Eye II Eye

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Eye II Eye
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Studio album by Scorpions
Released March 9, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Studio Little America Studios, Austria
Genre Experimental rock
Length 62:49
Label East West (Europe)
Koch (US)
WEA Japan (Japan)
Producer Peter Wolf
Scorpions chronology
Pure Instinct
(1996)
Eye II Eye
(1999)
Moment of Glory
(2000)
Singles from Eye II Eye
  1. "To Be No. 1"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Mysterious"
    Released: 1999
  3. "10 Light Years Away / Start Me Up"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Eye to Eye"
    Released: 1999
  5. "Aleyah"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 2/10[2]

Eye II Eye is the fourteenth studio album by German rock band Scorpions, released in 1999. It is a radical departure in that Eye II Eye is much more pop-oriented than their previous work, which alienated some fans, despite the single "Mysterious" reaching number 26 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It is the first studio Scorpions album to feature James Kottak on drums and also the final Scorpions studio album to feature Ralph Rieckermann on bass guitar (unless one counts symphonic Moment Of Glory).[3]

The song "To Be No. 1" gained some popularity.

For the first (and, thus far, only) time, Scorpions released a song recorded in their native language, namely "Du bist so schmutzig".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Mysterious" Klaus Meine Ralph Rieckermann, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Jean-Michel Byron 5:28
2. "To Be No. 1" Meine Peter Wolf, Jabs 3:57
3. "Obsession" Meine Meine, Wolf 4:09
4. "10 Light Years Away" Mick Jones, Marti Frederiksen, Meine, Schenker Jones, Frederiksen, Meine, Schenker 3:52
5. "Mind Like a Tree" Meine Schenker, Wolf 5:34
6. "Eye to Eye[4]" Meine Schenker 5:04
7. "What U Give U Get Back" Meine, Schenker Schenker, Wolf 5:02
8. "Skywriter" Meine Schenker 4:55
9. "Yellow Butterfly" Meine Schenker, Frederiksen 5:44
10. "Freshly Squeezed" Meine Schenker, Wolf 3:58
11. "Priscilla" Meine Schenker 3:17
12. "Du bist so schmutzig" Meine, Jabs, James Kottak Jabs, Schenker 3:55
13. "Aleyah" Meine, Schenker Schenker 4:19
14. "A Moment in a Million Years" Meine Meine 3:38

Personnel[edit]

Scorpions

Additional musicians

Production

  • Peter Wolf – producer, arrangements with Scorpions
  • A.T., Christian Leitgeb, Paul Ericksen – engineers
  • Stephen Marcussen, Chris Von Rautenkranz – mastering

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1999 German Albums Chart[5] 6
Finnish Albums Charts[6] 37
Swiss Albums Charts[7] 49
French Albums Charts[8] 50
Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[9] 84

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1999 "Mysterious" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 26
"To Be No. 1" German Singles Chart[10] 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Scorpions Eye II Eye review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ a b "Eye II Eye Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  4. ^ In memoriam Hugo Meine and Heinrich Schenker, Klaus and Rudolf's fathers.
  5. ^ "Album – Scorpions, Eye II Eye". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  6. ^ "Scorpions – Eye II Eye (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  7. ^ "Scorpions – Eye II Eye". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  8. ^ "Scorpions – Eye II Eye (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  9. ^ "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". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  10. ^ "Single – Scorpions, To Be No. 1". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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