Thursday, January 9, 2014

Scorpions: Blackout Super Audio CD coming soon

The Scorpions’ breakthrough album, 1982’s “Blackout”, will be released this year on Super Audio CD via Audio Fidelity.

The band’s eighth studio album was the first to go Top 10 in North America, propelled by the singles “No One Like You” and “Can’t Live Without You.”

After losing his voice during the writing of the album, Scorpions lead vocalist Klaus Meine had to undergo surgery on his vocal cords and it was uncertain whether he would be able to record it. As a result, demos of the material were recorded with Don Dokken as vocalist; however none of those recordings are featured on the album.

Rudolf Schenker could not choose between his guitar solos on "China White", so the U.S. and European releases differed in this small detail.

Last month, the band released “MTV Unplugged - Scorpions Live In Athens” in Europe; the package is compiled from three concerts in Athens, Greece at the city’s Lycabettus Theatre.

Set for release January 21 in North America, the set features a mix of classic Scorpions tracks and new material.

Check out the tracklisting here.

See also:

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