Unbreakable is the fifteenth studio album by German hard rock band Scorpionsreleased in Dance Like A Mother - Private Number (Club Mix) In this release, Scorpions return to the style of music of their most successful albums, after experimenting with many different concepts and influences in the s.
Despite critical acclaim and extensive touring of the album, Unbreakable was not a big hit on the charts. After the success of the cross-over album Moment of Glory recorded with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and of the unplugged album AcousticaScorpions reunited in studio with long-time producer Dieter Dierks to record two songs for the compilation album Bad for Good: Can You Feel It - Scorpions - Unbreakable Very Best of Scorpions.
The songs "Bad for Good" and "Cause I Love You" came from the band's archives and this was the first time Scorpions collaborated with Dierks in 14 years. Scorpions started actively to work on a new album while touring in Drummer James Kottak said: "We would sit in the back of the tour bus late night, playing each other songs each of us had written, writing, listening to new stuff on the radio, and brainstorming what each one of us thought which direction should the new CD take".
He explained: "We are classic rock, and most radio stations don't play that. But a lot of things are changing, so you never know.
After finishing the North American tour with Whitesnake in late Marchband members gathered at Scorpio Sound Studio to record the first batch of demos. They demoed a total of 16 songs and none of them made the album.
He explained: "On some songs I only play for Matthias, some only for Rudolf, and the sensitive ones I play for Klaus". Kottak said about the songs: "We now felt we have the meat of the record Once demos sessions concluded, Scorpions sent their demos to producers they wished to work with. Rock was on vacation and resting after the two-year production of Metallica 's album St. Anger ; Dierks was scrapped after a financial disagreement between him and members of Scorpions.
However, they were not ready for recording because they did not have a bass player, and none of the auditioned bass player had had Can You Feel It - Scorpions - Unbreakable to the demos recorded by the band.
Since there were no bass player during the demo sessions, all bass lines had been laid down by Jabs. After three days, he had recorded a total of 11 songs. Despite a total of 16 recorded songs, the band still felt they were missing some songs to complete the album. After those 4 songs The Rainbow Press - A Better Way / Theres A War On recorded, finally the band had a foundation of 12 songs to make an album.
Apart from those 12 songs, the album has one bonus song titled "Remember the Good Times", taken from one of the demo sessions. Later on, the band made a proper studio recorded version of the song, but eventually chose to use the demo version on the album and named it "Retro Garage Mix". Meine explained: "It sounds more rough and we like the feel of it.
And it has this retro feel also in the lyric". The album was mixed by Erwin Musper at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands ; the mixing process was completed on 4 February Four songs from the Unbreakable sessions were recorded for the album Sting in the Tail of Later, the Can You Feel It - Scorpions - Unbreakable wanted to put it on the album Humanity: Hour Ibut it did not fit the album style, so band finally recorded it for Sting in the Tail.
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