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Artist: Michael Kiske

Title: Readiness to Sacrifice

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1999

Label: Victor (Japan)

Catalog Number: VICP-60650


Ciriaco Taraxes guitars, keyboards
Michael Kiske vocals, guitars, keyboards
Jens Menci bass
Jurgen Spiegel drums
Kay Rudi Wolke drums


1.  Could Cry  4:41
2.  Ban 'em  6:36
3.  Philistine City  4:31
4.  Crosstown  3:35
5.  Where Wishes Fly  5:28
6.  Watch Your Blue  4:16
7.  Out of Homes  4:13
8.  It  3:59
9.  Easy  5:45
10.  Shadowflights  3:19
Total Running Time:  46:23

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From: UriZ Date: April 9, 2002 at 1:18
Visit there are a lot of information

From: Richard H. Date: May 13, 2002 at 17:46
If Geoff Tate decidecd to quit "Queensryche" this guy would fill his shoes easily.Ex-Helloween singer has still got the chops

From: RichieRocker Date: August 12, 2002 at 21:59
Did Kai Hansen Commit suicide a long time ago? Does anybody know?

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 12, 2002 at 22:19
Could we be so lucky?

From: Pinsen Date: November 29, 2002 at 8:50
Yes, he commit a suicide today. He called me before to say me it but ... Ooooohh! He will commit a suicide one day, because, without Kiske, is nothing.

From: Emilio Date: April 1, 2003 at 11:04
M. Kiske said: Goodbye to music

From: Motley Date: September 1, 2003 at 15:27
No my dear fellow harmonizers, Kai Hansen is still alive and well. Saw him 2 month ago at the greatest heavy metal festival of all WACKEN headbanging their asses. it was a great gig and we got classic HELLOWEEN track VICTIM OF FATE!!!!! Awesome....Speaking of Helloween, Roland Grapows new band together with Uli Kusch also played at the same festival and they gave their version of Smoke on the water together with THE CHANCE (from Pink Bubbles go ape) So now you all know... I really wish that KISK

From: meradona Date: May 3, 2004 at 8:50

From: alien Date: March 8, 2005 at 11:48
In this record Michael Kiske continues with more mellow, deep and emotional songs, showing that he has really matured as a vocalist and songwriter. Throughout the record Kiske's voice shines, delivering a magnificent performance filled with truly pure and varying vocals. From the wonderful and slow 'Where Wishes Fly' to the orchestral oriented 'Easy' were he uses his famous high pitched tones, reaching vocal ranges which touch your soul and make you shiver, a real masterpiece!

From: meradona Date: March 8, 2005 at 15:38
pero de verdad ¿a alguien le gusta esto?. el primero aun tiene algun tema decente "the calling", "new horizonts",pero este es penoso 0/10

From: West Of Sunset Date: May 6, 2006 at 9:58
A ver si le queda claro al personal ke Kiske YA NO HACE HEAVY METAL.No le gusta un estilo de musica con un concepto tan cerrado e ignorante (a mi parecer) como es el heavy.¿Es ke siempre tiene ke llevar ese lastre?.Yo no espero heavy de Michael, espero musica de otro estilo, en otra clave totalmente diferente al heavy, el sobre todo es un grandioso cantante y lo ke hace ahora me transmite mas ke un doble bombo y voces extremadamente agudas. Yo kiero musica y Kiske me la da.Bravo por el. 9/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 23, 2007 at 22:28
Querido amigo West os Sunset el problema es el siguiente:En lo particular entiendo que los musicos evolucionen (te lo digo con toda prioridad ya que soy musico)pero cuando por años has hecho un genero musical(en este caso Heavy Metal)y cambias tan drasticamente para los fans mas acerrimos es de dificil digerir que un vocal tan grande como el Sr Kiske ahora cante pop(en lo particular tambien disfruto de este genero)pero definitivamente en este album el se perdio el horizonte y cayo con un album d

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 23, 2007 at 22:33
De dificil digerir.Respeto las opiniones y comentarios de cada quien(para eso se creo esta pagina)y en mi parecer este album en comparacion con su debut esta a mil kilometros de distancia.Muchas personas al escuchar este material tendran que aceptar lo siguiente:1-El Sr kiske ya no se dedica al metal(hasta a llegado a hablar mal del mismo,vaya locura!)2-No quiere saber nada de sus ex-compañeros(Helloween)3-Michael Bolton se le adelanto hace ya un buen rato.En pocas palabras...

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 23, 2007 at 22:38 de apoyar la evolucion en la musica aunque no se sabe que camino va a tomar Kiske del todo(Supared fue un fracaso y no lo digo yo,lo dice muchisima gente de los medios comunitarios lease: revistas).Ahora con Place Vendome pareciera que esta definiendose en el hard rock melodico/aor cosa que me parece mas de su estilo(fijate lo que le paso a Joey Tempest de Europe en sus discos en solitario).Anyway paz,salud y rock'n'roll.

From: West Of Sunset Date: February 5, 2007 at 15:24
Tienes razón Rick, es verdad ke a Kiske se le conoció en principio por hacer heavy, pero lleva mucho mas tiempo alejado de el, de lo ke la gente le gustaría. Yo ya no lo considero un cantante de heavy ni mucho menos, cierto es ke tiene una voz prototipo del heavy, pero el se ha encargado desde hace tiempo de alejarse del heavy y yo lo comprendo y es mas sus discos me gustan. No entendí las malas criticas sobre Chameleon, el cual para mi es el disco mas creativo ke Helloween jamas han hecho.

From: West Of Sunset Date: February 5, 2007 at 15:29
Y ahora la gente se da cuenta de ke realmente era un disco excepcional (Chameleon), creativamente la banda llegó a su punto mas alto, lo ke pasa ke no era su estilo y eso en el heavy se paga caro. Simplemente me fastidia ke se critique su gusto por hacer continuamente algo diferente y sobre todo alabo que Kiske siempre ha hecho la musica ke el ha querido, si el kisiera haria heavy y se estaria forrando, pero ha sido fiel a sus principios y nunca se ha engañado musicalmente.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 9, 2007 at 21:41
Palabras sabias West of Sunset...saludos!!!!

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