Taken by Force

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All Music Guide - Gary Hill
Less brutal than the two previous albums, this one is nonetheless an underappreciated treat. Sure, there are some weak cuts, but there are plenty of strong ones to make up for it. Among the highlights of the disc are the energetic anthem "Steamrock Fever" and the growling song of androgyny "He's a Woman, She's a Man." The highlight of the disc, though, is "We'll Burn the Sky." This one is lyrically quite similar to the Blue Oyster Cult classic "Don't Fear the Reaper," but the music is a wonderfully building anthemic ballad. It is arguably one of the finest songs the Scorpions have ever done.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gary Hill
Less brutal than the two previous albums, this one is nonetheless an underappreciated treat. Sure, there are some weak cuts, but there are plenty of strong ones to make up for it. Among the highlights of the disc are the energetic anthem "Steamrock Fever" and the growling song of androgyny "He's a Woman, She's a Man." The highlight of the disc, though, is "We'll Burn the Sky." This one is lyrically quite similar to the Blue Oyster Cult classic "Don't Fear the Reaper," but the music is a wonderfully building anthemic ballad. It is arguably one of the finest songs the Scorpions have ever done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 044001790027
  • Catalog Number: 017900
  • Sales rank: 22,808

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scorpions Primary Artist
Herman Rarebell Percussion, Drums
Francis Buchholz Bass Guitar
Klaus Meine Vocals
Ulrich Roth Guitar
Rudolf Schenker Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Dieter Dierks Producer
Uli Jon Roth Composer
Erick Labson Mastering
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Matthias Mineur Liner Notes
Robin Schwartz Licensing
Michael Narten Artwerk Reissue Art
Dannemann Composer
Rudolf Schenker Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    typically great scorps music

    Have this on old LP. Loved all songs, Ulrich's guitar carves.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Scorpions Rule!

    An amazing album indeed! The dark sounding "Steamrock Fever" starts it. Uli wrote one of the best early Scorpions tunes in "Sails Of Charon" with a hugely influential solo that must be heard! Full of fast diminished runs! "He's A Wonam, She's A Man" contains a proto trash metal riff! One of my favorites is the haunting "The Riot Of Your Time" and the rebellious rocker "I've Got To Be Free"!

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