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Deadly Sting: Anthology Import, Explicit Lyrics, Best of
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|1. 1 COMING HOME|
|2. 2 ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE|
|3. 3 NO ONE LIKE YOU|
|4. 4 LOVE DRIVE|
|5. 5 BAD BOYS RUNNING WILD|
|6. 6 I'M LEAVING YOU|
|7. 7 PASSION RULES THE GAME|
|8. 8 CHINA WHITE|
|9. 9 WALKING ON THE EDGE|
|10. 10 COAST TO COAST|
|11. 11 LOVING YOU SUNDAY MORNING|
|12. 12 ANOTHER PIECE OF MEAT|
|13. 13 DYNAMITE|
|14. 14 CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU|
|15. 15 EDGE OF TIME|
Although the 2 CD set Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years starts with the Scorpions' fifth studio album Lovedrive, it effectively traces and relives most of the German outfit's development from buzz band to rock stars. Beginning with their Billboard debut Lovedrive, which featured "Loving You Sunday Morning" and "Holiday" (contained here), the first disc follows the band through the platinum success of Blackout and the mind-blowing popularity of Love at First Sting. Included are the guitar-buzzing, pulse-pounding cuts "The Zoo," "No One Like You," "Rock You Like a Hurricane," and "Still Loving You." But with the second disc, Deadly Sting unabashedly captures a star-dazed band on the way down. Four cuts from the sappy, mediocre Savage Amusement are included, as well as numbers from the equally unimpressive Crazy World and the comeback-of-sorts Face the Heat. Although only the first CD is essential, it's the entire package that reveals the complete picture. --Jon Wiederhorn --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
-If you're a casual fan of the Scorpions, but you want more than a single-disc hits compilation will give you, you've come to the right place. All the big hits are here - including Loving You Sunday Morning, The Zoo, Blackout, No One Like You, Big City Nights, Still Loving You, and many others.
-In addition, you get tons of underrated masterpieces. It's about time they put Don't Stop At The Top on a Scorpions hits compilation! Another underrated masterpiece is their cover of The Who's classic I Can't Explain.
-Unlike just about every other Scorpions hits compilation in existance, THIS ONE ORGANIZES THE TRACKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL RELEASE ORDER!
-In terms of the number of tracks this gives you, this is the band's finest compilation to date.
-The biggest con with this compilation is the same one that most other Scorpions hits compilations have - it only covers the MERCURY YEARS. That means no tracks featuring Michael Schenker or Uli Jon Roth. Accordingly, Lonesome Crow, Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer, and Taken By Force get zero emphasis here.
-Two discs means a higher price.
Despite some obvious shortcomings, Deadly Sting stands as The Scorpions' best hits compilation to date. If you don't plan on buying anything else by the band, this will do great. However, if you're just seeking an introduction to the band and are considering making future purchases, get the single-disc Bad For Good compilation, since it's more affordable.
When it comes to Scorpions, I'm in this second category. After seeing them live in '96 with Alice Cooper, I knew I had to break down and buy a CD of theirs once and for all. Especially after hearing "Coast To Coast", an instrumental that for whatever reason I absolutely fell in love with. So I bought "Worldwide Live". I liked it a lot, but I still preferred hearing the studio versions of all those songs I've come to know and like (The Zoo, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Black Out, No One Like You, Big City Nights, etc.) Plus, I also really liked those 90s hits and concert songs I heard (Tease Me Please Me, Don't Believe Her, Alien Nation).
Finally THIS CD, "Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years", hit the stores, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Quite simply, it had EVERY song I ever remember hearing from them! The audio quality seems good and consistant too. I even liked some of the few songs I wasn't originally familiar with.
So, if you like those Scorpions songs you heard on the radio or in the videos Mtv used to play, but never got around to buying any of their albums, just buy this one!
As for the first disc, what else can you say? Near perfect. The only missing tunes are "Hey You" (unavailable on any of their studio albums) and "I'm Leaving You" (decent tune from "Love At First Sting", received a fair amount of airplay). A must for the 80's metal fan.
Scorpions have had a about 100000 compilations released so far, so it's hard to find anything to say about Deadly sting. They have so many quality songs to choose from.....I have the 1 CD version and it's of course packed with great songs, with the exception of the obligatory new song "Edge of time". I really hate the inclusion of 1 or 2 new song(s) into a compilation.....the smell of rip-off can be felt miles away.
But for anyone who doesn't own any Scorps-CDs and is interested in their music this is a good introduction, even if it doesn't have their early diamonds like 'Sails of Charon'.
Most recent customer reviews
Scorpions are a heavy metal band out of Germany that are best known for the rock anthem, Rock you like a hurricane. The song rocks and it is the best song from the Scorpions. Read morePublished on July 20 2006 by Jason Hutton
The Scorpions are the finest rock band to ever emerge from Germany, and easily one of the finest ones of all time. Read morePublished on April 11 2004 by Rocker_Man
I actually got this CD for Christmas and this is a really good CD and I encourage that all of the Scorpions fans to buy this CD, whether you're a hardcore fan or a casual fan and... Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by Darian Dennison
this is my first scorpion album and my first review so please be gentle, thank you. i was so moved by this album that i just had to write this. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2002 by jack davanzo
The Scorpions are not just a great band from the 80's struggling to survive now, but also one of the greatest rock n' roll bands ever! Read morePublished on May 31 2001 by orange2001
First of all, a small correction to the editorial review: Lovedrive is the 6th studio album, and 7th album overall. Read morePublished on May 18 2000 by JM Sjöbohm
This CD covers a wide range of the hits of the Scorpions and is a great choice for a "Most-Own" Scorpions CD. Read morePublished on July 21 1999
I used to own Love at First Sting, but I don't have it anymore. I've had this for a while, and it's a great sampling of their cuts through the years that they were on the Mercury... Read morePublished on May 7 1999