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Humanity - Hour I

28 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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3:26
2
4:04
3
3:59
4
4:03
5
3:15
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3:53
7
4:32
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3:49
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3:44
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4:20
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4:28
12
5:26

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  • Original Release Date: 14 May 2007
  • Release Date: 14 May 2007
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 48:59
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  • ASIN: B001GS9ZTW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,877 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Nev Daimler on 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 By cougarric on 5 Jun 2007
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 By Mr. Darren Joyce on 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 By DEWEYJOVI on 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 By M. G. Chisholm TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Aug 2007
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 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sime on 20 July 2007
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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