Moment of Glory

Moment of Glory is an album by German hard rock band Scorpions. It was recorded in collaboration with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and released in 2000. The album features re-arranged songs from the Scorpions repertoire, as well as classical interludes, a cover song and the new single "Moment of Glory". Initially, English composer Andrew Powell was asked to provide arrangements and Michael Kamen was designated next for the orchestral material. After the latter gave up the job in order to work with Metallica for their album S&M, finally the Austrian arranger and conductor Christian Kolonovits proved to be the right collaborator.[3]

Moment of Glory
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Studio album of re-recordings and cover tracks by
Released8 August 2000
RecordedJanuary, March and April 2000
StudioTonstudio Robert Hafner and MG-Sound-Studios, Vienna, Austria
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, symphonic metal
Length61:14
LabelEMI Classics
Producer
  • Scorpions
  • Christian Kolonovits
Scorpions chronology
Eye II Eye
(1999)
Moment of Glory
(2000)
Unbreakable
(2004)
Singles from Moment of Glory
  1. "Moment of Glory"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Hurricane 2000"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Here in My Heart"
    Released: 2000
Moment of Glory Live
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Video by
Released5 December 2000
RecordedEXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany, 22 June 2000
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock, symphonic metal
Length110 min.
LabelTDK / Eagle Vision
DirectorPit Weyrich
ProducerJorg Hitzemann
Scorpions video albums chronology
Crazy World Tour Live... Berlin 1991
(1991)
Moment of Glory Live
(2000)
Acoustica
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars (DVD)[2]

Live performancesEdit

The Moment of Glory concert programme was first presented at the Hannover EXPO in June 2000, with Christian Kolonovits conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. The live performance was filmed to be released in VHS and Video CD in December 2000. In 2001, this rock-symphonic show was taken on a seven-city tour to Russia and the Baltic countries. Christian Kolonovits and Scott Lawton alternated as orchestra conductors.

Track notesEdit

"Hurricane 2000", the reworking of "Rock You Like a Hurricane", was the official theme song to Sabres Hockey Network broadcasts.

The title track "Moment of Glory" was the official anthem of the EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany.

The instrumental "Deadly Sting Suite" is based on two earlier Scorpions tracks, "He's a Woman, She's a Man" and "Dynamite".

The fifth track "Crossfire" repeats the main theme of the Russian song "Moscow Nights".

"Here in My Heart", written by Diane Warren, was recorded by Tiffany 10 years earlier for her album New Inside.

The 5.1 surround mix on the SACD release includes an orchestra-only version of "Wind of Change" as a ghost track, which follows after approximately one minute of silence at the end of "Lady Starlight".

Track listingsEdit

AlbumEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hurricane 2000"Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell6:04
2."Moment of Glory"Meine5:08
3."Send Me an Angel"Schenker, Meine6:19
4."Wind of Change"Meine7:36
5."Crossfire: Prologue (Midnight in Moscow) / Crossfire" (instrumental)Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi / Schenker, Meine6:47
6."Deadly Sting Suite: He's a Woman, She's a Man / Dynamite" (instrumental)Schenker, Meine, Rarebell7:22
7."Here in My Heart"Diane Warren4:20
8."Still Loving You"Schenker, Meine7:28
9."Big City Nights"Schenker, Meine4:37
10."Lady Starlight" (13:59 on the 5.1 surround mix of the SACD release)Schenker, Meine5:32
Bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Hurricane 2000 (Radio Edit)"Schenker, Meine, Rarebell4:41

VideoEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hurricane 2000"Schenker, Meine, Rarebell6:34
2."Moment of Glory"Meine8:00
3."You and I"Meine6:01
4."We Don't Own the World"Schenker, Meine9:54
5."Here in My Heart"Warren5:44
6."We'll Burn the Sky"Schenker, Monika Dannemann6:47
7."Big City Nights"Schenker, Meine5:21
8."Deadly Sting Suite: Crossfire / He's a Woman, She's a Man / Dynamite" (instrumental)Schenker, Meine, Rarebell15:49
9."Wind of Change"Meine9:41
10."Still Loving You"Schenker, Meine8:50
11."Moment of Glory (Encore)"Meine7:16
12."Hurricane 2000" (music video)  
13."Moment of Glory" (music video)  
14."Here in My Heart" (music video)  
15."Interviews"  

PersonnelEdit

ScorpionsEdit

Guest musicians on CDEdit

  • Lyn Liechty – vocals on "Here in My Heart"
  • Ray Wilson – vocals on "Big City Nights"
  • Zucchero – vocals on "Send Me an Angel"
  • Guenther Becker - sitar on "Lady Starlight"
  • Ken Taylor – bass
  • Stefan Schrupp - drum and computer programming
  • Gumpoldtskirchener Spatzen, Vienna - children's choir on "Moment of Glory"
  • Vince Pirillo, Kai Petersen, Michael Perfler - choir on "Moment of Glory"
  • Susie Webb, Zoë Nicholas, Rita Campbell, Melanie Marshall - backing vocals

Guest musicians on VHSEdit

  • Lyn Liechty – vocals on "Here in My Heart"
  • Ray Wilson – vocals on "Big City Nights"

CD productionEdit

  • Christian Kolonovits - producer, arrangements, conductor
  • Hartmut Pfannmüller - engineer, mixing
  • Joerg Steinfad, Martin Boehm, Rory Kushnen, Gert Jacobs, Mirko Bezzi - engineers
  • Ian Cooper - mastering

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Country Organization Year Sales
Germany BVMI 2000 Gold (+ 150,000)[12]
Canada CRIA 2004 (DVD) Gold (+ 5,000)[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Scorpions Moment of Glory: The Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  2. ^ Seibert, Perry. "Scorpions Moment of Glory: Live (Video/DVD) review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ Michael Custodis, chapter: Moment of Glory - The Scorpions und die Berliner Philharmoniker, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker – Moment Of Glory". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker – Moment Of Glory" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker – Moment Of Glory". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker – Moment Of Glory". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Single – Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker, Moment Of Glory". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Scorpions/Berliner Phil [sic]". OfficialCharts.com. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Scorpions)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Scorpions". Music Canada. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2012.

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