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Queensrÿche, "Home Again"

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"Home Again," the new single from Queensrÿche's powerful "American Soldier" album, could recapture the mainstream glory that the band achieved with its 1991 dream ballad, "Silent Lucidity." The lyrics-an exchange between a military man and his daughter who miss each other-are sung by frontman Geoff Tate and his own 10-year-old daughter Emily, who gives a rich vocal performance for her age. In less capable hands, the interpretation would have felt overdramatic; instead, a profound sense of sadness and hope intermingle among wavering guitar lines, gritty drum beats and gliding strings. The universal theme of separation from a loved one pairs well with the melody, which flows like soothing water over a wound. "Home Again" -and Queensrÿche-rightfully command a strong radio salute.-Christa L. Titus