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Bad For Good: Very Best Of The Scorpions
Bad For Good: Very Best Of The Scorpions
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £11.00

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A greatest hits can't ignore the original version of "Still Loving You", 14 Dec 2010
This compilation released by Hip-O Records in 2002 (in association with Mercury Records) is very similar to the previous one released a year before ("20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions"). This new best-of provides 6 more tracks that the previous one. You could even say that this compilation is the definitive collection of the group's hits on one disc. But this have several failurs...

The tracklist is ordered chronologically except track 1 ("Rock You Like A Hurricane"). It should have been placed near of "Still Loving You" and "Big City Nights". There are two many songs from the "Crazy World" album (5) and too few from the "Lovedrive" and "Animal Magnetism" albums (2). The two new recordings not worth your time. But the biggest failure of the compilation is the inclusion of the single version of "Still Loving You", one of the best hard rock ballads of the 80s. This version erases the final guitar riff. Regrettable!

The booklet is impressed entirely in black & white. Few and poor photos of the band. Long and boring liner-notes. Neither it includes much information about the discography (only the chart positions).

The only pro in this compilation could be the remastered sound, but it maybe sounds too loud for my ears.

In resume, a greatest hits can't ignore the original version of a classic theme like "Still Loving You".


Millennium Collection-20th Century Masters
Millennium Collection-20th Century Masters
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Price: £6.44

3.0 out of 5 stars A good compilation if you are looking for only the hits, 14 Dec 2010
In 2001 Mercury Records presented this "The Best Of Scorpions" as a part of the greatest hits series "20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection". This compilation attempted to compile by the first time all the greatest hits of the german band in a single-disc. In fact, Mercury got it. Even the compilation sold well. But 12 tracks are very few and a lot of great songs were omitted.

Only from the track 5 (the big "Still Loving You") the songs are ordered chronologically. And the last band's album recorded for the label ("Face The Heat") isn't represented here. Usually the tracks are well selected.

The booklet is fair. It includes some photos of the band (in colour) and acceptable liner-notes. There is no much information about their discography here. Only the chart positions of the songs.

The quality sound is exactly the same of "Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years (1997)". It isn't remastered.

In brief, a good compilation if you are looking for only the hits and don't want to spend much money.


Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years
Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £16.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best compilation of Scorpions, 14 Dec 2010
In 1989 Mercury Records in America and Harvest/EMI in Europe published the 1st official compilation of Scorpions: "Best Of Rockers 'N' Ballads". However this one was incomplete as it didn't include the hits of the 90s. Probably this premature best-of was released because the contract of the european label with the group would expire soon.

In 1997 Mercury decided to publish another greatest hits of the band in the United States: "Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years". This new compilation is much better than the previous one, as it includes all their world wide hits of the 80s and 90s: "No One Like You", "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "Still Loving You", "Wind Of Change" and "Send Me An Angel".

Every song included in this two-disc compilation are pretty good, although there are some tracks that surprised me: "Holiday", "Under The Same Sun", "Woman" and the two previously unreleased. Besides, the tracklist are ordered chronologically.

The booklet is impressive. This includes a lot of full-colour photos of the band, interesting liner-notes explaining their history, detailed discography, album credits, etc.

My only little complaint about this compilation is the low sound. And perhaps a single-disc compilation would have been more accepted. Otherwise, I think this is the best compilation of Scorpions you can buy.


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