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Scorpions: Return to Forever [Tour Edition] [Digipak]

Track List

>Going Out With a Bang
>We Built This House
>Rock My Car
>House of Cards
>All for One
>Rock 'n' Roll Band
>Catch Your Luck and Play
>Rollin' Home
>Hard Rockin' the Place
>Eye of the Storm
>Scratch, The
>Gypsy Life
>World We Used to Know, The
>Dancing with the Moonlight
>When the Truth Is a Lie
>Who We Are
>Crazy Ride
>One and One Is Three
>Delirious
>Going Out With a Bang [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Make It Real [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Zoo [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015], The
>Coast to Coast [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>70s Medley: Top of the Bill/Steamrock Fever/Speedy's Coming/Catch Your Train; Top of the Bill/Steamrock Fever/Speedy's Coming\ Catch Your Train [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>We Built This House [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Delicate Dance [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Acoustic Medley: Always Somewhere/Eye of the Storm/Send Me an Angel; Always Somewhere/Eye of the Storm/Send Me an Angel [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Wind of Change [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Rock 'n' Roll Band [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Dynamite [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>In the Line of Fire [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Kottack Attack [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Blackout [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>No One Like You [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Big City Nights [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>Still Loving You [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015] - (featuring Brandon Niederauer)
>Rock You Like a Hurricane [Live in Brooklyn, NY, September 12 2015]
>On the Road in America
>We Built This House
>Going Out with a Bang
>We Built This House [Lyric Video]
>Eye of the Storm [Lyric Video]
>Return to Forever Track by Track Interview [English]
>Return to Forever Track by Track Interview [German]
>Going Out With a Bang [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Make It Real [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Zoo [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015], The
>Coast to Coast [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>70s Medley: Top of the Bill/Steamrock Fever/Speedy's Coming/Catch Your Train; Top of the Bill/Steamrock Fever/Speedy's Coming/Catch Your Train [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>We Built This House [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Delicate Dance [Matthias Solo] [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Acoustic Medley: Always Somewhere/Eye of the Storm/Send Me an Angel; Always Somewhere/Eye of the Storm/Send Me an Angel [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Wind of Change [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Big City Nights [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Dynamite [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>In the Line of Fire [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Kottack Attack [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Crazy World [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Rock 'n' Roll Band [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Blackout [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Still Loving You [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Rock You Like a Hurricane [Live at Hellfest, France, June 20 2015]
>Return to Forever [Generic Interview] [English]
>Return to Forever [Generic Interview] [German]

Album Notes

German heavy metal icons the Scorpions hit the 50-year mark in 2015, being initially conceived all the way back in 1965 by a 16-year-old Rudolf Schenker as a beat band very much in line with the trends of the time, and slowly evolving into a hard rock force to contend with by the end of the '70s. Multi-platinum-selling singles and omnipresent commercial success peaked out for the Scorpions sometime in the early '80s, but they kept the flame alive for a dedicated army of followers for decades to come. Return to Forever is the band's 18th album of new studio material, following 2010's Sting in the Tail. While many of the group's '90s and 2000s efforts experimented with stylistic divergences or convoluted concept record themes, Sting in the Tail was a declarative return to the radio metal roots of the band's most popular work from the '80s. Return to Forever follows suit very much, with the 12 new songs here embodying the same over the top celebration and hedonistic revelry of a much younger Scorpions. At times the throwbacks are a little transparent. The gated reverse-reverb thump of the floor tom that propelled the band's 1984 über-hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane" shows up again on the anthemic chorus of "We Built This House." Power ballad "House of Cards" is constructed from the same formula of haunting minor-key chords and wailing feedback in the background that made "Winds of Change" a worldwide hit in 1991. Luckily, the energy of Return to Forever is all fun and swagger, not diminished at all by the '80s hair metal nostalgia trip that serves as its foundation. Production handled by longtime Scorpions collaborators Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen replaces some of the thin production choices of the '80s with smarter arrangements and better sound on radio-ready pop-metal jams like "Rollin' Home" and more introspective tunes like "Eye of the Storm." The songwriting here is on par with some of the band's best work, which figures, as they've been working in a field they helped originate for decades. Fans of the band's best-loved material will immediately connect with the fun-loving party burners and soft-edged power balladry of the album, all leaning just enough on the band's own storied past for influence but inspired enough to avoid dipping into self-parody. They pretty much wrote the book on sleazy FM radio metal, so in the case of revisiting their glory days on Return to Forever, who's to blame the Scorpions for taking a few pages from the book they wrote themselves? ~ Fred Thomas



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