scorpions640 The Scorpions have made a previously unheard demo available for streaming.

The demo version of Midnight Blues Jam is included as a bonus track on the reissue of 1977 album Taken By Force. Scorpions will reissue the record on November 6th, along with World Wide Live, Love At First Sting, Savage Amusement, Lovedrive, Animal Magnetism and Tokyo Tapes to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.

A limited-edition, numbered vinyl box set is also planned.

On the reissue packages, the band say, “We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel.”

Stream Midnight Blues Jam below.

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  1. Uli Jon Roth is a guitar hero! This is THE kind of old school stuff that I love listening to! I still have most of the original Scorpions albums I bought when I was a kid. The Animal Magnetism album jacket I have has stupid drawings all over it my little brother drew on it when he was five or six years old. He’s 40 now and I’m still pissed about the “artwork” he added to the album cover. I’ve held on to it only because the record inside is still in awesome condition.

    1. VIRGIN KILLER is probably my favorite Uli era Scorpions album. Luckily, that one didn’t get any extra artwork added via a brat brother. I had on vinyl, now cd, the censored version of VIRGIN KILLER but I’ve seen a picture of the banned cover and it’s very understandable why it was banned.

  2. No argument, JamesK! While I’m partial to Matthias, there would be no Scorps 80’s to present without UJR. In fact, he’s very good via Social Media, re-tweeting my stuff when he’s referenced, etc. Uli influenced Mustaine, Hammett and countless others. Anyone unfamiliar with early Scorps, should go to YouTube, put on Virgin Killer’s Title Track and just crank it. Klaus’ voice is unreal and the guitars just shatter glass…

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