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Humanity - Hour I [CD]

Scorpions Audio CD
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“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

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  • Audio CD (26 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000P0IW6E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,163 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Hour I 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Game Of Life 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. We Were Born To Fly 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Future Never Dies 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You're Lovin' Me To Death 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. 321 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love Will Keep Us Alive 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. We Will Rise Again 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Your Last Song 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Love Is War 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Cross 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Humanity 5:260.99  Buy MP3 


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SONY 8287671419; SONY - Italia;

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sting is Back 20 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Finally, after more than twenty years, the Scorpions have released an album of genuine quality! Predecessor `Unbreakable' gave fans renewed hope after many years of disappointing albums, but there were still throwaway numbers among the great hard rockers. And though no song on `Humanity' will force its way into the canon of Scorpions classics, almost every one is a winner.
The news that `Humanity' was to be a "project album", with all the Prog Rock pomposity that the term implies, must have shaken many a fan's optimism. Desmond Child being named as producer after Dieter Dierks fine work on `Unbreakable' undoubtedly hammered a further nail into the coffin of hope. Yet any fears have definitely been misplaced; for starters, the concept (dealing with "humanity", surprisingly enough) is so loose as to be non-existent, the Scorpions delivering the same lyrical content they always have. More crucially, Child has given the album a clear, well-balanced and muscular yet accessible sound that suits the modern incarnation of the Scorpions perfectly. Moreover, his pop-rock sensibilities have been an invaluable contribution to the songwriting, with Rudolph Schenker apparently taking something of a backseat (according to the credits) for the first time in the band's career.
The first half of the album is easily the better: `Hour 1' is powerful headbanging number which, along with mid-paced rocker `You're Lovin' Me to Death' and the driving footstomp of `321' sees the band utilising a more modern, nu-metal guitar sound that suits them well. `The Game of Life' and `We Were Born to Fly' are in possession of soaring, catchy choruses the band were once so adept at writing and even the formulaic ballad `The Future Never Dies' works well thanks to a sweeping orchestration and a nice retro guitar break.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The Scorps sound fantastic on this album. There's a great balance between the heavy and the more ballady stuff, and some of the songs are the best they've written in some time. Love will keep us alive is an awesome ballad, and by rights should be a huge hit. Opener Hour I is a powerful beast of a song that starts it off in good style, whereas the final one Humanity rounds it all off nicely.

In terms of comprisons to other Scorps albums, I can't really find any. It's certainly latter day in sound but it's still different to any other recent one.

Anyway, the main reason I've posted this is to warn people off buying the Ltd edition version. It's not worth the money. A 13 minute behind the scenes, a new song, which incidentally can only be played on the dvd and can't be burnt to cd, and a picture gallery that repeats after about 20 pics. Not good for the extra 6.

Great album though.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 27 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
Reviewing an album is totally down to personal preferance, However after a couple of listens I realised how important a release this is. Each and every song is dripping with hooks, And I feel this will prove to be one of the most applauded realeses this year, If not this decade.

The term 'classic' should not be used lightly, But if i could give this album 6 stars, then i would!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars album of the year 14 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
The Scorps have excelled themselves here,this is a gem of an album and imo ranks alongside Lovedrive and World Wide Live as their best work.
To me there is not one bad track,no filler at all and with the title track the band have created an instant classic in its own right.I enjoyed Unbreakable but this album has a more solid,more modern feel to it,slightly away from their traditional style but not too much.
I suggest you buy it now,you won't regret it.Hopefully the band will play more of this album in a live setting than they did recently when they return to the uk,as they have said they will be back.Just one thing puzzles me,are there 2 Desmond Child's as the guy who's behind this album surely cannot be the same one thats done Bon Jovi's Lost Highway ...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Scopions Record for Years 17 Aug 2007
By M. G. Chisholm TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I come from the era of World Wide Live and Blackout - definately the Scorpions best period. In latter years they have produced workman like CD's - nothing bad but nothing great either. This one falls into the nearly great catagory. Not quite up to their best but pretty good. Okay, someone said that there are keyboards very much in evidence - true, but then Rammstein use them and they can be heavier than any other band on the planet, so I can't knock the Scorps' for using what is available. Songs are polished and sometimes suprisingly heavy. Yup there are plenty of radio friendly tunes, but hey, if they don't sell records they go away and I'm happy to have my sort of band still around. Good effort all round.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Desmond Child again 20 July 2007
By Sime
Format:Audio CD
In the CD booklet it tells us that this is a concept album about "a world torn apart by a civil war between humans and robots". That may well scare you off but, despite the Terminator-style concept, it's not a bad album. Desmond Child (of Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith fame) provided the concept and co-wrote many of the songs. I'm not sure why Desmond Child was brought in given that the Scorps last album, 'Unbreakable', was so excellent. I guess the last album just didn't do brilliantly in the States and that's what this album sounds like: an obvious attempt to write for the American market, at the cost of the Scorps usual distinctive sound. There's a real 'don't bore us, get to the chorus' feeling to these songs. It reminds me of Child's other recent collaboration, Bat Out of Hell III, which also sounded quite laboured and over-written. Although this is good, I think Unbreakable is a far better album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
The sound here is quite dark and heavy slightly different from their previous work. the songs are nicely put together, the lyrics deep and the guitar out of this world!!
Published 18 days ago by fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Humanity - hour 1
This product was better then I thought, love the songs and have been playing it all the time.

If your into good music, I recommend you buy this one straight away.
Published 7 months ago by Rachel Clay
5.0 out of 5 stars good
on e they did in the usa good album they got some good hevey sons on it .humanity and hour 1 brilliant shows another side to the scorpions
Published 12 months ago by karalupo
3.0 out of 5 stars Scorpion Concept
Well it was ok , but the scorpion's can deliver more , maybe that's why they have toured Blackout to get the feel for ONE LAST ALBUM .
Published 16 months ago by mr P
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album
This is the best Scorpions album by far great powerful and deep songs. Showing the playing tallent of Schenker and Jabs and the vocal talent of Klaus Meine. Read more
Published on 24 July 2010 by Ms. Kimberley V. Boskovic
5.0 out of 5 stars Humanity - Hour 1: LIMITED EDITION/+DVD
I am very happy from the seller and the time of delivery of this item!! thank you very much!
Published on 7 Mar 2010 by Anna Georghiou
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to their best!
Humanity, Hour 1 is nothing short of excellent rock that is well performed and accurately produced! A good mix of heavy rock songs with some well written ballads ensure that this... Read more
Published on 2 Nov 2009 by R. van Staden
5.0 out of 5 stars return of the kings
great cd from a great band
they made rock n roll what it is today
and they made an album that many new and old bands will not be able to follow
the 1st time that i... Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2009 by Nawaf Ahmed Albardooli
5.0 out of 5 stars I love, love, love it!
I have NEVER had an album that when played over and over again a million times still sounds as fresh as the first time. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2008 by A. Coady
4.0 out of 5 stars I never thought I'd see the day when I'd give The Scorpions 4 stars...
The Scorpions haven't released a great album since Lovedrive, 28 ... yes 28 years ago and despite the best efforts of Meine, Schenker and Jabs, they haven't got close. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2007 by The Doctor
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