SCORPIONS – Lovedrive (50th band anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2015)
To celebrate their 50th band anniversary, SCORPIONS are releasing today, November 6, the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of all their most famous albums. 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.
For the occasion Scorpions open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, video clips, unreleased concerts and more.
In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all albums are remastered, 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, where they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums.
“Lovedrive” is considered by some critics to be the pinnacle of their career, a major evolution of the band’s sound, exhibiting their “classic style” that would be later developed over their next few albums. Also, it was Scorpions breakthrough in the UK and the first to feature Matthias Jabs on lead guitar, replacing Uli Jon Roth.
Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf, who had just split from UFO, recorded lead guitars on “Another Piece Of Meat,” “Coast To Coast” and “Lovedrive.”
Apart from the remastered “Lovedrive”, you have as bonus track the unreleased “Cause I Love You”, and an unreleased Demo Version of “Holiday”, one of my favorite Scorpions songs ever.
01 – Loving You Sunday Morning
02 – Another Piece Of Meat
03 – Always Somewhere
04 – Coast To Coast
05 – Can’t Stop Get Enough
06 – Is There Anybody There
07 – Lovedrive
08 – Holiday
09 – Cause I Love You (Unreleased Song)
10 – Holiday (Unreleased Demo Version)
Klaus Meine – lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals
Michael Schenker – lead guitar, backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals
Herman Rarebell – drums, backing vocals
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