Scorpions Announce Deluxe Reissues For 50th Anniversary

(hennemusic) The Scorpions will release expanded reissues of eight of their classic albums as part of a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions series on November 6. Following previously announced plans to reissue 1977's "Taken By Force" and 1978's "Tokyo Tapes", the German rockers have added another five studio album - "Lovedrive" (1979), "Animal Magnetism" (1980), "Blackout" (1982), "Love At First Sting" (1984) and "Savage Amusement" (1988) - and 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.

"It's hard to summarize 50 years in words," says the Scorpions, "but listening back to all those songs - many of them previously unreleased - recorded in one of our most creative periods, really took us back in time.

"This was a very heartfelt project for all of us. It brought back great memories whilst we rediscovered our musical DNA by listening to the archives, selecting dozens of unreleased songs and early versions of well-known Scorpions anthems.

"We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel." Check out the video trailer and track details here.

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