Scorpions release Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years is a two disc set compilation album of hits, two live versions and two previously unreleased songs by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released by Mercury Records in 1997.

The cover art for this album like many previous Scorpions album cover was replaced with an alternative cover for some releases due to the nudity on the original cover. The cover art for both was created by John Scarpati.