Unarmed – Best of 25th Anniversary

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Unarmed - Best of 25th Anniversary
Unarmed cover.jpg
Compilation album by Helloween
Released 23 December 2009 (Japan, Southeast Asia)
29 January 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Symphonic metal, acoustic rock, jazz
Length 59:04
Label Victor Entertainment, SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
Helloween chronology
Gambling with the Devil
(2007)
Unarmed - Best of 25th Anniversary
(2009)
7 Sinners
(2010)
Singles from Unarmed – Best of 25th Anniversary
  1. "Dr. Stein (Unarmed Version)"
    Released: 29 January 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [1]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars [2]
Metal Storm 8/10 stars [3]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars [4]

Unarmed – Best of 25th Anniversary is the 25th Anniversary celebration album by the German power metal band Helloween. It is a compilation of re-recorded versions of Helloween songs in an acoustic/symphonic style. It includes a 70-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra performing "The Keeper's Trilogy", a 17-minute medley consisting of the songs "Halloween", "Keeper of the Seven Keys" and "The King for a 1000 Years". Many guest musicians are featured on the tracks.

Commenting on the album on 2011, the bass guitarist Markus Grosskopf said,[5]

The vocalist Andi Deris, however, panned the album in a 2015 interview, saying he never liked the idea of doing it and that the record company "raped" the band to do it.[6] He commented,

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dr. Stein" (from Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, 1988) 3:59
2. "Future World" (from Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1, 1987) 4:13
3. "If I Could Fly" (from The Dark Ride, 2000) 3:28
4. "Where the Rain Grows" (from Master of the Rings, 1994) 5:09
5. "The Keeper's Trilogy" 17:06
6. "Eagle Fly Free" (from Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, 1988) 3:50
7. "Perfect Gentleman" (from Master of the Rings, 1994) 4:18
8. "Forever And One (Neverland)" (from The Time of the Oath, 1996) 4:25
9. "I Want Out" (from Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, 1988) 4:22
10. "Fallen to Pieces" (from Gambling with the Devil, 2007) 3:28
11. "A Tale that Wasn't Right" (from Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1, 1987) 4:46
12. "Why" (from Master of the Rings (itunes bonus track), 1994) 3:34
Total length: 59:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–2010) Provider Peak
position
German Albums Chart[7] IFPI/Media Control 39

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unarmed: Best of 25th Anniversary - Helloween". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Consequence of Sound review". consequenceofsound.net. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Metal Storm review". metalstorm.net. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". sputnimusic.com. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Syrjala, Marko (11 January 2011). "Helloween – bassist Markus Grosskopf". Metal Rules. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Syrjala, Marko (20 May 2015). "HELLOWEEN – Vocalist Andi Deris". Metal Rules. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 17 May 2015.