Acoustica (Scorpions album)

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Acoustica
Live album by Scorpions
Released 14 May 2001
Recorded Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal, 8–10 February 2001
Genre Rock
Length 70:20
Label East West
Producer Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits
Scorpions live albums chronology
Live Bites
(1995)
Acoustica
(2001)
Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout
(2011)
Singles from Acoustica
  1. "When Love Kills Love"
    Released: 2001
Acoustica
Video by Scorpions
Released 14 May 2001
Recorded Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal, 8–10 February 2001
Genre Rock
Length 110 min.
Label Warner Music Vision
Director Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher
Producer DoRo Productions
Scorpions chronology
Moment of Glory Live
(2000)
Acoustica
(2001)
A Savage Crazy World
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Acoustica is an unplugged album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was released in 2001 on East West Records.

Background[edit]

Acoustica was recorded during three concerts held in February 2001 at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon, Portugal.[2] It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The group was supported by female backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist, and Christian Kolonovits on keyboards. Kolonovits also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. He had previously worked with the band as a conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album.

The Scorpions performed four new songs: "Life Is Too Short", "Back to You", "I Wanted to Cry" and "When Love Kills Love", the latter of which was released as single.[3] All the new songs were featured on the VHS, while "Back to You" and five others were omitted from the CD.

Acoustica also contains cover versions of songs such as The Cars' "Drive", Kansas' "Dust in the Wind", and the Queen hit "Love of My Life".

In 2003, an official 'Platinum Edition' was released by Warner Music Thailand, which coupled the original CD with a VCD. The VCD features behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage as well as a band interview, conducted in English by a Thai television crew.

Reception[edit]

The album attained gold status in Brazil, and the DVD attained platinum status.[4]

CD track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine, except where otherwise noted.

  1. "The Zoo" - 5:49 (from Animal Magnetism)
  2. "Always Somewhere" - 4:10 (from Lovedrive)
  3. "Life Is Too Short" - 5:18
  4. "Holiday" - 5:55 (from Lovedrive)
  5. "You and I" (Meine) - 5:19 (from Pure Instinct)
  6. "When Love Kills Love" - 4:53
  7. "Dust in the Wind" (Kerry Livgren) - 3:49 (Kansas cover)
  8. "Send Me an Angel" - 5:24 (from Crazy World)
  9. "Catch Your Train" - 3:46 (from Virgin Killer)
  10. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" - 3:47
  11. "Wind of Change" (Meine) - 5:34 (from Crazy World)
  12. "Love of My Life" (Freddie Mercury) - 2:26 (Queen cover)
  13. "Drive" (Ric Ocasek) - 4:00 (The Cars cover)
  14. "Still Loving You" - 5:45 (from Love at First Sting)
  15. "Hurricane 2001" (Schenker, Meine, Herman Rarebell) - 4:35 ("Is There Anybody There" for some markets) (Original name: Rock You Like a Hurricane) (from Love at First Sting)
  16. "Rhythm of Love" (from Savage Amusement) (Japan Exclusive Bonus Track)

Platinum Edition VCD track listing[edit]

  • Making of Acoustica (video)
  • Band interview (video)
  • "When Love Kills Love" (video)
  • "Holiday" (video)
  • "Drive" (video)
  • "Send Me an Angel" (video)
  • "Rhythm of Love" (audio only)
  • "Tease Me Please Me" (audio only)
  • "Is There Anybody There?" (audio only)

VHS track listing[edit]

  1. "Loving You Sunday Morning" - 5:24
  2. "Is There Anybody There" - 4:39
  3. "The Zoo" - 7:15
  4. "Always Somewhere" - 5:26
  5. "Life Is Too Short" - 6:32
  6. "Holiday" - 6:02
  7. "You and I" - 5:23
  8. "When Love Kills Love" - 5:10
  9. "Tease Me Please Me" - 5:21
  10. "Dust in the Wind" - 4:01
  11. "Send Me an Angel" - 5:55
  12. "Under the Same Sun" - 5:25
  13. "Rhythm of Love" - 5:22
  14. "Back to You" - 4:57
  15. "Catch Your Train" - 3:50
  16. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" - 4:07
  17. "Hurricane 2001" - 4:39
  18. "Wind of Change" - 6:56
  19. "Love of My Life" - 3:00
  20. "Drive" - 4:10
  21. "Still Loving You" - 5:45

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Christian Kolonovits – piano and Hammond organ
  • Johan Daansen – acoustic guitar
  • Mario Argandona – percussion
  • Ariana Arcu – cello

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2001 German Albums Chart[5] 13
Portuguese Albums Charts[6] 17
Swiss Albums Charts[7] 35
French Albums Charts[8] 46
Greek Albums Charts[9] 68

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
Brazil ABPD 2003 Gold (+ 50,000)[4]
Brazil ABPD 2004 (DVD) Platinum (+ 50,000)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew, Leslie (2011). "Acoustica - Scorpions | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Acoustica Tour 2001 @ www.the-scorpions.com
  3. ^ When Love Kills Love single @ www.the-scorpions.com
  4. ^ a b c "Certificados - Search for Scorpions" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Album – Scorpions, Acoustica". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Scorpions – Acoustica (album)". Portuguesecharts.com (in Portuguese). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  7. ^ "Scorpions – Acoustica". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  8. ^ "Scorpions – Acoustica (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  9. ^ "Scorpions – Acoustica (album)". Greekcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 

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