Scorpions Tokyo Tapes: 50th Anniversary Edition on Import 180g 2LP + 2CD
Featuring the Original Album Remastered on 180g 2LP & CD Plus 2nd CD of 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.
While the Scorpions were still developing a presence in Europe in the mid-70s they were already acknowledged stars in Japan. Virgin Killer was their first album to go gold in the land of the rising sun and it was high time for the band's first trip to the Far East. Four months after the release of Taken by Force, the group arrived in Tokyo. Four concerts were on the agenda, one each in Osaka and Nagoya and two in Tokyo's Nakano Sun Plaza. These two shows were recorded for the double live album Tokyo Tapes, which was intended as a parting gift for the retiring Uli Roth.
Tokyo Tapes impressively documents the thrilling and electrifying live presence that has always distinguished the Scorpions from their peers: Uncommon playfulness, unrivaled intimacy with their audience, and of course musical and technical brilliance. The classic cast with the two outstanding guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Uli Roth and the charismatic frontman Klaus Meine were in the form of their lives and Tokyo Tapes is a terrific live album that captures the energy and enthusiasm of the band almost perfectly. It offers to all those who are not so familiar with the early years of the Scorpions, a great opportunity to rediscover the great music that they wrote and performed before they became global superstars!