Scorpions World Wide Live on 180g 2LP
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.
The Scorpions have always been an amazing live band, arguably one of the best in the world. Their performances are highly intense, electrifying and full of magical moments. They do indeed rock you like a hurricane and many of their greatest songs only reveal their full potential when the band performs them in front of an audience. The idea behind World Wide Live, the Scorpions' second live recording after Tokyo Tapes (1978), was to catch the band at their true peak.
For the album, they recorded five shows in San Diego, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Paris and Cologne. The recordings capture the incredible atmosphere at Scorpions concerts and demonstrate the apparent ease with which the band manages to completely captivate their audiences. The setlists featured the very best pieces from their past four albums, and the way they performed the songs on stage adds an extra dimension of power, roughness and emotion. Issued in June 1985, the album charted all over Europe, North and South America and Asia and has consequently become one of the biggest selling live albums of all time!