13 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As Scorpions made the rounds of their farewell tour, they released this collection of re-recorded versions of their most infamous songs and tracks that influenced them along the way. The new recordings don't compromise the power of the originals—the playing is tight and concise—but they let fans of the originals have a fresh experience. The true joy here, however, is in the covers. Scorpions' take on the Gloria Jones–to–Soft Cell hit "Tainted Love" fits into the band's gameplan. T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution" has a tasty crunch. The Beatles' "Across the Universe" brings out the band's gentle side, creating a dreamlike weave appropriate to the tune's universal appeal. The Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night" already served as the prototype for heavy metal, so it's no surprise it sounds completely in place here. The Small Faces' "Tin Soldier" and The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" capture Scorpions' ability to mix the hard and soft dynamics that made them a heavy metal/hard rock band of great taste. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

As Scorpions made the rounds of their farewell tour, they released this collection of re-recorded versions of their most infamous songs and tracks that influenced them along the way. The new recordings don't compromise the power of the originals—the playing is tight and concise—but they let fans of the originals have a fresh experience. The true joy here, however, is in the covers. Scorpions' take on the Gloria Jones–to–Soft Cell hit "Tainted Love" fits into the band's gameplan. T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution" has a tasty crunch. The Beatles' "Across the Universe" brings out the band's gentle side, creating a dreamlike weave appropriate to the tune's universal appeal. The Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night" already served as the prototype for heavy metal, so it's no surprise it sounds completely in place here. The Small Faces' "Tin Soldier" and The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" capture Scorpions' ability to mix the hard and soft dynamics that made them a heavy metal/hard rock band of great taste. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
90 Ratings
90 Ratings
Call of Lovecraft ,

A fun album! Only for True fans...

Are they out for money? Who's to say? Are they out of creative ideas? Who knows, who cares! Listen people, especially those that cry, cry, cry about "they messed with the classics" or "They do it for the money, waaah", go and whine about it at your local pub and see if anyone cares.

On the other hand, I enjoyed these re-recordings, so it doesn't really matter. As for the covers, not bad at all....but I prefer the re-recordings on this album more. Overall, a nice little gift from the Scorps!!!! Fans should enjoy and not take them or this album so seriously! (unlike some of these other negative reviewers)

Dr. Detroit ,

Nice!

I wish more veterna rock bands would get together and re-record thier best hits like Scorpions did. Who cares, for money or for fun, or maybe for both. It just not all veterans are able to rock it out like these guys. One of the best rock bands in history.

Dokken66 ,

interestingtosaytheleast

I don't hate it. In fact i kinda of enjoyed being surprised here and there in the songs where i normally knew what to expect. Not bad, but one should give a hard listen to the originals and enjoy each in its origin. Has there been a better Rock band from Germany? LOVE their cover of "tainted love"! Enjoy!

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