Take Cover (album)

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Take Cover
Queensryche - Take Cover cover.jpg
Studio album by Queensrÿche
Released November 13, 2007
Recorded 2007
Length 51:28
Label Rhino
Queensrÿche chronology
Operation: Mindcrime II
(2006)Operation: Mindcrime II2006
Take Cover
American Soldier
(2009)American Soldier2009
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" was released as the album's only 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. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. 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.