Scorpions Taken By Force: 50th Anniversary Edition on Import 180g LP + CD
Featuring the Original Album Remastered on 180g Vinyl Plus CD with Remastered Album & Bonus Audio
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. They also come with an audio CD, featuring the original track listing and the same bonus audio as the CD formats.
1977's Taken By Force was Scorpions' last studio effort with lead guitarist Uli Roth and the first with new drummer Herman Rarebell. The album is chock full of classic Scorpions fare including the live show stopper "We'll Burn The Sky"; Roth's "I've Got To Be Free," a high energy and hard driving piece with great riffs; "He's A Woman She's A Man," with its ultra heavy riffs and catchy chorus; the too often overlooked "Your Light," that grooves like a Motown production; and the ballad "Born To Touch Your Feelings" which displays the romantic side of the group. Although musical differences between Roth and the rest of band had already come to a head during the recording process, Taken By Force proved to be yet another fascinating and flawless album from the Scorpions camp. It's an exquisite climax to the Uli Roth era and a work that would have a significant impact on the future development of heavy metal.