Comeblack

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Comeblack
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Compilation album of re-recordings and cover tracks by Scorpions
Released 4 November 2011
Recorded 2011
Studio Scorpio Sound Studio and Vocal Land Studio, Germany,
Opal Studio, Portland, Oregon
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
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)
Return to Forever
(2015)
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 a compilation of songs recorded by German hard rock band Scorpions; and is intended as a comeback album, following their farewell tour. 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" (Rock Version) (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]

Scorpions

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
  • Dirk Illing - cover artwork

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "Scorpions Comeblack review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Alisoglu, Scott (March 2012). "Scorpions - Comeblack (Sony Legacy)". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Fisher, Mark. "Album / EP Reviews: Scorpions - Comeblack". Metal Forces. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Gaguet, Guillaume. "Scorpion Comeblack review". Forces Parallèles. Forces Parallèles. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  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 4 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 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "SCORPIONS: Entire 'Comeblack' Album Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 23 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2 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 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "SCORPIONS: 'Comeblack' First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack". Ultratop (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Album – Scorpions, Comeblack". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  14. ^ 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 28 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Greekcharts.com (in Portuguese). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c "Comeblack Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 January 2013.