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Perfect sample of early Scorpions material - 95%

Keir, April 19th, 2005

As the title says, this is a compilation of Scorpions' best works from 1974 - 1977. If you aren't familiar with the Uli Jon Roth era this is the perfect place to start. The album contains an excellent selection of all the different types of songs they recorded during this time. Fast rockers ("Steamrock Fever", "Speedy's Coming"), ballads ("In Trance") and some of their darker songs such as "Sails of Charon" all appear here. Uli sings on tracks "Hell-Cat" and "Dark Lady", adding to the variety. The only thing that is missing is the epic, mellow sound that you hear on Lonesome Crow and most of Fly to the Rainbow. Highly recommended for fans of newer Scorpions and/or 70's metal/hard rock bands such as Judas Priest and Uriah Heep, or anyone who wants to get a taste of a band that had a huge influence on what metal became in the 80's.