Place Vendome cd cover

Place Vendome

Place Vendome

It's not your typical metal release, but anyone that has read an interview with Michael Kiske in the last ten years shouldn't be surprised to hear that. The voice of Helloween's groundbreaking Keeper of the Seven Keys walked away from the metal scene years ago and never looked back. Well, he does look back every now and then, but my guess is it's mostly for the money. Regardless though, he can still sing and when you surround him with great musicians and let Dennis Ward handle the production, how bad can it be, right? Well, it's not what it could be ... What in a perfect world it SHOULD be, but there are some nice moments. Definitely something you have to be in the mood for and go into with an open mind, but it is well done for what it is ... which, I guess, is sort of a mostly laid back, etheral, sort of rock cd. It's a nice one for the collection, but if you're hoping to hear Michael rip it up like the old days, consider yourself warned. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Cross the Line
  2. I Will be Waiting
  3. Too Late
  4. I Will Be Gone
  5. The Setting Sun
  6. Place Vendome
  7. Heaven's Door
  8. Right Here
  9. Magic Carpet Ride
  10. Sign of the Times

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Michael Kiske
GUITAR: Uwe Reitenauer
BASS: Dennis Ward
DRUMS: Kosta Zafiriou
KEYBOARDS: Gunter Werno
GUESTS: Alfred Koffler

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Frontiers
PRODUCED BY: Dennis Ward
Serafino Perugino
RELEASE YEAR: 2005
“I was always scared of you, but I could run a little faster. Did you think I'd get us through? I lost the flame, you lost the fire.”