Label: BZ Records - 6933BL • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Humanity: Hour 1 is a concept album based on a loose storyline by Desmond Child and futurist Liam Carl, which predicts a world torn apart by a civil war between humans and robots. This apocalyptic nightmare serves as a warning shot to all humanity, whose only hope of survival is to reclaim our humanity. The album was produced by James Michael and Desmond Child, who also provide backing vocals. The song " Humanity " was performed for the first time by Scorpions on 24 March 2nd Movement: In Memoriam, Edgar Varese - The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out! Brussels, Belgium and released as the first single from the album.
Also of note is the band's logo on the album's cover: the text font is similar to their first two albums, as opposed to the band's more famous logo. Intro - Scorpions - Alive marks only the third time in the band's career and the first time in 33 years the less familiar font has been used.
However, if one looks closely, their more familiar logo can be seen on La Fiancee Du Timbalier - Malicorne - Malicorne 4 back of the neck of the gynoid. After Scorpions had finished the UK tour as special guest for Judas PriestIntro - Scorpions - Alive Schenker revealed that band had started working on a live video album which would later become Unbreakable World Tour One Night in Vienna and also revealed that the band was planning to start working on a new album in late Describing the upcoming album, Schenker said: "For now, I can only tell you that it's going to pick up where Unbreakable left off.
It will have superb power ballads and hard-rocking songs playable on commercial radio. I guess you can say that the new Scorpions album is going to sound fresh and rocking. Also one more thing, it's going to be a great album and not an album with one or two great songs". After the planned collaboration with Dierks did not happen, Scorpions had in mind to produce album by themselves at Rudolf Schenker's Scorpio Sound Studio, but were afraid that their efforts might not be good enough.
Schenker said: "We knew we wanted to make a special record. We wanted to make sure that Intro - Scorpions - Alive album was going to be a masterpiece. When we do an album these days it has to be something special. Scorpions had been working intensively on the songs during the concerts in and invited several producers to come over to Germany for an interview one of them was Roy Thomas Bakerbut band members weren't really pleased with what producers had to offer, so in the end band decided to choose Desmond Child and James Michael as the producers of the new album.
James Michael worked on the production of guitars, drums and bass. In the end of the second songwriting process, band had around 20 songs and many of those songs had a tone "too dark" from the lyrical standpoint, so band choose to eliminate many of the "darker" songs from the album and put in more optimistic songs.
In order to make those songs fit the concept of the album, songwriting teams had to rewrite the lyrics and the choruses on those songs. After the rehearsals, they started to arrange and Intro - Scorpions - Alive in different studios in the Los Angeles area. Guitars were recorded in one studio with James Michael, while Klaus Meine 's vocals were recorded with Desmond in another studio. Child also hired a vocal coach for Meine, to perform about an hour of vocal warm-up before the recording sessions.
Matthias Jabs explained: "Vocal cords are like muscles and you need to warm them up. Desmond was a visionary guy and knew if the vocalist is in good form, then he'll get what he wants from them".
In the period between October and Februaryband managed to record thirteen songs, of which twelve managed to make the album. Among the remaining 37 songs, several were recorded only as a demos. Child liked that song, but he did not like the lyrics, so he and Meine rewrote the lyrical part and the song became "The Game of Life". After recording process was completed, the band immediately started the promotional tour.
Since the album in that period was not mixed yet, the band had to collaborate with Desmond Child over the Internet in the mixing process. To do that, they had to download the whole album, get appropriate speaker system and later send comments to Child via Internet. Humanity: Intro - Scorpions - Alive I is a concept album based on a loose storyline by Desmond Child and futurist Liam Carl, which predicts a world torn apart by a civil war between humans and robots.
Speaking of the album sound, frontman Klaus Meine said: "We wanted to make an album that was up to date, with a more modern sound to Murakami - Plastic Palace Alice - The Great Depression without losing the Scorpion signature and I think it's still there. A lot of people feel it's a very good connection between the typical Scorpions sound but in a new way.
It wasn't so much that we were trying to experiment; we still wanted a Scorpions record but not so much a classic rock album like going back to the old days, the 80's.
We really wanted a record that would sound like ". Matthias Jabs explained: "Sometimes if you play the guitar riff dropped to Protection - Mr Peel - LP D, it will not only sound different but play different. But what ever was the best for the vocals is how we proceeded.
It is no point in recording something if it is too stressful for the singer to sing New Song - Stone Temple Pilots - Europe - U.S.A.
1993. The album title and artwork were first released through the official French Scorpions fan club Crazyscorps in February The fan club website was closed soon after.
Delay of the album release in North America happened because the band had changed their US management and also because Desmond Child was afraid of the album leaking on the Internet. Humanity: Hour I generally received very good reviews. Dan Marsicano from mania. Hard-rock yes, but with a slightly different radio vibe that might not please the die-hard fans". The album also received some negative critics. Ben Intro - Scorpions - Alive from Daily Vault rated album with C- stating that "it sounds more like an album written by two Intro - Scorpions - Alive of latter-day Intro - Scorpions - Alive with the Scorpions performing the music".
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