MTV Unplugged in Athens [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
In the grand tradition of MTV's Unplugged series, MTV Unplugged in Athens features German hard rock stalwarts Scorpions putting on an all-acoustic set for the good people of Greece. Rather than the intimate studio performances that put the series on the map in the '90s, however, the set was recorded at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, a setting that feels appropriately grand given the band's arena-rocking tendencies. Despite the larger venue, the set still feels fairly personal, stripping away the bombast of the plugged-in versions to reveal the emotions at the core of the band's more upbeat numbers like "Rock You Like a Hurricane" while adding a new level of simplicity...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
In the grand tradition of MTV's Unplugged series, MTV Unplugged in Athens features German hard rock stalwarts Scorpions putting on an all-acoustic set for the good people of Greece. Rather than the intimate studio performances that put the series on the map in the '90s, however, the set was recorded at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, a setting that feels appropriately grand given the band's arena-rocking tendencies. Despite the larger venue, the set still feels fairly personal, stripping away the bombast of the plugged-in versions to reveal the emotions at the core of the band's more upbeat numbers like "Rock You Like a Hurricane" while adding a new level of simplicity to power ballads like "Send Me an Angel." With two discs of acoustic goodness, Scorpions fans are definitely going to want to check this out. [A 42-track CD/DVD was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2014
  • Label: Sin Uk
  • UPC: 888430236424
  • Catalog Number: 302364
  • Sales rank: 22,716

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sting In the Tail (4:37)
  2. 2 Can't Live Without You (3:56)
  3. 3 The Best is Yet To Come (5:03)
  4. 4 Dancing With the Moonlight (3:56)
  5. 5 Delicate Dance (5:10)
  6. 6 Love Iis the Answer (4:30)
  7. 7 Follow Your Heart (2:49)
  8. 8 Send Me an Angel (3:51)
  9. 9 Where the River Flows (4:16)
  10. 10 Rock You Like a Hurricane (4:56)
  11. 11 Rock'n'roll Band (4:32)
  12. 12 Blackout (4:57)
  13. 13 Still Loving You (3:42)
  14. 14 Big City Nights (4:31)
  15. 15 Wind of Change (5:31)
  16. 16 No One Like You (5:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sting In the Tail
  2. 2 Can't Live Without You
  3. 3 Pictured Life
  4. 4 Speedy's Coming
  5. 5 Born To Touch Your Feelings
  6. 6 The Best is Yet To Come
  7. 7 Dancing With the Moonlight
  8. 8 In Trance
  9. 9 When You Came Into My Life
  10. 10 Delicate Dance
  11. 11 Love is the Answer
  12. 12 Follow Your Heart
  13. 13 Send Me an Angel
  14. 14 Where the River Flows
  15. 15 Passion Rules the Game
  16. 16 Rock You Like a Hurricane
  17. 17 Hit Between the Eyes
  18. 18 Drum-Athenica, Pitti Vs. James
  19. 19 Rock'n'roll Band
  20. 20 Blackout
  21. 21 Still Loving You
  22. 22 Big City Nights
  23. 23 Wind of Change
  24. 24 No One Like You
  25. 25 When the Smoke is Going Down
  26. 26 Making of Documentary
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scorpions Primary Artist
Morten Harket Guest Appearance
Matthias Jabs Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Group Member
James Kottak Drums, Group Member
Klaus Meine Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Martin Hansen Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals
Ingo Powitzer Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Ola Hjelm Guitar, Vocals
Johannes Strate Guest Appearance
Irina Shalenkova Violin, Leader
Rudolf Schenker Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Sitar, Vocals, Group Member
Pavel Maciwoda Bass Guitar, Group Member
Mikael Nord Andersson Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Weissenborn
Hans Gardemar Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Ewa Moszynska Violin
Elena Shalenkova Violin
Dimitra Kokkori Guest Appearance
Alexandros Botinis Cello
Pitti Hecht Percussion, Vocals
Marsela Bassiou-Bineri Cello
Lilia Giousoupova Viola
Katja Kaminskagia Violin
George Gaitanos Viola
Technical Credits
Boris Dommenget Guitar Techician
Matthias Jabs Arranger, Composer
James Kottak Composer
Klaus Meine Composer, Lyricist
Uli Jon Roth Composer, Lyricist
Mats Lindfors Mastering
Martin Hansen Arranger, Producer
E. Bazilian Composer, Lyricist
Robin Schafer Assistant Photographer
Rudolf Schenker Composer, Lyricist
Titiek Puspa Composer, Lyricist
Dan Boreham Guitar Techician
James F. Sundah Composer, Lyricist
Sonja Kittelsen Composer, Lyricist
Mikael Nord Andersson Arranger, Producer
Jim Vallence Composer, Lyricist
Stefan Fuchs Guitar Techician
Hans Gardemar Arranger
Markus Bauer Artwork, Layout
Franz Kuffner Guitar Techician
Elmar Lamberti Backline Technician
Boris Loehe Guitar Techician
Andreas Dom Guitar Techician
Pitti Hecht Composer
Peter F. Amend Executive Producer
Patrick Papendorff Guitar Techician
Nadja Tremmel Artwork, Layout
James Dimick Guitar Techician
Isabel Pyc Artwork, Layout
Henry Juszkiewicz Guitar Techician
Uwe Rack Stage Design
Thomas Supper Bass Technician
Thomas Noack Guitar Techician
Stefan Eyernschmatz Guitar Techician
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