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Love at First Sting [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

ScorpionsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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“While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was–and how much fun we were still having, in the process,” says SCORPIONS lead singer KLAUS MEINE about the band’s new album STING IN THE TAIL. “We want to end the SCORPIONS’ extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely gracious for ... Read more in Amazon's Scorpions Store

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  • Audio CD (August 19, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: 1984
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001EUR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,017 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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After years of writing hook-laden choruses and triumphantly buzzing riffs, this German band finally perfected the formula. A fine mix of poise and passion, Love at First Sting appeals to both angry metalheads and Top-40 aficionados. --Jon Wiederhorn

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album September 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Love At First Sting was the Scorpions' most successful album in the U.S. and remains their strongest album. Although Savage Amusement would chart higher on the charts and their biggest hit "Wind Of Change" appeared on Crazy World, Love At First Sting was their best album featuring their strongest collection of songs.

This album features an equal balance of heavier tracks, catchy metal driven by memorable riffs, and power ballads, and most of them are top notch. The acoustic turned heavy rocker "Coming Home" is one of the strongest tracks and was the opening song for many of their live shows. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" would be one of their biggest hits and remains their signature song. The ballad "Still Loving You" remains one of the best of the metal era and features some excellent passionate soloing from both Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker. Tracks like "Big City Nights", "Bad Boys Running Wild", and "I'm Leaving You" are all very strong, featuring excellent melodies penned by Schenker. The lesser known songs are also very good, particularly the anti-war track "Crossfire", driven by Herman Rarebell's hypnotic march beat and "As Soon As The Good Times Roll." An excellent album. Highly recommended to fans of great '80s melodic metal.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Released like a Hurricane in '84 December 4, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is the release that followed the band's 1982 hit album Blackout. It is perhaps the peak of the Scorpions' recording plateau studio-wise. They were indeed firing on all 8 cylinders on this one.

Song listing and thoughts:

1. Bad Boys Running Wild - a great opening song with Schenker on rhythm and the frantic Jabs on lead guitar

2. Rock You Like A Hurricane - this song took the world by storm and wouldn't let go ... sleazy lyrics and A+ solo work by Matthias

3. I'm Leaving You - kinda a mixture of a mid tempo rocker/ballad which works really well

4. Coming Home - starts with the false ballad opening then rolls hard the rest of the way

5. The Same Thrill - a fast paced song, sounds kinda rushed though

6. Big City Nights - a Schenker masterpiece...don't let the guitar tracking fool you, this song is nearly all Schenker. Mr. Flying V starts off with the main rhythm and also plays the lead melody. Matthias plays the 2nd rhythm and the solo fills for the chorus, but Schenker returns with the lead melody along with his powerful lead solo. However, when played live Matthias had/has to play Rudolph's intro rhythm guitar part to compensate

7. As Soon As the Good Times Roll - a mid tempo song with different drum stops, a cool touch

8. Crossfire - a nice slow burning song with Matthias and his laser shooting guitar

9. Still Loving You - a ballad masterpiece featuring Schenker baby aka Mr. Flying V on the soaring lead guitar

Klaus' vocals are top notch throughout.

A great album by a hard rocking band that made it big and deserved it. Something that has always bugged me about Love At First Sting is that Matthias' guitar tracking volumes are noticeably low in the mix for whatever reason (compared to Blackout or Savage Amusement), but that's just a minor picky track mixing detail.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The highlight of the Scorps career October 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Their best effort to date even better than Blackout, which I never thought could happen. This album starts off rockin with Bad boys running wild, (it just smokes), the classic Rock you like a hurricane,(a definite 1980's classic), My personal fave I'm leaving you,(Mindblowing song), the bombastic The same thrill, another classic Big city nights(How sweet),the groove of As soon as the good times roll, and the slow rocker that has been a mood maker for millions, Still loving you. I must admit I wore out my cassette twice over the years, this is soo damn good. On disc it is so much better, wow!! I always thought Mathias Jabs was one of the most underrated guitarists of the 80's, period! He had speed and finesse but he had some feeling that many others didn't. And who could forget Herman (the German) Rarebell, his playing was simple but this guy was really good. The solos on Bad boys, Hurricane, I'm leaving you and Big City nights are truly inspiring!!!An amazing record by an amazing band. A true metal classic that brings back many good memories. Take it from a 35 year old headbanger, buy this and rock on!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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In the eighties, The Scorpions would undergo a transformation not unlike another classic metal band, Judas Priest. Priest had shed many trappings of their more epic 70's sound in favor of more streamlined songwriting and a (somewhat) more commercial sheen. The Scorpions did the same, and by 1984 this transformation had been complete. Uli Jon Roth was nothing but a distant memory, and the most well known line up of The Scorpions had found their place. Love at First Sting still remains a great album, maybe not up to par with their 70's material but strong just the same. It has a very sleek sound that would later be copied by lesser bands who sought to capture the sleekness and commercial potential in this type of production. However, the songs still count, and they still rock, probably more than their previous album, Blackout. It begins with the rocker Bad Boys Running Wild, then to the anthem (the overplayed infamous) Rock You Like a Hurricane, and then to the more speedy songs Coming Home and Same Thrill. No Scorpions album would be complete without some experimentation, and this is in the epic anti cold war track, Crossfire. The ballad Still Loving You is their strongest ballad since the seventies, and the other songs have their own strengths as well. Too bad they hired outside songwriters and so on to try to duplicate the magic later. They couldn't. The Scorpions are the original "pop metal" band, but I mean that in a good way. Their songs are catchy and concise (even in the Roth era though maybe not on Lonesome Crow which I do love btw) and have a keen sense of melody and the bite that they possess keeps the songs from being "pop" in a bad way. Like a Heavy Metal Beatles (early) in a way. Get this, you should already have it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars scorps
Such great beats words & sounds. BRings back memories of 15 years ago. When I need a lift I play a Song
Published 13 days ago by Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Scorpions Classic!
Everyone should have this in their collection if they like Scorpions. Even if this band is not their favorite, this would be the "one album to own". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrea L. Hana
5.0 out of 5 stars "A TRUE 80'S MASTERPIECE!"
"THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE GREATEST HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF THE 1980'S!" IN MY PERSONAL OPINION, THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE BEST SCORPIONS ALBUMS THEY HAVE CREATED! Read more
Published 2 months ago by EVLROB
5.0 out of 5 stars great scorpions music.
love all of the scorpions music. I think I have all of there cd's. listened to them growing up. great to listen to when your working out our mountainbiking. Read more
Published 2 months ago by darrell dollar
5.0 out of 5 stars Fan
I'm a Scorpions fan, period. I love all their old albums - their passion and guitar-work are inspiring and breathtaking.
Published 2 months ago by Deb Bee
4.0 out of 5 stars The Scorps in their heyday!
One of my all-time favorites from the Scorpions,and it was Great to find this at such a reasonable price! If your a Scorpions fan,this is a must-have! Recommended!
Published 3 months ago by M. Caton
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Love the album, but it seems the audio isn't recorded at a high enough level. But you cant go wrong with The Scorpions.
Published 4 months ago by D. jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpions Love at First Sting CD
I want to thank you for sending Scorpions Love at First Sting on time and in good condition. Good job keep up the good work.
Published 6 months ago by elaine johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars The best band out of
Germany since... well, Ever! This album stands toe to toe with the best from their peers, back in the day, I believe. Ratt, Quiet Riot, Def Leppard, you name it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Michael Forrest
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of big hits, but the Scorpions lose some of their sting
As an example of the strain of commercial hard rock/metal that was hugely popular in the mid eighties, this is an exceptional album that manages to rock fairly hard while still... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bob Ignizio
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