First remastered re-release of the ninth full-length studio album by the legendary German Hard’n’Heavy band.
Although the Scorpions had already achieved fame after 1982's "Blackout", "Love At First Sting" brought them their biggest single of the decade, the slick anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane," with some greatly underrated songs to back it up. The album opens with the hair-raising "Bad Boys Running Wild" and continues with songs such as the memorable "Big City Nights" and the half-ballad, half-powerhouse rocker "Coming Home". The record also contains what just may be the band's best ballad ever, the tear-jerking "Still Loving You". Considering the fact that it has some of their best-ever singles, "Love At First Sting" is definitely a must for all fans of the Scorpions!!
“Love at First Sting” became the most successful album of the band in the USA where it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1984 and went triple Platinum. The song "Rock You Like a Hurricane" reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same year; "Still Loving You" reached number 64 on the same chart, number 14 in Germany, number 2 in the French and Swiss Top 50. This album is notable in that it was one of the first digitally recorded Heavy Metal albums ever released!
Mercury Records/PolyGram, 1984/1997 (314 534 787-2). Made in USA.
1. Bad Boys Running Wild 3:53
2. Rock You Like A Hurricane 4:10
3. I'm Leaving You 4:13
4. Coming Home 4:58
5. The Same Thrill 3:30
6. Big City Nights 4:02
7. As Soon As The Good Times Roll 5:02
8. Crossfire 4:33
9. Still Loving You 6:27
Total playing time: 40:48