Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche: Frequency Unknown [2013]

Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche - Frequency Unknown [2013]

Released April 23, 2013 (US)[1]
June 3, 2013 (U.K.)[2]
Recorded January and February 2013
A&D Studios, SunnyvaleCA[3]
Genre Heavy metal
Length 63:57
Language English
Label Deadline
Producer Jason Slater[4]
Anthony Focx (track 1)

Frequency Unknown is the first album by Geoff Tate‘s version of the American progressive heavy metal band Queensrÿche after Tate was expelled by his former bandmates from the original band, and it’s the tentative thirteenth studio album in the event that Geoff Tate is awarded the rights to the Queensrÿche name and image following a settlement or judgement in court. The album was released on Cleopatra Records‘s sub label, Deadline Music, on April 23, 2013 as music download and on CD and limited edition vinyl LP in the United States,[1] and is due to be released on May 21, 2013 as audio cassette with five songs on each side and excluding the re-recorded classics,[5] and on June 3, 2013 on CD in the United Kingdom.[2]

It was co-written, and originally produced and mixed by Jason Slater,[4] who previously has also produced Queensrÿche’s albums Operation: Mindcrime II(2006), American Soldier (2009) and Dedicated to Chaos (2011). Following a controversy regarding the quality of the original mixes prior to the album’s release,[1] all tracks were remixed.[6] Although Tate admitted that some areas in the sound were “kind of lacking”,[7] the already printed CDs with the original mixes were released, although Cleopatra offered customers the possibility to be sent a replacement disc if the original mixes are not to their satisfaction.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Cold” Lukas RossiGeoff Tate[33] 3:39
2. “Dare” Slater, Tate 3:38
3. “Give It to You” Chris Cox, Slater, Tate 4:35
4. “Slave” Slater, Tate 3:54
5. “In the Hands of God” Rossi, Tate 3:49
6. “Running Backwards” Martín Irigoyen, Slater, Tate 3:28
7. “Life Without You” Slater, Tate 4:42
8. “Everything” Irigoyen, Slater, Tate 4:28
9. “Fallen” Slater, Tate 4:18
10. “The Weight of the World” Randy Gane, Slater, Tate 6:15
Total length:
42:46
Bonus tracks (2013 versions)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. I Don’t Believe in Love” (from Operation: Mindcrime, 1988) Chris DeGarmo, Tate 4:32
12. Empire” (from Empire, 1990) Tate, Michael Wilton 5:24
13. Jet City Woman” (from Empire, 1990) DeGarmo, Tate 5:33
14. Silent Lucidity” (from Empire, 1990) DeGarmo 5:41
Total length:
63:57

Lyrics

[to be updated]

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