SCORPIONS: '50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions' Of Classic Albums to Include Bonus Material
August 28, 2015
1965 marks the starting point of one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, SCORPIONS embarked on a journey that would lead them around the globe and would establish them as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
With the November 6 release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions, the SCORPIONS celebrate their impressive achievements and open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, rough mixes and rare live concert footage.
In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all CD releases are equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and, single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes by Edgar Klüsener, a former editor in chief of Metal Hammer who has followed the band's career closely over several decades. Five of the eight albums are accompanied with a DVD that contains live concert footage from the respective period, together with TV performances and in-depth interviews with the band. In these interviews, they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums: "Lovedrive", "Blackout", "Love At First Sting", "World Wide Live" and "Savage Amusement".
The remastered LP formats are released on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing. They also come with an audio CD, featuring the original track listing and the same bonus audio as the CD formats. A limited and numbered Deluxe Box Set will contain all remastered vinyl discs.
SCORPIONS said: "It's hard to summarize 50 years in words, but listening back to all those songs — many of them them previously unreleased — recorded in one of our most creative periods, really took us back in time. This was a very heartfelt project for all of us. It brought back great memories whilst we rediscovered our musical DNA by listening to the archives, selecting dozens of unreleased songs and early versions of well-known SCORPIONS anthems. We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel."
"Blackout" track listing (CD+DVD):
Blackout Can't Live Without You No One Like You You Give Me All I Need Now! Dynamite Arizona China White When The Smoke Is Going Down Blackout (Unreleased demo) Running For The Plane (Unreleased demo song) Sugar Man (Unreleased demo song) All My Love (Unreleased demo song) Searching For The Rainbow (Unreleased demo song)
No One Like You (Video clip) Arizona (Video clip) Blackout (Rock Pop In Concert) Loving You Sunday Morning (Rock Pop In Concert) Coming Home (Rock Pop In Concert) Always Somewhere (Rock Pop In Concert) Holiday (Rock Pop In Concert) Can't Live Without You (Rock Pop In Concert) Dynamite (Rock Pop In Concert) Can't Get Enough (Rock Pop In Concert) Make It Real (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert) The Zoo (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert) Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
"Love At First Sting" track listing (2CD+DVD)
Bad Boys Running Wild Rock You Like A Hurricane I'm Leaving You Coming Home The Same Thrill Big City Nights As Soon As The Good Times Roll Crossfire Still Loving You Coming Home (Unreleased demo) Living At Night (Unreleased demo song) First Sting Jam No. 1 (Unreleased demo) Anytime (You Want It) (Unreleased demo song) Still Loving You (Unreleased demo)
Disc 2 (Live At Madison Square Garden, New York City (June 7, 1984)
Intro Coming Home Blackout Bad Boys Running Wild Loving You Sunday Morning Big City Nights Holiday (Acoustic) Still Loving You Rock You Like A Hurricane The Zoo Dynamite
Rock You Live A Hurricane (Video clip) I'm Leaving You (Video clip) Big City Nights (Video clip) Rock You Like A Hurricane (TV Show Germany 1985) Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1985) Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1984) Big City Nights (Monsters Of Rock Germnay 1986) Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
"World Wide Live" tracklisting (CD+DVD):
Countdown Coming Home Blackout Bad Boys Running Wild Loving You Sunday Morning Make It Real Big City Nights Coast To Coast Holiday Still Loving You Rock You Like A Hurricane Can't Live Without You Another Piece Of Meat Dynamite The Zoo No One Like You Can't Get Enough (Part 1) Six String Sting Can't Get Enough (Part 2)
Coming Home (Originally only available on VHS) Blackout Big City Nights Loving You Sunday Morning No One Like You Holiday Bad Boys Running Wild Still Loving You Rock You Like A Hurricane Dynamite Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
"Savage Amusement" track listing (CD+DVD):
Don't Stop At The Top Rhythm Of Love Passion Rules The Game Media Overkill Walking On The Edge We Let It Rock…You Let It Roll Every Minute Every Day Love On The Run Believe In Love Taste Of Love (Unreleased demo song) Edge Of Time (Unreleased demo song) Don't Wait Too Long (Unreleased demo song) Fast And Furious (Unreleased demo) Dancing In The Moonlight (Unreleased demo) Living For Tomorrow (Unreleased demo song) I Can't Explain
Rhythm Of Love (Video clip) Passion Rules The Game (Video clip) Believe In Love (Video clip) I Can't Explain (Video clip) * Documentary with clips and live material To Russia With Love * Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell
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