The Mirror voice is a tad higher. Mary has a very
distinct voice, and the Mirror sample isn't it.
Vampiric Interpretations - Eric (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A person could find just about any kind of symbolism in this, or any
other, music. It doesn't seem to me to be a natural interpretation of
Most of the songs - if not all - do, however, deal with the darkness
inherent in mankind. This is the reason that a vampiric interpretation
fits in fairly well. The legend of vampires is a reflection of the
darker part of humanity in the first place. It only makes sense, then,
that the darkness in the music would remind people of the darkness in
vampires. The two issues parallel, but do not necessarily cross
Vampiric Interpretations - Loula (email@example.com)
The vampire thing certainly is nothing new, Walk in the Shadows is
very vampiric, probably the most blatant one, but other songs have
vampiric elements, especially Gonna Get Close to You.
I suppose that since vampires - specifically the Anne Rice ones - are
so compelling as characters, people are inspired by them. Listen to
Faith No More's Real Thing album - the whole thing is vampire,
Vampiric Interpretation - John (firstname.lastname@example.org)
With all the talk about vampiric songs, it seems everybody has missed
Walk in the Shadows, which I believe Geoff has said is about a
vampire. "We'll walk in the shadows, by day we'll live in a dream."
I'd leave Gonna Get Close to You as a song about stalking. The only
relation I think it has to vampires is that they are essentially
violators too. I Dream in Infrared, like Killing Words is a song about
the dark side of love - you might as well ponder how Surgical Strike
is about vampirism! "Well, they fly, and they strike..."
Promised Land Lyrics - Christopher (email@example.com)
Not to ruin anyone's fun, but Geoff and Chris explain track by track
the lyrics to each song on Promised Land in the interview in the
January issue of Metal Edge.
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Promised Land For Sale - Stephen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If someone out there still hasn't picked up Promised Land, I'm willing
to sell my copy of the U.S. version.
Japanese Promised Land Wanted - Mike (email@example.com)
I'm wondering where the Japanese version of Promised Land can be
purchased. If anyone has any information on it, please let me know.
Real World Wanted - Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Is there any way to get the song Real World without having to buy the
Last Action Hero soundtrack?
The Japanese version of Promised Land includes Real World. -sh
Bootleg Trades Available - Matthew (email@example.com)
In response to several messages that I received concerning my request
for hard-to-find Queensryche recordings, I have decided to post a list
of what I have on CD and video and would be willing to trade copies
Screaming Laughter (65:49) contains Nightrider, Prophecy, Deliverance,
Child of Fire, En Force, Blinded, The Lady Wore Black, Warning, Take
Hold of the Flame and Queen of the Reich recorded at Nihon
Seinen-Kan, Tokyo, in 1985, and Operation: Mindcrime, Speak, Spreading
the Disease, Take Hold of the Flame and The Needle Lies recorded at
the Spectrum, Philadelphia, on March 12, 1989.
Speak the Word (48:38) contains Anarchy-X, Revolution Calling,
Operation: Mindcrime, Speak, Spreading the Disease, Take Hold of the
Flame, Breaking the Silence, I Don't Believe in Love and Eyes of a
Stranger recorded at the Sporthalle, Cologne, on October 26, 1988,
and Resistance, Walk in the Shadows and Best I Can recorded at the
Royal Court in Liverpool on November 6, 1990.
Empire Calling (123 minutes) is a video containing Resistance, Walk in
the Shadows, Best I Can, Empire, The Thin Line, Jet City Woman, Roads
to Madness, all of Operation: Mindcrime, Take Hold of the Flame and
Silent Lucidity filmed at the Broome County Arena in Binghampton NY
on July 20, 1991.
The quality of the first two CD's is pretty good, though no Livecrime.
Some tracks are better than others. The video was made with a
camcorder and looks okay but is a bit jumpy at times. All three are
worth hearing or seeing. I also have CD singles containing live
versions of Walk in the Shadows and Prophecy and the 1991 acoustic
remix of I Dream in Infrared. I'd be willing to trade a tape full of
songs or a copy of the video for other stuff, especially unreleased
tracks, remixes or live recordings.
That's all for now - see you all again next week!
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