Official Record Store Day 2019 edition
Release by Moonspell own label Alma Mater Records (2019)
Limited to 50 copies worldwide
Gatefold LP10", Transparent Red Vinyl
New and exclusive artwork by João Diogo Pereira (Alma Mater designer)
Remastered by Tue Madsen (2019)
Says Fernando Ribeiro, Alma Mater CEO:
MOONSPELL has always tried to be about the songs we write. We never wanted to reinvent the wheel. We were never seen ourslelves as progressive or groundbreaking. That ism for us, of little interest when compared with the chance of songwriting and form a solid body of music with the songs you wrote and decided for an album.
Scorpion Flower is one of our songs that was mostly and carefully crafted as a jewel. It’s the most melodic song of a quite in your face album and people say it’s beautiful. Female singers want to join us on stage to sing that song, girls feel the sting of the scorpion, and guys to get smell the flowers and that’s what a song is for: to leave an impression.
Any text about Scorpion Flower wouldn’t be completed without a reference to the “original female singer” Anneke V.Giersbergen who paved the way for those who followed. We wanted the original and she came down with a smile and left us with maybe one of her most memorable vocal contributions to a song.
The importance of this song as center piece in the divide of our carrer, as we left Century Media and joined SPV ranks, is now fully complete with the release of this single. Thank you so much and let us steal your mind for a while.
A1.Scorpion Flower (Feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)
B1.Scorpion Flower - Dark Lush Cut (Feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)
B2.Scorpion Flower - The Feeble Cut (Feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)