SCORPIONS: Demo Version Of Previously Unreleased Song ‘Running For The Plane’ From ‘Blackout’ Era

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have posted a previously unreleased demo version of a song called “Running For The Plane”, written and recorded during the “Blackout” sessions in 1982. The song thrills with a classic SCORPIONS guitar riff on a groovy backbeat and shows why Klaus Meine is one of the best singers in heavy rock. “Blackout” is, for sure, a masterpiece in rock music and the demo of “Running For The Plane” is a rare piece from the band’s heaviest era.

1965 marks the starting point of one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, SCORPIONS embarked on a journey that would lead them around the globe and would establish them as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

With the November 6 release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions, the SCORPIONS celebrate their impressive achievements and open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, rough mixes and rare live concert footage.

In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all CD releases are equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and, single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes by Edgar Klüsener, a former editor in chief of Metal Hammer who has followed the band’s career closely over several decades. Five of the eight albums are accompanied with a DVD that contains live concert footage from the respective period, together with TV performances and in-depth interviews with the band. In these interviews, they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums: “Lovedrive”, “Blackout”, “Love At First Sting”, “World Wide Live” and “Savage Amusement”.

The remastered LP formats are released on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing. They also come with an audio CD, featuring the original track listing and the same bonus audio as the CD formats. A limited and numbered Deluxe Box Set will contain all remastered vinyl discs.

SCORPIONS said: “It’s hard to summarize 50 years in words, but listening back to all those songs — many of them them previously unreleased — recorded in one of our most creative periods, really took us back in time. This was a very heartfelt project for all of us. It brought back great memories whilst we rediscovered our musical DNA by listening to the archives, selecting dozens of unreleased songs and early versions of well-known SCORPIONS anthems. We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel.”

“Blackout” track listing (CD+DVD):

Disc 1:

Blackout
Can’t Live Without You
No One Like You
You Give Me All I Need
Now!
Dynamite
Arizona
China White
When The Smoke Is Going Down
Blackout (Unreleased demo)
Running For The Plane (Unreleased demo song)
Sugar Man (Unreleased demo song)
All My Love (Unreleased demo song)
Searching For The Rainbow (Unreleased demo song)

Disc 2:

No One Like You (Video clip)
Arizona (Video clip)
Blackout (Rock Pop In Concert)
Loving You Sunday Morning (Rock Pop In Concert)
Coming Home (Rock Pop In Concert)
Always Somewhere (Rock Pop In Concert)
Holiday (Rock Pop In Concert)
Can’t Live Without You (Rock Pop In Concert)
Dynamite (Rock Pop In Concert)
Can’t Get Enough (Rock Pop In Concert)
Make It Real (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert)
The Zoo (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert)
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

“Love At First Sting” track listing (2CD+DVD)

Disc 1:

Bad Boys Running Wild
Rock You Like A Hurricane
I’m Leaving You
Coming Home
The Same Thrill
Big City Nights
As Soon As The Good Times Roll
Crossfire
Still Loving You
Coming Home (Unreleased demo)
Living At Night (Unreleased demo song)
First Sting Jam No. 1 (Unreleased demo)
Anytime (You Want It) (Unreleased demo song)
Still Loving You (Unreleased demo)

Disc 2 (Live At Madison Square Garden, New York City (June 7, 1984)

Intro
Coming Home
Blackout
Bad Boys Running Wild
Loving You Sunday Morning
Big City Nights
Holiday (Acoustic)
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Zoo
Dynamite

Disc 3:

Rock You Live A Hurricane (Video clip)
I’m Leaving You (Video clip)
Big City Nights (Video clip)
Rock You Like A Hurricane (TV Show Germany 1985)
Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1985)
Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1984)
Big City Nights (Monsters Of Rock Germnay 1986)
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

“World Wide Live” tracklisting (CD+DVD):

Disc 1:

Countdown
Coming Home
Blackout
Bad Boys Running Wild
Loving You Sunday Morning
Make It Real
Big City Nights
Coast To Coast
Holiday
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Can’t Live Without You
Another Piece Of Meat
Dynamite
The Zoo
No One Like You
Can’t Get Enough (Part 1)
Six String Sting
Can’t Get Enough (Part 2)

Disc 2:

Coming Home (Originally only available on VHS)
Blackout
Big City Nights
Loving You Sunday Morning
No One Like You
Holiday
Bad Boys Running Wild
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Dynamite
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

“Savage Amusement” track listing (CD+DVD):

Disc 1:

Don’t Stop At The Top
Rhythm Of Love
Passion Rules The Game
Media Overkill
Walking On The Edge
We Let It Rock…You Let It Roll
Every Minute Every Day
Love On The Run
Believe In Love
Taste Of Love (Unreleased demo song)
Edge Of Time (Unreleased demo song)
Don’t Wait Too Long (Unreleased demo song)
Fast And Furious (Unreleased demo)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Unreleased demo)
Living For Tomorrow (Unreleased demo song)
I Can’t Explain

Disc 2:

Rhythm Of Love (Video clip)
Passion Rules The Game (Video clip)
Believe In Love (Video clip)
I Can’t Explain (Video clip)
* Documentary with clips and live material To Russia With Love
* Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

Check out a trailer below.

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Source: Blabbermouth

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