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"This is it! long wait finally ending!, this is a reunion dream show, 26 tracks! all eras covered here! awesome track list:
1.Coming Home 2.Bad Boys Running Wild 3.The Zoo 4.Loving You Sunday Morning 5.Make It Real 6.Pictured Life 7.Speedy's Coming 8.We'll Burn The Sky 9.Love 'em or Leave 'em 10.Don't Believe Her 11.Tease Me Please Me 12.Coast To Coast 13.Holiday 14.Love1drive 15.Another Piece Of Meat 16.Kottak Attack 17.Blackout 18.No One Like You 19.Six String Sting 20.Big City Nights 21.Can't Get Enough 22.Still Loving You 23.In Trance 24.Bolero 25.Ready To Sting (Appearance of the Scorpion) 26.Rock You Like A Hurricane
Read what the band has to say about this magic night at wacken (2006)
SCORPIONS: Wacken 2006 -- this was a very special concert for us, exciting and challenging and -- most important of all -- a family reunion. We wanted our fans to participate, so in summer 2006 we put a set of 50 songs on our homepage for the community to vote. Many of the songs chosen we had on our setlist anyway, but there were also many surprises. Together with Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Herman Rarebell this show at Wacken gave us a great platform to journey through time -- 35 years of SCORPIONS history! "A Night to remember" it was indeed, a night to remember with an audience of 60.000 die hard metal fans who celebrated with us that the SCORPIONS got the sting and rock you like a Hurricane! Thanks to everybody... Enjoy the Show! Musicians on Stage: Klaus Meine (vocals) Rudolf Schenker (guitars, backing vocals) Matthias Jabs (guitars, backing vocals) James Kottak (drums, backing vocals) Pawel Maciwoda (bass, backing vocals) Special Guests: Uli Jon Roth (guitar) on tracks 6,7,8 and 22,23, 24 Michael Schenker (guitar) on tracks 12,13,14,15 and 22,23, 24 Herman Rarebell (drums) on tracks 17,18 and 24 Tyson Schenker (guitar) on track 24 "
Five star performance, 3-star production
Ryan Seek | Maricopa, AZ United States | 03/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, after months of hearing about it, my most anticipated DVD of 2008 finally arrived and I have mixed feelings. From a performance standpoint, this is an AWESOME show featuring guest appearances by ex-Scorps Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, and Herman Rarebell. The addition of these great musicians for a one-night reunion is a blessing for those of us who listened to the Scorpions long before Rock You Like a Hurricane took the mainstream rock world by storm in the early 80s. All musicians are at the top of their game, and enjoying themselves on this special night.
Unfortunately, as is often the case with DVDS these days, this suffers from the dreaded MTV-video style editing throughout, causing even non-epileptics to go into seizures after awhile. Special guest guitarists Roth and Schenker deserve more camera time during their brief appearances, but their amazing solos were caught only momentarily in the unyeilding flashing of images.
Camera shots changing every second is fine for a 4 minute video, but it gets really annoying on a concert that stretches over two hours. Someone needs to string these video editors up by the gonads and let them hang for a week on CNN Updates to get the point across. It virtually ruins my ability to just sit and watch the concert all the way through (unless I'm really drunk or multi-tasking).
I also have some issues with the audio. On my 5.1 computer system speakers, the volume is very low and I have to max out all controls to get it to sound anywhere near a rock concert. Also, the bass end is lost in the mix and I had to really boost up both my EQ and subwoofer to get some PUNCH out of this show. When I did that, the bass guitar was just a rumbly drone.
In contrast, on my television's old-school tower speakers with a modern subwoofer, the over-all volume level is fine (probably because of the amplifier), but again the bass guitar is distorted when I tune the subwoofer to kick me with the drums. A legendary concert of this magnitude deserves a better mix in my opinion.
I do have to give the audio engineers credit on the 5.1 surround mix though, it is a fantastic use of the technology. Really cool stereo/front-rear effects, and they are featured throughout. Hearing it on my tv's stereo system just doesn't do it justice compared to the surround.
With the video/audio flaws setting this DVD at 3 stars, the nearly perfect musical performance brings it up to a solid 4 STARS and is still worthy of purchase for any long-time Scorpions fan. My recommendation: BUY IT!
It's probably the best Scorpions concert you'll ever get to see in your living room. "
The lack of a distribution deal in the U.S. once again delay
jasperg55 | SALEM, OR United States | 01/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A brilliant concert, beautifully filmed at the Wacken Music Festival in 2006, showcasing one of the world's truly best and enduring rock bands - SCORPIONS - "A Night to Remember / A Journey Through Time", with special guests: former guitarists - Uli Jon Roth & Michael Schenker, with an appearance by Tyson Schenker and former skin's man - Herman Rarebell. The Scorpions 26 song set sizzles - Rudy and Matthias never have sounded better, their guitar playing absolutely brilliant!!! (Check out Rudy's yoga headstand during the "Bolero" encore - the man is truly ageless and his energy, inspiring to all. The rhythm section of Pawel Maciwoda (bass) & James Kottak (drums), a high powered engine moving the songs to new heights. Klaus Meine, for this listener is one of the rock world's greatest singer/frontmen (warts and all here), a powerful presence anytime he sets foot on stage. These guys continue to amaze and thankfully appear to NOT, be slowing down, their last three records: "Unbreakable", "Scorpions - Acoustica" (Live from Portugal) & "Humanity - Hour I ", are right up there, with the best they've ever released!!! As of January 2008, this DVD continues to be held up, release-wise, by lack of a proper U.S. distribution deal. Reasons : UNKNOWN??? - bad management, or a lame record industry perhaps?! It has been released in Europe & Asia (most of the world for that matter)and is available at Amazon UK, France and Germany, but that only helps those here in the States, with Euro-Zone (Zone 2) DVD players. RECENTLY HOWEVER, it's been released in Canada and available at Amazon Canada and that edition will play in U.S. DVD players. It costs abit more, the dollar not being what is once was (We all know who to blame for that) but is a must have for all Scorps fans! I am loving my copy, with delivery time to the States being pretty fast. Enjoy this one folks, it's a keeper! Rock On!"
Which idiot edited this?
PB000001 | Belgium | 03/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"No arguing over the music here, it is absolutely great. However, I am sooo disappointed with the song selection on this DVD. If they had followed the concert tracklist this would have been the ultimate Scorpions document ever.
This is because the concert tracklist was the result of a vote by the fans on the Wacken website before the event. The fans themselves selected the best Scorpions songs ever. Unsurprisingly, almost all songs that were chosen came from the classic 70's and 80's period. And that is precisely the reason why so many people were eagerly awaiting this DVD, to see these classic songs performed with the original artists.
So it is outrageous and unforgivable that several of the old classics performed that night, and that you cannot get anywhere on DVD with the original artists, (Dark Lady, He's a Woman, She's a Man, Dynamite, In Search of the Piece of Mind) were edited out!!! Instead, what they left in includes a drum solo, and some mediocre new songs that you can see on any Scorpions DVD....!
This is so disappointing. The music industry has a sad history of deliberately crippling best of's and live concerts so that no "definitive" release can ever see the light, but this is one of the most blatant examples ever! (And don't tell me it is because they had some kind of technical problem that they eliminated those songs, because (a) the audio stream of the concert that you can find on the web sounds fine and (b) they claim that it is precisely because of remastering that it took them over a year to release this, so they had plenty of opportunities to remedy any problem). My advice: better wait until a proper version of this concert is released or circulated via p2p."
Doesn't get better than this!
Vox | West Coast, USA | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been collecting the body of work from SCORPIONS for the past 25 years and this particular DVD is my most valued item in my collection. I don't care where it was imported from, (mine came from Germany), I'd rate it 7 stars, if I could. You need to be a REAL 'fan' to appreciate how the current members of the band managed to collaborate on stage for this DVD, former & founding members of the band. They put aside any and all differences and pride; Matthias shows grace and finesse when on stage, playing along with Uli Jon Roth. The songs were selected by members of the fan club who were given a choice of 50 to choose from. The songs that made this concert are truly a "Journey through time." Some songs played have not been played in recent years (live) or at all, so it's a treat for them to pull out all the stops and return to their roots. I feel, as usual, Klaus' voice is not mixed very well within the sound and that he's a little drowned out by such LOUD (but awesome riffs). The photography angles are good but you can tell the footage was edited quite a bit by quick changes in the focus. These are production issues, not quality of the content problems. They're performances are MASTERFUL, full of renewed energy, and they all appear very happy on this "Night to Remember." I had a sense of having gone to a live performance when it was over, it gave me the chills. Even band historians, such as myself, saw new things and the thrills kept coming. Buy one for yourself AND a friend, there's no doubt you're not the only one who will want this level of pure enjoyment."