The Scorpions Best of Scorpions Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
"A solid overview of their early material before they broke the mainstream."
Best of Scorpions is a compilation album that contains the best tracks of the
band's 1970s material. A sound collection of songs from their albums between Fly
To The Rainbow and Taken by Force.
What you hear on Best of Scorpions is a band polishing their sound. The songs
are rawer and heavier overall with a large emphasis on Uli John Roth's
Hendrix-like lead work. Roth's "Hell Cat" sounds like one of the heavier tunes
off of Electric Ladyland. Klaus Meine's lead vocals were very powerful and
Rudolf Schenker's gift of writing memorable melodic riffs show their fruition
here. Roth left the Scorpions in 1979 which is where this compilation ends.
Every track is very solid... "Pictured Life," "Backstage Queen" and "Steamrock
Fever" are excellent arena anthems. "Virgin Killer" and "Dark Lady" are furious
rockers featuring menacing riffs and Roth's wild lead work. "Robot Man" and "Speedy's
Coming" have great riffs. There’s the humorous "He's A Woman, She's A Man" and
"In Trance" is an excellent power ballad and one of the band's defining tracks.
Finally, the brilliant "The Sails of Charon" which is widely considered one of
the great early epics of heavy metal history.
This Audio Fidelity edition features the original LP cover art. The image of
a scorpion stinging a naked girl's hip has not been available in the US since
the 1979 vinyl jacket was changed in 1984.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Super Audio CD
• Mastered for this SACD by Steve Hoffman at Marsh Mastering
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
1. Steamrock Fever
2. Pictured Life
3. Robot Man
4. Backstage Queen
5. Speedy's Coming (Live)
6. Hell Cat
7. He's A Woman - She's A Man
8. In Trance
9. Dark Lady
10. The Sails Of Charon
11. Virgin Killer