Crazy World (Scorpions album)

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Crazy World
ScorpionsCrazyWorld.jpg
Cover design by Storm Thorgerson and Hollywood & London
Studio album by Scorpions
Released November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06)
Recorded 1990
Studio Goodnight LA Studios, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands
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"
    Released: November 1990
  2. "Don't Believe Her"
    Released: December 1990
  3. "Wind of Change"
    Released: 20 January 1991
  4. "Send Me an Angel"
    Released: 17 September 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 6/10 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 5/10[3]
Forces Parallèles 4/5 stars[4]

Crazy World is the eleventh studio album by German hard rock band Scorpions, released on November 6, 1990.[5] The album peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart for albums in 1991.[6] That same year, the song "Wind of Change" reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100[6] and "Send Me an Angel" reached No. 44 on the same chart.[6] Crazy World was the last album to feature bassist Francis Buchholz, and by that extent, the last to feature the band's classic lineup. It also has the only Scorpions track to credit Buchholz, "Kicks After Six". This album was the band's 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 and towards the end of the 2014 film The Interview.

Track listing[edit]

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 Rudolf Schenker, Vallance 4:55
3. "To Be with You in Heaven" Meine Schenker 4:48
4. "Wind of Change" Meine Meine 5:10
5. "Restless Nights" Meine, Rarebell, Vallance Schenker 5:44
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 4:32

Personnel[edit]

Scorpions

Additional musicians

  • Koen van Baal – keyboards on "Wind of Change"
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards on "Wind of Change"
  • Jim Vallance – keyboards on "Send Me an Angel"
  • Michael Thompson – guitar on "Wind of Change"
  • Claudia Frohling – additional backing vocals
  • Tony Ioannoua – additional backing vocals
  • Cliff Roles – additional backing vocals
  • Jim Lewis – additional backing vocals
  • Dries van der Schuyt – additional backing vocals

Production

  • Keith Olsen – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Erwin Musper – engineer, mixing
  • Shay Baby – additional engineering, mixing
  • Attie Bauw – assistant engineer
  • Albert Boekholt – assistant engineer
  • Tom Fletcher – assistant engineer
  • Greg Fulginiti – mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[40] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[42] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Germany (BVMI)[43] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[44] 2× Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[45] Gold 25,000[45]
Austria (IFPI Austria)[46] Platinum 50,000*
Summaries
Worldwide 7 million

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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