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Calling this Essential is far from accurate and slightly misleading. While it does contain some of the Scorpions' brighter moments as a band, it is far from a complete portrait of their signature sound, especially with some of their most well-loved and most recognized songs notably absent ("Winds of Change" being the most prominent). For those looking for a more comprehensive survey of the group's career, 2002's Bad for Good and 2001's budget-line 20th Century Masters compilations are more thorough in scope.

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