Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Scorpions issue photo video for rare Tokyo Tapes track

The Scorpions have issued a photo video for “Robot Man”, a previously unreleased track now available on the expanded reissue of 1978’s “Tokyo Tapes.”

Recorded on April 27, 1978 at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza, the tune was not on the project’s original track listing but has been released for the first time on the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of the 1978 live album, the last to feature guitarist Ulrich Jon Roth.

“Tokyo Tapes” is one of eight expanded albums released last month featuring many previously unreleased tracks.

In addition to the live set, the group have made available updated versions of 1977’s “Taken By Force”, 1979’s “Lovedrive”, “Animal Magnetism” (1980), “Blackout” (1982), 1984’s “Love At First Sting”, “Savage Amusement” (1998) and 1985’s “World Wide Live.”

Alongside dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all CD releases present 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 Scorpions placed six of the eight expanded reissues on the German album charts last month, making them just the fifth music act to do so; previous artists to have achieved the milestone include The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and James Last.

The group will wrap up its current European tour next week and will return to live action with more dates in February.

See also:

Scorpions land six album reissues on German charts
Scorpions premiere unreleased 1977 Taken By Force demo
VIDEO: Scorpions preview Taken By Force expanded reissue
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