As The Scorpions criss-cross the globe on their farewell tour, the band is also celebrating a new album release. The album, called Comeblack, is a little mystifying in that it is half old Scorps tunes rerecorded… and the other half covers. In the liner notes, the band explains their desire to record again: “This album is an encore for our diehard fans, saying thank you for all the support for so many years. At the same time this is a tribute to legendary bands from the sixties like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones who inspired us to follow our dreams.”
The first half of the record is comprised of all the famous Scorpions tunes, like “No One Like You” and Wind of Change.” While I’m not big on rerecorded albums – because really, what is the point? – I have to give the Scorps props on this one. Klaus Meine still sounds downright fantastic and in a lot of cases it is hard to tell whether the track is a redux or the original. That’s talent right there.
The more interesting part of the record is the covers, the best being “Tainted Love” (Gloria Jones) and “Ruby Tuesday” (Rolling Stones).
The main thing about Comeblack is that it is an album you don’t need… but if you are a Scorpions fan, you’ll probably want it to fill out your collection. Plus, the production is top notch and the sound is huge. Comeblack is the last studio album the Scorpions will ever record, so it’s like owning a little piece of history as well.
01. Rhythm Of Love
02. No One Like You
03. The Zoo
04. Rock You Like A Hurricane
06. Still Loving You
07. Wind Of Change
08. Tainted Love (GLORIA JONES)
09. Children Of The Revolution (T. REX)
10. Across The Universe (THE BEATLES)
11. Tin Soldier (SMALL FACES)
12. All Day And All Of The Night (THE KINKS)
13. Ruby Tuesday (THE ROLLING STONES)