A free copy of Geoff Tate
's new Queensryche
album remixes are available to fans who aren't happy with the sound on his new album "Frequency Unknown"
that was released this week - but fans have to email a copy of their receipt if they want it, Blabbermouth
Fans are being asked to email a scan of the original purchase receipt and send it to Queensryche@cleorecs.com
who will send a replacement disc free of charge.
This got us thinking, and seems like a perfect topic for this week's big debate:
Is it right or wrong to release an album remix?
Some artists remix albums after a few decades, and in Tate's case, in the same week of the album release. We want to hear if you think it's right, or how much time should pass before it's fair game.
If you're not familiar with the back story, Queensryche fans were disappointed by the sound of early previews of Tate's album, and even the singer himself admitted last week
that the first mix was rushed. At the last minute, a remix of the album was commissioned, but seemingly missed the original album release deadline.
"Frequency Unknown" is Geoff Tate's first album since forming his own version of Queensryche after being fired by the original Queensryche band last year. In November a court will decide which version of the band will keep the band name.
Do you think the original "Frequency Unknown" mix sounds bad? What do you think of the practise of releasing remixes after an album has already gone on sale? Let us know what you think in the comments.