Saturday, January 10, 2015

CD Review: Audio Fidelity Brings Out The Best Of The Scorpions With "Blackout"

For the latest release from Audio Fidelity, they chose one of the most underrated metal albums of the early 1980's, the Scorpions break-through album "Blackout." The album almost never got recorded due to lead singer Klaus Meine's vocal surgery as singer Don Dokken was ready to step in on vocals. It was the first Scorpions album to hit the top 10 on the album charts in the U.S. and was also the band's first album to go platinum.

Audio Fidelity once again does a masterful job bringing out the best sound of the original recordings as the album was newly mastered by Kevin Gray from Cohearent Audio. The instant you hear the opening guitars of the song "Blackout," you know you are listening to something special. The heaviness of the album propelled them into the metal mainstream with "Can't Live Without You" and "Now," while the ballad "When The Smoke Is Going Down" introduced new to the amazing vocals of lead singer Klaus Meine. This new release allows you to turn your speakers up to "11" without the distortion of the instruments trying to overpower each other. The music is crystal clear and even more enjoyable is to re-discover the amazing duel guitar attack of Matthius Jabs and Rudolf Schenker on the album's big single "No One Like You." To find out more about the Audio Fidelity release of the Scorpions' "Blackout" album, please visit audiofidelity.net.

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