First remastered re-release of the sixth full-length album by the legendary German Hard’n’Heavy band.
“Lovedrive” was a major evolution of the band's sound, which exhibited their classic style that would be later developed over their next few albums. It is the band’s first album to be released by Harvest/EMI following the bands departure from label RCA. Prior to "Lovedrive"'s recording, the Scorpions' line-up had a major change when their lead guitarist, Uli Jon Roth, quit the band (not to mention, the rock genre was rapidly changing). Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, performed lead guitar on 3 songs. This is the first album to feature Matthias Jabs on lead guitar, and by extent, first to feature the band's "classic" line-up. With this in mind, the band not only highlighted the album with the licks and riffs of three guitarists (Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker, Matthias Jabs), but they also dramatically changed their style to sound more like that of Van Halen. This change is quite welcome; not only are the performances more unpredictable, but the lyrics and melodies are better written. In fact, some of the Scorpions' best songs, such as "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Holiday" and "Coast to Coast" are found here, making it one of their finest.
"Lovedrive" reached No. 55 on the US charts, demonstrating that the band was gathering an international following. Album certified as Gold on 28 May 1986 by the RIAA and ranked 25 on IGN's list of the top 25 Metal Albums.
Mercury Records/PolyGram, 1979/1997 (314 534 784-2). Made in USA.
1. Loving You Sunday Morning 5:39
2. Another Piece Of Meat 3:31
3. Always Somewhere 4:58
4. Coast To Coast 4:43
5. Can't Get Enough 2:38
6. Is There Anybody There? 3:59
7. Lovedrive 4:52
8. Holiday 6:32
Total playing time: 36:52