This album "SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain" originally released in 1984 contains 5 of the Scorpions best ballads


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SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain, released in 1984, is a remarkable compilation that showcases the best ballads from the iconic German rock band, the Scorpions. Produced by Dieter Dierks for Breeze Music, Switzerland, this 12" mini-LP vinyl has left an indelible mark in the hearts of music enthusiasts. With a selection of five emotionally charged tracks, this album takes listeners on a journey through the band's most intimate and introspective compositions.

The first side of the album opens with the timeless classic "Still Loving You", originally featured on the critically acclaimed album "Love at First Sting". This power ballad has become an anthem of enduring love, with its heartfelt lyrics and Klaus Meine's soul-stirring vocals. The Scorpions capture the essence of passion and commitment in this emotional masterpiece, making it a favorite among fans worldwide.

Following "Still Loving You" is "Holiday", a track taken from the album "Lovedrive". This melodic gem blends acoustic guitars, captivating melodies, and poetic lyrics. It paints a vivid picture of an idyllic getaway, transporting listeners to a place of tranquility and freedom. The Scorpions' ability to craft catchy hooks and heartfelt choruses is evident in this enchanting composition.

Flipping the vinyl to side two, we are greeted by "When the Smoke is Going Down", extracted from the album "Blackout". This atmospheric ballad captures a sense of introspection and melancholy. Rudolf Schenker's intricate guitar work and Meine's emotive vocals create a somber yet captivating mood, reflecting upon the fleeting nature of life and the need for introspection.

"Always Somewhere", also from "Lovedrive", continues the theme of heartfelt introspection. This ballad delicately weaves together acoustic guitar melodies with poignant lyrics, evoking feelings of longing and nostalgia. Meine's tender vocal delivery adds a touch of vulnerability, allowing listeners to connect with the song on a deeply personal level.

Finally, "Lady Starlight", taken from "Animal Magnetism", concludes the album. With its ethereal atmosphere and haunting melodies, this track showcases the band's versatility. The Scorpions delve into a realm of mysticism and wonder, captivating audiences with their ability to create a captivating sonic landscape.

SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain is a testament to the Scorpions' mastery of the melodic rock genre. Through this collection, the band showcases their ability to craft powerful and emotive ballads that have stood the test of time. From the passionate and intense "Still Loving You" to the ethereal beauty of "Lady Starlight", each track on this 12" mini-LP vinyl offers a unique listening experience.

Decades after its original release, this album continues to captivate audiences and serves as a reminder of the Scorpions' impact on the world of rock music. With their signature blend of heartfelt lyrics, memorable melodies, and impeccable musicianship, the Scorpions have solidified their place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads - Spanish Release
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  Harvest 056-2603361 , 1984 , Made in Spain

SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain is a testament to the Scorpions' mastery of the melodic rock genre. Through this collection, the band showcases their ability to craft powerful and emotive ballads that have stood the test of time.

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  German Hard Rock Ballads 

Album Production information:

The album: "SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain" was produced by: Dieter Dierks for Breeze Music, Switzerland

Dieter Dierks is a German record producer and sound engineer, best known for his work in the music industry. He was born on 19 June 1944, in Stollberg, Germany.

Dierks is a highly regarded figure in the German music scene, and has been involved in the production and engineering of many successful albums and songs. He has worked with a wide range of artists and genres, including rock, pop, folk, and electronic music.

One of his most famous collaborations was with the hard rock band Scorpions, for whom he produced and engineered several albums in the 1970s and 1980s, including "Taken by Force," "Lovedrive," and "Animal Magnetism." These albums helped establish Scorpions as one of the leading hard rock bands of the era, and are widely regarded as classic examples of the genre.


In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Dierks is also known for his contributions to the field of recording technology. He has been involved in the development of several new recording techniques and technologies, and has been recognized for his contributions to the industry.

Overall, Dieter Dierks is a talented and influential figure in the world of music production and engineering, who has made a significant impact on the German and international music scenes.


Management: David Krebs, Steve Leber, Olaf Schrofer

Album cover photography: Helmut Newton

Record Label Information:

  Harvest 056-2603361

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Spain
Complete Track-listing of the album "SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SCORPIONS - Gold Ballads Spain" is:

    Side One:
  1. Still Loving You (from the album "Love at First Sting")
  2. Holiday (from the album "Lovedrive")
    Side Two:
  1. When the Smoke is Going Down (from the album "Blackout")
  2. Always Somewhere (from the album "Lovedrive")
  3. Lady Starlight (from the album "Animal Magnetism")
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  Scorpions is a German rock band that was formed in 1965 in Hanover, Germany. The band's original lineup consisted of Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass), and Herman Rarebell (drums). The band's early years were spent playing in clubs and bars in Germany, and they released their first album, "Lonesome Crow," in 1972.

 In the following years, Scorpions released several successful albums, including "Fly to the Rainbow" (1974), "In Trance" (1975), and "Taken by Force" (1977). The band gained international fame in the 1980s with the release of the albums "Animal" (1982) and "Blackout" (1982). These albums produced several hit songs, including "No One Like You," "Rock You Like a Hurricane," and "Still Loving You."

 In the 1990s, Scorpions released several more successful albums, including "Crazy World" (1990) and "Face the Heat" (1993). The band also gained a new generation of fans with the release of their power ballad "Wind of Change," which became a hit in many countries and was written by Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine.

 In 2015 Scorpions announced that their 17th studio album "Return to Forever" would be their last one, and that they would retire from touring after the album's release. However, in 2018 the band announced a new album, "Born to Touch Your Feelings - Best of Rock Ballads" and a world tour.

 Throughout their career, Scorpions has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has received numerous awards and accolades for their contributions to the music industry. They are considered one of the most successful German rock bands of all time.