SCORPIONS – Unbreakable

Scorpions – Unbreakable (2004, Sanctuary Records)

Track Listing:
1. “New Generation” … 5:51
2. “Love ‘Em Or Leave ‘Em” … 4:03
3. “Deep And Dark” … 3:37
4. “Borderline” … 4:53
5. “Blood Too Hot” … 4:15
6. “Maybe I Maybe You” … 3:30
7. “Someday Is Now” … 3:23
8. “My City My Town” … 4:55
9. “Through My Eyes” … 5:23
10. “Can You Feel It” … 3:47
11. “This Time” … 3:34
12. “She Said” … 4:32
13. “Remember The Good Times [Retro Garage Mix]” … 4:24

Band:
Klaus Meine – Vocals
Rudolf Schenker – Guitar
Matthias Jabs – Guitar
Pawel Maciwoda – Bass
James Kottak- Drums

Additional Musicians:
Barry Sparks – Bass
Ingo Powitzer – Bass

Produced by: Erwin Musper & Scorpions

No more techno pop, no more symphonies, no more acoustic sets! Scorpions are back with a vengeance bringing their 80s heyday into the new millennium. Unbreakable is an album done in the classic Scorpions style and it fits right in with all of their 80s material. Had it been released between 1984’s Love at First Sting and 1988’s Savage Amusement, it would’ve been a big hit.

The album was an effort to win back fans after their last few lackluster albums which strayed from the rock sound they were best known for. Klaus Meine also said they purposefully set out to do this album just to prove that they still *could* do an album like this. And many times, when a band tries to return to their “roots”, it comes across as forced and not up to snuff, but this album delivers. The band sounds inspired, Klaus is in top form, and the songs and choruses are infectious. “Borderline” and “Someday Is Now” are some really great catchy rockers.

The only song I really don’t care for is “Maybe I Maybe You”, which is starts off as a pretty lame ballad, but builds to more of a rocker, but still can’t be saved.

A must have for Scorpions fans and easily their best release since Crazy World. It was a wondrous return to form, but funny enough, after proving they could still rock us like a hurricane, their next album, Humanity: Hour I, would take a step into the modern era…

Highlights: “New Generation”, “Love’Em Or Leave’Em”, “Deep and Dark”, “Borderline”, “Someday Is Now”, “My City, My Town”, “Can You Feel It”, “Remember The Good Times [Retro Garage Mix]”

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Posted on January 20, 2009, in Collection, Scorpions and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The played the crap out of this disc on The Boneyard on XM Radio when it came out. Sadly, they rarely play it. It is a great Scorpions CD, and very worthy of picking up.

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