Heavy Metal Records released a version of The Scorpions album 'Lonesome Crow' in 1984 on the Heavy Metal Worldwide label. The original album release was on the German label, Brain Records in 1972. Brain Records mostly dealt with bands of the 'Krautrock' variety, which refers to the 'experiemental' music scene that graced West Germany in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
As for 'Lonesome Crow', Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine said in a 2010 interview;
With "Lonesome Crow", we were just a young band trying to find our way, trying to shape an artistic style to find the SCORPIONS DNA. There was a ballad with "In Search Of Peace Of Mind" and a psychedelic rocker with the title track, "I'm Goin' Mad" was a great rocker with Michael Schenker playing great solos. We were just a young band with talented guys with no idea on where to go from here. We brought in Uli Roth who had a Hendrix influence and Rudolf and I became a songwriter team. When Matthias Jabs joined the band, we found our style, fast riffs but great melodies along with the power ballads. I think from "Lonesome Crow" to "Sting In The Tail" we influenced many musicians. This Is our legacy, to leave many rock classics like "Rock You Like A Hurricane" to "Wind Of Change", which became the soundtrack for the end of the Cold War. Our final album shows that the SCORPIONS still burn for the passion of rock and roll and we love it. We are still a live band and many of the songs on the new album can be played live. With this record, we want to go out on the road and nail it every night.
A remastered version of the 'Lonesome Crow' album can be purchased/downloaded over on the Revolver Records website
Band Members (at the time of the 'Lonesome Crow' release):
Klaus Meine (Vocals)
Michael Schenker (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals)
Rudolf Schenker (Rhythm Guitar)
Lothar Heimberg (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals)
Wolfgang Dziony (Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals)
The Scorpions are set to tour across Mainland Europe, U.S.A, Canada and South America - April through to October 2012. Details of tour dates are available on The Scorpions Website.