£93.00 + £1.26 delivery
In stock. Sold by Softbayglobal
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £6.89

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Golden Age of English Polyphony (10 for 4)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Golden Age of English Polyphony (10 for 4)


Price: £93.00
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Softbayglobal.
£93.00 In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Softbayglobal.

Amazon's Scorpions Store

Music

Image of album by Scorpions

Photos

Image of Scorpions

Biography

“While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was–and how much fun we were still having, in the process,” says SCORPIONS lead singer KLAUS MEINE about the band’s new album STING IN THE TAIL. “We want to end the SCORPIONS’ extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely gracious for ... Read more in Amazon's Scorpions Store

Visit Amazon's Scorpions Store
for 139 albums, 12 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Golden Age of English Polyphony (10 for 4) + Sting In The Tail + Return To Forever (Limited Deluxe Editon)
Price For All Three: £110.99

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00IERV3VQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Product Description

Aeternae laudis lilium. Missa Albanus (Robert Fayrfax). Archangeli Michaelis interventione. Leroy Kyrie. Missa O Michael. Dum transisset Sabbatum. Gaude plurimum. Ex eius tumba. Missa Corona spinea. In pace in idipsum. O splendor gloriae. Te Deum. Alleluia - Veni electa mea. Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas. In nomine a 4. Audivi vocem de caelo. Dum transisset Sabbatum. Hodie nobis caelorum rex. Mater Christi sanctissima. Magnificat a 4 - Nesciens mater. Quemadmodum a 6. Missa Mater Christi sanctissima. The Western Wynde Mass. O Wilhelme pastor bone. Missa Sancti Wilhelmi devotio 'Small Devotion' (John Taverner). Missa Cantate. Salvator mundi, Domine. Verbum caro factum est. Laudem dicite Deo. Reges Tharsis et insulae. In manus tuas. Filiae Hierusalem. In pace in idipsum. Paschal Kyrie. Jesu salvator saeculi verbum. The Western Wynde Mass. Second Service. Te Deum. Spiritus Sanctus procedens I. Iusti in perpetuum vivent. Libera nos salva nos I. Libera nos salva nos II. Audivi vocem de caelo. Deus tuorum militum I. Ave maris stella. Jesu salvator saeculi redemptis. Spiritus Sanctus procedens II. Beata nobis gaudia. In manus tuas II. Gaude gaude gaude Maria. Haec dies quam fecit Dominus. Impetum fecerunt unanimes. Dum transisset Sabbatum. Sancte Dei pretiose. Sacris solemniis. Hostis Herodes impie. Dum transisset Sabbatum II. In manus tuas III. Aeterne rex altissime (John Sheppard). O Lord the maker of all things. Videte miraculum. Sive vigilem. Ah helpless wretch. Vox Patris caelestis. Kyrie 'Orbis factor'. O Lord the world's Saviour. Magnificat 'in medio chori'. Nunc dimittis 'in medio chori'. The secret sins. Beatus et sanctus. Adolescentulus sum ego (William Mundy).

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jasper Wong on 20 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
The Scorpions were one of my first rock bands. At 13, it was their 'Unbreakable' album that I first bought and devoured, then two different 'greatest hits' collections, following by 'Humanity Hour 1', and the majority of their back catalogue. As I moved onto other forms of music (mostly rock and metal, mind you) in the interceding years, I found myself returning once in a while to the Scorpions - the riffs would hit me hard, like they first did when I first heard them. 'Alien Nation', 'Rock You Like a Hurricane', 'No-one Like You', 'Tease Me, Please Me, and 'The Zoo' are still as fresh as I can only imagine how they sounded when they were first released, with only the production grounding these classics in the decades that they were released in.

This is what I speculate was partially the thought process of the Scorpions when they came up with the idea to do 'Comeblack' (The less said about that album name, the better - although it comes from a long tradition of dodgy sounding album names such as 'Virgin Killers' and 'Love at First Sting'). An album of covers and updated versions of their hits sounds like a strange concept, and in many ways, it is. The original recordings of their originals were already great, and surely could be remastered in a 'Queen/Greatest Hits [2011]' way. You can't really hear the same amount of 'drive' in the band as well: they definitely sound 'hungrier' in the original recordings, as would be expected. It is easy to forget while listening to 'Comeblack' that the band are all 50 and over, with Klaus Meine pushing 65, standard retirement age in many countries! Meine's voice is ridiculously fresh sounding for a 65 year old. Not only can he still hit the notes, he still has virtually the same amount of breath control and tone!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter on 12 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I thought the Scorpions were retiring! it was a sad day for me when I heard that announcement, but if they had to have a last ever album they should have left it at the appropriately titled and brilliant 'Sting in the tail' which would have left me a fantastic memory of one of my favorite bands.

What are they telling us with the title Comeblack? have they decided not to retire?

If you are a fan of the Scopions, like me, then you have to add this album to your collection, but dont expect too much, its not bad, it is a bit of a surprise that they have re released some of their earlier stuff, yes it is totally re recorded but how do you improve on already class material? and I always find it a bit dissapointing when a great band like the Scorpions cover someone elses material.

If there is going to be a 'last' album I hope they now release a real good live album of their farewell tour and really leave lasting memories, better still, I hope they dont retire, I wonder if some of todays young musicians will still be pulling in the audiences and belting out fantastic music when they are in their 60's, dont think so!
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Phil On on 13 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
An album of covers as a retirement gift? Why not. Although re-recording tracks that they still play Live is a bit of a non sense (would have been interesting to go dig old stuff from the early albums), but this said the versions are quite good!
As for the other covers, they are okay, nothing special either and except for Tainted Love and Children of the revolution, the choices are pretty obvious (Beatles, Stones, Kinks, small faces). As a bonus (on certain editions) you have a french version of still loving you in duet with singer Amandine Bourgeois (whoever that is!).
I guess it's x-mas time soon, and this is better than another Best-of!
Overall a decent release. 3.5 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 May 2013
Format: Audio CD
Unlike some previous reviewers, I do like the re-recordings of some of the Scorpions' songs on 'Comeblack', in particular: 'Rhythm Of Love' and 'No One Like You'. Although the originals are far superior (I didn't think that the new 'Wind Of Change' added anything new to the original), this album updates the songs to how the Scorpions play them in concerts today.

However, the highlights of the CD are the cover versions, their take on 'Tainted Love' and 'Children Of The Revolution' are the best I've ever heard. I also really like their heartfelt rendition of 'Across The Universe', a song that's always been a favourite of mine and was happy to see that the Scorpions have covered it, and done a good job. 'Ruby Tuesday' has been covered to death in the past, but their version is exceptionally good.

'Comeblack' isn't what I'd call an essential Scorpions album, but it's great fun nevertheless. A good mix of their own classic hits and covers of some of the most well known songs, all performed for the present day.

Well worth purchasing!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By W T WASP on 14 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Well done, Scorps! Got a little bit of everything here all wrapped up in a neat little package : old songs recorded so they are new again - especially the "Frenglish" rendition of STILL LOVING YOU (JE T'AIME ENCORE), featuring Amandine Bourgeois on lead vocals with Klaus - and some rock & roll classics covered as only the Scorps can do it.

Just to note, I used to hate Soft Cell's TAINTED LOVE, that is, until I heard it Scorps style! Now I have grown to like it - including the Soft Cell version!

My ONLY *complaint* would be that this should have been a double-album, with one full disc of Scorpions classic remakes, and the other disc full of all cover songs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback