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Queensryche to Take Cover - Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 01:37
Queensryche have announced a new CD of cover songs, with a surprising mix of music. The album, Take Cover, will be available November 13 in stores and at for a suggested price of $13.98, with a digital version also available for the suggested price of $7.99. The album will also be released on 180-gram vinyl on November 20 for a suggested price of $13.98.

The 11 tracks include songs by U2, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Queen, and more, with the surprising additions of a track from the Broadway show Jesus Christ Superstar, and an operatic epic originally performed by the Italian duo of Carlo Marrale and Cheope, "Odissea." About this one, Geoff Tate says:
"I really like this song because there is a lot for a singer to sink his teeth into, plus I got a chance to sing in Italian, which was interesting considering I donít speak a word of it."

From what he said, it sounds like they had a lot of fun with this one:
"During sound checks, Stone and Michael like to play 'name that riff,' and sometimes the whole band joins in. That's really the way this album came together too. We got together and started playing songs to each other, and then we picked our favorites."

They even included a couple of songs that Geoff Tate at least had never really paid attention to before, such as "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel and "Synchronicity II) by The Police:
"I'd heard these songs on the radio before, but I didn't really appreciate them before the guys suggested we record them. It was a rewarding experience doing this album because it gave us all a chance to pay tribute to some of the bands that have meant so much to us over the years, and we all discovered new songs to love."

The full tracklisting is:

Track Listing
Original artist in parenthesis

1. "Innuendo" (Queen )
2. "Bullet The Blue Sky" Ė Live (U2)
3. "Synchronicity II" (Police)
4. "For What Itís Worth" (Buffalo Springfield)
5. "Welcome To The Machine" (Pink Floyd)
6. "Red Rain" (Peter Gabriel)
7. "Neon Knights" (Black Sabbath)
8. "Almost Cut My Hair" (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
9. "Heaven On Their Minds" (Jesus Christ Superstar)
10. "For The Love Of Money" (The O'Jays)
11. "Odissea" (Carlo Marrale & Cheope)

For more details and the full press release, go to their official website

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