Scorpions – “Rhythm of Love” (1988) – Singles Box Set (The Scorpions Collection Series)

While at a record show here in Charlotte, one of the vendors had a Special Edition single of the Scorpions song “Rhythm of Love”. The single was a UK edition and it was a box set. On the cover it says it is a Special Boxed Set including record & Five Full Colour Cards. You know it isn’t a US release because color is spelled as “Colour”. The set was released in 1988 and I will say that my box is a little beat up and not in the greatest shape, but everything is there and I think it is still pretty cool.

As I said above, the set came with 5 full color pictures and what is cool is that they are double sided. On one side, you get a picture of each band member, up close and personal…

And then on the other side, you get the album pictures of their last 5 albums…

And then of course there is the music…

A SIDE:

The first single off the album was “Rhythm of Love” and was the most successful song on the album going to #6 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, but only to #75 on the Hot 100 which isn’t that great. It is a power ballad and rather quick on the album to throw that in if you were asking my opinion as it is the second song on ‘Savage Amusement’. It is hooky and catchy as hell which are two ingredients you need for a good ballad. The guitar riffs are great and the solo rips through perfectly. The only problem with it is it sounds like every other ballad out there which I believe was the point. One cool fact about the song is the backing vocals include the great Lee Aaron.

B SIDE:

The B Side is a pure power metal anthem, “We Let It Rock…You Let it Roll” is as close to the old Scorpions that we get on the album ‘Savage Amusement’. It is the most rock & roll song on the album and a great way to kick off Side 2 of said album. Some of the best guitar work on the album is on here with the cool riffs and a great solo. Finally a hint of what we love the most about the Scorpions on an album that was pretty slick and polished.

And that is it. I hope you enjoyed the little bonus piece in my collection. I know I enjoyed it!!

NEXT UP: BEST OF ROCKERS ‘N’ BALLADS (1989)

THE SCORPIONS COLLECTION SERIES:

  1. Lonesome Crow (1972)
  2. Fly to the Rainbow (1974)
  3. In Trance (1975)
  4. Virgin Killer (1976)
  5. Taken by Force (1977)
  6. Tokyo Tapes (1978)
  7. Lovedrive (1979)
  8. Best of Scorpions (1979)
  9. Animal Magnetism (1980)
  10. Rock Galaxy (1980) – Bonus Edition
  11. Blackout (1982)
  12. Hot & Heavy (1982)
  13. Love at First Sting (1984)
  14. Still Loving You Maxi Single (1984)
  15. Best of Scorpions Vol. 2 (1984)
  16. Gold Ballads (1984)
  17. World Wide Live (1985)
  18. Savage Amusement (1988)
  19. Rhythm of Love – Single (Box Set) (1988)
  20. Best of Rockers ‘n’ Ballads (1989)
  21. Crazy World (1990)
  22. Crazy World – 4 Track From Crazy World Promo Vinyl (1990)
  23. Tease Me Please Me Promo CD (1990)
  24. Don’t Believe Her Promo CD (1990)
  25. Send Me An Angle Promo CD (1991)
  26. Face the Heat (1993)
  27. Live Bites (1995)
  28. Pure Instinct (1996)
  29. Big City Nights (Compilation) (1998)
  30. Eye II Eye (1999)
  31. Moment of Glory (with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) (2000)
  32. Acoustica (2001)
  33. Unbreakable (2004)
  34. Humanity: Hour 1 (2007)
  35. Sting in the Tail (2010)
  36. Comeblack (2011)
  37. MTV Unplugged – Live in Athens (2013)
  38. Return to Forever (2015)
  39. Rock Believer (2022)
  40. The Albums Ranked Worst to First

20 thoughts on “Scorpions – “Rhythm of Love” (1988) – Singles Box Set (The Scorpions Collection Series)

          1. Actually Brian started to wear it for the exact opposite reason: I read in an interview that back then he had way too much hair, and to keep it from falling into his eyes during concerts his brother gave him a cap. But I guess nowadays he wears it for the same reason as Klaus, lol

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              1. There are hardly any ‘topless’ pics of Brian, so it’s hard to follow the progress of is hair recession, lol. But I caught a beach photo of the band ca. 1980 where he’s having a head full of locks, so there must be something to his story.

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  1. I never thought of it as a ballad, but a VERY lightweight rock song, therefore I don’t mind it coming so early on that album. It’s a shame they lost their sense for great melodies like this soon afterwards.

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