While ‘The Best of Rockers n’ Ballads’ is the original Mercury-years compilation of the Scorpions, it is by no means the best one. There are tons of Scorps comps better than this one, most notably ‘Gold’ and ‘Big City Nights.’
If you want a quick look at some of the Scorps’ biggest hits, most of them are here. ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane,’ ‘No One Like You,’ ‘Blackout’ ‘The Zoo’ and even an awesome remix of ‘Holiday’ find their way on this compilation.
And album tracks get represented to. ‘Hey You’ is a great Scorps song that should have been a hit. I’m glad to see it here.
But, why aren’t there more album tracks? ‘Can’t Live Without You,’ ‘Arizona,’ ‘Animal Magnetism’ and ‘Make It Real’ all would fit perfectly here on this Scorps comp.
Overall, unless you are a new or casual Scorps fan, just ignore this one, because there are far better Scorps sets out there. If you want a single disc Scorpions comp, check out ‘Bad For Good.’ Or if you want a two CD set, ‘Gold’ is the way to go.
Recommended, but only for very casual Scorps fans.