Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy

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Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 3.jpg
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 Progressive metal
Length 77:02
Label Steamhammer
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
Helloween chronology
Rabbit Don't Come Easy
(2003)Rabbit Don't Come Easy2003
Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
(2005)
Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy World Tour 2005/2006
(2007)Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy World Tour 2005/20062007
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
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The King for a 1000 Years"Lyrics: Andi Deris / Music: Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Grosskopf, Dani Löble13:54
2."The Invisible Man"Gerstner7:17
3."Born on Judgment Day"Weikath6:14
4."Pleasure Drone"Gerstner4:08
5."Mrs. God"Deris2:55
6."Silent Rain"Lyrics: Deris / Music: Gerstner4:21

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Occasion Avenue"Deris11:04
2."Light the Universe" (feat. Candice Night)Deris5:00
3."Do You Know What You Are Fighting For"Weikath4:45
4."Come Alive"Deris3:20
5."The Shade in the Shadows"Deris3:24
6."Get It Up"Weikath4:13
7."My Life for One More Day"Lyrics: Deris / Music: Grosskopf6:51
Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Revolution" (Japanese bonus track)Grosskopf5:06

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians

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.