Scorpions Love At First Sting on 180g LP
Remastered in Celebration of the Band's 50th Anniversary!
1965 marks the starting point of one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, the 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. With the November 2015 release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions, the Scorpions celebrate their impressive achievements and open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, rough mixes and rare live concert footage. The remastered LP formats are released on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing.
For the Scorpions, the early-80s were a frenzied time. Their last three albums Lovedrive, Animal Magnetism and especially Blackout had established them as one of the greatest rock bands of their era. When it was time to lay down the follow up to the vastly successful Blackout, the goal was to create an album that would even surpass its predecessors success. Again, the Scorpions did not play it safe but instead embarked on yet another song writing journey which covered a wide range of different styles, degrees of aggressiveness and emotions.
Most of all, though, they composed some outstanding ballads such as the bitter-sweet "Still Loving You." While this song cemented their reputation as masters of beautiful ballads, it was only one aspect of a very diverse album which included other great highlights such as the ultimate live-hit "Rock You Like A Hurricane." It's one of the songs which the band have performed most in their career, coming a close second to "The Zoo." The third most performed song "Big City Nights," yet another Scorpions classic, is also from Love At First Sting. When the album was finally released in 1984, its global reception beat all expectations, peaking at No. 6 in the U.S. Billboard charts on its way to triple platinum certification.