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
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)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Sea of Tranquility 4/5 stars [3]

Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy is the eleventh studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 2005.[4][5] The musicians, Andi Deris (vocals), Michael Weikath (guitar), Markus Grosskopf (bass guitar), Sascha Gerstner (guitar) and new addition Dani Löble (drums, ex-Rawhead Rexx), see this recording in direct context with their 1987 and 1988 classics 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. Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy leans more towards the genre of progressive power metal than the previous album, Rabbit Don't Come Easy, which was much more of a power metal album. It was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Halford, Rage) and features Blackmore's Night singer Candice Night on the track "Light The Universe".

The opening 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 Writer(s) Length
1. "The King for a 1000 Years"   Deris/Weikath/Gerstner/Grosskopf/Löble /lyrics:Deris 13:54
2. "The Invisible Man"   Gerstner 7:17
3. "Born on Judgment Day"   Weikath 6:14
4. "Pleasure Drone"   Gerstner 4:08
5. "Mrs. God"   Deris 2:55
6. "Silent Rain"   Gerstner /lyrics:Deris 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

Line-up[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

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