Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the domestic release of two essential new titles from the seminal metal band Scorpions: Comeblack, a new album of classic rock covers and fresh performances of signature repertoire recorded earlier this year, and Get Your Sting and Blackout – Live in 3D, available on Blu-ray disc, an 11-camera 3-D concert film recorded in Saarbrucken, Germany on April 15, 2011 during Scorpions current farewell tour.
Launched by guitarist Rudolf Schenker in 1965, Scorpions forged metal, rock and pop into a sound that’s come to signify an entire genre through hard rock anthems like “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and hits like “Send Me An Angel,” “Wind of Change” and “Still Loving You,” selling more than 100 million records in the process.
Last year, Scorpions announced that the group’s Get Your Sting and Blackout tour, an epic ongoing worldwide rock ‘n’ roll odyssey in support of 2010’s Sting in the Tail, would be the group’s last before retirement. The tour is slated to run through 2012 with a string of historic farewell blowouts and festival performances scheduled Europe culminating with shows at the Wacken Open Air festival (August 4, 2012) and Munich’s Olympiahalle (October 13, 2012).
Wanting to create a truly memorable concert film to do justice to power of the live show and the high energy emotional impact of the final tour, Scorpions chronicled the sold-out concert on April 15, 2011 in Saarbrucken, Germany with a state-of-the-art 3D production. Helmed by director Gerd F. Schultze (who’s worked on 3D films with Michael Jackson, Bryan Adams, Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana and German superstar Peter Maffay), Get Your Sting and Blackout – Live in 3D puts the viewer into the VIP box at the ultimate Scorpions concert.
Get Your Sting and Blackout – Live in 3D – Blu-ray
The Set List:
Sting In The Tail
Make It Real
Bad Boys Running Wild
Coast To Coast
Loving You Sunday Morning
The Best Is Yet To Come
Send Me An Angel
Raised On Rock
Tease Me, Please Me
Six String Sting
Big City Nights
Still Loving You
Wind Of Change
Rock You Like A Hurricane
When The Smoke Is Going DownAt some point during the Get Your Sting and Blackout tour (“We can’t remember the day, the month or the hour”), Scorpions, enjoying the success of Sting in the Tail and the emotional rejuvenation of the farewell tour (“Screaming fans everywhere we went!”) decided to record one last classic album. “The idea to go back to the studio was born out of pure excitement,” said the band who cut an album mixing covers of rock ‘n’ roll standards that informed and inspired the Scorpions alongside new productions and performances of the songs in the band’s core catalog that have proved the most meaningful to the members.The result, Comeblack, is, according to the band, “an encore for our die-hard fans, to thank them for all the support for so many years. At the same time, this is a tribute to legendary bands from the sixties, like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, who have inspired us to follow our dreams. We hope you like it as much as we do… Rock on and … Comeblack.”
Scorpions – Comeblack – tracklisting
Rhythm of Love
No One Like You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Wind of Change
Tainted Love (Gloria Jones/Marc Almond)
Children of the Revolution (T. Rex)
Across the Universe (The Beatles)
Tin Soldier (Small Faces)
All Day and All of the Night (The Kinks)
Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones)* * * * *www.the-scorpions.com
The Scorpions have returned with Comeblack, their last studio album before the band retires. Comeblack is one half re-recorded originals, and one half cover tunes.
How does it stack up? Comeblack shows you just how good the Scorpions original songs are. The versions on Comeblack are not quite as aggressive as the originals. Klaus doesn’t push his voice as much as he did on the original tunes. I have found that the songs are slightly different. The tempo may be a little different on some of the songs. I have heard the original versions of these tunes hundreds of times, so some of the nuances stand out to me quite a bit. To the average fan, they may not notice much of a difference, if any. The cool thing is…all of the songs still work. I prefer the original versions of the songs, but the versions on Comeblack are still very good.
I have never been a big fan of cover song CD’s, but I have to admit the cover songs on this CD, are really good. My favorites of six covers are “Tainted Love”, “All Day and All of the Night” and “Ruby Tuesday”. All of the cover songs are very good. I am convinced that Klaus Meine could sing anything, and make it sound good. To my ears, “Tainted Love” and “All Day and All of the Night” are easily as good, if not better than the originals versions.
Is Comeblack worth picking up? If you are a fan of the Scorpions, you should definitely get this. It is the last studio album the band will ever do. The cover songs are pretty good, and are definitely worth adding to your collection.
My only wish is that someone could talk the Scorpions out of their retirement talk. Comeblack shows me that the band still has plenty of fuel in the tank.
Rating: Out of 10
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01. Rhythm of Love
02. No One Like You
03. The Zoo
04. Rock You Like A Hurricane
06. Wind of Change
07. Still Loving You
08. Tainted Love
09. Children of The Revolution
10. Across the Universe
11. Tin Soldier
12. All Day and All of the Night
13. Ruby Tuesday
Klaus Meine – Vocals
Rudolf Schenker – Guitars
Matthias Jabs – Guitars
Pawel Maciwoda – Bass
James Kottak – Drums
The Scorpions have released a promo video for their new album, Comeblack which is one half re-recorded originals, and one half cover songs. This seems like an odd move for the Scorpions with them retiring in the near future. Does Comeblack mean the Scorpions have changed their mind about retiring? Who knows?! Usually, I am not a fan of cover albums, and while this album feels like a cash grab for the Scorps, I like this clip, I will definitely must this on my must own list.
Comeblack was released November 7th, in the UK, and will be released 1/24/11 in the United States.
1. Rhythm Of Love (NEW 2011 version)
2. No One Like You(NEW 2011 version)
3. The Zoo(NEW 2011 version)
4. Rock You Like A Hurricane (NEW 2011 version)
5. Blackout(NEW 2011 version)
6. Wind Of Change(NEW 2011 version)
7. Still Loving You(NEW 2011 version)
8. Tainted Love (Gloria Jones cover made famous by Soft Cell)
9. Children Of The Revolution (T. Rex Cover)
10. Across The Universe (The Beatles Cover)
11. Tin Soldier (Small Faces Cover)
12. All Day And All Of The Night (The Kinks Cover)
13. Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones Cover)
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