Scorpions Tokyo Tapes 1978

Tokyo Tapes is the first live album released by the Scorpions. It was recorded in Japan in April 1978 and captured the last time star guitarist Ulrich Roth played with the band.

Scorpions Tokyo Tapes 1978

Scorpions Tokyo Tapes 1978

Set List

  1. All Night Long – 3:44
  2. Pictured Life – 3:12 (Virgin Killer)
  3. Backstage Queen – 3:44 (Virgin Killer)
  4. Polar Nights – 6:43 (Virgin Killer – the live song is missing from single disc releases of Tokyo Tapes and included on Taken By Force)
  5. In Trance – 5:25 (In Trance)
  6. We’ll Burn the Sky – 8:07 (Taken By Force)
  7. Suspender Love – 3:38 (a bonus on Taken By Force)
  8. In Search of the Peace of Mind – 3:02 (Lonesome Crow)
  9. Fly to the Rainbow – 9:39 (Fly to the Rainbow)
  10. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man – 5:22 (Taken By Force)
  11. Speedy’s Coming – 3:40 (Fly to the Rainbow)
  12. Top of the Bill – 6:45 (In Trance)
  13. Hound Dog – 1:14
  14. Long Tall Sally – 2:50
  15. Steamrock Fever – 3:41 (Taken By Force)
  16. Dark Lady – 4:18 (In Trance)
  17. Kōjō no Tsuki – 3:35 (a Japanese folk song given The Scorpions treatment)
  18. Robot Man – 5:47 (In Trance)

Performance

The band at this stage was:

Klaus Meine – lead vocals
Ulrich Roth – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on Polar Nights, Fly to the Rainbow and Dark Lady
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals,
Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals
Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion, backing vocals

He’s A Woman, She’s A Man from 1978

We’ll Burn The Sky from 1977

What People Say About This Live Album

Although this is recognised as a classic hard rock live album, I haven’t seen it included in any of the best live albums lists.

It has great reviews on Amazon and it is doing well in my readers poll for the best heavy metal live albums.

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