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A Place in the Queue is the third studio album released by the progressive rock group The Tangent. This is the band's first album not to include guitarist Roine Stolt and drummer Zoltan Csörsz.

A Place in the Queue
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2006
RecordedAugust–October 2005
GenreProgressive rock
Length78:54 (regular edition)
127:49 (special edition)
LabelInside Out
ProducerAndy Tillison
The Tangent chronology
Pyramids and Stars
A Place in the Queue
Going Off on One
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]


Track listingEdit

All songs by Andy Tillison, except where noted.

1."In Earnest"

  • I. "The Radio Amateur"
  • II. "Worthy of Memory (Part I)"
  • III. "Demobilized"
  • IV. "Dehumanized"
  • V. "Flights of Fancy"
  • VI. "Worthy of Memory (Part II)"
  • VII. "The Silent Key"
  • VIII. "Earnest Dreams of 617"
  • IX. "Some Crazy Old Guy"
  • X. "In Earnest"
2."Lost in London"Guy Manning, Andy Tillison8:08
3."DIY Surgery"Stephen C. Middleton, Theo Travis2:17
4."GPS Culture" 10:07
5."Follow Your Leaders" 9:21
6."The Sun in My Eyes" 3:44
7."A Place in the Queue"

  • I. "Silent Screams"
  • II. "Two for the Queue (Part I)"
  • III. "Shaping the Line"
  • IV. "Hierarchies"
  • V. "The Escher Staircase"
  • VI. "An 'elping Hand"
  • VII. "Two for the Queue (Part II)"
  • VIII. "The Escher Staircase (Reprise)"
Andy Tillison, Theo Travis25:14
Total length:78:54

Special Edition Bonus DiscEdit

Part One – Other songs recorded at the same time as the main CD

  1. "Promises Were Made" (Sam Baine, Andy Tillison) – 7:26
  2. "The First Day At School" (demo) – 5:30
  3. "Forsaken Cathedrals" – 4:54

Part Two – Alternative Version

  1. "The Sun In My Eyes" (extended mix) – 9:12

Part Three – Instrumental Ambience

  1. "Grooving On Mars" (live at Karlsruhe, Germany, 2005) (Theo Travis) – 6:16
  2. "Kartoffelsalat Im Unterseeboot" (Krister Jonsson, Andy Tillison, Theo Travis) – 13:37



  1. ^ "allmusic ((( A Place in the Queue > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  2. ^ "DPRP : CD & DVD REVIEWS". Retrieved 2009-10-24.