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
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Power Plays w/c 11 November (Mon-Fri)
MILES NIELSEN AND THE RUSTED HEARTS Hands Up (indie)
THE FARGO RAILROAD COMPANY Something In The Water (indie)
THE DARK ELEMENT If I Had A Heart (Frontiers)
LIBERTY LIES A Thousand People (indie)
DIRTY SHIRLEY Here Comes The King (Frontiers)
CARRY THE CROWN Runaway (indie)
Featured Albums w/c 11 November (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 WORK OF ART Exhibits (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 SIGN X Like A Fire (Pride & Joy Music)
14:00-16:00 JACK BROADBENT Moonshine Blue (Creature Records)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
MAGNUM Sleepwalking (1992)
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