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Queensrÿche - 1984 The Warning

ARTIST: Queensrÿche
ALBUM: The Warning
LABEL: EMI America
SERIAL: ST-17134
YEAR: 1984
CD REISSUE: Reissue List


LINEUP: Geoff Tate - vocals * Chris DeGarmo, Michael Wilton - guitars, backing vocals * Eddie Jackson - bass, backing vocals * Scott Rockenfield - drums

Additional Musician: Michael Kamen - conducting, orchestral arrangement

TRACK LISTING: 01 N M 156 * 02 En Force * 03 No Sanctuary * 04 Deliverance * 05 Take Hold Of The Flame * 06 Before The Storm * 07 Child Of Fire * 08 Warning * 09 Roads To Madness

WEBLINKS: Official Website | FB Page

Here's another backfilling exercise, this time for the Seattle 80's legends Queensrÿche. 'The Warning' was the band's first full-length album, and followed immediately after their debut EP 'Queen Of The Reich'. The band had been on the road during 1983, and had put the first steps in place for 'The Warning' by writing the material while in transit. The album itself was produced by James Guthrie (Pink Floyd, Judas Priest, Ambrosia) over in London UK. According to Wikipedia, the material was influenced by popular culture of the time, including George C Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The Songs
None of Queensrÿche's metal noir was apparent at this stage of their career, the band still blasting out typical American heavy metal for the time. Only 'Take Hold Of The Flame' offered some commercial appeal, though none of the songs made the charts. The album itself went to #61 on the Billboard album charts, which was respectable enough for a young band on the rise. Their sound back then was quite clinical and clean in comparison to other acts of the day, and they were quite advanced technically, when you think of what the American metal scene was like back in the early 80's. Singer Geoff Tate added a Rob Halford tinge to the vocals, so obviously the Judas Priest comparisons were thrown around liberally at the time.

In Summary
To support the album, the band hit the road in support of KISS (Animalize tour) and Iron Maiden (Powerslave tour). It was still considered early days for Queensrÿche, and they would soon hit the big leagues with their next two albums: 'Rage For Order' and the 2LP epic 'Operation: Mindcrime'. The 2003 reissue included three extra bonus tracks. As an aside, singer Geoff Tate had a bit to say about the album's final mix, declaring that the band thought it was awful, unplayable even. There's a bit more to read on Wikipedia. Makes for good bedtime reading.

Queensrÿche - 1984 Take Hold Of The Flame

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#1 | Explorer on January 05 2018 21:33:25
I recall being very disappointed in this when it came out, certainly after the self released EP which was a bit of a cracker. I see that the original `Operation Mindcrime` hasn't been reviewed here yet. I think I might just rectify that.
#2 | gdazegod on January 05 2018 21:53:47
Me too Malcolm. Yes, Op Mindcrime is missing. It's in the queue, but if you want to jump in, then by all means. I have dozens of others backed up.. computer work
#3 | Explorer on January 05 2018 23:26:49
I`m on it.
#4 | Nick C on January 08 2018 12:20:04
I was the same Malc, I thought it needed a bit of a kick up the backside as it sounded too boxed in and tame, the only track that really did it for me was NM156 which I thought was brill and still do. Take Hold of the Flame was decent enough. Having said that it didn't stop me snatching a ticket to see them when they supported Dio in the UK and wearing my Warning shirt nearly everywhere - Rage for Order was a huge improvement. I'd say Warning is a 5/10 rating ok but nothing to get too excited about. My album track listing is in a completely different order than listed above, was it re-sequenced at some point?
#5 | reyno-roxx on January 08 2018 21:12:07
I feel exactly the same way about 'The Warning' Nick. 'Rage...' was a way better album and a step in the right direction.
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