Offered for sale is a limited edition picture disc of Queensryche’s 1988 LP, Operation Mindcrime, which was released only as a promotional item.
About this copy: This copy of Operation Mindcrime is a picture disc edition of the LP, issued by Capitol Records as a promotional item. While the album does not say “promotional” anywhere on it, the title sticker does list a promotional catalog number that beings with “SPRO.”
The record is M- and looks unplayed. The plastic bag is also M- and has no rips, tears or splits. The original title sticker is still attached, though somewhat faded.
A nice copy of a great record.
Background: After a few years of limited success with their first two albums, Queensryche finally hit it big in 1988 with their third LP, Operation Mindcrime. While the story was complex, the music was, too, and both the critics and the public loved it.
Queensrÿche scored their breakthrough success with the ambitious concept album Operation: Mindcrime, which tells the story of a fortune hunter whose disillusionment with Reagan-era American society leads him to join a shadowy plot to assassinate corrupt leaders. For such a detailed story line (there is also a tragic romance thrown in), the band keeps its focus remarkably well, and the music is just as ambitious, featuring a ten-minute track with orchestrations by Michael Kamen. But despite the occasional flaws, it’s surprising how well Operation: Mindcrime does work, and it’s a testament to Queensrÿche’s creativity and talent that they can pull off a project of this magnitude.
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