West German rock band Scorpions plan to release a box set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of politically themed “Wind of Change.”
Scorpions will release the exclusive box set Wind of Change: The Iconic Song on October 3, 2020.
The centerpiece of the box set is a handcrafted unique piece of the Berlin Wall customized with the red “Wind of Change” star and a handwritten lyric by front Klaus Meine.
“When we came on stage in the Lenin Stadium and started our show by playing ‘Blackout,’ the 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 indescribable!” Meine said about the song.
The box set contains an 84-page hardcover book written by Dr. Edgar Klüsener, former editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and close confidant of the band, who interviewed Meine exclusively for this purpose and writes about the genesis and impact of the song.
It also contains several pages of photographs from the band’s photographer Didi Zill and from Meine’s private archive, as well as the handwritten lyrics for “Wind of Change” by Meine.
The box set also includes a vocal and piano arrangement of “Wind of Change” as well as a CD and 12″ LP with 5 versions of the song: the original album version, the Berlin Philharmonic version, the Russian and Spanish and an unreleased demo version by Meine.
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