Scorpions

Ballads

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Every hard rock and heavy metal band has a soft spot, and the conduit by which they emote is the venerable power ballad. The Scorpions perfected this art with their 1984 smash "Still Loving You," a dark indulgent love letter that utilized the siren-like croon of frontman Klaus Meine. Inspired by the song's success, the German rockers made sure to include at least two ballads on each and every album thereafter, resulting in the appropriately titled slow-dance retrospective, Ballads. EMI's collection contains 15 arena-sized tracks that implore you to turn the lights out, raise your lighter, and call up your high-school girlfriend. Fans will already own everything here, and casual listeners would do better picking up Hip-O's 2002 compilation Bad for Good: The Very Best of the Scorpions, as it contains the best tracks from Ballads, as well as full-throttle anthems like "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You." [The Asian version includes a bonus DVD with excerpts from Moment of Glory: Live.]

Track Listing - Disc 2

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