Blast from the Past (album)

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Blast from the Past
Gamma Ray - Blast from the Past.jpg
Remix album by Gamma Ray
Released 26 June 2000
Recorded at Hansen Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Power metal
Speed metal
Heavy metal
Length 61:03 (CD 1)
60:26 (CD 2)
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Kai Hansen and Dirk Schlächter
Gamma Ray chronology
Power Plant
(1999)Power Plant1999
Blast from the Past
(2000)
No World Order
(2001)No World Order2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Lords of Metal 90/100
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Blast from the Past is a two CD compilation album that contains re-recordings of older Gamma Ray material from the Ralf Scheepers era, with Kai Hansen singing the vocals, and remasters of more recent tracks. All instruments for old songs were also re-recorded, with new arrangements, by the then current members of the band.

The songs from each era to be included in the compilation were chosen by the band's fans.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Welcome" - Hansen 0:57
2. "Lust for Life" Hansen Hansen 5:26
3. "Heaven Can Wait" Hansen Hansen 4:30
4. "Heading for Tomorrow" Hansen Hansen 14:59
5. "Changes" Hansen, Wessel Hansen, Scheepers, Schlächter, Wessel 5:29
6. "Rich & Famous" (Japanese Bonus Track) Hansen Hansen 4:52
7. "One With the World" Hansen Hansen, Wessel 4:50
8. "Dream Healer" Hansen, Scheepers Hansen 7:35
9. "Tribute to the Past" Hansen Hansen, Rubach 4:46
10. "Last Before the Storm" Hansen Hansen 4:57
11. "Heal Me" Hansen, Schlächter Schlächter 7:34
CD 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Rebellion in Dreamland" Hansen Hansen 8:46
2. "Man On a Mission" Hansen Hansen 5:44
3. "Land of the Free" Hansen Hansen 4:38
4. "The Silence" Hansen Hansen 6:29
5. "Beyond the Black Hole" Hansen Hansen, Zimmermann, Schlächter 6:00
6. "Somewhere Out in Space" Hansen Hansen 5:27
7. "Valley of the Kings" Hansen Hansen 3:50
8. "Anywhere in the Galaxy" Hansen Hansen 6:36
9. "Send Me a Sign" Richter Richter 4:06
10. "Armageddon" Hansen Hansen 8:50


Note: All tracks on CD 1 and tracks 1-3 on CD 2 are completely new recordings from the year 2000. Tracks 4-10 on CD2 are remastered versions of the original recordings.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Mixed at: Hansen Studio, Hamburg, Germany
  • Engineered by: Dirk Schlächter, Kai Hansen

Credits[edit]

  • Cover Art by: Derek Riggs
  • Digital Artwork and Booklet Design by: Henjo Richter

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/9980/Gamma-Ray-Blast-From-the-Past/
  2. ^ EvilG. "Metal-Rules.com interview with Dan Zimmermann: Drummer for Gamma Ray & Freedom Call", Metal-Rules, 26 November 2001. Retrieved on 18 October 2010.