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Acoustica (Scorpions album)

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Released  14 May 2001
Length  70:20
Release date  14 May 2001
Genres  Rock music, Hard rock
Recorded  8–10 February 2001
Artist  Scorpions
Label  East West Records
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Venue  Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal
Producer  Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits
Acoustica (2001)  Live 2011 Get Your Sting & Blackout (2011)
Similar  Scorpions albums, Hard rock albums

Scorpions acoustica live in lisboa 2001


Acoustica is an unplugged album by German hard rock band Scorpions. It was released in 2001 on East West Records.

Contents

Background

Acoustica was recorded during three concerts held in February 2001 at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The group was supported by female backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist, and Christian Kolonovits on keyboards. Kolonovits also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. He had previously worked with the band as a conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album.

The Scorpions performed four new songs: "Life Is Too Short", "Back to You", "I Wanted to Cry" and "When Love Kills Love", the last of which was released as a single. All the new songs were featured on the VHS, while "Back to You" and five others were omitted from the CD.

Acoustica also contains cover versions of songs such as The Cars' "Drive", Kansas' "Dust in the Wind", and the Queen hit "Love of My Life".

In 2003, an official 'Platinum Edition' was released by Warner Music Thailand, which coupled the original CD with a VCD. The VCD features behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage as well as a band interview, conducted in English by a Thai television crew.

Reception

The album attained gold status in Brazil, and the DVD attained platinum status.

CD

All tracks were written by Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine, except where noted.

  1. "The Zoo" – 5:49 (from Animal Magnetism)
  2. "Always Somewhere" – 4:10 (from Lovedrive)
  3. "Life Is Too Short" – 5:18
  4. "Holiday" – 5:55 (from Lovedrive)
  5. "You and I" (Meine) – 5:19 (from Pure Instinct)
  6. "When Love Kills Love" – 4:53
  7. "Dust in the Wind" (Kerry Livgren) – 3:49 (Kansas cover)
  8. "Send Me an Angel" – 5:24 (from Crazy World)
  9. "Catch Your Train" – 3:46 (from Virgin Killer)
  10. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" – 3:47
  11. "Wind of Change" (Meine) – 5:34 (from Crazy World)
  12. "Love of My Life" (Freddie Mercury) – 2:26 (Queen cover)
  13. "Drive" (Ric Ocasek) – 4:00 (The Cars cover)
  14. "Still Loving You" – 5:45 (from Love at First Sting)
  15. "Hurricane 2001" (Schenker, Meine, Herman Rarebell) – 4:35 ("Is There Anybody There" for some markets) (Original name: Rock You Like a Hurricane) (from Love at First Sting)
  16. "Rhythm of Love" (from Savage Amusement) (Japan Exclusive Bonus Track)
  17. "Is There Anybody There" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 4:29 (from Lovedrive) (Portugal special limited edition bonus track)

Platinum Edition VCD

  • Making of Acoustica (video)
  • Band interview (video)
  • "When Love Kills Love" (video)
  • "Holiday" (video)
  • "Drive" (video)
  • "Send Me an Angel" (video)
  • "Rhythm of Love" (audio only)
  • "Tease Me Please Me" (audio only)
  • "Is There Anybody There?" (audio only)
  • VHS

    1. "Loving You Sunday Morning" – 5:24
    2. "Is There Anybody There" – 4:39
    3. "The Zoo" – 7:15
    4. "Always Somewhere" – 5:26
    5. "Life Is Too Short" – 6:32
    6. "Holiday" – 6:02
    7. "You and I" – 5:23
    8. "When Love Kills Love" – 5:10
    9. "Tease Me Please Me" – 5:21
    10. "Dust in the Wind" – 4:01
    11. "Send Me an Angel" – 5:55
    12. "Under the Same Sun" – 5:25
    13. "Rhythm of Love" – 5:22
    14. "Back to You" – 4:57
    15. "Catch Your Train" – 3:50
    16. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" – 4:07
    17. "Hurricane 2001" – 4:39
    18. "Wind of Change" – 6:56
    19. "Love of My Life" – 3:00
    20. "Drive" – 4:10
    21. "Still Loving You" – 5:45

    Personnel

    Scorpions

  • Klaus Meine – vocals
  • Rudolf Schenker – acoustic guitar
  • Matthias Jabs – acoustic guitar and 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Ralph Rieckermann – bass guitar and contrabass
  • James Kottak – drums
  • Additional musicians

  • Christian Kolonovits – piano and Hammond organ
  • Johan Daansen – acoustic guitar
  • Mario Argandona – percussion
  • Ariana Arcu – cello
  • Hille Bemelmanns, Liv Van Aelst, Kristel Van Craen − backing vocals
  • Songs

    1The Zoo5:48
    2Always Somewhere4:11
    3Life Is Too Short5:15

    References

    Acoustica (Scorpions album) Wikipedia


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