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Australian edition of the hit British rocker’s 1999 outing with two unmarked bonus tracks added, ’Worlds Collide’ & ’Under My Wheels’. 15 tracks total, also featuring the singles ’Promises’ & ’Goodbye’. 1999 release.Tongue firmly in cheek, Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott once referred to his band’s wildly successful anthemic hard rock as ”deep and meaningless.” Indeed, while peers of the Sheffield punters were scrambling to embrace successive waves of punk, new wave, alternative, and post-whatever, the Leps stayed true to their arena-rock roots and became one of the most successful, if least hyped, bands of the 1980s and early ’90s. Only their 1996 album Slang bowed to market trends; its disappointing showing only spurred a return to familiar form on Euphoria. The band also brought producer and de facto sixth band member Robert ”Mutt” Lange back into the fold for a trio of tracks, including ”Promises,” a seamless wall of hooks that outshines even the band’s Pyromania and Hysteria prime. And if the Lep-Lange lineup bats only .333 (faltering on the goofy, Prince-ly funk of ”All Night” and the bubble-gum pop of ”It’s Only Love”) this inning, they redeem themselves with balladry that beats post-Diane Warren Aerosmith at their own game (”Goodbye”) and enough glossy energy (”Demolition Man,” ”Back in Your Face,” ”Day After Day,” ”King of Oblivion”) to reclaim their strange niche on the pop plateau midway between AC/DC and Abba. Though they’ve largely been left out of the critical debate, Def Leppard long ago established their credentials as power-pop monsters with the public. All that’s left for the pundits to decide is: Def Leppard–band out of time or band for the ages? –Jerry McCulley

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  • This is likely the best CD I have ever listened to – and this is coming from someone who is not a big fan of metal. The first time I heard Crazy World I thought it was all right. It had Wind of Change on it and that was the reason I bought it. After listening to it a few more times I quickly realized that absolutely every single song was just unbelievable. Restless Nights, Hit Between the Eyes and so many others just draw you in. I would HIGHLY recomment this album.

    Posted on January 2, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I think that this is the best album that the Scorpions have ever put out so far!

    Posted on January 2, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • “Crazy World” is without the shadow of a doubt a classic rock/metal album that deserves to be recognize for what it is. Possibly to date their very best album.

    Posted on January 1, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This CD was what was to become a victim of rock of the 80’s – excess, loud, and all that great stuff. Regardless, the Scorps delivered a powerhouse bunch of rock tunes as well as some classic ’slow’ stuff that wasn’t just rock ballad stuff (“Winds of Change”).Can the icons of metal change? Well, I would say that this CD proves it. Scorps, after so many years of ‘powerhouse rock’ stuff, as well as classic rock ballads, something had to swing – and here you have it with ‘Crazy World’. There is underlying tone to most of the tunes here, as you can tell that they are ready to rock, but ready for some new forms of it – take their follow up CD’s as an example… Either way, the bottom line is that this is one of the best Scorps CD’s there is – period. What they did after this or before is really not relevant – what matters is how you get into this CD for what it is – and it rocks, period.

    Posted on January 1, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This album shows how good hard rock can get with high flying amazing solos and great lyrical work and i dicovered this while staying up all night one saturday night in the summer of 1999. (12:00AM)It was gonna be another one of my late night being alone and rockin out sort of nights and I had chose one album to rock out to and i picked Crazy World. Now when i started listening to it the sound of it hit me like a ton of bricks and i ended up listening to it 6 times during to period of 12:00AM – 5:00AM, never really wearing out my likeing to it but sort of memorizing every word that Klause was singing.(5:00AM) I saw the sun was creeping up on the horizon through the living room window and at the time I was listening to “Send Me An Angel” and at that very moment me opening my eyes and seeing the sun and listening to that song at the same time created a feeling so powerful that i bursted into tears. With every good album i listen to i compare it to crazy world and no album comes close to the power to this great album had on me.

    Posted on January 1, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now