Power Plant (Gamma Ray album)

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Power Plant
Studio album by Gamma Ray
Released 29 March 1999
18 March 2002 (Re-release)
Recorded August-Late 1998, Hansen Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Speed metal, power metal
Length 1:03:32
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Dirk Schlächter and Kai Hansen
Gamma Ray chronology
Somewhere Out in Space
(1997)Somewhere Out in Space1997
Power Plant
No World Order
(2001)No World Order2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Metal Storm(8.5/10) [2]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars [3]

Power Plant is the sixth full-length album from the German power metal band, Gamma Ray. The album was initially released in 1999, but was re-released along with most of the band's past catalogue in 2002 with bonus tracks and new covers. This album has a tight focus on the power metal genre.

Most notably for the band, it was the first album in which the lineup from one album to the next remain unchanged, with Kai Hansen on vocals and guitar, Henjo Richter on guitar, Dirk Schlächter on bass and Dan Zimmermann on drums.

Track listing[edit]

1."Anywhere in the Galaxy"Kai HansenHansen6:37
2."Razorblade Sigh"HansenHansen5:01
3."Send Me a Sign"Henjo RichterRichter4:07
4."Strangers in the Night"Hansen/Dan ZimmermannZimmermann6:04
5."Gardens of the Sinner"Zimmermann/HansenZimmermann/Hansen5:57
6."Short as Hell"HansenHansen3:57
7."It's a Sin" (Pet Shop Boys cover)Chris Lowe/Neil TennantLowe/Tennant4:58
8."Heavy Metal Universe"HansenHansen5:25
9."Wings of Destiny"RichterRichter6:26
10."Hand of Fate"Hansen/Dirk SchlächterSchlächter6:12

Japanese Version Bonus Track[edit]

12."Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (Rainbow cover)Ritchie Blackmore/Ronnie James DioBlackmore/Dio3:46

2002 Bonus Tracks[edit]

12."A While in Dreamland"Hansen/SchlächterHansen/Schlächter4:16
13."Rich and Famous"HansenHansen4:53
14."Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (Rainbow cover)Blackmore/DioBlackmore/Dio3:46

  • "A While in Dreamland" also appears on the Silent Miracles EP.
  • "Rich and Famous" also appears on the Blast from the Past(Japanese Version).