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Insanity & Genius/Land of the Free Import

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Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from the Heavy Metal band formed by Helloween guitarist Kai Hansen and Tyran Pace vocalist Ralf Scheepers. Insanity & Genius was their third album, released in 1993, and was followed two years later by Land Of The Free. Cooking Vinyl. 2010.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Tribute To The Past
  2. No Return
  3. Last Before The Storm
  4. The Cave Principle
  5. Future Madhouse
  6. Gamma Ray
  7. Insanity & Genius
  8. 18 Years
  9. Your Turn Is Over
  10. Heal Me
  11. Brothers
  12. Gamma Ray (Extended Version)
  13. Exciter
  14. Save Us

Disc: 2

  1. Rebellion In Dreamland
  2. Man On A Mission
  3. Fairytale
  4. All Of The Damned
  5. Rising Of The Dammed
  6. Gods Of Deliverance
  7. Farewell
  8. Salvation's Calling
  9. Land Of The Free
  10. The Saviour
  11. Abyss Of The Void
  12. Time To Break Free
  13. Afterlife
  14. Heavy Metal Mania
  15. As Time Goes By
  16. The Silence


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 26, 2010)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B002ZDOY98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,154 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

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Gamma ray struggled with their 3rd album Insanity & Genius. I like 6 songs on it. The others go no where. Its really odd. The first 3 songs have a really good power metal sound and then it just loses its way. Better than Sign No More atleast. Kai Hansen took over vocal duties after this album and Ralf Scheepers left. Buy this for Land of the Free as its pretty great and Gamma Ray pretty much arrived with this album.
Insanity & Genius

Only listed songs i liked.
1. Tribute To The Past 5/5
2. No Return 4/5
3. Last Before The Storm 5,5
8. 18 Years 3/5 Ballad but its ok
10. Heal Me 3/5 Kai Sings on this one, mix of alot of different songs and kinda weird but i like it
14. Save Us 4/5 Well Kai Hansen and Micheal Kiske had their chance singing this so naturally Ralf Scheepers got his chance

Land of the Free
Songs i didnt rate are interludes but a couple are really good. Esp the Savior. The standouts are Rebellion in Dreamland, Man on a Mission, Land of the Free, Abyss of the Void.

1. Rebellion In Dreamland 5/5
2. Man On A Mission 5/5
3. Fairytale
4. All Of The Damned 4/5
5. Rising Of The Dammed
6. Gods Of Deliverance 3/5
7. Farewell
8. Salvation's Calling 3/5
9. Land Of The Free 4/5
10. The Saviour
11. Abyss Of The Void 5/5
12. Time To Break Free 3/5 Kiske sings on this one and it seems out of place, like they just wanted to fill space
13. Afterlife 3.5/5
Bonus tracks
14. Heavy Metal Mania 4/5 its a cover but still pretty good
15. As Time Goes By 3/5 Kai's version of a song on Sigh no More
16. The Silence 4.5/5 Kai's version of a song that was on Heading for Tomorrow, cant sing quite as well as Scheepers on this one
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Two great cd's for the price of one, can't go wrong there. Includes Land of the Free which is THE album that boosted their career and was immensely popular. Insanity & Genius has the great Ralf Scheepers on vox which transitions to the amazing Kai Hansen on vox on Land... You can't lose with this dual CD package. Great sounds, great price, what are you waiting for?
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This two-CD package consists of remastered versions of the original albums, with bonus tracks. Insanity and Genius (1993) would be the last collaboration between guitarist Kai Hansen and vocalist Ralf Scheepers (later of Primal Fear). There are occasional good tracks, notably The Cave Principle and 18 Years, but most of the album is essentially filler. Tension in the band may have contributed to the inability to come up with more interesting melodic ideas. On the follow-up, Land of the Free (1995), Kai Hansen handled most of the vocals himself, with some guest singers, and the songwriting was generally better, although still inconsistent in places. Bottom line: over two CDs running more than 140 minutes, there is only about 50-60 minutes worth of decent material here.
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A criminally under looked album and a well known power metal masterpiece combine to highlight some of Gamma Ray's finest work.
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