Scorpions release Humanity: Hour I
Humanity: Hour I is a concept album (and sixteenth studio recording) by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, which was released in Europe on May 14, 2007 and in the United States and Canada on August 28, 2007.
The leading song "Humanity" was performed by Scorpions on March 24, 2007 at Brussels, Belgium.
The album was produced by James Michael and Desmond Child, who also provide backing vocals. The first single was "Humanity".
Also of note is the band's logo on the album's cover (Concept by Desmond Child and Concept /Design by Futurist Liam Carl): the text font is similar to their first two albums, as opposed to the band's more famous logo. This marks only the third time in the band's career (and the first time in 33 years) the less familiar font has been used. However, if one looks closely, their more familiar logo can be seen on the back of the neck of the female android.
The opening track "Hour I" has been used as the intro of the NHL's Minnesota Wild since the 2007-08 season.