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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
On their second effort, Fly to the Rainbow, the Scorpions begin to establish their trademark hard-rock sound while exorcising the last of their remaining psychedelic hippie tendencies. In fact, the band bursts out of the gate in surprisingly straightforward fashion with the hard rocking "Speedy's Coming" before resorting to the aforementioned bad habits on otherwise promising tracks such as "Fly People Fly" and "They Need a Million"; the first never really gets off the ground, seeming almost like a prelude to the title track, and the second is let down by the weak vocals of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Uli Jon Roth, who have no business competing against vocalist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
On their second effort, Fly to the Rainbow, the Scorpions begin to establish their trademark hard-rock sound while exorcising the last of their remaining psychedelic hippie tendencies. In fact, the band bursts out of the gate in surprisingly straightforward fashion with the hard rocking "Speedy's Coming" before resorting to the aforementioned bad habits on otherwise promising tracks such as "Fly People Fly" and "They Need a Million"; the first never really gets off the ground, seeming almost like a prelude to the title track, and the second is let down by the weak vocals of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Uli Jon Roth, who have no business competing against vocalist Klaus Meine. Roth insists, however, on taking center stage for "Drifting Sun," which exposes his shameless Hendrix-isms, down to the opening riff lifted straight out of "Spanish Castle Magic." And while it closes the album in rather schizophrenic fashion, the epic nine-minute title track would become a concert standard -- albeit without its senseless folky intro. Fly to the Rainbow is another growing experience for the Scorpions; and the band would truly hit the jackpot with the following year's In Trance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/1999
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 035627008429
  • Catalog Number: 270084
  • Sales rank: 34,597

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Speedy's Coming (3:38)
  2. 2 They Need a Million (4:54)
  3. 3 Drifting Sun (7:43)
  4. 4 Fly People Fly (5:06)
  5. 5 This Is My Song (4:18)
  6. 6 Far Away (5:43)
  7. 7 Fly to the Rainbow (9:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scorpions Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Francis Buchholz Bass, Bass Guitar
Achim Kirschning Synthesizer, Keyboards
Klaus Meine Vocals
Jurgen Rosenthal Drums
Uli Jon Roth Guitar, Vocals
Rudolf Schenker Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Frank Bornemann Producer
Rudolf Schenker Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Scorpions Rule!

    The second album finds the band moving into hard rock territory as evidenced by the opening number "Speedy's Coming". There are some flamenco influences as well like at the beginning of "They Need A Million". "Drifting Sun" features vocal parts by both Uli Roth and Rudolph Schenker in the middle! My favorite tune here is the dreamy "Far Away" with a pretty cool melodic solo from Roth with the wah wah pedal!

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