on September 8, 2016
This "50th Anniversary" series is perhaps the best quality of remastering the Scorpions albums have been treated with, ever. Rich, clean sound, high output, makes them a treat to the ears. Every booklet contains a "chapter" of the Scorpions saga (beginning with Taken By Force, and concluding with Savage Amusement), dozens of photos, and lyrics.
My only complaint of this particular release is how poorly the fades were applied to Robot Man, a song that would normally be at the end of the setlist, but due to disc capacity limitations to contain all songs (including the previously omitted Polar Nights), Robot Man was moved to the beginning of disc 2. Even my editing wizardry skills could not crossfade it back onto the end of disc 1 without telltale flaws.
Take note ; each of these "50th" reissue titles come in two versions ; one version with, and one version without the bonus DVD. The bonus audio tracks are standard inclusions. So, if you see any title priced higher than another of the same title, take a closer look, the difference may be the DVD.
on March 11, 2014
Some of the song, especially the Japanese old song is amazing...I became a Scorpions fan 20 years ago, and still enjoy listening to their songs from 40 years ago, or 4 months ago...amazzzzing band!
on April 19, 2011
most people think of the scorps as a cheesy ballad making machine,and they are correct except for pre 1984 releases,the scorps were actually heavy in the late 70`s.to me this is the best scorps cd,if all you`ve heard from the scorps is from love at first sting on, then you have missed out on the best that these german rockers have to offer.tokyo tapes takes the best of early scorps and brings the songs to life,like kiss alive 1 did for kiss.the dbl live tokyo tapes is a very good live album,with good songs and good performance musically.to me this is one of the best live albums ever.