The Scorpions have issued a behind the scenes video preview of the expanded reissue of their 1977 album, “Taken By Force.”
The German band are presenting part one of a documentary revisiting their fifth record and final project involving guitarist Uli Jon Roth.
Due November 6, it’s one of 8 expanded albums issued the same day and featuring many previously unreleased tracks as part of the Scorpions 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions series.
In addition to “Taken By Force”, fans will have access to expanded versions of “Tokyo Tapes” (1978), “Lovedrive” (1979), “Animal Magnetism” (1980), “Blackout” (1982), “Love At First Sting” (1984), “Savage Amusement” (1998) – as well as 1985’s “World Wide Live.”
In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all CD releases are equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and, single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes, while five of the eight albums include a DVD with live concert footage, TV performances and interviews from the period.
The remastered LP formats are released on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing. They also come with an audio CD, featuring the original track listing and the same bonus audio as the CD formats. A limited and numbered Deluxe Box Set will contain all remastered vinyl discs.
The Scorpions recently wrapped up the North American leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour and will begin a series of European shows in Rome, Italy on November 9.
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