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Tokyo Tapes
Tokyo Tapes
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: SCORPIONS Title: TOKYO TAPES Street Release Date: 10/29/2002


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All Artists: Scorpions
Title: Tokyo Tapes
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Records
Release Date: 10/29/2002
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Pop Metal, Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 044001790126


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No Description Available
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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 10/29/2002

CD Reviews

Chill people, POLAR NIGHTS was moved to the TAKEN BY FORCE r
Dominick | Contoocook, NH | 09/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those who may believe that POLAR NIGHTS is completely absent from the Scorpions CD catalog due to these reactionary reviews, do not fret. They simply removed this track from "Tokyo Tapes" running order in an effort to make the entire release fit on a single disc. They then added "Polar Nights" as a bonus track on the "Taken By Force" remaster along with a studio version of "Suspender Love".

Get them both, they are must have releases for any Scorpions fan."
Tokyo Tapes is the best Scorpions you'll ever listen to...
Blues For Eric | Sacramento, CA USA | 03/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...if you are more into the hard rock thing as opposed to the power ballad '80s type thing. There ARE some great ballads, as with all Scorpions CDs, but when it comes to hard rock, this is cream of the crop (as are "Strangers In the Night" by UFO and "One For The Road" by the Kinks, both of which also include lovely ballads...).

Indeed, if you must have "Polar Nights", (and it IS a great Uli song), purchase "Taken By Force" (remaster) and ALSO get a good version of "Suspender Love" (studio). While "Virgin Killer" is their greatest studio CD, by far, "Taken By Force" is good, especially with "Polar Nights" to round out "Tokyo Tapes".

'Nuff said, "Tokyo Tapes" is the ultimate Scorpions CD, with great performances from every member of the band, AND ALSO one of the greatest audiences ever captured on CD. They loved the Scorpions, and so will you, once you listen to this CD a few times, and perhaps if they tour again, who knows? WAKE UP CALL: The Scorpions should tour with Rudolph, Mattias, AND Uli on guitars, and have UFO open with 2 hours of their finest, featuring, of course, Michael Schenker. THAT would be 4+ hours of the greatest hard rock ever. "Steamrock fever, in Tokyo Bay!" Dig it, it's great!!! (Then buy "Virgin Killer" it's a must). Please read other Scorpions reviews for the history and personnel of the band, and for song-by-song analyses. I generally either like a CD in its entirety, or I don't. "Tokyo Tapes" and "Virgin Killer" are CDs I can always listen to beginning to end and love every song."
The legendary Tokyo Tapes
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 08/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Indeed legendary, this is one of those few live albums that are really necessary for a bands fans instead of just being a stopgap release or a cash in job. Produced by Dieter Dierks - what a career he's had - and originally released in 1978 this live disc shows the Scorpions in full flight to an adoring Japanese crowd.

The only glaring omission here is perhaps Virgin Killer but that's a mild quibble. With tunes from a bunch of the bands early releases and a few cover versions to add a little fun and keep things fresh this album can be played the whole way through with little use of the skip button. It should be noted that on the original vinyl release the song Polar Nights was included but was left off here due to space restrictions. Scorpions freaks/completists can find this missing track on the re-issue of the studion album Taken By Force.

Scorpions fans probably alread own this but if you wavering, then don't, just grab this album and enjoy a worthy summation of the highlights of early Scorpions, as after this the band changed tack somewhat to become a different animal. Recommended."