Take Cover (album)

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Take Cover
Queensryche - Take Cover cover.jpg
Studio album by Queensrÿche
Released November 13, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Heavy metal, progressive metal
Length 51:28
Label Rhino
Producer Jason Slater, Mike Stone, Michael Wilton, Kenny Nemes
Queensrÿche chronology
Operation: Mindcrime II
Take Cover
American Soldier
Singles from Take Cover
  1. "Welcome to the Machine"
    Released: October 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (7.5/10)[1]
About.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Melodic.net 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sea of Tranquility 3.5/5 stars[5]

Take Cover is the tenth studio album by Seattle-based progressive metal band Queensrÿche, released on November 13, 2007. It consists of cover versions. The idea to release an album of cover songs came from a game of "name the riff" guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone would play during sound checks. The band members agreed to each choose two songs to record for the album.[6] Its release was announced by the band on August 28, 2007. After its first week of release the album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 173,[7] with sales of 5,500 copies.[8] Their cover of Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" served as a single.

This was the band's last album to feature Stone, who left in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Welcome to the Machine" (originally performed by Pink Floyd, 1975) Roger Waters 4:54
2. "Heaven on Their Minds" (originally from the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, 1970) Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice 4:54
3. "Almost Cut My Hair" (originally performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1970) David Crosby 4:18
4. "For What It's Worth" (originally performed by Buffalo Springfield, 1967) Stephen Stills 2:53
5. "For the Love of Money" (originally performed by The O'Jays, 1973) Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Anthony Jackson 4:58
6. "Innuendo" (originally performed by Queen, 1991) John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor 6:11
7. "Neon Knights" (originally performed by Black Sabbath, 1980) Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward 3:41
8. "Synchronicity II" (originally performed by The Police, 1983) Gordon Sumner 4:55
9. "Red Rain" (originally performed by Peter Gabriel, 1986) Peter Gabriel 4:39
10. "Odissea" (originally performed by Carlo Marrale and Salvatore Licitra, 2003) Carlo Marrale 3:51
11. "Bullet the Blue Sky" (performed live; originally performed by U2, 1987) Adam Clayton, David Evans, Paul Hewson, Larry Mullen, Jr. 10:26
Total length: 51:28



Additional musicians

  • Kelly Gray – guitar (on track 11)
  • Leopoldo Larsen – keyboards


  • Jason Slater – producer, engineer
  • Kelly Gray – engineer, mixing
  • Leopoldo Larsen – assistant engineer
  • Kenny Nemes – executive producer
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering


  1. ^ Coy, Jesse (5 January 2008). "Music – Queensryche – Take Cover". 411Mania. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Queensryche – Take Cover". About.com. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Take Cover – Queensrÿche". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  4. ^ Roth, Kaj (2007). "Queensryche – Take Cover". Melodic.net. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  5. ^ Pardo, Pete (23 December 2007). "Queensrÿche: Take Cover". Sea of Tranquility.org. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Take Cover". Queensryche.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  7. ^ Titus, Christa (27 August 2007). "Queensryche Does Floyd, U2, Police On 'Take Cover'". Billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 December 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  8. ^ "QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Take Cover' Enters Billboard Chart At No. 173". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-09.