I love the Scorpions. They are my favorite heavy metal band. They are one of the few German rock bands to ever exist. I’ve never heard of any other German rock bands, to be honest.
And, they have TONS of hits compilations. Some unnecessary (‘20th Century Masters,’ ‘Best of Rockers n’ Ballads’), some decent (‘Deadly Sting,’ ‘Big City Nights’) and some flawless (‘Gold’), they are so influential.
And, then there’s this one.
This isn’t a bad Scorps set, but there could be some major changes here. The new tracks are definitely worth getting, but why edit ‘Still Loving You’? That awesome Rudolf Schenker-Matthias Jabs guitar solo is simply amazing, and yet THEY EDITED THAT PART OUT!!! Ugh! Come on Hip-O!!!
And there are many missing songs. Where is ‘Steamrock Fever,’ ‘Can’t Live Without You,’ ‘In Trance,’ ‘Another Piece of Meat,’ or even ‘Lovedrive’?
But, there are some great songs here, nonetheless. ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane,’ ‘No One Like You,’ and ‘Rhythm of Love’ are still here, and those were major Scorps hits in the ’80s.
Overall, if you are an easily pleased casual Scorps fan, than this is a great set for you. Otherwise, go for the big one and buy ‘Gold.’
Recommended, but only for really casual fans.