Comeblack

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Comeblack
Compilation album of re-recordings and cover tracks by Scorpions
Released 4 November 2011
Recorded Scorpio Sound Studio and Vocal Land Studio, Germany,
Opal Studio, Portland, Oregon, 2011
Genre Hard rock
Length 54:11 (67:57 with Bonus tracks)
Label Sony Music
Producer Mikael Nord Andersson
Martin Hansen
Scorpions chronology
Sting in the Tail
(2010)
Comeblack
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 4.5/10 stars[2]
Metal Forces (6/10)[3]
Forces Parallèles 2/5 stars[4]

Comeblack is an album by German hard rock band Scorpions. Released after the successful 2010's Sting in the Tail, half of the album features re-recorded versions of their own classic songs and the other half cover versions of 1960s and early 1970s popular rock songs.[5] It was announced on 3 October 2011, with a planned global release date of 4 November[5] and a US release on 24 January 2012.[6] Comeblack was also released for streaming online by AOL Music on 23 January 2012.[7] The album was released by Sony Music Entertainment and available in both CD and vinyl formats.[8]

During its first week on sale in the US, Comeblack sold about 5,000 copies, debuting at number 90 on the Billboard 200 chart.[9]

A review of Comeblack by Allmusic rated the album three out of five stars, noting that the re-recorded songs sounded "bigger than their '80s counterparts," and saying that among the covers, "Children of the Revolution" and "Tainted Love" stood out.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "Rhythm of Love" (from Savage Amusement, 1988) Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine   3:39
2. "No One Like You" (from Blackout, 1982) Schenker, Meine   4:06
3. "The Zoo" (from Animal Magnetism, 1980) Schenker, Meine   5:38
4. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (from Love at First Sting, 1984) Schenker, Meine, Herman Rarebell   4:15
5. "Blackout" (from Blackout) Schenker, Meine, Rarebell, Sonja Kittelsen   3:48
6. "Wind of Change" (from Crazy World, 1990) Meine   5:08
7. "Still Loving You" (from Love at First Sting) Schenker, Meine   6:43
8. "Tainted Love"   Ed Cobb Gloria Jones (1965), Soft Cell (1981) 3:28
9. "Children of the Revolution"   Marc Bolan T. Rex (1972) 3:33
10. "Across the Universe"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney The Beatles (1969) 3:17
11. "Tin Soldier"   Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane Small Faces (1967) 3:15
12. "All Day and All of the Night"   Ray Davies The Kinks (1964) 3:16
13. "Ruby Tuesday"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones (1967) 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Amandine Bourgeois - vocals on "Je t'aime encore"
  • Peter Kirkman - radio voice, backing vocals
Production
  • Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen - producers, engineers, mixing, backing vocals
  • Ryan Smith - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2012 US Hard Rock Albums[10] 7
Portuguese Albums Charts[11] 20
French Albums Chart[12] 22
German Albums Chart[13] 25
US Rock Albums[10] 27
Swiss Albums Chart[14] 33
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 67
Billboard 200 (US)[10] 90
Ultratop Belgian Charts[16] 100
Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[17] 104

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "Scorpions Comeblack review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ Alisoglu, Scott (March 2012). "Scorpions - Comeblack (Sony Legacy)". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ Fisher, Mark. "Album / EP Reviews: Scorpions - Comeblack". Metal Forces. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. ^ Gaguet, Guillaume. "Scorpion Comeblack review". Forces Parallèles. Forces Parallèles. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 
  5. ^ a b c "SCORPIONS: Songs available in the album include: Re-Recorded Version Of 'Still Loving You' From 'Comeblack' Album Available". Blabbermouth.net. 3 October 2011. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "SCORPIONS: 'Get Your Sting And Blackout - Live In 3D', 'Comeblack' To Receive U.S. Release". Blbbermouth.net. 5 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "SCORPIONS: Entire 'Comeblack' Album Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 23 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "SCORPIONS - Re-Recorded Version Of 'Still Loving You' From New Comeblack Album Streaming". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 3 October 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "SCORPIONS: 'Comeblack' First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Comeblack Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  11. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Greekcharts.com (in Portuguese). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  12. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  13. ^ "Album – Scorpions, Comeblack". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  14. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  15. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  16. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack". Ultratop (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  17. ^ スコーピオンズ - スコーピオンズのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-28.