Tokyo Tapes [Hip-O)

Tokyo Tapes [Hip-O)

by Scorpions
     
 

If you played in a hard rock band during the '70s, what were you likely to be doing circa 1978? Why, recording a live album, of course. Preferably a double vinyl set, and in Japan to boot. The Scorpions were no exception, and in fact, their Tokyo Tapes were captured only days after Cheap Trick's See more details below

Overview

If you played in a hard rock band during the '70s, what were you likely to be doing circa 1978? Why, recording a live album, of course. Preferably a double vinyl set, and in Japan to boot. The Scorpions were no exception, and in fact, their Tokyo Tapes were captured only days after Cheap Trick's At Budokan in April 1978. Though hardly as inspired or successful, the Tokyo Tapes set still serves as an ideal greatest-hits collection of the Scorpions' first decade. This recording also showcases the spectacular playing (and occasionally, the dreadful singing) of guitarist Uli Jon Roth, who would soon leave the band for a misguided solo career, but displays some jaw-dropping technique here, most notably on the epic "We'll Burn the Sky." The rest of the band also puts in competent performances on such early standards as "In Trance," "Fly to the Rainbow," and "Speedy's Coming." The material on disc one is consistently strong, and though a number of pointless covers ("Houng Dog," "Long Tall Sally") and that most dreaded concert spectacle -- the drum solo -- break the flow on disc two, the band still closes strong with the crowd-pleasing Japanese folk song "Kojo No Tsuki" and frenetic versions of "Dark Lady" and "Robot Man." Ultimately, if you have any curiosity about the Scorpions' early material, Tokyo Tapes provides the perfect introduction. [In 2002 Hip-O reissued Tokyo Tapes as a single-disc CD, cutting the song "Polar Nights" in order to make the double album fit onto a single disc.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2002
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0044001790126
catalogNumber:
017901
Rank:
14532

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. All Night Long  -  Scorpions
  2. Pictured Life  -  Scorpions
  3. Backstage Queen  -  Scorpions
  4. In Trance  -  Scorpions
  5. We'll Burn the Sky  -  Scorpions
  6. Suspender Love  -  Scorpions
  7. In Search of the Peace of Mind  -  Scorpions
  8. Fly to the Rainbow  -  Scorpions
  9. He's a Woman, She's a Man  -  Scorpions
  10. Speedy's Coming  -  Scorpions
  11. Top of the Bill  -  Scorpions
  12. Hound Dog  -  Scorpions
  13. Long Tall Sally  -  Scorpions
  14. Steamrock Fever  -  Scorpions
  15. Dark Lady  -  Scorpions
  16. Kojo No Tsuki  -  Scorpions

Disc 2

  1. Robot Man  -  Scorpions

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scorpions   Primary Artist
Herman Rarebell   Drums
Francis Buchholz   Bass
Klaus Meine   Vocals
Ulrich Roth   Guitar
Rudolf Schenker   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist

Technical Credits

Little Richard   Composer
Scorpions   Arranger
Dieter Dierks   Producer
Erick Labson   Mastering
Hans G. Lehmann   Cover Photo
Tamotsu Yoshida   Engineer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Hermann Erbel   Composer
Rudolf Schenker   Composer
Dannemann   Composer
Robert Blackwell   Composer
B. Tsuchii   Composer

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