This is an unusual release for the Scorps, re-recording a number of fan favourite tracks after they announced their retirement…
Seven of the thirteen tracks are from their own catalogue, while the remaining six songs are covers! Being a fan for well over 25 years I find this difficult to swallow, given their discography, but accept it only given that this album demonstrates the band’s enthusiasm and passion for their music. The re-recordings are different, but still sound fresh, indicating that the Scorpions songs are still valid today. The covers are not bad (with the exception of “Tainted love” – avoid) and are listenable.
The only point I can see to the making of this album is the fact that the band isn’t ready to retire just yet, which I can live with, but then write new songs, please! For fans only.
Nick van der Meulen
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 24 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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