The Scorpions, album «Acoustica»
No doubts that The Scorpions is one of the best bands that ever existed. This band was created in 1965 by Rudolf Schenker, the band's rhythm guitarist. Its creative works are 45 years old and they still worth attention. Critics define the style of the band as classical hard rock. «Acoustica» is nineteenth album of the band. Acoustica was recorded during three concerts, at Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal, in February 2001. It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The band was supported by female backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist and Christian Kolonovits (who had worked with the band as conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album) on keyboards. He also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. The band performed four new songs: "Life is too Short", "Back to You", "I Wanted to Cry" and "When Love Kills Love", which was released as single. Acoustica also contains cover versions of songs such as The Cars' "Drive", Kansas' "Dust in the Wind" and the Queen hit "Love of My Life". In 2003, an official 'Platinum Edition' was released by Warner Music Thailand, which coupled the original CD with a VCD. The album attained gold status in Brazil, and the DVD attained platinum status. The album consists of 15 tracks. Most of them are in the same style, listening goes smoothly and gives you relaxation and enjoyment. Album got quite positive reviews, in my opinion it deserves 9 out of 10 points.