SCORPIONS – Love At First Sting [24 Karat Gold edition] (2012)
The SCORPIONS are the largest selling German band in rock history – Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Francis Bucholz, and Herman Rarebell are legends of the metal genre.
Although the Scorpions had already achieved fame after 1982’s ‘Blackout’, “Love at First Sting” was the first album to please the overall radio world and brought them their biggest single of the decade.
It is from this record that most of the group’s hits originate, and the tracklist reads like a greatest hits collection.
The prestigious Audio Fidelity company was well aware of these notable facts and has released their plated remastered copy in 2012 as a numbered collectable 24 Karat Gold CD.
If you don’t recognize “Rock You Like a Hurricane” you had better check for a pulse. It is one of the most singularly recognizable hard rock songs of all time. The vocals of their only lead singer since the bands inception – Klaus Meine – remain as distinctive and energizing as they always have. He had that little German accent that was just enough to give him a sound nobody else could duplicate.
“Still Loving You” is an all-time classic rock ballad that has stood the test of time and showcases pretty passionate soloing from lead guitarist Matthias Jabs.
And of course there’s another memorable anthems in “Big City Nights”, “Bad Boys Running Wild” and “I’m Leaving You”, all strong numbers featuring excellent melodies penned by rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker.
The acoustic turned heavy rocker “Coming Home” is one of the best songs the band has ever wrote, being the signature opening for many of their live shows.
“Love At First Sting (24 Karat Gold)” comes with a slip case and booklet with all the lyrics which is always nice to have.
The sound is amazing and full bodied offering every tone and detail a recording possibly could. This is hard rock at its very best and Audio Fidelity has immortalized this recording with one of their typical first rate editions. A fitting tribute to release the band’s trademark album before they leave the stage for the last time next year.
These Audio Fidelity personalized, numbered collectable 24 Karat Gold releases sell out in heartbeat so good luck finding your copy!
01 – Bad Boys Running Wild
02 – Rock You Like A Hurricane
03 – I’m Leaving You
04 – Coming Home
05 – The Same Thrill
06 – Big City Nights
07 – As Soon As The Good Times Roll
08 – Crossfire
09 – Still Loving You
Klaus Meine: Vocals
Rudolf Schenker: Guitar
Matthias Jabs: Guitar
Francis Bucholz: Bass
Herman Rarebell: Drums, Percussion
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