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Artist: R.A.W.

Title: First

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R.A.W. First Album Cover


Category: Melodic Hard Rock

Year: 1995

Label: Septima / MTM Classix (Germany)

Catalog Number: 0681-95


Bo Lindmark Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Michael Larson Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin
Anders Lindmark Bass
Adam Karsnas Drums, Percussion
Zia Lindberg Vocals On Track 9
Ian Haugland Percussion
Tommy Nilsson Backing Vocals


1.  Ran Out Of Love  4:29   Listen
2.  50/50  3:31   Listen
3.  Turn Back Time  3:58   Listen
4.  Don't Tell Me Lies  4:17   Listen
5.  Michelle  4:22   Listen
6.  Why Stop  3:32   Listen
7.  T.G.I.F.  3:35   Listen
8.  Golddiggers  2:34   Listen
9.  Touch Of Love Duet With Zia Lindberg  4:14   Listen
10.  Too Hot To Handle  3:58   Listen
11.  Since You've Been Gone  3:16   Listen
12.  First Time Love  4:18   Listen
13.  It Just Came Down Bonus Track  4:18   Listen
14.  I Believe Bonus Track  3:05   Listen
Total Running Time:  53:27

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Existing comments about this CD

From: jessica96fish Date: October 21, 2004 at 8:34
this i think i like a bit better than now were cooking.but both worth picking up.this one has been re won't cost an arm and a leg.

From: AOR Date: November 8, 2004 at 13:02
Superb CD,get this at all costs!

From: Erik Date: January 11, 2005 at 16:39
Excellent album !Something like Transit meets Rat Bat Blue with a hinch of Great King Rat. Great choruses ! Nice uptempo songs, good ballads. Yeah a real feel good album. And whats more no fillers IMO. Get it !

From: Erik Date: February 18, 2005 at 8:16
Featuring the two ex Dalton members Bo and Anders Lindmark. Love this one. It really is superb. 8,5/10

From: TIM (2) Date: February 18, 2005 at 9:00
Have always been pretty disappointed with this. It's heavier than Dalton were and IMHO just doesn't have the melody or the songs that great band had. It's okay, and I enjoy the ballads, but I don't see the Rat Bat Blue comparison, and for me it's no more than a 6/10.

From: Erik Date: February 18, 2005 at 9:44
Heavier ? Hmmm are you listening to the same album. This has nothing to do with heavy man. Its agreable melodic rock. And its not a copy of rat bat blue its a mix of the bands i mentioned. Please read before commenting my comments. Anyways i love it. Its quality scandi rock to be found here. 8,5/10

From: TIM (2) Date: February 18, 2005 at 10:16
Erik, Apologies for not agreeing with your comments. You are - of course - completely right and I am wrong so I will now start enjoying this album. I guess it just sounds heavier to me because it lacks keyboards, but IMHO it doesn't rate close to Dalton.

From: z4roxx Date: February 18, 2005 at 14:04
ahahaha heavier ahahahah!!If R.A.W.are heavier maybe Dalton played Death Metal ahahahahaha!

From: Erik Date: February 20, 2005 at 3:11
Tim i know taste differs. And thats cool. And if you dont like it. Thats cool 2. And when you say Dalton is better. Well i can live with that. But 2 call RAW heavy is just like saying ( like z4roxx wrote) Dalton played death metal. Anyways i hope that at some point in time you will appreciate this album from RAW.

From: Geoff Date: February 20, 2005 at 6:42
Surprised to see my comment on this one has disappeared and I don't recall the highlights off this disc now, but I quite like it. I believe it's one of those one gem for every filler discs, exchanging between the two and to these ears it just sounds like a (excuse the pun) rawer version of Dalton. Very similar sound, but not as polished and without the wall of keyboards. I probably prefer Dalton, but tracks like the opener, 'Turn back time' and 'Since you've been gone' are awesome. Great disc.

From: z4roxx Date: February 20, 2005 at 18:40
I must drop 2 more lines about R.A.W.,well...If you think to hear again Dalton surely you'll not so happy to got this cd but,try to give a chance to them!It's really an amazing album full of great new ideas and here you can really hear what means the aor evolution after 80's.Love this cd and this band and do not think to Dalton,they were awesome but after them R.A.W.were an immense replacement,IMO.

From: TIM (2) Date: February 21, 2005 at 3:51
Dear Erik, I'll give it another try as I love the other bands you mentioned (Rat Bat Blue/Great King Rat etc) and of course Dalton, but this is off collecting dust in my cupboad somewhere. I think Geoff nailed-it, it sounds less polished than Dalton, but I'll dig it out again to see if my opinion's changed...

From: Erik Date: March 15, 2005 at 11:53
Today i got the new release (2004) by MTM. With the 2 bonus tracks. Yep as i said before this is just great scandi rock. And maybe less depth in the songs then the top scandi bands( Daltom, Skagarack, Great King Rat) but still this is just excellent stuff and so agreable to listen to( and surely belongs in the Rat Batblue and T'Bell listings). 8,5/10

From: Erik Date: March 17, 2005 at 7:02
Changed your mind already Tim ? Yeah admit it you have

From: TIM (2) Date: March 17, 2005 at 13:57
Hey Erik, I don't mind it but haven't completely warmed to it. I do still prefer all the bands listed above (Rat Bat Blue, Dalton, Great King Rat's debut) to this. I prefer is for the more polished sound of these bands. Got my copy of the new SHA-BOOM album 'The Race is On' today which I prefer, is the more typical Scandi sound. I'll keep listening.

From: Erik Date: March 18, 2005 at 3:47
Hey Tim, just keep listening and i am sure that one day you will see the (RAW)light Hows the Sha-Boom release by the way ? Typical Scandi sound you say ? Hmm sounds like i need to place my order !

From: TIM (2) Date: March 18, 2005 at 4:31
Yeah, the Sha-Boom is very good. Heavier than they ever have been but still very melodic. The album's a little patchy to be honest (and I've never been a big fan of his vocals) but is still they type of pure AOR that you don't hear very often these days...

From: Erik Date: March 18, 2005 at 4:56
A little heavier ? Thats al the info i needed Tim. Perfect! Will order my copy today Thanks again.

From: hair metal again Date: September 11, 2017 at 13:20
very good debut for R.A.W. back in 95 with their sound being guitar driven ,with great vocals and lines that mostly suit to mid tempos!i agree with the Great King Rat comparison in some moments and i d say that Swedish bands usually delivered ,especially in the 90 s!"ran out of love","turn back time",'dont tell me lies" and "too hot to handle " are the highlights of this beautiful release

From: metalmastermusic Date: January 24, 2020 at 20:50
Really enjoyed this album and while it features two of the guys from Dalton the forgotten player is guitarist Michael Larson from Coldspell. This a great piece of melodic rock and surely a staple in every melodic rock collectors collection.

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