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Pure Instinct is the thirteenth studio album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, released in 1996.

Pure Instinct
ScorpionsPureInstinct.jpg
Cover photo by Gered Mankowitz
Studio album by
Released21 May 1996
Studio
GenreHard rock
Length51:04
LabelEast West
ProducerErwin Musper, Keith Olsen and Scorpions
Scorpions chronology
Face the Heat
(1993)
Pure Instinct
(1996)
Eye II Eye
(1999)
Singles from Pure Instinct
  1. "You and I" / "She's Knocking at My Door"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Does Anyone Know" / "Stone in My Shoe (live)"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Wild Child"
    Released: 1996 (US only)
  4. "When You Came into My Life"
    Released: 1996
  5. "Where the River Flows"
    Released: 1997
Alternative cover photo by Michel Comte
PureInstinctUS.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]
Metal Hammer (GER)5/7[3]
Rock Hard7.0/10[4]

The cover art for this album, as with several earlier Scorpions albums, was replaced with an alternative cover for some releases due to the nudity on the original cover.[5] This is the only Scorpions album on which session musician Curt Cress plays drums. The album has more ballads than non-ballads. The song "You And I" gained some popularity and was often played on Scorpions concerts.

Contents

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Klaus Meine, except where noted.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Wild Child"Rudolf Schenker4:19
2."But the Best for You"Meine5:26
3."Does Anyone Know"Meine6:03
4."Stone in My Shoe"Schenker4:42
5."Soul Behind the Face"Schenker4:14
6."Oh Girl (I Wanna Be with You)"Schenker3:56
7."When You Came into My Life" (lyrics by: Meine, Schenker, Titiek Puspa, James F. Sundah)Meine, Schenker, Puspa, Sundah5:13
8."Where the River Flows"Schenker4:16
9."Time Will Call Your Name"Schenker3:21
10."You and I"Meine6:16
11."Are You the One?"Schenker3:15

PersonnelEdit

Scorpions
  • Klaus Meine – lead and backing vocals
  • Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar (6 & 12 string), slide guitar
  • Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar (6 & 12 string), e-bow, backing vocals
  • Ralph Rieckermann – bass
Additional musicians
  • Curt Cress – drums, percussion
  • Pitti Hecht - percussion
  • Luke Herzog, Koen van Bael - keyboards
Production

ChartsEdit

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1996) Position
German Albums Chart[24] 55

CertificationsEdit

Country Organization Year Sales
Germany BVMI 1996 Gold (+ 250,000)[25]
France SNEP 1996 Gold (+ 100,000)[26]
Finland IFPI Finland 1996 Gold (+ 25,000)[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weber, Barry. "Scorpions Pure Instinct review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 387–388. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Scöwe, Andreas (May 1996). "Scorpions – Pure Instinct" (in German). Metal Hammer. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ Glas, Stefan (1996). "Review Album: Scorpions - Pure Instinct". Rock Hard (in German). No. 101. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'". metalexiles.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
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  8. ^ "Le Détail des Albums de chaque Artist: search for Scorpions". Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
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  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Scorpions – Pure Instinct". Ultratop (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Scorpions – Pure Instinct (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
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  15. ^ a b "Pure Instinct Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  16. ^ "Single – Scorpions, You and I". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Scorpions – You and I". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  18. ^ "Scorpions – You and I (chanson)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  19. ^ "Scorpions – You and I (song)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  20. ^ "Scorpions – You and I (song)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Single – Scorpions, Does Anyone Know". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  22. ^ "Single – Scorpions, When You Came into My Life". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Single – Scorpions, Where The River Flows". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Scorpions)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  26. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973 : search for Scorpions" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  27. ^ "Tilastot: Scorpions". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 1 December 2012.

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