Geoff Tate’s Remix Democracy
Geoff Tate’s Queenryche album Frequency Unknown will be released with two difference mixes after fans reacted badly to sample clips of the first version.
Now Billy Sherwood has been hired to complete a second version, which will be offered for sale after the original is released on April 23.
Tate’s Queensryche features Kelly Gray, Randy Gane, Robert Sarzo, Rudy Sarzo and Simon Wright. Their record will hit shelves two months before the work recorded by Todd La Torre, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield.
Sherwood recently reported: “It seems there are sonic issues with the previous versions and so I shall be fixing it for all to enjoy.”
Tate’s label, Deadline Music, tells Blabbermouth: “Since previews of the new Queensryche album were made available to the general public, some of the response has been less than positive. Some complained about the overall quality of the recordings, and in particular the mix.
“We have the utmost confidence in the powerful songwriting and outstanding performances from Geoff and crew on this album, but we also want the fans to know that we are listening to them as well.
“So, in the interest of democratic free choice, Deadline Music has commissioned the superbly talented musician/producer Billy Sherwood to remix the album. Fans will be able to decide which mix they feel best represents the album: the original mix, which will be released on April 23rd, or the new mix by Billy that will be made available at a future date to be announced. We remix, you decide.”
Frequency Unknown contains 10 new tracks plus four new recordings of Queensryche classics. Tate’s band will tour the US starting next month to mark the 25th anniversary of classic album Operation: Mindcrime.
La Torre’s band have moved their UK tour from April to October in order to concentrate on the release of their record in June.
Frequency Unknown Tracklist
01. When Lightning Strikes
02. Running Backwards
04. Life Without You
05. In The Hands Of God
07. The Weight Of The World
Bonus tracks: (2013 versions)
11. Silent Lucidity
13. Jet City Woman
14. I Don’t Believe In Love