I Want Out" is a song by the German power metal band Helloween from the album , that was released as a single in 1988. Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2
It was written by
Kai Hansen, who said in an interview that it was a hint of him really wanting "out" of the band. Musically, the song is characterised by a recognisable introduction and Michael Kiske's trademark high pitched singing in the chorus. It is also punk-influenced (especially the rebellious lyrics) in contrast to other Helloween songs, or Hansen's post-Helloween work.
It is one of the Helloween's most recognizable songs, and is often performed live by Helloween and both Hansen's and Kiske's current bands
Gamma Ray and Unisonic. The song was covered by HammerFall, Sonata Arctica, Avalanch and Skylark.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by
Kai Hansen, except where noted.
Credits [ edit ]
Swiss Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
Cover versions [ edit ]
HammerFall [ edit ]
"I Want Out" Single by HammerFall from the album Legacy of Kings Released 31 August 1999 Recorded Studio Fredman, Göteborg, Sweden, April–June, 1998 Hansen Studios, Hamburg, Germany October 1998 Genre Power metal, Heavy metal Length 17: 56 Label Nuclear Blast Songwriter(s) Kai Hansen Producer(s) Track1&3: Kai Hansen, Dirk Schlächter Track2: Joacim Cans, Fredrik Nordström, Oscar Dronjak HammerFall singles chronology
"I Want Out" was released as a cover-single by the Swedish metal band
HammerFall on 31 August 1999. It is the second single released from their album . Legacy of Kings
It is notable for Kai Hansen's appearance on guitar, lead vocals (along with Hammerfall's vocalist
Joacim Cans) and keyboards.
Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Additional personnel [ edit ]
Track 1: Vocals, guitar and keyboards by Kai Hansen, backing vocals by
Udo Dirkschneider. Track 2: Lead guitar by
William J. Tsamis. Track 3: Drums by AC, backing vocals by Kai Hansen.
Chart Positions [ edit ]
Release information [ edit ]
Limited edition red 7" vinyl single with "I Want Out" on side A and "At the End of the Rainbow" on side B.
Sonata Arctica released a cover version of this song on two of their EPs, and Successor . It was also released on the Helloween tribute album Takatalvi . The Keepers of Jericho - Part I Skylark also covered the song, in the same tribute album, with female vocals.
Eddy Antonini from the Italian
power metal band Skylark also performs a cover of this song along with several guest musicians on his solo album When Water Became Ice.
Gamma Ray, Kai Hansen's current band, also performs the song. In 2006, the Australian band
Lord performed this song live at the Metro Theater in Sydney. The Spanish power metal band
Avalanch performed a live cover on their album. Días De Gloria The Australian power metal band Winterstorm performed this song on their "teaser" demo
...begun and continue to play it at various live shows. The Swedish progressive metal band
Seventh Wonder performed the song in 2010, during their final concert with Johnny Sandin as drummer. As a surprise to him, they asked him to leave the drum set in the middle of the song and perform vocals in the final section. The band
Driving Mrs. Satan released a folk singer-style cover of the song in 2013. In 2012, Kiske's and Hansen's band,
Unisonic, included a live performance of the song at the Loud Park Festival on their EP. Ignition The Russian power metal band Epidemia at least once performed the song at a concert
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