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5.0 out of 5 stars
Dazzling live showcase of the classic 1970s Scorpions lineup, 16 Aug. 2001
For years we've been waiting for this alubm to be given a cd release. And now, finally, our prayers have been answered. This is possibly the finest live album in existence, well before the fashion of overdubbing live albums with sensless audience noise over the tracks and touching up songs in post-production (World Wide Live 1985 pales into insignificance when compared to Tokyo Tapes). What you get here therefore is an authentic live experience of the Scorpions when they were at their best. Great songs, superb delivery and the astoundnig guitar work of Uli Jon Roth playing in front of a compact but warm and enthusiastic audience makes Tokyo Tapes a 70s hard rock masterpiece. This was Uli Jon Roth's last album with the band and soon after the Scorpions changed their sound and went on to achieve gloabl success. Decades on the alubm still sounds amazing and stands as a proud testament to a classic Scorpions line-up.