Label: EMI-Manhattan Records - E4 548640 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Heavy Metal
Originally released on May 3,the album was reissued on May 6, with two bonus tracks, and again in as a deluxe box set. A concept album and a rock operaits story follows Nikki, a recovering drug addict who becomes disillusioned with the corrupt society of his time and reluctantly becomes involved with a revolutionary group Спи Солдат - Аукцыон - Grand Collection an assassin of political leaders.
The album was certified by the RIAA as 'gold' a year after its release, and it was certified as 'platinum' in Operation: Mindcrime was recorded digitally on a Sony track digital tape machine. The album was also mixed and mastered in the digital format.
The band shot a one-off promotional video in for the song "Speak" Anarchy-X - Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime performance footage. It did not include a dramatization of any of the story's concepts. During the tour promoting the album EmpireOperation: Mindcrime was performed in its entirety. The stage show featured video, animation and guest singer Pamela Moore as Sister Mary.
A recording was released as Operation: Livecrime. InOperation: Mindcrime was Searing The Scourge Of Christendom - Fornicus - Hymns Of Dominion as a deluxe box set, containing the remastera live CD with the album played in its entirety at the Hammersmith Odeon on November 15,and a bonus DVD containing the Video: Mindcrime and bonus clips.
The album begins with the protagonist, Nikki, in a hospital. He lies in a near catatonic state, unable to remember anything but snippets from his past. Suddenly, Nikki's memories come flooding back in a torrent "I Remember Now". He remembers how, as a heroin addict and would-be political radical frustrated with contemporary society due to the economic inequalitycorruption and hypocrisy around him, he was manipulated into joining a supposed Anarchy-X - Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime organization dedicated to revolution "Anarchy—X ", "Revolution Calling".
At the head of this organization is a mysterious political and religious demagogue known only as Dr. X, who manipulates Nikki through a combination of his heroin addiction and brainwashing techniques to become an assassin. Whenever Dr. X uses the word "mindcrime", Nikki becomes his docile puppet, a state which Dr. X uses to command Nikki to undertake any murder that the Doctor wishes "Operation: Mindcrime". As his position within Dr. X's organization grows, so does Nikki's ego and adherence to his master's vision of the future "Speak".
Through one of Dr. X's associates, a corrupt priest named Father William, Nikki is offered the services of a child prostitute-turned-nun named Sister Mary "Spreading the Disease ". Through his friendship and growing affection toward Sister Mary, Nikki begins to question the nature of what he is doing, seeing that Dr.
X has his own nefarious agenda "The Max Carl - The Circle. X takes notice and, seeing a potential threat in Mary to his cult of personalityorders Nikki to kill both her and the priest. Nikki goes to Mary's church and kills the priest, but, after confronting Mary, he fails to comply with the command to murder her "Suite Sister Mary".
He loves Mary and decides to leave the organization with her, so Nikki goes to Dr. X to tell him that they are out. X, however, reminds Nikki that he is Party All Night - Various - The New Gladiators addict, and that he is the one who can provide him with his daily fix "The Needle Lies". Nikki leaves, conflicted and uncertain, and he returns to Mary only to find her dead "Electric Requiem".
Nikki cannot cope with the loss, as well as the possibility that he himself may have killed her without knowing it it was later revealed on the Mindcrime at the Moore DVD that Mary killed herself after Dr.
X threatened to kill Nikki  and he begins to succumb to insanity. He runs through the streets calling her name "Breaking the Silence". The police arrive and attempt to subdue him. A gun is found on Nikki, and they take him into custody under suspicion of Mary's murder and the murders he committed for Dr. X "I Don't Believe in Love". Suffering from an almost complete loss of memory, Nikki is put into a mental hospital, where he retraces in his mind his last moments with Mary "Waiting for 22", "My Empty Room".
Back in the present in the hospital room at the beginning of the story Nikki has regained his memory, but now stares at his image in a mirror, unable to recognise who he is and what he has become "Eyes of a Stranger". The album received widespread critical acclaim upon its release.
Contemporary critics praised the band's musicianship, Geoff Tate 's voice, the complex and well-developed storyline and Peter Collins ' production. Modern reviews are equally positive. Sputnikmusic reviewer called it "one of the greatest heavy metal releases to date", which left a "legacy for both the band and the progressive metal genre. In the United States, the album was certified Gold a year after its Anarchy-X - Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrimeand certified Platinum in The subsequent tour consisted of the band performing both Operation: Mindcrime and its sequel in their entirety, back-to-back, with actors, props, an elaborate stage set, and a video screen.
The live Anarchy-X - Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime from that tour also portrayed Mary's death clearly for the first time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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