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Blackout

Scorpions Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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1. Blackout
2. Can't Live Without You
3. No One Like You
4. You Give Me All I Need
5. Now!
6. Dynamite
7. Arizona
8. China White
9. When The Smoke Is Going Down

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German heavy metal marauders Scorpions recorded seven studio records before breaking in to the U.S. market in 1982 with Blackout. The album became the group's first platinum disc in the U.S., and the dynamic single "No One Like You" became a staple of album rock radio. While the Scorpions had created powerful anthems and epic rockers in the past, Blackout mixed the ingredients just right. The title track was an endorphin rush of fast-riffing guitars and electrified, high-pitched vocals that culminated with the sound of shattering glass. "Can't Live Without You" was a powerful melange of flash, firepower, and pure melody, and the slow, surging "China White" sounded like a psychedelic interpretation of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir." After years of ignored visas, Scorpions had finally arrived in America. --Jon Wiederhorn

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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - More classic metal excellence May 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
Blackout (1982.) Scorpions' eighth album.
In 1982, the Scorpions released their eighth studio album, Blackout. At the time of its release, it would go on to become their most popular album of all (that is, until their next one, Love At First Sting, would steal that honor away.) Is Blackout a heavy metal masterpiece worthy of its lofty reputation, or is it just a subpar effort from the band? Read on for my review.
By looking at this album's tracklist, you can easily see that two of the band's biggest hits were originally recorded for this album - the fast, furious and heavy title track, and the mainstream-oriented power rocker, No One Like You. These tracks have been among those responsible for bringing the band tremendous fame. And, of course, as with any Scorpions albums, there is way more here than meets the eye. Much like Animal Magnetism before it, this is mostly an album of fast and heavy tracks, although the band does try its hand at ballads - rather well, might I add. One thing that greatly angers me is that the Scorpions have been deemed a glam/hair metal band due to all of their popularity in the eighties amongst bands of those stylings, and their long hair. THE SCORPIONS ARE NOT A GLAM METAL BAND! If you need proof that the band is a straight-up metal act and not glam rockers, listening to this album might just be enough to change your mind.
All in all, this proves to be another excellent album for the band. Over the years, a number of heavy metal bands have emerged from Germany, but none as talented as the Scorpions. If you like the band for their tracks that rock hard, Blackout is a must-add to your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - excellent album April 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
Blackout (1982.) Scorpions' eighth album.
In 1982, the Scorpions released their eighth studio album, Blackout. At the time of its release, it would go on to become their most popular album of all (that is, until their next one, Love At First Sting, would steal that honor away.) Is Blackout a heavy metal masterpiece worthy of its lofty reputation, or is it just a subpar effort from the band? Read on for my review.
By looking at this album's tracklist, you can easily see that two of the band's biggest hits were originally recorded for this album - the fast, furious and heavy title track, and the mainstream-oriented power rocker, No One Like You. These tracks have been among those responsible for bringing the band tremendous fame. And, of course, as with any Scorpions albums, there is way more here than meets the eye. Much like Animal Magnetism before it, this is mostly an album of fast and heavy tracks, although the band does try its hand at ballads - rather well, might I add. One thing that greatly angers me is that the Scorpions have been deemed a glam/hair metal band due to all of their popularity in the eighties amongst bands of those stylings, and their long hair. THE SCORPIONS ARE NOT A GLAM METAL BAND! If you need proof that the band is a straight-up metal act and not glam rockers, listening to this album might just be enough to change your mind.
All in all, this proves to be another excellent album for the band. Over the years, a number of heavy metal bands have emerged from Germany, but none as talented as the Scorpions. If you like the band for their tracks that rock hard, Blackout is a must-add to your collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, but... Oct. 8 2003
Format:Audio CD
You can really do alright with the greatest hits packages, seeing as how all the strongest tracks ("Blackout" "No One Like You" "You Give Me All I Need") are already on BEST OF ROCKERS n' BALLADS, and "China White" and "Dynamite" appear on the double disc DEADLY STING. Then there is the new millenium's VERY BEST OF and by then, you pretty much have the best of this album all available elsewhere.
No doubt a good album, but being only a passing Scorps fan, and only really a fan of thier "heavy 80s/early 90s, I'll stick to the hits. You may want to as well. Save your money folks, we aren't all rich. I recommend CRAZY WORLD compared to this.
As for the music on here, it is the begenning of the Scorps golden metal years, with "No One Like You" being my ultimate favourite from this CD. "When the Smoke is Going Down" has some great guitar lines but the song itself just doesn't come across well. Really every song here is good but just misses the mark somehow, coming only close to being a really great tune. "Arizona" is catchy and sports a heavy groove that fit well together too.
Check it out based on your own tastes, everyone is different, and everyone prefers a different time in the Scorps long, long career. 5/9
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ich liebe "Blackout"...perfect High Energy rock! June 1 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This is not only the Scorpions finest work, but simply one of the best High Energy rock and roll records ever recorded. I'd say this is as good as Judas Priest's "British Steel", UFO's "Strangers in the Night", Riot's "Fire Down Under" or any one of the classic heavy rock/high energy records of all time.
"Blackout" is perfect from start to finish, the kind of record people of a certain age (29 and above?) can sing every word to, as we all had this sitting in the cassette deck at one time or another in the mid eighties...
The Scorpions, like AC/DC, can come off as a pretty silly band at times, but like AC/DC with "Back in Black", produced one classic album with "Blackout"...I can't imagine not having this in my collection, even if I only listen to it once a year.
The title song, "Can't live without you", "Now!", "Arizona"...man, these are all great rockers...even the ballads are top notch, and the Scorpions have always been known for quality of both the headbanging blasters as well as the romantic mid tempo ones..this is the best example of their prowess.
If owning a Scorps record in the new Millenium seems passe, Get over your hipness...you know you loved this before, and I guarantee you will again...great stuff...Long may the Scorpions rock! Tschuss!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the
this cd never gets old... I enjoyed the cd
Published 7 days ago by aprilrose0048
5.0 out of 5 stars good
je suis vraiment content de mon achat , je lecoute a tout les jours depuis que je lai reçu , merci
Published 16 months ago by jean-francois corbin
3.0 out of 5 stars It's still pretty good, after all these years
This is the Scorpions' Off the Wall. When Michael Jackson hit his peak with Thriller, it was interesting to go back and hear the previous album. Read more
Published on Oct. 16 2003 by SPM
4.0 out of 5 stars It is one of the Scorpions hard rocking albums
It is a more hard rocking album of the Scorpions. It has more of a hevy metal sound than in the Scorpions other album Animal Magnetism and Lovedrive. Read more
Published on July 1 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars What? Matthias better than Ulrich? NOT!!!
Yes, this is one of the Scorpions' best, yes, Matthias Jabs is underrated... But Ulrich Roth is a genius! And if you want to talk underrated, what about Rudolf Schenker? Read more
Published on May 14 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars This is good, indeed!
The album has some frantic hard rocking tunes like "Blackout", "Now" and "Dynamite"; some melodic rockers in the shape of "Can't live without you", and softer tracks like "No one... Read more
Published on March 10 2003 by L. B. Ivarsson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Hard hitting Scorpions!
First out, although this isnt Scorpions best album, its surely one of the toughest. The energy just seems to burst out of every second, and although Klaus Meine had undergone an... Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2003 by Odd Magne Granli
5.0 out of 5 stars No Posers Here....Matthias Jabs Says "Michael Who"?
Along with "Lovedrive" this album cements the Scorpions into the position of Germany's top metal band. Read more
Published on July 24 2002 by "The Woj"
5.0 out of 5 stars scorpions- the biggest band in the world
blackout is a very heavy album
i think it's one of the best
and one of ther most known scorpions album.
this album was my 3. Read more
Published on April 16 2002 by kragisaxti
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