Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Capitol Records Tapes
Queensrøche are and continue to be one of hard rocks finest bands of all time. These Seattle rockers began their musical journey in the early '80s with guitar shredders Chris DeGarmo and Micheal Wilton, power vocalist Geoff Tate, and the solid rhythm section of Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Eddie Jackson (bass guitar).
Upon their first major label signing to EMI Records, Queensrøche almost immediately became an entity destined for superstardom. With their unique blend of progressive rock and heavy metal, as well as the first class musicianship of the quintet, this band truly paved their platinum plus career for years to follow.
Empire broke all the rules in 1990. With its clever lyrical content, stunning vocals and sheer energy of the quintet in the studio, this massive album rode to the upper rungs of the rock and pop charts thanks in part to the amazing and one of a kind power ballad "Silent Lucidity." With more hard rock champions like "Jet City Woman," "Best I Can" and the brilliant album closer "Anyone Listening," Queensrøches Empire is surely one of hard rocks most enduring albums.
As Friday Music strives to present the greatest music ever recorded for the audiophile in all of us, they are proud to announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Queensrøches classic Empire. This monumental two album deluxe release is impeccably mastered from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.
As a first installment in their extensive Queensrøche 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music presents this creative masterwork in a first time gatefold cover, with all of the lyrics, as well as original artwork and photographic elements from this wonderful album. They are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeves to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.
LP Track Listing:
1. Best I Can
2. The Thin Line
3. Jet City Woman
4. Della Brown
5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
2. Silent Lucidity
3. Hand On Heart
4. One And Only
5. Anybody Listening?