World Wide Live

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World Wide Live
Live album by Scorpions
Released June 20, 1985
Recorded Love at First Sting World Tour
January 23, 1984-February 7, 1985
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 77:27
Label Harvest/EMI (Europe)
Mercury (US)
Producer Dieter Dierks
Scorpions live albums chronology
Tokyo Tapes
(1978)
World Wide Live
(1985)
Live Bites
(1995)
Singles from World Wide Live
  1. "No One Like You (live) / The Zoo (live)"
    Released: June 1985
World Wide Live
Video by Scorpions
Released 1985
Recorded 1984-1985 World Tour
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 60 min.
Label PMI / Castle
Director Hart Perry
Producer Marty Callner, Hart Perry
Scorpions video albums chronology
World Wide Live
(1985)
To Russia with Love and Other Savage Amusements
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]
Martin Popoff 6/10 stars[3]

World Wide Live is a live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1985. The original audio recording was produced by Dieter Dierks. A VHS was released at the same time with footage of Scorpions' world tour.

The live album was originally released as a 2LP vinyl set, in a gatefold-sleeve, and a cassette. The liner notes contain a crew member list, tour date information and when the shows were recorded:

  • Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA (4/26/84)
  • The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (4/24/84 & 4/25/84)
  • Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA (4/28/84)
  • Bercy, Paris, France (2/29/84)
  • Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany (11/17/84)

The initial CD release featured 15 tracks (dropping "Another Piece of Meat", "Six-String Sting" and "Can't Get Enough", parts 1 & 2, due to time constraints), but the remastered edition of 1997 features the original album in full.

Track listings[edit]

Album track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Countdown" (Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs) - 0:41
  2. "Coming Home" (Rudolph Schenker, Meine) - 3:17 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
  3. "Blackout" (Schenker, Meine, Herman Rarebell, Sonja Kittelsen) - 4:11 (taken from Blackout, 1982)
  4. "Bad Boys Running Wild" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) - 3:45 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
  5. "Loving You Sunday Morning" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) - 4:41 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)
  6. "Make It Real" (Schenker, Rarebell) - 3:51 (taken from Animal Magnetism, 1980)
Side two
  1. "Big City Nights" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:49 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
  2. "Coast to Coast" (Schenker) – 4:40 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)
  3. "Holiday" (Schenker, Meine) – 3:12 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)
  4. "Still Loving You" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:44 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
Side three
  1. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 4:04 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
  2. "Can't Live Without You" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:28 (taken from Blackout, 1982)
  3. "Another Piece of Meat" (Schenker, Rarebell) – 3:36 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)
  4. "Dynamite" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 7:05 (taken from Blackout, 1982)
Side four
  1. "The Zoo" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:46 (taken from Animal Magnetism, 1980)
  2. "No One Like You" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:07 (taken from Blackout, 1982)
  3. "Can't Get Enough", Pt. 1 (Schenker, Meine) – 1:59 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)
  4. "Six String Sting" (Jabs) – 5:18
  5. "Can't Get Enough", Pt. 2 (Schenker, Meine) – 1:52 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

VHS track listing[edit]

  1. "Coming Home"
  2. "Blackout"
  3. "Big City Nights"
  4. "Loving You Sunday Morning"
  5. "No One Like You"
  6. "Holiday"
  7. "Bad Boys Running Wild"
  8. "Still Loving You"
  9. "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
  10. "Dynamite"
  11. "I‘m Leaving You"

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Dieter Dierks - producer, audio mixing
  • Mike Beiriger - engineer, mixing
  • David Hewitt, Gerd Rautenbach - engineers

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1985 German Albums Chart[4] 4
Austrian Albums Charts[5] 4
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 9
Billboard 200 (North America)[7] 17
UK Albums Chart[8] 18
Swiss Albums Charts[9] 18
French Albums Charts[10] 20
RPM100 Albums (Canada)[11] 39
Japanese Albums Chart[12] 43
GfK Dutch Charts[13] 47

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1986 Platinum (+ 1,000,000) [14]
Canada CRIA 1988 Platinum (+ 100,000)[15]
Germany BVMI 1986 Gold (+ 250,000)[16]
France SNEP 1986 Gold (+ 100,000)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, Barry. "Scorpions World Wide Live review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  2. ^ Holmes, Tim (12 September 1985). "Album Reviews: Scorpions - World Wide Live". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  4. ^ "Album – Scorpions, World Wide Live". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
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  7. ^ "World Wide Live Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  8. ^ "Scorpions – World Wide Live Chart Stats". Chart Archive.org. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  9. ^ "Scorpions – World Wide Live". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  10. ^ "Le Détail des Albums de chaque Artist: search for Scorpions". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  11. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 43, No. 2, September 21, 1985". Library and Archives Canada. 21 September 1985. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  12. ^ "スコーピオンズのCDアルバムランキング、スコーピオンズのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  13. ^ "Scorpions – World Wide Live (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  14. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Scorpions. Retrieved on 2011-02-22.
  15. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Scorpions". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Scorpions)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  17. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973 : search for Scorpions" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-10-27.