The Scorpions: ‘Colours Of Rock’ vinyls for June 2nd release

The Scorpions: ‘Colours Of Rock’ vinyls for June 2nd release

10th May 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Coinciding with the start of SCORPIONS European Tour, with Scorpions – Colours of Rock, BMG is reissuing the eventful band history of these hard rock legends in blazing iridescent colour.
The Special Coloured Vinyl Editions will be released on 2 June 2023, and feature five album highlights from throughout their career on a variety of coloured vinyl.
 Three of five legendary albums are remastered for the first time from original master tapes: Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer

Saying that the Scorpions can look back on an eventful history as a band would be an understatement. Their spectacular story is now becoming a new and very colourful experience: With Scorpions – Colours of Rock, BMG is announcing the reissue of five album highlights by the legendary German hard rock band who have shaped the music world – now appearing on coloured vinyl.
Alongside versions of Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance and Virgin Killer, remastered for the first time ever, are further handpicked treasures including Tokyo Tapes and Taken By Force. The reissued albums can be pre-ordered on and will be released on June 2nd 2023.
Relentless success, constant musical evolution, and ass-kicking performances worldwide – as colourful and eclectic as the career path of the biggest German rock band has been and still is to this day, just as multifaceted are the vinyl colours of these twelve reissues. The colours chosen for the vinyl versions not only reflect the iridescent band history, they are also paired with the style of the original artwork of each individual album.
A particular treat for hardcore Scorpions fans, of course, must be the four albums remastered for the first time in history: Fly To The Rainbow (1974) already showed strong hard rock influences and already foreshadowed where the band would later go musically. In Trance (1975) was the Scorpions’ first work recorded together with producer Dieter Dierks. With their shortest album, the 35-minute Virgin Killer (1976), the band moved another step away from psychedelic influences and towards hard rock. The remastered highlights are completed by the 2007 concept album Humanity (Hour 1), on which Klaus Meine pursued a very modern sound without losing the Scorpions character.
Reissued collectively under the title Scorpions – Colours of Rock are the following twelve album highlights from 1974 to 2007:

  • Fly To The Rainbow (1974): 180g 1LP, pressed on transparent  violet vinyl
  • In Trance (1975): 180g 1LP, pressed on transparent vinyl
  • Virgin Killer (1976): 180g 1LP, pressed on powder blue vinyl
  • Taken By Force (1977): 180g 1LP, pressed on white vinyl
  • Tokyo Tapes (1978): 180g Gatefold 2LP, pressed on yellow vinyl
  • Lovedrive (1979): 180g 1LP, pressed on transparent red vinyl
  • Animal Magnetism (1980): 180g 1LP, pressed on red vinyl
  • Blackout (1982): 180g 1LP, pressed on crystal-clear vinyl
  • Love at First Sting (1983): 180g 1LP, pressed on silver vinyl
  • World Wide Live (1985): 180g Gatefold 2LP, pressed on        transparent orange vinyl
  • Savage Amusement (1988): 180g 1LP, pressed on transparent light-blue vinyl
  • Humanity (Hour 1) (2007): 180g Gatefold 2LP, pressed on gold vinyl

The Scorpions are undoubtedly among the greatest rock bands of all time. The band lineup today includes singer Klaus Meine, Scorpions founder Rudolf Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Pawel Maciwoda (bass), and Mikkey Dee (drums).
The incredible career of the hard rock titans from Hannover, Germany, has already lasted for more than half a century, during which their music has taken the world literally and figuratively by storm, selling more than 110 million albums, breaking one record after the other, while continuously evolving and reinventing themselves again and again. It was just last year that they cemented their status as legends with the new album Rock Believer: No. 2 in Germany and Switzerland, No. 4 in Austria, Top 20 in the UK, and Top 60 in the USA.
So it comes as no surprise that the Scorpions have rocked their way to a reputation as one of the best live bands ever, which they continue to demonstrate this year. Full details on tour dates and tickets can be found on

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