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Lovedrive [VINYL]

Scorpions Vinyl
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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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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  • Vinyl
  • Label: HARVEST
  • ASIN: B003YX3YIK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,146,646 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic rock album from the Scorpions 28 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
To begin to appreciate this album, you have to look at the circumstances surrounding it's recording. Ulich Roth had left the Scorpions after 4 studio and 1 live album, and Michael Schenker had left UFO. Michael briefly rejoins the Scorpions and plays on 3 tracks on this album, the rest feature the Scorpions' new guitarist Matthias Jabs. From the opening track, "Loving you Sunday morning" to the closing track, "Holiday", the Scorpions are perfect. Every track is a Scorpions classic. There are high-energy rockers and two soulful ballads. Check out "Is there anybody there" and "Another piece of meat" for sheer brilliance. This album really has stood the test of time, the Scorpions still play many of these songs today (check out the Acoustica DVD). I realise that every Scorpions fan owns this CD, if you don't, do yourself a favour and buy it. You won't be disappointed!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immaculate 24 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
If I could award an album six stars, I'd do so without hesitation for `Lovedrive', undoubtedly the Scorpions' finest studio moment. From the opening chords of `Loving You Sunday Morning' to the closing notes of `Holiday', this record is sheer hard rock perfection. It's the first work of the definitive Scorpions line-up and it's easily their best. With Uli Jon Roth having moved on to a solo career, the band had lost a gifted guitarist blessed with originality and flair and, for better or worse, their sound would never be the same. However, instead of continuing (and undoubtedly stumbling) along in the same direction, they closed that chapter of their history, brought in a new, more metal-hearted guitarist and redefined their sound.

`Lovedrive' is slick, professional and sophisticated. Every track is a classic and every moment is an absolute joy and as such it's difficult to find a low point and impossible to pick a favourite song. `...Sunday Morning' is a deliciously chilled-out melodic rocker, `Another Piece of Meat' and `I Can't Get Enough' are fiery metallic monsters. `Always Somewhere' is a ballad par excellence, the beauty of which is matched later by the simply exquisite `Holiday' and with `Coast to Coast', the Scorpions made one of the great instrumentals of the heavy rock world. `Is There Anybody There' provides a different vibe and a chance for a great singalong yet fits the mood perfectly, and the title track is a masterpiece, possessing a gutsy, driving bass and what is without question one of the finest heavy metal guitar solos in existence, courtesy of guest Michael Schenker.

If I were to pick any flaw in this masterwork, it would be the occasional lyric - they've never been the strong point of the band.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the buisnes 21 Sep 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i was never a big fan of heavy rock,but this cd opened many new aspects of rock to me. on the one hand you have no holds barred rock,in tracks like another piece of meat,to far removed mood inspired tracks like always somewhere,to guitar orionated rock,in coast to coast. if any rock inoriated fan does not have this album,do yourself a favior and buy it now!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 18 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought 'Lovedrive' on vinyl in 1979 and it is still my favourite hard rock album of all time - ever. It is hard , fast, well-produced and the vocalist, Klaus Meine, is a legend. The guitar work is exceptional.

Each track is a classic. 'Lovedrive', 'Loving you Sunday morning' and 'Can't get enough' are the epitome of hard rock while 'Always somewhere' and 'Holiday' are classic ballads. 'Is there anybody there ?' possesses a reggae under-beat. Buy this and you won't regret it. It will be played at my funeral !!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ruined by re-mastering 4 Feb 2009
By bobm
Format:Audio CD
One of my all-time favourite albums made all but unlistenable by a screwball (re)mastering engineer. Everything, every single instrument and vocal, is adjusted to be at exactly the same volume completely ruining the balance of the music. Without quiet bits you haven't got loud bits! It even sounds bad in the car it's that poor.
Unfortunately one of many albums given this treatment recently, apparently it's done to sound "lively" to people using ipod earphones.
Buy the old, unrematered, version if you can get hold of one to hear it how the Scorpions wanted it to sound....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cd 14 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Had this album on Vinyl but decided I need it as a cd so that I can turn it into a digital format great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories 24 Oct 2013
By bazza
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this cd because i had it on record years ago,i keep getting cds which i had in my record collection this sounds just as good as it did when it first came out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You never forget the first time 6 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD
My first rock album - and no it wasn't for the cover! - and 30 ish years later it's still a belter. The instrumental coast to coast, Always somewhere and the outstanding Holiday for the lighter waving brigade, and for the front row sweaty armpits another piece of meat. No-one commands a stage like the Scorpions..... must be something to do with class.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
i loved this album when it was on vinyl i over played it and i am happy with it and the delivery was spot on
Published 2 months ago by Tracey louise wainwright
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best!
The vivacity of this album has not changed for me for the best part of 35 years! Every time I listen to it I am anticipating every next track. Great album!
Published 6 months ago by S. J. Hills
5.0 out of 5 stars classic scorpions
Another piece of meat was one of the songs that got me into rock music so this had to be an essential purchase - its such a great album.
Published 8 months ago by R. M. Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this drive
went to see the scorpions when they brought this album out at newcastle city hall as was hooked i played this album on vinyl to the lines wore out so had to buy it on cd
Published 8 months ago by tiddleypips
5.0 out of 5 stars SCORPION'S BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM
Ah, I can remember all those years ago playing the first single from this album,the almost punk like, Another piece of meat, and was a devoted Scorpions fan from that point on. Read more
Published 10 months ago by G. mckenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars good
first one matthias jabs on when he joined the scorpions the style of the scorpions started to come out in this album with matthias jabs and they have never looked back got better... Read more
Published 11 months ago by karalupo
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking for love in the back of a Taxi?
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Published 12 months ago by Pesto Fingeration
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album.
Probably one of the scorpions best albums.Still sounds good & is alive with excellent songs.Their are some extra photos on the inner sleeve aswell, which helps make this an... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Christophe.S.
4.0 out of 5 stars takes me back....
Saw these on the blackout tour in the 80's at de monfort hall, Leicester. Still as good as I remember and 'another piece of meat' still stands out.
Published 12 months ago by SR Hutchins
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Scorpions album
The Scorpions had a lot of good moments but "Lovedrive" always was THE album by THE band from Germany (a strangely under-achieving metal country, at least in terms of quality). Read more
Published 14 months ago by bar63
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