Scorpions ‎– Sting In The Tail

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Sting in the Tail is the seventeenth studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was released on March 19, 2010 in Europe (March 14 in Greece) and was released on March 23 in North America. It initially was supposed to be their last studio album, but in fact the band continued to release other albums, both live and studio, afterwards.

In an interview with the Songfacts website, Rudolf Schenker explanier that their goal was to update their sound from their classic period in the 1980s. He explained: "If you take the best song elements from the '80s albums, and put these on one album, you come up with the Sting in the Tail album. So in this case we tried to re-invent the Scorpions sound from the '80s, using the same DNA after putting in a modern twist, to make it sound like today's music."

The album has a duet featuring the Finnish symphonic metal singer Tarja Turunen, in the song "The Good Die Young".

A tentative title for the album was Humanity: Hour II, however this was eventually scrapped.

First week sales in the United States were 18,500 copies sold placing it at No. 23 on the Billboard 200. In Germany the album debuted at No. 2, but fell in its second week to No. 3, in France at No. 16 and in Greece at No. 1. The album also peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Rock Charts.

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88697 64472 2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 64472 2 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
ALBB-0022 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(2xCD, Album) Alibaba ALBB-0022 China 2010 Sell This Version
8869 759330-2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 8869 759330-2 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
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B001405502 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) UMe B001405502 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
88697 59330 2, none Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany), Real News 88697 59330 2, none Greece 2010 Sell This Version
88697593302 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697593302 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
88697 59330 2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 59330 2 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
88697 64472 2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 64472 2 Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
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88697 59330 20 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 59330 20 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
88697 75007 2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL, Reg + Pre) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 75007 2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
88697 75003 2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album, DBS) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 75003 2 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
88697 64472 2 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album, Dig) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 64472 2 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
886977926020 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album, Ltd + DVD-V) Sony Music, Perfect Music Entertainment 886977926020 Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
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3296-1 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(CD, Album, Unofficial) Vigma 3296-1 Belarus 2010 Sell This Version
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88697 59330 1 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(LP, Album) Sony Music, Columbia SevenOne Music 88697 59330 1 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
88697 593301 Scorpions Sting In The Tail(LP, Album) Sony Music 88697 593301 US 2010 Sell This Version
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nickwatsonman

nickwatsonman

August 22, 2018
referencing Sting In The Tail, LP, Album, 88697 59330 1

Such a good sound. So beautiful. There are no words, I am crying.