Former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell has taken on 13 songs from his ex-band to prepare them for unplugged. He was by no means squeamish with them. Some of the pieces were rearranged considerably. The "Loving You Sunday Morning" sung by Michael Voss opens the round dance in an exciting way. The flamenco guitar on "Passion Rules The Game", sung grandiosely by John Parr, goes one better. But there are also runaways to the bottom. That's how "Is There Anybody There?" looks like a Lady In Black infusion. Make It Real" profits from flamenco guitarist Jose Antonio Rodriguez, but is also carried by Doogie White's power voice. Unfortunately Joses' guitar skills can't save the fast "Dynamite", because guest singer Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell) destroys the song completely overaffected and counteracts the otherwise relaxed mood of the album. You could also have done without "Another Piece Of Meat" with Tony Martin (Black Sabbath). But not to the "Animal Magnetism" reminiscent of Led Zeppelin.
Top Track: Animal Magnetism