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Scorpions release previously unheard demo track from 'Blackout'

Listen to 'Running For The Plane' here!

The song was originally recorded during 1982's 'Blackout' album sessions and is described as, “a rare piece from the band’s heaviest era” that “thrills with a classic Scorpions guitar riff on a groovy backbeat and shows why Klaus Meine is one of the best singers in heavy rock.”

“a rare piece from the band’s heaviest era” that “thrills with a classic Scorpions guitar riff on a groovy backbeat and shows why Klaus Meine is one of the best singers in heavy rock.”

Read More: Scorpions Post Previously Unreleased 'Blackout' Demo, 'Running for the Plane' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/scorpions-running-for-the-plane-demo/?trackback=tsmclip

It's been released for the first time as Scorpions prepare to reissue eight of their classic albums in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The reissue program, covering the 1977 - 1988 era of the band, will see the band releasing remastered versions of ‘Taken By Force’ (1977), ‘Tokyo Tapes’ (1978), ‘Lovedrive’ (1979), ‘Animal Magnetism’ (1980), ‘Blackout’ (1982), ‘Love At First Sting’ (1984), ‘World Wide Live’ (1985) and ‘Savage Amusement’ (1988).

Each will be available as a CD digipak, containing previously unreleased songs, alternative versions of hits, rough mixes and more; with accompanying 16-page booklets containing rare photographs, single covers and new liner notes. Five of the eight albums will also be bundled with a DVD of live footage, TV performances and in-depth interviews with the band.

180-gram vinyl LP versions will also be available, which all include an audio CD and the same bonus tracks as the digipak editions, as well as sleeves replicating the first pressing of each album.

The band say: "It’s hard to summarise 50 years in words, but listening back to all those songs – many of them them previously unreleased - recorded in one of our most creative periods, really took us back in time. This was a very heartfelt project for all of us. It brought back great memories whilst we rediscovered our musical DNA by listening to the archives, selecting dozens of unreleased songs and early versions of well-known Scorpions anthems. We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel."

The reissues will be available from November 6th, beginning with 'Blackout' and 'Love at First Sting'.

Listen to 'Running For The Plane' now below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

 

“a rare piece from the band’s heaviest era” that “thrills with a classic Scorpions guitar riff on a groovy backbeat and shows why Klaus Meine is one of the best singers in heavy rock.”

Read More: Scorpions Post Previously Unreleased 'Blackout' Demo, 'Running for the Plane' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/scorpions-running-for-the-plane-demo/?trackback=tsmclip
“a rare piece from the band’s heaviest era” that “thrills with a classic Scorpions guitar riff on a groovy backbeat and shows why Klaus Meine is one of the best singers in heavy rock.”

Read More: Scorpions Post Previously Unreleased 'Blackout' Demo, 'Running for the Plane' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/scorpions-running-for-the-plane-demo/?trackback=tsmclip
“a rare piece from the band’s heaviest era” that “thrills with a classic Scorpions guitar riff on a groovy backbeat and shows why Klaus Meine is one of the best singers in heavy rock.”

Read More: Scorpions Post Previously Unreleased 'Blackout' Demo, 'Running for the Plane' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/scorpions-running-for-the-plane-demo/?trackback=tsmclip
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