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Tokyo Tapes [Original recording remastered]

ScorpionsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 29, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • ASIN: B00006WKSZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,153 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
For those who may believe that POLAR NIGHTS is completely absent from the Scorpions CD catalog due to these reactionary reviews, do not fret. They simply removed this track from "Tokyo Tapes" running order in an effort to make the entire release fit on a single disc. They then added "Polar Nights" as a bonus track on the "Taken By Force" remaster along with a studio version of "Suspender Love".

Get them both, they are must have releases for any Scorpions fan.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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...if you are more into the hard rock thing as opposed to the power ballad '80s type thing. There ARE some great ballads, as with all Scorpions CDs, but when it comes to hard rock, this is cream of the crop (as are "Strangers In the Night" by UFO and "One For The Road" by the Kinks, both of which also include lovely ballads...).

Indeed, if you must have "Polar Nights", (and it IS a great Uli song), purchase "Taken By Force" (remaster) and ALSO get a good version of "Suspender Love" (studio). While "Virgin Killer" is their greatest studio CD, by far, "Taken By Force" is good, especially with "Polar Nights" to round out "Tokyo Tapes".

'Nuff said, "Tokyo Tapes" is the ultimate Scorpions CD, with great performances from every member of the band, AND ALSO one of the greatest audiences ever captured on CD. They loved the Scorpions, and so will you, once you listen to this CD a few times, and perhaps if they tour again, who knows? WAKE UP CALL: The Scorpions should tour with Rudolph, Mattias, AND Uli on guitars, and have UFO open with 2 hours of their finest, featuring, of course, Michael Schenker. THAT would be 4+ hours of the greatest hard rock ever. "Steamrock fever, in Tokyo Bay!" Dig it, it's great!!! (Then buy "Virgin Killer" it's a must). Please read other Scorpions reviews for the history and personnel of the band, and for song-by-song analyses. I generally either like a CD in its entirety, or I don't. "Tokyo Tapes" and "Virgin Killer" are CDs I can always listen to beginning to end and love every song.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The legendary Tokyo Tapes August 29, 2006
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Indeed legendary, this is one of those few live albums that are really necessary for a bands fans instead of just being a stopgap release or a cash in job. Produced by Dieter Dierks - what a career he's had - and originally released in 1978 this live disc shows the Scorpions in full flight to an adoring Japanese crowd.

The only glaring omission here is perhaps Virgin Killer but that's a mild quibble. With tunes from a bunch of the bands early releases and a few cover versions to add a little fun and keep things fresh this album can be played the whole way through with little use of the skip button. It should be noted that on the original vinyl release the song Polar Nights was included but was left off here due to space restrictions. Scorpions freaks/completists can find this missing track on the re-issue of the studion album Taken By Force.

Scorpions fans probably alread own this but if you wavering, then don't, just grab this album and enjoy a worthy summation of the highlights of early Scorpions, as after this the band changed tack somewhat to become a different animal. Recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply marvellous! October 15, 2002
By Andre
Format:Audio CD
The Scorpions blast out their talent in this concert. The last concert of the Uli-era (sadly, but true) has been recorded in this CD and the result is... I just cannot rate it. Live songs as "All Night Long", "Dark Lady" and "Fly To The Rainbow" seem to blow up your brain. You can only listen to this record (and the others like Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer and Taken By Force) and lament what the Scorps turned out to be after Uli left the band. I consider this and Queen's "Live Killers" the two best live albums ever.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The last and the best of the "old" Scorpions November 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is the last album to feature the fantastic Uli Jon Roth on lead guitar. All their classics are here except for Catch Your Train, Sails of Charon and Polar Nights which was transferred to the CD-version of In Trance.
Roth, serious as always about his music and lyrics, left the band after this album because the other members intended to change directions and become a more straight-forward-no-message-included rock act. So if you're the "Roth" kind of person when it comes down to hard rock this is probably the best Scorpions CD on the market. Good sound quality and enthusiastic playing. A pity they didn't leave out the rock 'n' roll medley so Polar Nights could 've been included. And for those who aren't german out there: don't worry about Klaus Meine's english pronunciation on this earlier recording, it's not worse than it is today , haha !
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Solid Performance October 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Scorpions original live album and the final recording with Ulrich Roth, is a blistering concert with fine performances by all. Klaus Meine sings perfectly, the bass and drums are solid, Rudolph Schenker's rythm guitar is driving, and Ulrich Roth plays searing leads. A great band delivers another first rate performance. Sound quality is also good. All Scorpions fans will want this. One of rocks finest live albums.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Classic "Tokyo Tapes" Live Album Now Remastered! August 22, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I originally bought this as a two cd set back in the late 80's. For 2001 the entire performance is on a single cd and has been remastered for improved sound. This classic live performance by The Scorpions includes all their hits from their RCA years such as "Speedy's Coming", "Pictured Life", "Steamrock Fever", "In Trance",etc. plus a song from their "Lonesome Crow" album. Also, you get their renditions of "Hound Dog", "Long Tall Sally" and a Japanese song called "Kojo No Tsuki". The group sounds identical to their studio work and both vocalist Klause Meine and guitarist Ulrich Roth sound fantastic. Roth's guitar playing is especially impressive with the unique sound he creates. The only song missing from the original "Tokyo Tapes" is "Polar Nights" which is available on the "Taken By Force" remastered cd as a bonus track. This live cd ranks right up their with UFO's "Stranger's In The Night" and Pat Traver's "Live... Go For What You Know" cd's. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a classic heavy metal fan, this is a must have!!
Tokyo Tapes is one of the best live albums EVER!! I think it is better that Alive! by Kiss. The last one with guitar virtuoso Uli Jon Roth, I feel that this album and Virgin... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Matt Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Done
Good live recording of Scorpions, Version 1 (so to speak).
Published 19 days ago by Stephen Mathis
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocks!
Best live album ever from them. Intro for "he's a woman, she's a man" sounds great with a good home stereo system. A "must-have" disc for any rocker.
Published 1 month ago by Hector Marroquin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good product, delivered ontime
Published 1 month ago by M. Kasavich
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect.
Published 1 month ago by Ramiro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
79 live scorps one of my new favorite live albums now
Published 2 months ago by Lee bucey
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's
Rebuilding the vinyl collection from earlier times. Missed these songs. Used to ride around with the windows down. Cool to hear the mixing mistakes and one bad chord. Read more
Published 4 months ago by RGjevre
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG
If you are in any way, shape, or form a Scorpions fan, you need this CD! Go ahead and get it now!
Published 5 months ago by Eric Montes
4.0 out of 5 stars Great live stuff
This is a very good live disc. The early years of the Scorpions never sounded better than this live show. The production
is not bad considering when this was made.
Published 7 months ago by fuzzycheeze
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock On
Got this album, for the simple fact I needed a new copy, nothing more really. This is a great album, a must have for any true, hardcore Scorpions fan. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cecil A. Allen
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