Return To Forever

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Return to Forever

Return To Forever celebrates the spectacular global return for Scorpions, who are celebrating 50 years of rock with this being their 19th studio album! Return To Forever captures all the elements that make for the signature Scorpions sound, luring verses with an anthemic chorus purists will be thrilled!

Produced by their two favorite Swedes, Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen (Sting In The Tail, "MTV Unplugged") the 19-song CD collection boasts seven exclusive tracks.

Price: $ 9.45


3 thoughts on “Return To Forever

  1. John P. Baker "music man"
    52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SCORPIONS MUSIC…. SOME MORONS NEED TO SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!, March 5, 2015
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    John P. Baker “music man” (CLANTON, AL, US) –
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    This review is from: Return to Forever (Audio CD)
    I do not understand all the NEGATIVITY surrounding this GREAT SCORPIONS ALBUM… There are plenty of Anthemic Rock Songs that make you want to turn it up and roll down the windows and jam and some great ballads…. Kind of a combination of the STING IN THE TAIL album and the earlier PURE INSTINCT album…. The best of both worlds on this album…. One reviewer talked about the Scorpions not writing the songs. I have the Deluxe Edition with 17 songs and only 2 songs were written by someone outside the band… THIS MAY NOT BE THE GREATEST SCORPIONS ALBUM EVER, BUT IT IS FAR FROM BEING A BAD ALBUM…. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN DOING MUSIC FOR FIFTY FREAKIN’ YEARS AND I THINK THEY DESERVE A LOT MORE RESPECT THAN WHAT THESE SO CALLED FANS ARE GIVING THEM…. This is a Fantastic, Fun, and Rockin’ Scorpions album that Celebrates FIFTY wonderful years of making GREAT MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. JSwank
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Still Rockin’ – No Surprise, March 14, 2015
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    JSwank

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    This review is from: Return to Forever (Audio CD)
    Sometimes expectations can jade an otherwise neutral listening experience … but when you don’t have any expectations whatsoever then often you are in the right frame of mind for new music, and often end up pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed. One thing that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone is that these guys have actually released another record despite having “called it quits.” Nevertheless, the question many are asking – should they have released this record? I say sure – why not. As Klaus points out in “All For One,” “I won’t stop till they’ll lay my bones to rest.” So what about expectations then? Not having heard anything about the music prior to the release, I have to say I like it – certainly more than Sting In The Tail. But some things have to be put into perspective, the first of which is that these guys have absolutely nothing to prove to anyone. Second, with producers Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen once again on board you have to expect a more AOR (rather than melodic metal) approach, especially considering that the pair of them contribute either lyrics or composition to 7 of the songs here. And while “Rollin’ Home” may really irritate older fans, most of these songs are well-composed, they just have an AOR vibe. The exception would be the bluesy rocker “The Scratch.” In light of this, it should not then be surprising that some of the best songs here – those that will feel most familiar to long-time fans – are those written by Rudi Schenker – “Rock My Car,” “House of Cards,” “Catch You Luck And Play,” “Hard Rockin’ The Place” and “Gypsy Life” (the “Still Loving You” of this release). It’s also not surprising that Klaus’s timeless voice doesn’t sound as if it has aged a bit – his lyrics pretty typical of his output over the past several decades. As would be expected the mix sounds great, although Kottak’s drums could stand a bit more punch in the mix. I agree with others that his performance is pretty pedestrian here, but it serves the music. Overall, while RTF isn’t going to win any awards it’s solid rock and a much more fitting swan song (if it is truly their last) than was Sting In The Tail.

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  3. Christopher A. Pelissier
    12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Make No Mistake, This Album Is Incredibly Good And Rocks The Whole Way Through!, March 9, 2015
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    Christopher A. Pelissier (Joppa, MD United States) –
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    This review is from: Return to Forever (Audio CD)
    This is a 5 star album. The songs rock and some are heavy and some aren’t, but most are. They stripped down the songs to about 4 min. each on average. I got this album (deluxe version) from another site, through the mail. I read some reviews here and by the time I received the album, I was quite scared that it wouldn’t be any good. Well, boy weren’t a lot of people wrong! I was rating each song on my ipod after listening to the CD I burned of this album (16 tracks). I was happy to give almost every song a 5 star rating because they all rocked and the few ballads on here were very tasteful and pure SCORPIONS majesty. I am thrilled to say this album is 5 stars and glad that it turned out to be not only an o.k. album, but a terrific album. I’d put it on par or better than anything they’ve done with the current lineup, going all the way back to ’04’s UNBREAKABLE, and I really like everything this lineup has put out, since that ’04 album. I’m so very thankful that they’re still putting out rockin’ records with an attitude.

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