- Product Code: 314 534 786-2
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First remastered re-release of the eighth full-length studio album by the legendary German Hard’n’Heavy band.
"Blackout" was the Scorpions' first majorly successful album, due to its clever balance of Pop/Rock (the title track), power ballads ("When the Smoke Is Going Down"), and catchy Heavy Metal ("Dynamite", "No One Like You").
Vocalist Klaus Meine had a throat operation prior to the record's release, and surprisingly, his voice sounds more melodic and lively than ever. The rest of the band sounds great as well, and the album is highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs.
After losing his voice during the writing of the album, lead vocalist Klaus Meine had to undergo surgery on his vocal cords and it was uncertain whether he would be able to record it. Demos of the material were recorded with Don Dokken as vocalist; however none of those recordings are featured on the album.
Rudolf Schenker could not choose between his guitar solos on "China White", so the US and European releases differed in this small detail.
A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album. Rudolf Schenker portrays this character in the "No One Like You" music video.
The RIAA certified Blackout Gold on June 24, 1982 and Platinum on March 8, 1984.
"Blackout" has arguably been called the Scorpions' best record ever, and that statement is not unjust - it has more energy than anything else they have ever released!!
Mercury Records/PolyGram, 1982/1997 (314 534 786-2). Made in USA.
1. Blackout 3:48
2. Can't Live Without You 3:47
3. No One Like You 3:57
4. You Give Me All I Need 3:38
5. Now! 2:35
6. Dynamite 4:12
7. Arizona 3:56
8. China White 6:58
9. When The Smoke Is Going Down 3:50
Total playing time: 36:41