Q - 5/95, p.1123 Stars
- Good - "...well recorded, pristinely performed and emotionally-wracked when needed..."
Personnel: Klaus Meine, Rocq-E-Harrell (vocals); Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs (guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, background vocals); Herman Rarebell (keyboards, drums); Luke Herzog (keyboards); Ralph Rieckermann (upright bass, background vocals); Fred White , Linda McCrary, Alfie Silas, Rick Nelson (programming).
Audio Mixers: Ronald Prent; Erwin Musper; Albert Boekholt.
Recording information: Goodnight L.A. Studios; Scorpio Sound Studio, Germany; Wisseloord Studio, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Photographer: Fernando Aceves.
As the title suggests, Live Bites is a collection of live tracks from the Scorpions, recorded at a time (between 1988 and 1995) when they weren't at the top of their form, despite the hit single "Winds of Change." There are occasional highlights that might make the CD worthwhile for the band's most dedicated fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine