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Geoff Tate
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Geoff Tate
Review by Gary Hill
Geoff Tate (the man) is probably best known as the lead singer of Queensryche. "Geoff Tate" (the album) is not likely to be confused with an album by Queensryche. However, why should it be?
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Concert Reviews
Geoff Tate - Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche Live in Rockford, Illinois May 2014
Review by Eric Meli

Well I was never much of a Queensrÿche fan. That was true until the starting intro played and Geoff Tate and band came out on and rocked the stage.


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Geoff Tate - Live in Bolingbrook, Illinois, November 2012
Review by Greg Olma

The divorce of Geoff Tate and Queensryche has been dragged through the mud recently.


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Geoff Tate - Live in Chicago, 2002
Review by Gary Hill
Yes once sang, "what happened to this song I once knew so well". Geoff Tate and his band did an interesting take on songs we once knew so well from Queensryche.
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Geoff Tate - Live in Lincolnshire, Illinois, May 2012
Review by Greg Olma

It has been quite a while since Geoff Tate (of Queensryche fame) hit this area of the country as a solo artist. 


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Interviews
Geoff Tate
Interview by Gary Hill
Interview With Geoff Tate and his band from 2002



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Queensrÿche - Empire
Review by Gary Hill
Operation Mindcrime is, in my opinion, the greatest album ever produced by any musical artist.
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Queensrÿche - Hear in the Now Frontier
Review by Gary Hill
Sometimes, for long time fans of Queensryche, their albums need a little space to be appreciated.

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Queensrÿche - Live Evolution
Review by Gary Hill
Queensryche has been around for quite some time, but this is their first full live album. When the Operation Livecrime box set was originally released it included a CD of a live performance of the Operation Mindcrime album, but this is more of a real live album.
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Queensrÿche - Live in Chicago, IL, June, 2005
Review by Gary Hill
One certainly can't complain about Queensryche doing the same set year after year. In fact, if you see The Ryche on more than one tour, the odds are you will see very different sets.
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Queensrÿche - Live in Chicago, IL, September, 2006
Review by Greg Olma
I was lucky enough to catch one of Queensryche’s 3 shows in Chicago. Billed as the complete Operation Mindcrime saga (Parts I and II) with actors, this was going to be a night of Broadway, Queensryche style.
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Queensrÿche - Live in Chicago, July 19, 2003
Review by Gary Hill
Queensryche made their way into Chicago touring their new "Tribe" album, arguably their finest disc in years, and the quality of that album seems to have brought a renewed vitality to the band. Indeed, they were in great form as they worked their way through material both old and new.
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Queensrÿche - Live in Chicago, May 2009
Review by Greg Olma
I have seen Queensryche many times on many tours.  The one thing that you can always count on is a show that will be different from any of their other tours. 
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Queensrÿche - Live in Chicago, November 17th, 2001
Review by Gary Hill
During my interview with Geoff Tate he said that they were going to try to do the live album set on this tour. They did not completely fulfill that promise, but indeed served up quite a healthy set from all phases of their career.


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Queensrÿche - Live in Hoffman Estates, IL, September, 2007
Review by Greg Olma
Queensryche stepped out of the studio to be special guest on the second leg of the Heaven and Hell North American Tour. Being in the studio must have given them the itch to go out and play live in front of an audience because the original boys from Seattle looked and sounded great.
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Queensrÿche - Live In Joliet, IL November, 2009
Review by Greg Olma
Queensryche made their way to Joliet, IL for the second leg of their American Soldier tour.  Like the first run through, the show consisted of 3 suites from the Rage For Order, American Soldier, and Empire albums. 
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Queensrÿche - Live in Merrillville, IN, October, 2005
Review by Greg Olma
Queensryche was continuing their "Back with One Foot in Hell" with a stop at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana. The best thing about this tour was that it was a complete evening of Queensryche music.
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Queensrÿche - Live In Milwaukee August 26th, 2000
Review by Gary Hill
Many old school Queensryche fans have not been overly pleased with their recent recordings and have been hoping for a return to the older harder sound. If this concert was any indication, the band is listening.
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Queensrÿche - Mindcrime at the Moore BluRay
Review by G. W. Hill

For my money the first Operation: Mindcrime album is the best album ever released by anyone.


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Various Artists - Monster Ballads Christmas
Review by Gary Hill

Discs like this are always kind of iffy. I mean, there’s definitely a certain gimmicky side to them.


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Queensrÿche - Operation Livecrime DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This is the new first DVD release of the Ryche's classic Operation Livecrime video. The video is a live performance of the entire Operation Mindcrime album.
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Queensrÿche - Operation Mindcrime
Review by Gary Hill
This album is a definite masterpiece, and certainly (thus far) the peak of Queensryche`s career artistically. Although definitely a heavy metal album, in many ways Operation Mindcrime is so much more than that.
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Queensrÿche - Operation Mindcrime II
Review by Gary Hill
History - in many ways this album (and this review) is all about history. For my money the first Operation Mindcrime album is a true masterpiece that is unmatched by any album by any artist in terms of power and execution.
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Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (Vinyl)
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve had this audiophile reissue of Queensryche’s classic disc for a while.


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Various Artists - Prog Box
Review by Gary Hill

I've been looking to do a retro review of this box set for a while. I finally had the opportunity this time around.


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Queensrÿche - Promised Land
Review by Gary Hill
Just to make things clear, I don’t think Queensryche is a progressive rock band. Nor would I put many of their discs into that category.
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Queensrÿche - Rage For Order
Review by Gary Hill
Rage for Order, the album directly preceding Operation Mindcrime, certainly shows the potential and directions in which Queensryche was ready to move. Although showing elements of other bands and styles, this album is a very unique and innovative work that foreshadows the stylistic directions that the band were getting ready to undertake.
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Queensrÿche - Rage for Order (Remastered and Expanded Edition)
Review by G. W. Hill
This remastered and expanded edition includes four bonus tracks. There is one of those that I think was kind of a mistake, but the other three are cool.

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Various Artists - Sin-Atra
Review by Gary Hill

Featuring hard rocking adaptations of Frank Sinatra songs, this is kind of a mixed bag.


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Queensryche - Take Cover
Review by Greg Olma
Queensryche has always moved forward so when I read that they were releasing a covers record, I was a bit surprised to say the least. I have to say that I was not very enthused by the prospect of listening to a bunch of songs rehashed by one of my all time favorite bands.


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Queensrÿche - The Art of Live
Review by Josh Turner
The production is crisp. Their performance is spot on.
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Queensrÿche - The Art of Live DVD
Review by Gary Hill
With their newest live video, the Ryche have set loose a mixed bag on the fans. While the sound is very good on the recording, and much of this is newer material not yet to be recorded live, I have a big problem with sepiatone, washed out old movie look to the video.
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Dream Theater - The Dark Side of the Moon
Review by Bill Knispel
As a way of providing something different and special to their fans, Dream Theater began a series of cover shows in 2002. Whenever the band were scheduled to perform two nights in the same venue/city, they would dedicate part of their second show to a performance of a classic album, covered in its entirety.
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Queensrÿche - Tribe
Review by Gary Hill
This disc is certainly the hardest rocking album the Ryche have come out with in a while, it is their strongest at least since Empire, but I would hazard to say since Operation Mindcrime. That is not to say that this CD is in the vein of that one, it certainly isn't.
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Dream Theater - Uncovered 2003-2005
Review by Greg Olma

Dream Theater continues to release great CDs through their Ytsejam Records label.  They have released live discs and demos but this one is kind of odd as it is a compilation of songs from different sources.  


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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Christmas And a Headbanging New Year (2010 Edition)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of a CD I’ve already reviewed – with a few extra cuts.
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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Xmas...and a Headbanging New Year
Review by Gary Hill

So many times discs like this are really uneven. Well, that’s not the case here.


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The Prog Collective - Worlds on Hold
Review by Gary Hill
The Prog Collective always puts out interesting music. It's a project that has Billy Sherwood at its core.

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