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Taken By Force
Taken By Force
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

UK remastered reissue of 1978 album that's out-of-print domestically. Ten tracks including two bonus tracks, 'Suspender Love' & 'Polar Nights' (Live). 2001.


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All Artists: Scorpions
Title: Taken By Force
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Release Date: 8/29/2002
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 0035627008122, 724353514723, 766483197728, 738476704527, 003562700812, 766487973328


Album Description
UK remastered reissue of 1978 album that's out-of-print domestically. Ten tracks including two bonus tracks, 'Suspender Love' & 'Polar Nights' (Live). 2001.

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Remastered, but short-changed
eveoflove | North York, Ontario Canada | 09/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Made in GER in 2001, Serial# 5-35147-2, Playing Time 48:18I know most people will jump at the opportunity to grab this great album, especially since it was unavailable for the longest time.BUT there's a slight twist here: sure, it includes 2 bonus tracks ("Suspender Love", the b-side to the "He's A Woman She's A Man" single, plus "Polar Nights" live, which was left out of the single-disc version of "Tokyo Nights" due to space constraints), HOWEVER this remastered version contains the EDITED version of "The Sails Of Charon"; the original Japanese pressing of this disc (released on CD back in 1989!) contained the FULL version, which is about 45 seconds longer.So I saved a few bucks by avoiding the Japanese Remastered version (why pay more?). But I got a surgically altered version of my favorite track on this great album!!!If that's unimportant to you, buy this version. But if you want the "original" full-length track, buy the Japanese re-issue... I simply HAD TO!!!"
One of the four Scorpions true masterpieces
Average Joe | Earth | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am very suprised that this disc receives so little attention,
especially in the US. Nevertheless, is one of the 4 early
Scorpions albums that defined them as one of world's best heavy
metal bands (the others are Virgin Killer, In Trance and Fly To The Rainbow). This album features the best lineup Scorpions
ever had, including Ulrich Roth and represents the true heavy
metal Scorpions before they became the commercial pop-metal
group they are today who produce new albums by recombining
songs from their older ones...Up until very recently, almost none of the 4 albums I mention
were available in the US at any price except for their used
version on ebay (that's how I bought this one). Now you can
simply buy them on amazon and I recommend you do before they
disappear again...If you are a true metal fan and love Judas Priest, Helloween,
Accept, Iron Maiden and the like, this album needs to be a part
of your collection - you will never regret it! My personalfavorites are Streamrock Fever and The Sails Of Charon which
I consider the best Scorpions song of all times."
Gergellor | Supimpalāndia | 04/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"1978's TAKEN BY FORCE is the first Scorpions album featuring drummer Herman Rarebell and the last one featuring guitar wizzard Ulrich Roth. It's a strong release from back to back. No filler material here.
Listening to albuns like this one by Scorpions, you can only feel sorry by the way they decided, back in the middle eighties, to go straight forward to pop-metal...."