Eye II Eye

Eye II Eye is the fourteenth studio album by the German hard 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.[5] 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).

Eye II Eye
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Studio album by
Released9 March 1999
Recorded1998–1999
StudioLittle America Studios, Austria
GenreHard rock, pop rock, experimental rock
Length62:49
LabelEast West (Europe)
Koch (US)
WEA Japan (Japan)
ProducerPeter 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
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal2/10[2]
Metal Hammer (GER)6/7[3]
Rock Hard3.5/10[4]

For the first (and, thus far, only) time, Scorpions released a song recorded largely in German, namely "Du bist so schmutzig" ("You are so dirty").

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Mysterious"Klaus MeineRalph Rieckermann, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Jean-Michel Byron5:28
2."To Be No. 1"MeinePeter Wolf, Jabs3:57
3."Obsession"MeineMeine, Wolf4:09
4."10 Light Years Away"Mick Jones, Marti Frederiksen, Meine, SchenkerJones, Frederiksen, Meine, Schenker3:52
5."Mind Like a Tree"MeineSchenker, Wolf5:34
6."Eye to Eye" (In memoriam of Hugo Meine and Heinrich Schenker, Klaus and Rudolf's fathers.)MeineSchenker5:04
7."What U Give U Get Back"Meine, SchenkerSchenker, Wolf5:02
8."Skywriter"MeineSchenker4:55
9."Yellow Butterfly"MeineSchenker, Frederiksen5:44
10."Freshly Squeezed"MeineSchenker, Wolf3:58
11."Priscilla"MeineSchenker3:17
12."Du bist so schmutzig"Meine, Jabs, James KottakJabs, Schenker3:55
13."Aleyah"Meine, SchenkerSchenker4:19
14."A Moment in a Million Years"MeineMeine3:38
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
15."You and I (“Butcher”-radio remix)"MeineMeine4:00
Eye II Eye single-only track
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Mind Power" (from the "To Be No.1" CD-single)MeineMeine4:28

PersonnelEdit

Scorpions
Additional musicians
Production
  • Peter Wolf – producer, mixing of tracks 5, 6, 14, arrangements with Scorpions
  • A.T., Christian Leitgeb, Paul Ericksen, Kenji Nagano – engineers
  • Bill Schnee - mixing
  • Chris Kimsey - mixing on track 2
  • Stephen Marcussen, Chris Von Rautenkranz – mastering

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Scorpions - Eye II Eye review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 388. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Scöwe, Andreas (April 1999). "Scorpions – Eye II Eye". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ Breusch, Matthias (1999). "Review Album: Scorpions - Pure Instinct". Rock Hard (in German). No. 144. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Eye II Eye Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 26 July 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Album – Scorpions, Eye II Eye". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Scorpions – Eye II Eye (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Scorpions – Eye II Eye". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Scorpions – Eye II Eye (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  10. ^ "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 28 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Single – Scorpions, To Be No. 1". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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