For it’s first SACD release, EMI Classics in Germany has selected the album “Moment of Glory”. The album is a Hybrid Layer Multichannel SACD which is playable on SACD and CD players.
If you’re not familiar with this album, it was recorded in early 2000 and features the German rock group The Scorpions accompanied by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Christian Kolonovits worked for several years to develop arrangements for the orchestra to fuse rock and classical music. In addition, on the title track “Moment of Glory”, Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine is also joined by a children’s choir from Vienna. Other guests on the album include Lyn Liechty, Zucchero and Ray Wilson. The album was mixed for Stereo and Multichannel SACD by Ronald Prent at Galaxy Studios in Belgium.
This album is clearly in the category of a “crossover release” vs. what you would normally consider a Classical Music release. However, if you’re a fan of the Scorpions rock group, or you want to try something completely different, this should prove to be an interesting Multichannel SACD release.
1. Hurricane 2000
2. Moment Of Glory
3. Send Me An Angel
4. Wind Of Change
5. Crossfire (Instrumental)
6. Deadly Sting Suite (Instrumental)
7. Here In My Heart
8. Still Loving You
9. Big City Nights
10. Lady Starlight
Moment of Glory in Multichannel SACD is now available in Germany as well as on the web from Amazon.De and the Red Trumpet audiophile store web site.
There has been talk of a future release of the album in Multichannel SACD on Angel/EMI Classics in the United States and Canada markets. But no release date for that edition has been set to date.