Scorpions will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of 'Wind of Change', a politically themed hit track, with a brand new box that comes with a real piece of the Berlin Wall.
The 1991 ballad was in response to the massive political and social changes that swept across communist countries like Germany and the Soviet Union. Written by frontman Klaus Meine, the song was retroactively associated with the fall of the Berlin Wall that happened in 1989 and where the band performed the song live at during the 10th anniversary celebration.
Watch the band perform Wind of Change with the Berlin Philharmonic above.
With the rare chance to own a piece of the Berlin Wall, the box is limited to only 2020 copies. It'll also feature five different versions of the song both on CD and vinyl, plus a previously unreleased demo by Meine. The box set will also include a 84-page hardcover book featuring rare photographs and the story behind the song's creation.
Earlier this year, a multi-part podcast series featured the song, exploring the rumour that it was actually written by the CIA to boost anti-communist sentiment in European companies. But when Meine was interviewed for the series, Meine debunked the theory, but agreed that it would've been "a good idea for a movie".
Scorpions 'Wind of Change' Box Set Tracklist
- Wind of Change (Crazy World Version)
- Wind of Change (Scorpions & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Version)
- Ветер перемен (Russian Version)
- Viento de Cambio (Spanish Version)
- Wind of Change (Unreleased Demo by Klaus Meine)