If you are a fan of cinematic metal/prog rock/fantastic concept albums then you have probably grown up loving Queensryche’s masterpiece Operation : Mindcrime. The story of receiving drug addict Nikki, who turns against society and joins up with a rebellion group demanding he does deadly and heartbreaking acts has always been a 10/10 masterwork of Floydian brilliance for me and every chance to sink back into the story I will take.

On June 25th, Operation : Mindcrime returns in a five disc boxset with live and extra tracks, as well as the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios. Yes, please.

Here’s the complete tracklisting :

CD1
1 I Remember Now
2 Anarchy-X
3 Revolution Calling
4 Operation: Mindcrime
5 Speak
6 Spreading The Disease
7 The Mission
8 Suite Sister Mary
9 The Needle Lies
10 Electric Requiem
11 Breaking The Silence
12 I Don’t Believe In Love
13 Waiting For 22
14 My Empty Room
15 Eyes Of A Stranger

CD2
1 I Don’t Believe In Love – Extended Version
2 The Mission – Bonus Track
3 My Empty Room – Bonus Track
4 Interview With Queensryche – Speak The Word
5 Overseeeing The Operation – B-Side
6 The Lady Wore Black – Bonus Track
7 Roads To Madness – Bonus Track

CD3 Operation: Mindcrime Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 1990
1 I Remember Now
2 Anarchy-X
3 Revolution Calling
4 Operation: Mindcrime
5 Speak
6 Spreading The Disease
7 The Mission
8 Suite Sister Mary
9 The Needle Lies
10 Electric Requiem
11 Breaking The Silence
12 I Don’t Believe In Love
13 Waiting For 22
14 My Empty Room
15 Eyes Of A Stranger

CD4 Operation: Mindcrime Live From Wisconsin 1991
1 I Remember Now
2 Anarchy-X
3 Revolution Calling
4 Operation: Mindcrime
5 Speak
6 Spreading The Disease
7 The Mission
8 Suite Sister Mary
9 The Needle Lies
10 Electric Requiem
11 Breaking The Silence
12 I Don’t Believe In Love
13 Waiting For 22
14 My Empty Room
15 Eyes Of A Stranger

DVD Operation: Mindcrime Live / Promo Videos
1 I Remember Now
2 Anarchy-X
3 Revolution Calling
4 Operation: Mindcrime
5 Speak
6 Spreading The Disease
7 The Mission
8 Suite Sister Mary
9 The Needle Lies
10 Electric Requiem
11 Breaking The Silence
12 I Don’t Believe In Love
13 Waiting For 22
14 My Empty Room
15 Eyes Of A Stranger
16 I Remember Now
17 Anarchy-X (Promo Video)
18 Revolution Calling (Promo Video)
19 Operation: Mindcrime (Promo Video)
20 Speak (Promo Video)
21 Breaking The Silence (Promo Video)
22 I Don’t Believe In Love (Promo Video)
23 Waiting For 22 (Promo Video)
24 Eyes Of A Stranger (Promo Video)
25 Credits (Sister Mary Suite) (Promo Video)
26 The Making of Operation: Mindcrime (Bonus Track)
27 Operation: Mindcrime TV Spot