Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy

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Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
Studio album by Helloween
Released 31 October 2005
Recorded December 2004 - June 2005 at Mi Sueño Studio, Tenerife, Spain; House Of Music Studios, Winterbach, Germany; Cove Studios, USA
Genre Power metal, progressive power metal
Length 77:02
Label Steamhammer
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
Helloween chronology
Rabbit Don't Come Easy
(2003)
Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
(2005)
Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy World Tour 2005/2006
(2007)
Singles from Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
  1. "Mrs. God"
    Released: 5 September 2005
  2. "Light the Universe"
    Released: 7 November 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy is the eleventh studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 2005.[2] It is the first album with new and current drummer Dani Löble and a continuation to their 1987 and 1988 albums Keeper of the Seven Keys, Parts I and II. The album is a double CD with nearly 80 minutes playing time and comes in a digipack with 6 flaps. It was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Halford, Rage) and features Blackmore's Night singer Candice Night on the track "Light The Universe".

When asked about what inspired them to make a third Keeper album, bassist Markus Grosskopf said:[3]

The intro of the song "Occasion Avenue" uses samples from "Halloween", "Eagle Fly Free" and "Keeper of the Seven Keys" with Michael Kiske on vocals. One of the samples is a clip from a previously unreleased live version of "Keys" with Kiske singing the first part of the chorus and the crowd joining in.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The King for a 1000 Years"   Deris Deris/Weikath/Gerstner/Grosskopf 13:54
2. "The Invisible Man"   Gerstner Gerstner 7:17
3. "Born on Judgment Day"   Weikath Weikath 6:14
4. "Pleasure Drone"   Gerstner Gerstner 4:08
5. "Mrs. God"   Deris Deris 2:55
6. "Silent Rain"   Deris Gerstner 4:21

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Occasion Avenue"   Deris 11:04
2. "Light the Universe" (feat. Candice Night) Deris 5:00
3. "Do You Know What You Are Fighting For"   Weikath 4:45
4. "Come Alive"   Deris 3:20
5. "The Shade in the Shadow"   Deris 3:24
6. "Get It Up"   Weikath 4:13
7. "My Life for One More Day"   Grosskopf/Deris 6:51
Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Revolution" (Japanese bonus track) Grosskopf 5:06

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians

  • Friedel Amon - keyboards
  • Backing vocals by Oliver Hartmann & Olaf Senkbeil
  • Candice Night guest vocal on "Light the Universe"

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind
  • Recorded, engineered, mixed & mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind at Mi Sueno Studio in Tenerife, SPA
  • Backing vocals recorded by Charlie Bauerfeind at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, GER
  • Vocals of Candice Night recorded at Cove Studios by Pat Regan
  • Design and cover artwork by Martin Häusler
  • Photography by Mathias Bothor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  2. ^ "Helloween – Keeper Of The Seven Keys: The Legacy (tracklist and versions)". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ Syrjala, Marko (11 January 2011). "Helloween – bassist Markus Grosskopf". Metal Rules. Retrieved 31 May 2015.