Instant Clarity

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Instant Clarity
Studio album by Michael Kiske
Released August 17, 1996
Genre Rock, metal, album oriented rock
Length 55:28
71:15 (with bonus tracks)
Label Victor (Japan)
Producer Michael Kiske
Michael Kiske chronology
Instant Clarity
(1996)
Readiness to Sacrifice
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Hardrock Haven (7.7/10)[1]
Rock Is Life 4/5 stars[2]

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.[3]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Be True to Yourself" (Kiske) - 4:40
  2. "The Calling" (Kiske, Adrian Smith) - 4:00
  3. "Somebody Somewhere" (Ciriaco Taraxes, Michael Kiske) - 4:39
  4. "Burned Out" (Taraxes) - 4:44
  5. "New Horizons" (Smith, Kiske, Kai Hansen) - 4:25
  6. "Hunted" (Kiske, Taraxes) - 4:25
  7. "Always" (Kiske) - 4:15
  8. "Thanx a Lot!" (Kiske) - 5:25
  9. "Time's Passing By" (Kay Rudi Wolke, Taraxes) - 3:46
  10. "So Sick" (Kiske) - 4:30
  11. "Do I Remember a Life?" (Kiske, Taraxes) - 10:20
  12. "A Song Is Just a Moment" (Kiske) [bonus track] - 4:20
  13. "I Don't Deserve Love" (Kiske) [bonus track] - 4:40
  14. "Sacred Grounds" (Kiske) [bonus track] - 4:05
  15. "Can't Tell" (Kiske) [bonus track] - 3:22

Tracks 12-15 appear on the 2006 reissue only.[4]

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hardrock Haven review". Hardrockhaven.net. 2006-07-20. Archived from the original on 2006-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Rock Is Life review". Rock-is-life.com. 2009-10-18. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Rock Is Life". Rock-is-life.com. 2009-10-18. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 

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