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Instant Clarity is the first solo album of vocalist Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween). The album features guest appearances by Kai Hansen (ex-Helloween, Gamma Ray) and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden). The album was released in 1996 and reissued in 2006 containing four bonus tracks.
A music video was produced and filmed in New York City for the song Always, which was dedicated to Ingo Schwichtenberg; the former Helloween drummer who committed suicide in 1995.
The album includes only two heavy metal songs, "The Calling" and "New Horizons" both co-written by Adrian Smith, and the latter co-written by Kai Hansen.
- "Be True to Yourself" (Kiske)
- "The Calling" (Kiske, Adrian Smith)
- "Somebody Somewhere" (Ciriaco Taraxes, Michael Kiske)
- "Burned Out" (Taraxes)
- "New Horizons" (Smith, Kiske, Kai Hansen)
- "Hunted" (Kiske, Taraxes)
- "Always" (Kiske)
- "Thanx a Lot!" (Kiske)
- "Time's Passing By" (Kay Rudi Wolke, Taraxes)
- "So Sick" (Kiske)
- "Do I Remember a Life?" (Kiske, Taraxes)
- "A Song Is Just a Moment" (Kiske) [bonus track]
- "I Don't Deserve Love" (Kiske) [bonus track]
- "Sacred Grounds" (Kiske) [bonus track]
- "Can't Tell" (Kiske) [bonus track]
Tracks 12-15 appear on the 2006 reissue only.