Crazy World (Scorpions album)

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Crazy World
Cover design by Hipgnosis and Hollywood & London
Studio album by Scorpions
Released November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06)
Recorded Goodnight LA Studios, Los Angeles, California,
Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands,
Summer-Fall, 1990
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 52:53
Label Vertigo (Europe)
Mercury (US)
Producer Keith Olsen and Scorpions
Scorpions chronology
Savage Amusement
(1988)
Crazy World
(1990)
Face the Heat
(1993)
Singles from Crazy World
  1. "Tease Me Please Me / Kicks After Six"
    Released: November 1990
  2. "Don't Believe Her / Kicks After Six"
    Released: December 1990
  3. "Wind of Change / Tease Me Please Me"
    Released: January 1991
  4. "Wind of Change / Restless Nights"
    Released: May 1991
  5. "Send Me an Angel / Wind of Change (Russian)"
    Released: November 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Crazy World is the eleventh studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions released on November 6, 1990. The album peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart for albums in 1991.[2] That same year, the song "Wind of Change" reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100[2] and "Send Me an Angel" reached No. 44 on the same chart.[2] Crazy World was the last album to feature bassist Francis Buchholz, and by that extent, the last to feature the band's classic lineup. This album was the Scorpions' first album in a decade and a half to not be produced by Dieter Dierks and is widely considered to be the last "classic" Scorpions album. In the UK, it remains the only Scorpions album to attain Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in November 1991.

"Hit Between the Eyes" was played during the ending credits of the 1992 film Freejack. "Send Me an Angel" was played at the closing scene in an episode of the show Cold Case. "Wind of Change" was also used during the 2009 film Gentlemen Broncos.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Tease Me Please Me"   Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell, Vallance Matthias Jabs, Jim Vallance 4:44
2. "Don't Believe Her"   Rarebell, Meine, Vallance Rudolph Schenker, Vallance 4:55
3. "To Be with You in Heaven"   Meine Schenker 4:48
4. "Wind of Change"   Meine Meine 5:13
5. "Restless Nights"   Meine, Rarebell, Vallance Schenker 5:44
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
6. "Lust or Love"   Meine, Rarebell, Vallance Meine 4:22
7. "Kicks After Six"   Rarebell, Meine, Vallance Francis Buchholz, Vallance 3:49
8. "Hit Between the Eyes"   Rarebell, Meine, Vallance Schenker 4:33
9. "Money and Fame"   Jabs, Rarebell Jabs 5:06
10. "Crazy World"   Meine, Schenker, Rarebell, Vallance Schenker 5:08
11. "Send Me an Angel"   Meine Schenker 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Koen van Baal - keyboards on "Wind of Change"
  • Jim Vallance - keyboards on "Send Me An Angel"
  • Claudia Frohling, Tony Ioannoua, Cliff Roles, Jim Lewis, Dries van der Schuyt - additional backing vocals
Production
  • Keith Olsen - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Erwin Musper - engineer, mixing
  • Shay Baby - additional engineering, mixing
  • Attie Bauw, Albert Boekholt, Tom Fletcher - assistant engineers
  • Greg Fulginiti - mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[36] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[38] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Germany (BVMI)[39] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[40] 2× Platinum 100,000x
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[41] Gold 25,000[41]
Austria (IFPI Austria)[42] Platinum 50,000x
Worldwide sales: 7,000,000

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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