SCORPIONS - Blackout Stereo Hybrid SACD Release Date Confirmed; Pre-Order Live
October 22, 2014, 2 years ago
The Stereo Hybrid SACD (Super Audio CD) edition of SCORPIONS' classic 1982 album, Blackout, will be released on November 4th via Audio Fidelity.
According to a press release, Blackout, their eighth studio album, is Scorpions at their peak... it is the band's 1982 breakthrough album that made them global superstars. Every song is a gem and this album contains a splendid balance of pop/rock, power ballads and catchy heavy metal. Scorpions dish-out catchy fist-poundin' anthems like the top ten hit “No One Like You” then turn around and offer the soul stirring ballad “When The Smoke Is Going Down”. Klaus Meine is a singer who knows how to wring the last ounce of impact from each song. The band sounds great as highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz add a tight and powerful drum and bass bottom. Blackout is the band's heaviest and most solid album and Dieter Dierks production is immaculate. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album.
“Can't Live Without You”
“No One Like You”
“You Give Me All I Need”
“When The Smoke Is Going Down”
Photo credit: Rudolf Schenker live by Joe Kleon