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Album Review

When the Scorpions finally broke through to the mainstream in 1982, RCA released numerous compilations of the band's earlier work from the '70s. By no means should one think The Best of the Scorpions is for diehards only — the music here is quite enjoyable. RCA would go on to release several more Scorpions compilations (Best Of, Vol. 2, Hot & Heavy, Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads, etc.), but the original Best Of is still the wisest purchase.

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The review says it all

While I would have added a few more songs for a "best of" Scorpions collection from the 70's ("We'll Burn the Sky" (live), "Catch Your Train", "Drifting Sun", "Polar Nights"), this collection is pretty much dead-on of what I would recommend to any Scorps (or metal) fan who is only familiar with their 1980's-'90's output.

Once you hear this, you will want to have the best four albums the Scorpions ever released--In Trance, Virgin Killer, Taken by Force and their first live album, Tokyo Tapes.
With the exception of "The Sails of Charon," all of the songs from this album are from those four.


1981, age 11, this was one of four albums I first purchased. (Along with Queen's 'Greatest Hits Vol.1', Van Halen 'Women and Children First', and AC/DC 'For those about to rock') I played all four albums to death (Cassette tapes actually), but this Scorpions album was just so different and raw. This is the album that turned me into a metal head (Animal Magnetism and Blackout certainly helped) and three years later made me stay up until 3:00am listening to the local radio station that had been promising to play the entire "love at first sting" album all week— so I could be the first to have it... Fingers anxiously ready to hit record and then pause before a commercial break...

I don't know if they just rereleased this album or it just took itunes forever to get it? All I know is I have been trying to find a replacement CD for my long ago unusable cassette tape—to see if the songs still make me want to bang my head. You can piece together most songs from the 4 original albums, but even most of those were hard to find if not impossible.... I swear I'm like a 13 year old again, all impatient, waiting for the album to download... which it just did. This album is a must have to get your 70's Steamrock Fever fix!

where's the beef

You know there used to be a time when would you buy a hard rockin Scorpians album and get all the songs that were on the original release. What happened to the other songs ???? PLEASE bring back the whole album! Don't make me call Klaus Meine on you!!! I ain't buying a partial album on ITUNES when I can get the whole thing on AMAZON.COM ....Come on man are you serious (5) songs


Formed: 1965 in Hanover, Germany

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Known best for their 1984 anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and the 1990 ballad "Wind of Change," German rockers Scorpions have sold over 22 million records, making them one of the most successful rock bands to ever come out of Continental Europe. Formed in 1969 by Rudolf Schenker, the original lineup consisted of rhythm guitarist/vocalist Schenker, lead guitarist Karl-Heinz Follmer, bassist Lothar Heimberg, and drummer Wolfgang Dziony. In 1971, Schenker's younger brother Michael joined the band...
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