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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.[6] It was announced on 3 October 2011, with a planned global release date of 4 November[6] and a US release on 24 January 2012.[7] Comeblack was also released for streaming online by AOL Music on 23 January 2012.[8] The album was released by Sony Music Entertainment and available in both CD and vinyl formats.[9]

Comeblack
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Compilation album of re-recordings and cover tracks by
Released4 November 2011
Recorded2011
StudioScorpio Sound Studio and Vocal Land Studio, Germany,
Opal Studio, Portland, Oregon
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length54:11 (67:57 with bonus tracks)
LabelSony/Columbia Seven One
RCA (Japan)
ProducerMikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen
Scorpions chronology
Sting in the Tail
(2010)
Comeblack
(2011)
Return to Forever
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net4.5/10 stars[2]
Forces Parallèles2/5 stars[3]
Metal Forces6/10[4]
Metal Hammer (GER)4/7[5]

During its first week on sale in the US, Comeblack sold about 5,000 copies, debuting at number 90 on the Billboard 200 chart.[10]

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]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(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 CobbGloria Jones (1965), Soft Cell (1981)3:28
9."Children of the Revolution"Marc BolanT. Rex (1972)3:33
10."Across the Universe"John Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles (1969)3:17
11."Tin Soldier"Steve Marriott, Ronnie LaneSmall Faces (1967)3:15
12."All Day and All of the Night"Ray DaviesThe Kinks (1964)3:16
13."Ruby Tuesday"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones (1967)3:55

PersonnelEdit

Scorpions
Additional musicians
  • Amandine Bourgeois - vocals on "Je t'aime encore"
  • Peter Kirkman - radio voice, backing vocals
  • Göran Elmquist - sound designer on "The Zoo"
Production
  • Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen - producers, engineers, mixing, backing vocals
  • Ryan Smith - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Dirk Illing - cover artwork

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[11] 67
Belgian Ultratop Chart[12] 100
French Albums Chart[13] 22
German Albums Chart[14] 25
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[15] 104
Portuguese Albums Charts[16] 20
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 33
US Billboard 200 (US)[18] 90
US Rock Albums[18] 27
US Hard Rock Albums[18] 7

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Gaguet, Guillaume. "Scorpion Comeblack review". Forces Parallèles. Forces Parallèles. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. ^ Fisher, Mark. "Album / EP Reviews: Scorpions - Comeblack". Metal Forces. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  5. ^ Weckmann, Matthias (January 2012). "Scorpions – Comeblack" (in German). Metal Hammer. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b c ": 'Comeblack' Track Listing Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  7. ^ ": 'Get Your Sting And Blackout - Live In 3D', 'Comeblack' To Receive U.S. Release". Blabbermouth.net. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  8. ^ ": Entire 'Comeblack' Album Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  9. ^ "Scorpions - Re-Recorded Version Of 'Still Loving You' From New Comeblack Album Streaming". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  10. ^ ": 'Comeblack' First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  11. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack". Ultratop (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Album – Scorpions, Comeblack". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack (album)". Greekcharts.com (in Portuguese). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Scorpions – Comeblack". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  18. ^ a b c "Comeblack Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 January 2013.