Moment of Glory

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Moment of Glory
Compilation album of re-recordings and cover tracks by Scorpions & Berlin Philharmonic
Released 8 August 2000
Recorded Tonstudio Robert Hafner and MG-Sound-Studios, Vienna, Austria, January, March and April 2000
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, symphonic rock
Length 61:14
Label EMI Classics
Producer Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits
Scorpions chronology
Eye II Eye
(1999)
Moment of Glory
(2000)
Unbreakable
(2004)
Singles from Moment of Glory
  1. "Moment of Glory"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Hurricane 2000"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Here in My Heart"
    Released: 2000
Moment of Glory Live
Video by Scorpions & Berlin Philharmonic
Released 5 December 2000
Recorded EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany, 22 June 2000
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, symphonic metal
Length 110 min.
Label TDK / Eagle Vision
Director Pit Weyrich
Producer Jorg Hitzemann
Scorpions chronology
Crazy World Tour Live... Berlin 1991
(1991)
Moment of Glory Live
(2000)
Acoustica
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars (DVD)[2]

Moment of Glory is a studio album by the German hard rock band Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, released in 2000. The album features re-arranged songs from the Scorpions repertoire, as well as classical interludes, a cover song and the new single "Moment of Glory". Initially, English composer Andrew Powell was asked to provide arrangements and Michael Kamen was designated next for the orchestral material. After the latter gave up the job in order to work with Metallica for their album S&M, finally the Austrian arranger and conductor Christian Kolonovits proved to be the right collaborator.[3]

Live performances[edit]

The Moment of Glory concert programme was first presented at the Hannover EXPO in June 2000, with Christian Kolonovits conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. The live performance was filmed to be released in VHS and Video CD in December 2000. In 2001, this rock-symphonic show was taken on a seven-city tour to Russia and the Baltic countries. Christian Kolonovits and Scott Lawton alternated as orchestra conductors.

Track notes[edit]

"Hurricane 2000," the reworking of "Rock You Like a Hurricane," was the official theme song to Sabres Hockey Network broadcasts.

The title track "Moment of Glory" was the official anthem of the EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany.

The instrumental "Deadly Sting Suite" is based on two earlier Scorpions tracks, "He's a Woman, She's a Man" and "Dynamite".

The fifth track, "Crossfire" repeats the main theme of the Russian song "Moscow Nights".

Here in My Heart, written by Diane Warren, was recorded by Tiffany 10 years earlier for her album New Inside.

The 5.1 surround mix on the SACD release includes an orchestra-only version of "Wind of Change" as a ghost track, which follows after approximately one minute of silence at the end of "Lady Starlight".

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hurricane 2000"   Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell 6:04
2. "Moment of Glory"   Meine 5:08
3. "Send Me an Angel"   Schenker, Meine 6:19
4. "Wind of Change"   Meine 7:36
5. "Crossfire: Prologue (Midnight in Moscow) / Crossfire" (instrumental) Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi / Schenker, Meine 6:47
6. "Deadly Sting Suite: He's a Woman, She's a Man / Dynamite" (instrumental) Schenker, Meine, Rarebell 7:22
7. "Here in My Heart"   Diane Warren 4:20
8. "Still Loving You"   Schenker, Meine 7:32
9. "Big City Nights"   Schenker, Meine 4:37
10. "Lady Starlight" (13:59 on the 5.1 surround mix of the SACD release) Schenker, Meine 5:32

Video track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hurricane 2000"   Schenker, Meine, Rarebell 6:34
2. "Moment of Glory"   Meine 8:00
3. "You and I"   Meine 6:01
4. "We Don't Own the World"   Schenker, Meine 9:54
5. "Here in My Heart"   Warren 5:44
6. "We'll Burn the Sky"   Schenker, Monika Dannemann 6:47
7. "Big City Nights"   Schenker, Meine 5:21
8. "Deadly Sting Suite: Crossfire / He's a Woman, She's a Man / Dynamite" (instrumental) Schenker, Meine, Rarebell 15:49
9. "Wind of Change"   Meine 9:41
10. "Still Loving You"   Schenker, Meine 8:50
11. "Moment of Glory (Encore)"   Meine 7:16
12. "Hurricane 2000" (music video)    
13. "Moment of Glory" (music video)    
14. "Here in My Heart" (music video)    
15. "Interviews"      

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Guest musicians on CD
  • Lyn Liechty – vocals on "Here in My Heart"
  • Ray Wilson – vocals on "Big City Nights"
  • Zucchero – vocals on "Send Me an Angel"
  • Guenther Becker - sitar on "Lady Starlight"
  • Stefan Schrupp - drum and computer programming
  • Gumpoldtskirchener Spatzen, Vienna - children's choir on "Moment of Glory"
  • Vince Pirillo, Kai Petersen, Michael Perfler - choir on "Moment of Glory"
  • Susie Webb, Zoë Nicholas, Rita Campbell, Melanie Marshall - backing vocals
Guest musicians on VHS
  • Lyn Liechty – vocals on "Here in My Heart"
  • Ray Wilson – vocals on "Deadly Sting Suite"
CD production
  • Christian Kolonovits - producer, arrangements, conductor
  • Hartmut Pfannmüller - engineer, mixing
  • Joerg Steinfad, Martin Boehm, Rory Kushnen, Gert Jacobs, Mirko Bezzi - engineers
  • Ian Cooper - mastering

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 German Albums Chart[4] 3
Portuguese Album Charts[5] 28
Swiss Albums Charts[6] 48
French Albums Charts[7] 70
Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[8] 100

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
2000 "Moment of Glory" German Singles Chart[9] 67

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
Germany BVMI 2000 Gold (+ 150,000)[10]
Canada CRIA 2004 (DVD) Gold (+ 5,000)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Scorpions Moment of Glory: The Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ Seibert, Perry. "Scorpions Moment of Glory: Live (Video/DVD) review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  3. ^ Michael Custodis, chapter: Moment of Glory - The Scorpions und die Berliner Philharmoniker, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3
  4. ^ "Album – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker, Moment Of Glory". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker - Moment Of Glory (album)". Portuguesecharts.com (in Portuguese). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  6. ^ "Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker - Moment Of Glory". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  7. ^ "Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker - Moment Of Glory (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Single – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker, Moment Of Glory". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Scorpions)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  11. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Scorpions". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

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