The Scorpions are premiering “Midnight Blues Jam”, an unreleased demo set to appear on an expanded version of their 1977 album, “Taken By Force.”
The tune is one of six bonus tracks that round out the original record for its November 6 reissue, one of 8 expanded albums due the same day as part of the group’s 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions series.
The Scorpions are also previewing “Taken By Force” with part one of a documentary revisiting their fifth record and final project involving guitarist Uli Jon Roth.
Beyond “Taken By Force”, the German rockers are releasing updated versions of “Tokyo Tapes” (1978), “Lovedrive” (1979), “Animal Magnetism” (1980), “Blackout” (1982), “Love At First Sting” (1984), “Savage Amusement” (1998) – and 1985’s “World Wide Live.”
All of the projects feature previously unheard studio tracks and booklets featuring rare photos and, single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes; five of the eight albums include a DVD with live concert footage, TV performances and interviews from the period.
The Scorpions will begin a European tour in Rome, Italy on November 9.
"Taken By Force"
50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions series
Release date: November 6
01. Steamrock Fever
02. We'll Burn The Sky
03. I've Got To Be Free
04. The Riot Of Your Time
05. The Sails Of Charon
06. Your Light
07. He's A Woman - She's A Man
08. Born To Touch Your Feelings
09. Suspender Love (bonus track)
10. Busy Guys (previously unreleased demo version) (bonus track)
11. Believe In Love (previously unreleased demo version) (bonus track)
12. Midnight Blues Jam (previously unreleased demo version) (bonus track)
13. Blue Dream (unfinished instrumental version) (bonus track)
14. Born To Touch Your Feelings (previously unreleased demo version) (bonus track)
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