Queensryche – Silent Lucidity (DeGarmo) b/w Take Hold Of The Flame (Tate/De Garmo) & Last Time In Paris (DeGarmon/Tate)

1990 Limited Edition Silver Disc

The fifth of an astonishing six singles lifted from the multi-million selling Empire record, this spine tingling ballad is the band’s biggest hit to date.

Landing at number one on the US Mainstream Rock chart, forcing its way into the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 and even cracking the UK Top 20, this haunting track became the perfect vehicle for Geoff Tate and Chris DeGarmo to meet the MTV generation head on.

Released in various formats across the globe, this sparkling silver version looks fabulous as a 12 incher slipped inside a glossy black cut-out sleeve. For die hard fans there’s the rarity Last Time In Paris but for any true fan of late 80s/early 90s rock the title track is simply one you must own. Tate has never sounded better with his bass-heavy voice perfectly complementing DeGarmo’s light touch – the latter’s painstakingly picked solo is a mesmerising effort.

Queensrcyhe continue to push the boundaries with latest release American Soldier one of their most poignant yet. And if the band is on a bad run as far as UK festivals are concerned – we’ve seen technical difficulties dog appearances at Milton Keynes and Prestatyn in recent years – there’s no doubt these prog metal legends deserve their place in rock history.