2006 - Pink Bubbles Go Ape Expanded Edition

2011-05-07 12:51
Release date: 
August 08th, 2006
Line up
Michael Kiske
Kai Hansen
Michael Weikath
Track list

Recorded (except track 5 and 9) at PUK Studios in Gjerlev, Denmark.
Track 5 and 9 recorded at Sound Hause Studio in Hamburg, Germany.

Mixed at Battery Studios in London, England.

    Engineer [Additional] – Paul Wright (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
    Keyboards – Peter Iversen, Phil Nicholas
    Mixed By – Chris Tsangarides
    Producer, Engineer – Chris Tsangarides (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)


Old Reviews

RockPower magazine, issue July 1992:

Chris Tsangarides who didn't share the sense of humour with the band, rejected almost all new funny songs in the way of 'Rise And Fall' and 'Dr. Stein' (the exception is 'Heavy Metal Hammsters') and the band feel he didn't give time or freedom to experiment in the studio. Michael Kiske: "Our repertory was big, but Chris only like the songs with a typical sound of heavy metal and only work with them. We don't usually behave rude with a productor but the guy ended with the best songs, the magic was gone." Michael Weikath: "I didn't realize what was happenin', at least until the last second, when we already done the 1/3 of the album, and I realize in that moment we did a mistake. It was too late for change". Michael Kiske: "I was the only one who realize Chris was not workin' well, I told Weiki but he didn't listen me". "It's true" interrumpts Weikath and Kiske continues: "it happened for bad comunication. But also Chris had a bad time".

MetalForces magazine, issue 59 1991:

The band have found time to focus on the more sober side of life, especially during the longest track on the album; 'Mankind' and 'Your Turn'. Michael Kiske: "These two songs are pretty moody, 'Your Turn' is about Kai Hansen in a way, because I saw him a while ago at a Queensryche concert, and we had a long talk about the things that had happened. I told him then that if he'd had stuck with us through all the problems then I think he would have been happier now. The band was good with him so what was the point in changing it? But Kai didn't like all the business pressure, so he left to try and get away from it but really ended up with more than he had before."



Catalog numbers
CD edition06076-86422-2Sanctuary Records
British editionCMQCD1180Castle Music
Japanese editionVICP63366Victor Entertainment