we did. But between 2011 and now, and even this year, the songwriting process has still been strong as a songwriting team. This is something, after so many years, that makes you feel really good about it. Because, with all those anniversaries around, there is hardly any incentive to put any music, and that's what we will do. There will be an album out next year, and it's not so much about old material, it's much more about a new album and new stuff, new songs.
We started [the new album writing process by] going back to the 80s and we picked some songs that were never finished, really, songs with working lyrics only. But some of those were pretty strong compositions, with great energy and stuff. And we picked some of them up. But in the end, I think we have a great balance between some of those 80s songs, like this early material - and those songs were never really finished and that was the reason they were never released. Actually, I think we have two songs from the 'MTV Unplugged' where we said they would be cool if they would be on the album as electric versions, and the rest is all new. And that's a pretty good balance, I think."
Scorpions have been one of my favourite bands for over 10 years now, so I'm really excited about this new album. We all know that back in 2010, they announced their retirement, but a couple of years later, they officially called off the retirement and announced that there will be more tours and new music in the future. I've yet to see Scorpions live, so I need to make sure to catch them when they come through. They will be embarking on their 50th Anniversary tour next year with a few European dates already announced, and many more to come.
Return To Forever will be available in the following formats:
- Standard CD: 12 songs, 12 page booklet
- Limited edition: 24 page booklet, 4 bonus songs
- LP limited edition: Double LP (12 songs)
- 50th Birthday Box: limited collector's edition with ecobook (16 songs) + 2CD
- Audiobook (interviews track by track, t-shirt exclusive, post-card, EP, USB key, backstage pass.
Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Here's some exciting news to start your day off. Scorpions have announced all the details, including the title, album art, release date and track listing for their much-anticipated new studio album. The album will be titled Return To Forever, and will be released in Europe on February 23rd. The album will be the follow up to 2010's Sting In The Tail.
Klaus Meine speaks about the new album: "When we started a few years ago, when we thought about this album, to put out something for our die-hard fans, we were thinking about maybe we'd find some good material from back in the 80s, and find some old diamonds and pearls [that were never fully fleshed out], and
Return To Forever track listing
01. Going Out With A Bang
02. We Built This House
03. Rock My Car
04. House Of Cards
05. All For One
06. Rock 'N' Roll Band
07. Catch Your Luck & Play
08. Rollin' Home
09. Hard Rockin' The Place
10. Eye Of The Storm
11. The Scratch
12. Gypsy Life
13. The World We Used To Know (bonus track)
14. Dancing With The Moonlight (bonus track)
15. When The Truth Is A Lie (bonus track)
16. Who We Are (bonus track)
17. Delirious (iTunes bonus track)