The Unforgiven (album)

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The Unforgiven
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Studio album by Michael Schenker Group
Released11 February 1999
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length57:46
LabelSPV/Steamhammer
ProducerMichael Schenker, Mike Varney
Michael Schenker Group chronology
The Michael Schenker Story Live
(1997)
The Unforgiven
(1999)
The Unforgiven World Tour
(1999)
Michael Schenker chronology
Thank You with Orchestra
(1999)
The Unforgiven
(1999)
The Unforgiven World Tour
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]

The Unforgiven is the ninth full-length studio album recorded by the various M.S.G. lineups and the sixth studio album by the hard rock band Michael Schenker Group released in 1999 .

Track listing[edit]

All music by Michael Schenker, all lyrics by Kelly Keeling

  1. "Rude Awakening" – 5:02
  2. "The Mess I've Made" – 4:31
  3. "In and Out of Time" – 3:44
  4. "Hello Angel" – 5:13
  5. "Fat City N.O." – 4:16
  6. "Tower" – 5:11
  7. "Pilot of Your Soul" – 4:25
  8. "Forever and More" – 5:43
  9. "Turning off the Emotion" – 5:15
  10. "Live for Today" – 4:40
  11. "Illusion" – 3:57
  12. "The Storm" – 5:18

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Jesse Bradman - keyboards on tracks 4, 8, 12 and background vocals on tracks 5, 11
  • Louis Maldonado- rhythm guitar on "Rude Awakening" and background vocals on "Fat City N.O."
Production
  • Michael Schenker, Mike Varney - producers
  • Mark 'Mooka' Rennick, Ralph Patlan - engineers, mixing
  • Joe Marquez - engineer
  • Gene Cornelius, Robert McGraw - assistant engineers
  • Greg Schnitzer - mastering at Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati, California
  • Dave Stephens - graphic design

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak position Sales Weeks on Chart
1999 Japan[3] 58 589,020 2
1999 Germany[4] 92 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Michael Schenker The Unforgiven". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 386. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ ジ・アンフォーギブン (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  4. ^ "Michael Schenker Group, The Unforgiven". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2011-08-29.