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Scorpions
Unbreakable
July 2004
Released: 2004, Sanctuary Records
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

German Hard Rockers return with an excellent album. This is their first for Sanctuary Records. Being a very casual fan of theirs I was somewhat interested in hearing this cd. When I popped it into my player I was pleasantly surprised. This is the best thing I’ve heard from them since themed 80’s when songs like “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and “Big City Nights” ruled the airwaves.

The disc starts off with a mid tempo rocker which is a fairly good indication of what to expect from the disc but is a bit mellower than what I was used to. It is a far cry from the sappy ballads that they did in the 90’s. They have returned to the greatness of earlier albums like BLACKOUT and LOVE AT FIRST STING which is refreshing to hear. The album contains killer cuts such as “New Generation”, “Love ‘em or Leave ‘em” and “”Can You Feel It”. There is even an amazing piano laden balled entitled “Maybe I Maybe You” which is simply amazing. This is one of the best ballads I’ve heard in a long time.

This cd features some great guitar work from Jabs and Schenker and Klaus proves that his vocals are stronger now then ever. This disc will win back some fans they lost in the past few years and will definitely gain a few new ones. This is the way an album should be.
Track Listing

New Generation
Love 'em Or Leave 'em
Deep And Dark
Borderline
Blood Too Hot
Maybe I Maybe You
Someday Is Now
My City My Town
Through My Eyes
Can You Feel It
This Time
She Said
Remember The Good Times

Lineup

• Klaus Meine: Vocals
Rudolf Schenker
Matthias Jabs: Guitar
James Kottak: Drums
Pawel Maciwoda: Bass

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Scorpions
Unbreakable
July 2004
Released: 2004, Sanctuary
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: JP

Three words come to mind with the Scorpions, class, integrity and fun. In the late 90’s the band announced they were going to deliver a few different CD’s and true to their word they did. A trio of shall we say experimental sounds for the band ( a modern rock CD (Eye to Eye) and Acoustic CD (Acoustica) and a Symphony CD (Moment of Glory). They also said it was time to deliver a real rocking CD and with class integrity and fun, the scorpions have delivered.



This is destined to be a great summer release and I predict over time will become a favorite in the bands extensive catalogue. Although James Kottack has been around the band for many years, he and new bassist Pawel inject a sense of young dynamic fun. Counterbalancing this nicely is the trio of Jabs, Meine and Schenker who delivered tried and true Scorpions songs and sounds. There is a perfect blend of world weariness as the band in reality has seen it all and done it all but accepts their role as elder statesmen of metal with good grace and style and a willingness to have yet another go. This sentiment seems to be reflected in many of the lyrics which touch on age, change, transition and time. The Scorpions know their place and are not going to try to out-gun any younger band but will do what they do best.



Great package, cool embossed cover, simple layout, some nice shots, good title, great production, good value with 13 tracks and an enhanced component…UNBREAKABLE has it all. Oddly enough the bonus track, ‘Remember The Good Times’ is my favorite on this one. The songs are catchy, fun sophisticated and warm. The Scorpions are truly unbreakable.
Track Listing

1. New Generation
2. Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em
3. Deep and Dark
4. Borderline
5. Blood Too Hot
6. Maybe I, Maybe I
7. Someday Is Now
8. My City My Town
9. Through My Eyes
10. Can You Feel It
11. This Time
12. She Said
Remember The Good Times

Lineup

Klaus Meine-Vocals
Rudolph schenker-guitar
Matthias Jabs-guitar
Pawel Maciwoda-bass
James Kottack-drums

Contact

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