Scorpions To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of “Wind Of Change” With New Box Set

Scorpions will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Wind Of Change” with a new deluxe box set. The effort, which is titled “Wind Of Change: The Iconic Song,” will be released on October 3 and it will feature five versions of the song, which served as an anthem for the end of the Cold War. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s what the box set will come with:

* 12″ LP and CD
* 84-pages hardcover book with story written by Dr. Edgar Klüsener, former editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and close confidant of the band
* Rare und exclusive photographs by Didi Zill, band photographer during that period
* Interview with Klaus Meine
* Material from Klaus Meine’s private archive
* Vocal and piano arrangement
* Handcrafted unique piece of the Berlin Wall customized with the red “Wind Of Change” star and a handwritten lyric by Klaus Meine.

Here’s the track listing:

CD:

01. “Wind Of Change” (“Crazy World” Version)
02. “Wind Of Change” (Scorpions & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Version)
03. “Ветер перемен” (Russian Version)
04. “Viento De Cambio” (Spanish Version)
05. “Wind Of Change” (Unreleased Demo Version by Klaus Meine)

LP:

Side A:

01. “Wind Of Change” (“Crazy World” Version)
02. “Wind Of Change” (Scorpions & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Version)

Side B:

01. “Ветер Перемен” (Russian Version)
02. “Viento De Cambio” (Spanish Version)
03. “Wind Of Change” (Unreleased Demo Version by Klaus Meine)

An alternate worldwide retail version of the box set will also be available in November. That version will include an 84-page book, a vocal and piano arrangement, a vinyl pressing, and a CD.

Klaus Meine had the following to say about “Wind Of Change,” which was inspired by the band’s performance at the 1989 Moscow Music Peace Festival:

“When we came on stage in the Lenin Stadium and started the show with Blackout, all the Red Army soldiers, who function as security, threw their hats and jackets in the air, turned to us and became part of the crowd. The world was changing right in front of our eyes. It was unbelievable!”

“In times of COVID-19 and all the wild conspiracy theories in these extremely trying times, Wind Of Change is like a hug, a good friend from a time when the hope for a peaceful world seemed to be fulfilled. The dream of peace lives on in this song.”

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