SCORPIONS – Animal Magnetism (50th band anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2015)
To celebrate their 50th band anniversary, SCORPIONS are releasing today, November 6, the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of all their most famous albums. 1965 marks the starting point of one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, 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.
For the occasion Scorpions open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, video clips, unreleased concerts and more.
In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all albums are remastered, equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes by Edgar Klüsener, a former editor in chief of Metal Hammer who has followed the band’s career closely over several decades.
Five of the eight albums are accompanied with a DVD that contains live concert footage from the respective period, together with TV performances and in-depth interviews with the band, where they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums.
“Animal Magnetism” is another very good album by Scorpions, including the progressive ballad “Lady Starlight” featuring string and horns arrangements. On this remaster sounds superb.
There’s 6 bonus tracks here, among them “Hey You”, sung by Rudolf Schenker is included (although Klaus Meine can still be heard doing backing vocals on the track).
01 – Make It Real
02 – Don’t Make No Promises (Your Body Can’t Keep)
03 – Hold Me Tight
04 – Twentieth Century Man
05 – Lady Starlight
06 – Falling In Love
07 – Only A Man
08 – The Zoo
09 – Animal Magnetisim
10 – Hey You (Vocals By Rudolf Schneker)
11 – Animal Magnetism (Unreleased Demo Song)
12 – American Girls (Unreleased Demo Song)
13 – Get Your Love (Unreleased Demo Version)
14 – Restless Man (Unreleased Demo Version)
15 – All Night Long (Unreleased Demo Version)
Klaus Meine – lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals
Herman Rarebell – drums, backing vocals
additional musicians on “Lady Starlight”:
Allan Macmillan – strings and horns arrangements
Adele Arman, Victoria Richard – violins
Paul Arman – viola
Richard Arman – cello
Charles Elliot – bass
Melvin Berman – oboe
George Stimpson, Brad Wamaar – French horns
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