Scorpions ‘MTV Unplugged’ Package Now Available
January 21, 2014
Legendary German hard rockers Scorpions have just released ‘MTV Unplugged’ in North America, an exciting audiovisual document of their September 2013 sets in Greece. This set, available as a CD/DVD as well as a Blu-Ray DVD, features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits as well as five brand new songs — “Dancing With The Moonlight”, “Delicate Dance”, “Love Is The Answer”, “Follow Your Heart” and “Rock N’ Roll Band”.
The show, which was filmed live at the immaculate Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece in September of 2013 was a landmark on many fronts for the band and fans alike, marking the first performance of its kind in band history as well as the first open-air taping in the history of MTV Unplugged.
“When we were approached with the idea of playing an unplugged show, we immediately thought of Greece,” Klaus Meine recalls. Matthias Jabs adds, “We have fabulous fans all over the world, but the Greeks are absolute die-hard fans.”
Concerning the choice of venue, the Lycabettus theatre, Meine explains, “We played here many years ago. It is a beautiful place. I can remember that even back then the fans climbed onto the surrounding rocks. Of course we played some of the greatest classics this time, but we also performed a few new songs as well as material that we had never played live up to then. Those are songs which are very popular with the fans but which somehow never made it onto the set lists.”
In other news, Scorpions are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour — the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.
Scorpions are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums). Additional musical support on ‘MTV Unplugged’ includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on ‘MTV Unplugged’.
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