THIS ALBUM IS HARD TO BEAT. THIS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH “BEST OF ROCKERS N” BALLADS & “LOVE AT FIRST STING”. THEIR GUITAR RIFFS ARE AMAZING AND THE VOCALS ARE PERFECT AS USUAL. THIS IS A MUST TO HAVE FOR EVERY SCORPIONS FAN
Japanese edition of hits collection in a metallic silverdigipak with two full color 5’ x 5’ sticker sheets for theintial pressing only. 16 cuts, including two unmarked &previously unreleased bonus tracks: ’Forever’ from 1988 anda demo of ’Fire In The Hole’ from 1991. 1998 AtlanticRecords release.Boosters of Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach may not find this 1998 CD to be a truly objective best-of Skid Row. The 16-song disc, compiled by bassist Rachel Bolan after Bach’s departure from the band, leans toward Bolan-penned hits, leaving out a couple of the band’s best in the Bach tunes ”Wasted Time” and ”In a Darkened Room.” For a casual fan, though, the expected trademark anthems, including ”Youth Gone Wild,” ”18 and Life,” and the bass-heavy ”Piece of Me,” are there, as are the beautifully produced power ballad ”I Remember You” and requisite rockers ”Monkey Business” and ”Slave to the Grind.” A demo, remixes, and a live track included here may be interesting to the faithful, though they also highlight the biases that color the song selections. The previously unreleased 1988 rocker ”Forever,” however, is a rarity worth having. –Katherine Turman
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I would say this is probably the Scorpions best studio album. The Song Wild Child is the best song in there. “But the best for you” is another great song. Does anyone know is more soft and emotional, so is “When you came into my life”. You and I is the 2nd best song in that album. If you are a Scorpions fan, starting fan or long time fan, you should get this album.
This Album is the best of all there were. Romantic, daring,hard and soft.. its got the balance.. the most balancing experience you would want from a single CD.
“Pure Instinct” is the Scorpions best album of music since “Love at First Sting” was released in 1984. The album is strong in that it is full of songs that sound like different times in their twenty-five year career. Songs like “Where the River Flows” and “Time Will Call Your Name” have a flavor of the Uli Roth/Michael Schenker era. Songs like “Wild Child” and “Girl I want to be with You” have a flavor of their 1980’s sound. While songs like “Does Anyone Know” and “Stone Inside my Shoe” exhibit their ability to establish new boundaries in their creativity.
In the other reviews they said this was an album with too much ballads. I agree, and if Herman Rarebell didn’t left the band, this was never happened. But that much ballads doesn’t make it boring, does it? ‘Wild Child’ is a nice rocker, but ‘Stone In My Shoe’ is wonderful, I love ‘Tim Will Call Your Name’, and ‘But The Best For You’ is the best for you. . ‘Does Anyone know’ is just boring and makes me sleep. ‘Soul behind The Face’ is very nice to hear, and ‘Oh Girl (i wanna be with you)’ is really nice as well. ‘When You Came into My Life’ is average, and ‘Where the river flows’ is worth the title of boring ballad. ‘You And I’ is not ugly, but it ain’t super, it’s average. And last and the absolute least: ‘Are You the One?’. Where are the electric guitars on the last song? Klaus Meine better wrote this one on Acoustica!! But this is a pretty good POP album.
Keep On ROCKing, not Popping!