Pop-Press: The Scorpions Unplugged: Out January 21st on CD/DVD & Blu-Ray

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Recorded and filmed just a few months ago on September 11th and September 12th of this year, Scorpions’ MTV Unplugged was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of MTV Unplugged (the theater also shares a birth year with Scorpions themselves, having been built in 1965, the same year the band formed). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

Scorpions are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV Unplugged includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV Unplugged.

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Scorpions are one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally. Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind Of Change,” as well as their status as international rock ambassadors. VH1 ranked Scorpions as the #46 Artist on the “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” special, while “Rock You Like A Hurricane” came in at #18 on VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles. To date, Scorpions have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

SCORPIONS MTV Unplugged track listing:

CD:

Sting In The Tail
Can’t Live Without You
The Best Is Yet To Come
Dancing With The Moonlight – new song
Delicate Dance – new song
Love Is The Answer – new song
Follow Your Heart – new song
Send Me An Angel
Where The River Flows
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Rock & Roll Band
Blackout
Still Loving You
Big City Nights
Wind Of Change
No One Like You

DVD:
Sting In The Tail
Can’t Live Without You
Pictured Life
Speedy’s Coming
Born To Touch Your Feelings
The Best Is Yet To Come
Dancing With The Moonlight – new song
In Trance
When You Came Into My Life
Delicate Dance – new song
Love Is The Answer – new song
Follow Your Heart – new song
Send Me An Angel
Where The River Flows
Passion Rules The Game
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Hit Between The Eyes
Drum-Athenica
Rock N’ Roll Band – new song
Blackout
Still Loving You
Big City Nights
Wind Of Change
No One Like You
When The Smoke Is Going Down

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