Senior HTF Member
- Sep 6, 1998
Am I alone in preferring the pre-released live version of Hostage to the one ultimately released on OMII? In my opinion it's a much stronger arrangement. The solo section on the album somewhat derails it for me. I also like that on the live version they finish the song by returning to the intro riff (whereas on the album it cuts right when Geoff - Nicky - sings "hostage"). They used to have the live version (also I'm American) at www.queensryche.com but it seems it has been removed since release. That for me has been the definitive version during the months up until release. Unfortunately the recording quality is terrible.