Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Gasp100, Mar 25, 2015.
Amazing! Back when it all still mattered - songwriting, concepts, performance, production...
that hit me like a six ton heavy thing.
It really is a great album. Great story carried by a tremendous production. I still dig it out and listen to it end to end periodically.
I haven't heard it in more than a decade I'm sure and I still know every word... how it that possible? I even remember the background Dr.'s names being paged in the beginning of the album.
A masterpiece.(not a single gaff anywhere)
I played the HELL out of that album!
The the best part of that album, is that it still sounds relevant. Sonically, lyrically, and the story.
I tend to gravitate to the "Live Crime" version though.
I was really into this one for a long time. Steady rotation for probably a year. Then worked back into the older QR material. Which is also good as is Empire. They lost me after that.
Highlight was seeing them perform MC live in it's entirety with full production. It is captured in the Live Crime release, audio and video. That was a great show, one of the best live shows I have seen.
Sad that it degenerated to their current state. I'm sure the new lineup is great, but...
Love this album. Definitely their pinnacle. I saw them on this tour open for Metallica. I had 4th row seats at the Capital Center and caught Chris DeGarmo's and Eddie Jackson's guitar picks. Still have 'em.
That album rocked my world when it came out and was in heavy rotation for years.
Still has the same effect.
Love that album! I listened to it again for the first time in years and it still sounds amazing.
I also can remember the doctor's names. I always laugh when I hear that same stock audio used in a TV show.
Great album. I still listen to it a couple times a year.
A near perfectly realized album; I have loved it since the day it came out. It was such a relief to hear this after how disjointed Rage For Order was. As someone else stated, their masterpiece.
I wish I could sing like Geoff Tate
one of my favorite albums ever. Not a dud anywhere. i got to see them do Mindcrime in its entirety back in 91.. or 90,. Same show you see on the home vid they put out back then.
Then when MC2 came out I saw them do both albums back to back in order!! Sister Mary was there and everything. It was almost like theater, there were props etc. Tate still had it too.
So does Geoff
Interesting...listening to the first few minutes of the OP vid, first thought is the drums sound dated.
This album was a Masterpiece. Their best album by far. I saw them on that tour twice and both times completely blown away.
They were a great band.....up until promised land.I could never get into that album and havnt listened to anything of theirs after that.
Everyone loved that one!