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5.0 out of 5 stars Their most successful release - And with good reason!
Love At First Sting (1984.) Scorpions' ninth album.
By the time 1984 had rolled around, the Scorpions had succeeded at becoming one of the world's most popular and successful heavy metal acts. Every album they had released to date was excellent, and there was no denying that. But it was their ninth studio album, Love At First Sting, released in 1984, that would give...
Published on May 16 2004 by Rocker_Man

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3.0 out of 5 stars Scorpions reached their zenith with this one !!!
Scorpions reached their maximum popularity in the U.S. with this recording, the fourth featuring guitarrist Matthias Jabs, who replaced the irreplacable Ulrich Roth. But, with Matthias, hte band worked even harder to obtain recognition from the media an the public, and it got it, deservedly. After that, their sound became purely commercial music.
Published on Sept. 6 1999


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5.0 out of 5 stars Their most successful release - And with good reason!, May 16 2004
This review is from: Love at First Sting (Audio CD)
Love At First Sting (1984.) Scorpions' ninth album.
By the time 1984 had rolled around, the Scorpions had succeeded at becoming one of the world's most popular and successful heavy metal acts. Every album they had released to date was excellent, and there was no denying that. But it was their ninth studio album, Love At First Sting, released in 1984, that would give the band their status as living legends. Does this album deserve its position as their most popular one of all, or is it just a subpar release from the German metal legends? Read on for my review.
To put it simply, this album is more than worthy of all the praise that fans give it. The most obvious good thing about this album are the three huge hits that can be found here. First off is the band's biggest hit of all, Rock You Like A Hurricane. The band never released a song before this one that achieved similar successes, and never would. It's arena-style power rock at its finest. And then, of course, we have Big City Nights. This power rocker also became a pretty big hit, and it deserves its lofty reputation. The third and final of the big hits is the band's most famous ballad to date - Still Loving You. This isn't their best ballad by any means, but it is their most popular, and one of their finest efforts. And, of course, the excellent tracks on this album are not limited to just the hits. Once again, the band serves up an album consisting mostly of hard and heavy fast-paced tracks - solid proof that these guys are NOT a glam metal band, despite what some idiots think. Also, as with most Scorpions albums, there are a few ballads. It's amazing that these guys, who are best at shelling out fast and furious rockers, can succeed at creating such excellent ballads. All in all, this album deserves its position as the band's most popular album.
I do have one slight complaint about this reissue, though (as opposed to the other Scorpions reissues) - following the release of this album but preceeded the release of their next full-length release, Savage Amusement, the band released a single-only track, which was a cover of the Who classic I Can't Explain. The record company should have added this track on this album as a bonus track, but obviously, they didn't. Oh well, it's still a great album. And besides, if you really want that track but you don't want to hunt down the single, it's on most of the band's hits compilations.
Overall, this is one hell of an album that is more than worthy of the praise it has been given so often over the years. I wouldn't necessarily call this the band's best album - they have so many excellent albums that it's hard to select an overall best. If you're a fan of eighties heavy metal, do not hesitate to add Love At First Sting to your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their most successful album - and with good reason, April 8 2004
This review is from: Love At First Sting (Audio CD)
Love At First Sting (1984.) Scorpions' ninth album.
By the time 1984 had rolled around, the Scorpions had succeeded at becoming one of the world's most popular and successful heavy metal acts. Every album they had released to date was excellent, and there was no denying that. But it was their ninth studio album, Love At First Sting, released in 1984, that would give the band their status as living legends. Does this album deserve its position as their most popular one of all, or is it just a subpar release from the German metal legends? Read on for my review.
To put it simply, this album is more than worthy of all the praise that fans give it. The most obvious good thing about this album are the three huge hits that can be found here. First off is the band's biggest hit of all, Rock You Like A Hurricane. The band never released a song before this one that achieved similar successes, and never would. It's arena-style power rock at its finest. And then, of course, we have Big City Nights. This power rocker also became a pretty big hit, and it deserves its lofty reputation. The third and final of the big hits is the band's most famous ballad to date - Still Loving You. This isn't their best ballad by any means, but it is their most popular, and one of their finest efforts. And, of course, the excellent tracks on this album are not limited to just the hits. Once again, the band serves up an album consisting mostly of hard and heavy fast-paced tracks - solid proof that these guys are NOT a glam metal band, despite what some idiots think. Also, as with most Scorpions albums, there are a few ballads. It's amazing that these guys, who are best at shelling out fast and furious rockers, can succeed at creating such excellent ballads. All in all, this album deserves its position as the band's most popular album.
I do have one slight complaint about this reissue, though (as opposed to the other Scorpions reissues) - following the release of this album but preceeded the release of their next full-length release, Savage Amusement, the band released a single-only track, which was a cover of the Who classic I Can't Explain. The record company should have added this track on this album as a bonus track, but obviously, they didn't. Oh well, it's still a great album. And besides, if you really want that track but you don't want to hunt down the single, it's on most of the band's hits compilations.
Overall, this is one hell of an album that is more than worthy of the praise it has been given so often over the years. I wouldn't necessarily call this the band's best album - they have so many excellent albums that it's hard to select an overall best. If you're a fan of eighties heavy metal, do not hesitate to add Love At First Sting to your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The last great album from these German champions of steel., Nov. 11 2003
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Mattowarrior "Mattowarrior" (Madison, WI United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Love At First Sting (Audio CD)
In the eighties, The Scorpions would undergo a transformation not unlike another classic metal band, Judas Priest. Priest had shed many trappings of their more epic 70's sound in favor of more streamlined songwriting and a (somewhat) more commercial sheen. The Scorpions did the same, and by 1984 this transformation had been complete. Uli Jon Roth was nothing but a distant memory, and the most well known line up of The Scorpions had found their place. Love at First Sting still remains a great album, maybe not up to par with their 70's material but strong just the same. It has a very sleek sound that would later be copied by lesser bands who sought to capture the sleekness and commercial potential in this type of production. However, the songs still count, and they still rock, probably more than their previous album, Blackout. It begins with the rocker Bad Boys Running Wild, then to the anthem (the overplayed infamous) Rock You Like a Hurricane, and then to the more speedy songs Coming Home and Same Thrill. No Scorpions album would be complete without some experimentation, and this is in the epic anti cold war track, Crossfire. The ballad Still Loving You is their strongest ballad since the seventies, and the other songs have their own strengths as well. Too bad they hired outside songwriters and so on to try to duplicate the magic later. They couldn't. The Scorpions are the original "pop metal" band, but I mean that in a good way. Their songs are catchy and concise (even in the Roth era though maybe not on Lonesome Crow which I do love btw) and have a keen sense of melody and the bite that they possess keeps the songs from being "pop" in a bad way. Like a Heavy Metal Beatles (early) in a way. Get this, you should already have it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album, Sept. 23 2003
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John Alapick (Harveys Lake, PA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Love At First Sting (Audio CD)
Love At First Sting was the Scorpions' most successful album in the U.S. and remains their strongest album. Although Savage Amusement would chart higher on the charts and their biggest hit "Wind Of Change" appeared on Crazy World, Love At First Sting was their best album featuring their strongest collection of songs.
This album features an equal balance of heavier tracks, catchy metal driven by memorable riffs, and power ballads, and most of them are top notch. The acoustic turned heavy rocker "Coming Home" is one of the strongest tracks and was the opening song for many of their live shows. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" would be one of their biggest hits and remains their signature song. The ballad "Still Loving You" remains one of the best of the metal era and features some excellent passionate soloing from lead guitarist Matthias Jabs. Tracks like "Big City Nights", "Bad Boys Running Wild", and "I'm Leaving You" are all very strong, featuring excellent melodies penned by rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker. The lesser known songs are also very good, particularly the anti-war track "Crossfire", driven by Herman Rarebell's hypnotic march beat and "As Soon As The Good Times Roll." An excellent album. Highly recommended to fans of great '80s melodic metal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why don't you have this CD yet?, May 24 1999
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This review is from: Love at First Sting (Audio CD)
Just buy it. This 1984 release is a milestone in metal. Half of the tracks on the disc still get airplay and the tunes that don't are just as good. The full digital recording can blow your speakers apart. Sure, some of the lyrics are silly and sexist, but who cares. Even my classical pianist girlfriend likes this CD. I cannot think of a higher recommendation.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Scorpions reached their zenith with this one !!!, Sept. 6 1999
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This review is from: Love at First Sting (Audio CD)
Scorpions reached their maximum popularity in the U.S. with this recording, the fourth featuring guitarrist Matthias Jabs, who replaced the irreplacable Ulrich Roth. But, with Matthias, hte band worked even harder to obtain recognition from the media an the public, and it got it, deservedly. After that, their sound became purely commercial music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good, May 6 2013
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je suis vraiment content de mon achat , je lecoute a tout les jours depuis que je lai reçu , merci
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album, April 19 2013
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This is one of those rare albums where there isn't a bad track and the band fires on all cylinders. This is one of my favourite albums, period. It is the peak of their creativity and is a must have. The material that followed later in the 80's wasn't bad, it just didn't have the fire and energy of this album. When you play it, play it loud.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Metal Masterpiece on Gold HDCD (24k gold edition), Oct. 16 2012
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Stephen Bieth (Mississauga/ Canada) - See all my reviews
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In case you missed it this is a review of the Audio Fidelity 24k Gold HDCD (yes they play on regular CD players) edition. Received mine today. Sounds much better then current domestic version that has not been remastered and was released in the 80's. This is the first Gold CD I have seen in HDCD. The HDCD play back does have a bit more bass then the Red Book playback (regular CD) but this was the first metal record to be recorded completely digital. That being said they did not record in 192/24 back in the 80's so unfortunately this record is still not as thick sounding as I hoped it would be but they did an excellent job with what they had! If you are a fan of the record you will be glad you picked this one up.
The record it's self is one of the top ten Metal Records of the 1980's and anyone that loves Metal should check this album out. Back in high school I must of heard this record a hundred times and it never gets old. Since Universal Music Canada seems to feel that the Scorpions remasters are not worth releasing in Canada I really hope Audio Fidelity will at least release their big four records (them being this one, Blackout, Love Drive and Animal Magnetism). This one will be getting lots of plays! "Still Loving You" is still the best power ballad ever written!
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3.0 out of 5 stars it was i expected, but the case had little ..., Aug. 23 2014
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it was i expected, but the case had little cracked on the front, not shipped properly and I look after my CD's so had to find a new case
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