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  • Vinyl (22 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0038YIDHM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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Sting in the Tail is the last album from the legendary quintet; Germany’s most famous and successful rock band. Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs and Co feel Sting in the Tail is a fitting finale to their substantial legacy. The lead track is "The Good Die Young".

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What a way to finish your career. Scorpions really they have to reconsider their decision because here we have a great rock masterpiece. I am sure this album will become a Gold album, no questions asked.
This album features the amazing 80's rock vide and it boroughs a few heavy elements from their previous album (Humanity: Hour I). Anyway here is the album in more detail:

"Raised On Rock": A great catchy rock song and a great opener of this album. For this song Scorpions brought back the sound of the 80's that every one of us loves. Great vocal performances and also check out the guitar solo, it will make you do air guitar. Once this song finishes you will be singing the chorus all day long.

"Sting In The Tail": The title song of the album. Another great rock anthem, with this song you will be "what a blast from the past". An amazing guitar riff opener and the vocals are at a higher pitch when compared to normal Scorpions standard. The bass guitar is one with the drums. This one will make you sing all the time "Hey, hey the sting in the tail".

"Slave Me": This song is slightly heavier that the two previous. It features great lyrics, such as: "When I die I'll go to Heaven, If life is living Hell". Great Scorpions type chorus. This is not as catchy as the other two, but it is still great. This one features the elements of the 80's and the 00's rock. Great combination of the two elements and Scorpions managed to produce a great song.

"The Good Die Young": Here Klaus used throughout the song his dark voice which will give you shivers. Also Scorpions here at this teamed up with Tarja (ex-Nightwish), and she is delivering amazing background vocals. This song features tempo changes from slow to a bit faster and then it drops down again.
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I don't know where to start with this review. First I want to say that I can't believe a band this awesome will not be making any other albums after this. I just couldn't believe it when I read about it. Bands like Scorpions need to be around and make true rock music! We need this more than ever!! It's so heartbreaking to know this. I really hope they will change their minds and continue on.

Also, I have to say that I really love the album cover, it's so creative!

Now on to the review. I won't review every song but one main point that needs to be mentioned first is the guest appearance of the Finnish symphonic metal singer Tarja Turunen (Nightwish), in the song "The Good Die Young." When I first read she was featured on this song, before I even heard the album, you have no idea how excited I got and I downloaded that song immediately before buying the entire album. I even got a radio edit version, it's such an amazing and beautiful ballad that has such incredible musicianship. I only wish Tarja sang lyrics but to just hear her vocalizing in the background is so awesome!! I love how Tarja is working with artists like Doro Pesch and Scorpions lately, whom of all I love! The other ballads are amazing as well, like "Lorelei" and "Sly."

The rockers are so amazing as well! "No Limit" is probably my favorite rocker on here, it really rocks and it's an awesome song to listen to while driving! I just love this album so much and cannot recommend it enough! It really sounds so 80's and any Scorpions fan should be getting it!! The vocals, the music itself, everything is more than worth the purchase!! Please don't hesitate to buy it!! There's not one song on here that I don't love!
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What a great album! The first three songs are awesome with great hooks and that classic Scorpions sound. Then the album goes stratosphere with The Good Die Young, my favourite Scorps song since most of Love At First Sting! Such a brilliant hook, with the most addictive luscious guitar to accompany it.
The rest of the album is almost at the same standard. Final track The Best Is Yet To Come seems to be gaining excellent reviews all over the place, although it's far from my favourite on the album. It is growing with each play though, so maybe it'll be my favourite soon?
Some good ballads too. Scorpions always do awesome ballads and these fit in nicely with the existing ones.

It's a shame they are calling it a day after this album. Their output of late has been so impressive. Considering that most bands that have been around as long as the Scorps have long since been doing retro/past glories shows for some time it is credit to the guys that they have continued to evolve (and improve) throughout their career.

Thank you for the music.
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What an amazing album, not a crap track on here. The songs will have you singing along with them. The dvd 'get your sting and blackout 3d' is the tour from this album, get it you won't be disappointed!
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The 1990'S as very cruel to the scorps and they proceeded to produce a series of bad to worse albums but in 2004 Unbreakable found the band of firm ground. A special guest slot on Priests tour confirmed they were still the greatest live band ever and I've seen them on 5 occasions recently and each time they've been incredible. Humanity Hour 1 continued the upward curve, a great album and their best since Love at First Sting so A Sting in the Tail has alot to live up to. Things start of quite nicely with the cheesy but anthemic Raised on Rock. The guitars sound processed (those pesky men at Line 6!) but the production has a rerto modern feel and the drums are big and bold. As always, Klaus Meine is peerless, and delivers his usual classic vocal. Tracks 2 and 3 are less assured. They have some good riffs but dont fully work. The Good Die Young is next up and finally the band find some of the Humanity vibe with the kind of big production number that we have come to expect from the Scorps. This higher plane continues through the next few tracks with the exception of Rock Zone, which is basiclally fairly crap and too throw away.The ballad SLY is very beautiful and Spirit of Rock is a really cartchy ditty that fills you with good vibes.

The album finishes with The Best is Yet To Come which as this is their last ever album, it seems very poigant. And there lies the conundrum. This is a good album but has a little too many fillers and lame lyrics with Rock in the title but at the same time it has some great tunes and I'm loving many aspects of it. As a a swan song, perhaps we should have hoped for more but at the same time perhaps the Scorpions have come to the conclusion that, at 60 + and after 16 studio albums, they have drained their creative resources.
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