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Well, I must say I am impressed. It's a cool 2 CD set in a slip box. It was made in Thailand. Yes, the imprint on the back is Warner Music Thailand and the video footage was shot by a Thai television film crew.
The 43:20 second video played great on my Windows Media Player9. It's a DAT file and you it's not like Quick Time or RP vids.
That being said the video has astounding quality and sound. OH! I also was able to play disc 2 in my RCA DVD Player. Most Excellent!
The interview with (only 2 members of) The Scorpions is in English with Thai Sub-titles. At times the interviewer speaks to the audience in Thai so what he is saying is lost on us.
That being said the performance footage is fantastic. The interview is good. This was filmed in Portugal in Feb 2001 when Acoustica was being done. There is a lot of behind the scense footage. It's a real treat for the fans.
The Scorpions used extra musicians for the 'Acoustica' shows. A (nationally known) Cellist from Portugal, a keyboardist, some extra guitars and three back-up singers!. The songs are given carefulo new arrangements. Even a hard number like 'The Zoo' works well in this setting.
(The Scorpions played 3 Acoustica shows in early Feb, 2001. Most nights featured over 20-25 songs. With this set you get 18.)
A cool cover song is Kansas' "Dust In The Wind". I really enjoyed it being in this set list, but I am not a fan of Kansas. A 2nd surprise cover song is "Drive". Yes, this is the song from The Cars.Read more ›
The music fabulously showcases the songwriting talents of Rudolf and Klaus and the fantastic musical abilities of the entire band. The acoustic guitars are backed up by subtle drumming, a cellist, bass guitar and keyboards. It is almost a cross between their "plugged" music and the Berlin Orchestra Concert. Without the power normally generated through their amps, the Scorpions show us what they are all about -- good music. These guys aren't just rockers -- they are first class musicians (obviously classically trained) and the melodies are entrancing. I guarantee that true Scorpions fans will be almost moved to tears with the sheer beauty of the instruments "singing together" in perfect harmony.
I get upset reading reviews that say "the Scorpions went downhill" or they "sold old" and changed their style. Those reviewers are not Scorpions fans -- they are fans of particular songs.Read more ›
If your a fan of the Scorps Ballads then go ahead and Buy this one. If you think that Acoustical sets should all be heavy and loud, this your mistaken, Scorps finally have a way of showing us the raw talent of Rudolph and Mathias, and of course Klauss vocals are flawless.
Some new songs and some new versions of old songs of course,
and some delightful suprise covers of a few of the greats like "Dust in the Wind" and "Drive" Both songs respectably done with taste and original depth.
Over all......Scorpions have put together something very original with their talents, and I am very pleased!!
18 great arrangements of Scorpions' classics + three cover versions of Kansas(Dust in the Wind), Queen(Love of my life) and the Cars(Drive).
Great video quality, shot with 12 cameras, excellent sound (DTS)!
Maybe a good reason to buy a DVD player .....
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This one was surprisingly hard to find; never saw a copy of it anywhere in stores in the U.S. and didn't hear anyone else really talking a lot about it in the press or on the web. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jacob Koehler
A Truly outstanding album, displays their vocal talents in the way they should be known to everyone.Published 9 months ago by david j. allen
This is a pretty good cd. Some of the songs are not that great. I liked Drive a lot.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer