2008 Michael Schenker Group – In the Midst of Beauty

In the Midst of Beauty is the tenth studio album by the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). The album was released on 13 May 2008 and marked the comeback of the original MSG singer, Gary Barden, so the MSG name is added with Schenker – Barden on the album’s cover. By Schenker’s own notes to the CD, “This title came about through my experience and realisation that – in the midst of beauty – the beast is always waiting and ready to attack…”.


1City Lights (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)3:45
2Competition (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)3:22
3I Want You (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)4:34
4End of the Line (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)4:02
5Summerdays (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)5:13
6A Night to Remember (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)4:41
7Wings of Emotion (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)4:06
8Come Closer (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)2:58
9The Cross of Crosses (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)4:57
10Nana (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)3:35
11I Am the One (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)3:55
12Ride on My Way (Gary Barden, Michael Schenker)4:45



BassNeil Murray
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarMichael Schenker
KeyboardsDon Airey
OrganDon Airey
VocalsGary Barden

Liner Notes

Producer – Romi Schickle, Siggi Schwarz
Engineer  – Romi Schickle
Mixing – Romi Schickle, Siggi Schwarz

Artwork – David Rheinhardt, Markus Fache
Design (Logo) – David Rheinhardt
Photography By – Bernard Froggatt, Debbie Turska

Recorded At – Studio 2, Neu-Ulm
Recorded At – Phantom Recordings
Mixed At – Studio 2, Neu-Ulm
Mastered At – Studio 2, Neu-Ulm