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FATE - Scratch'n Sniff +2 / New CD 1990/2005 Remastered / 90s Hard Rock Denmark
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Fate - Scratch 'N Sniff (CD, 1990, Toshiba-EMI Ltd., Japan) TOCP-6650 VERY RARE
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Scratch 'N Sniff

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Category: AOR

Year: 1990

Label: EMI (Holland)

Catalog Number: 564-7 95557 2

Average Rating: 87 / 100 (38 ratings)


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Per Henriksen vocals
Bjarne Holm drums
Mattias Eklundh guitar
Peter Steincke bass
1.  Gotta Have It All  4:35
2.  You're the Best (Money Can Buy)  3:18
3.  Walk on Fire  6:01
4.  Freedom  5:12
5.  Won't Let You Down  4:30
6.  The Whalesong  1:01
7.  Larry  4:00
8.  Good Times Coming  4:33
9.  One By One  3:58
10.  Surgeon in Love  6:42
11.  Wanna Be Your Lover  4:52
12.  Think For Yourself  3:55
Total Running Time:  52:37

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Motley Date: July 31, 2001 at 7:41
Very rare item this one but the best cd from this group ever. Especially the killer guitarist MATTIAS IA EKLUND. I think there's more quality behind this songs and they sound much better than the prior releases.A MUST FOR A SCANROCK FANATIC!!! Skide fedt!!!!!!!!Lead guitarist can now be found in FREAK KITCHEN and Bjarne Holm in MERCYFUL FATE. The vocalist latest appeared on the YNGWIE MALMSTEEN LIVE 1999 cd

From: GW Date: September 11, 2001 at 5:56
Killer cd.Hey Motley,have 2 in my collection w/obi strips. A no brainer if you come across it.

From: Kim Date: January 23, 2002 at 14:57
Got this cd at a used cd store today at only 5 USD..................damn its much better than I expected, and damn the guitar player is good.

From: Mike Date: March 22, 2002 at 13:04
Mama! this guitarist!!

From: West Of Sunset Date: March 31, 2002 at 21:10
what a guitar player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the best guitar player i ever heard, listen the song 'One by One', it´s amazzzzzzing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE OF THE BEST CD I EVER BOUGHT!!!! FOR CONTACT:haremscarem@eresmas.com

From: miganggon Date: April 3, 2002 at 13:46
If you enjoy listening melodic hard rock music, this is your album. you got everything: great chorus,great vocalist,great guitar solos, we need more albums like this

From: Knuckles Date: April 5, 2002 at 0:08
Awesome cd. Miganggon,if you like this,check out Freak Kitchen-'appetizer'.Same dude on guitar.They came out with 2 others that went to more alternative sound which I think is crap,but everybody has their tastes.Get Appetizer though,great cd.

From: motley Date: April 23, 2002 at 21:01
Eklund fuckin rulez!!!! Scandinavians answer to Steve Vai. Really amazing!!!!!!!

From: Patrik Ek Date: June 6, 2002 at 3:52
Yeah, this CD is awesome. And to all of you whp admire Mr Eklundh guitar playing, check out his own band he formed in 1992 (after leaving Fate) FREAK KITCHEN. More info at the official site www.freakkitchen.com or at the fan site http://come.to/freakkitchen. And did I say Eklundh only was 19 years of age recording the Fate album? Pretty amazing! Cheers, Patrik Ek

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 7, 2002 at 9:19
Lo que en pricipio deberia ser un disco aceptable,pasa a la categoria de IMPRESCINDIBLE por el trabajo de guitarra de Matthias Eklundh.Dios mio como vacila el tio.Papa comprame una guitarra.DISCO:8.5/10 MATTHIAS:10/10

From: xxxavi Date: September 5, 2002 at 5:29
Vaya cañonazo de disco! increible en todos los sentidos,solos marcianos,melodias majestuosas...una pasada

From: robert Date: December 19, 2002 at 17:23
Diosssss!! gracias Jose por dejarme escuchar este pedazo d guitarrista q es el MATHIAS!! solo se me ocurre una cosa: INCONMENSURABLE!! me ha dejado Helado, una mezcla del Ronnie lee tekro con eddie van halen y con steve stevens, para flipar por un tubo!! La guitarra lo mejor!! se no ta no jjj.. Gracias Jose!!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: December 19, 2002 at 19:31

From: Scandinavia Date: December 30, 2002 at 11:21
Couldn't agree more..really awesome shredding...The album was recorded in my hometown...Proud to live here! HAHA...They supported Pretty Maids on their Jump The Gun tour in 90. This album was the last Fate album and can't be considered as AOR...more like a blend between Hardrock and melodic heavy rock with great and catchy melodies and of course those crazy over-the-top solos. Amazing!!! Unconventional for a Danish band...Where's a review of their debut? Also a great album...

From: Federico Date: May 20, 2003 at 22:23
This album is a master piece. I'll keep on spin it since one year, It's always a pleasure. My favorite song is one by one. It's a shame that I've to download it, It's very difficult to find the original. This band was underrated, they deserve the same success of band like Europe and Bon Jovi.

From: javi Date: August 27, 2003 at 5:55
por si alguien no lo sabe en septiembre viene este pedazo de monstruo de la guitarra(Mathias Eklundh)con el grupo que tiene ahora(FREAK KITCHEN),y si ya ese solo dato es mas que suficiente para no perderselo imaginate si ademas justo despues de el se sube al escenario otro genio como ANDY TIMMONS!!!!!!! cita obligada,en barcelona el 26,SALA BIKINI.

From: GEORGE Date: October 8, 2003 at 6:33

From: Sergio Busquets Date: November 12, 2003 at 13:04
The best guitar player I ever heard and the best album of melodic hard rock forever, Hear to believe.

From: Reinhard Date: February 24, 2004 at 12:21
Superior melodic Rock/Heavy Metal album. Mathias Eklundh has got such a great melodic feeling! Killer guitar player!

From: ANTONIO JOSÉ Date: March 8, 2004 at 16:02

From: antonio josé Date: March 9, 2004 at 7:12
javi esto va para ti. el concierto que Mathias de los Fate, también tocaron Andy Timmons y Tony Hernández aqui en Murcia en la Sala Gammma

From: garone Date: March 18, 2004 at 10:50
un disco acojonante con una voz y unas guitarras increibles. Las letras también están bien. Se puede decir que Mathias es un Dios de la guitarra. El tema 'Surgeon in love' es una obra maestra....

From: Great Dane Date: April 2, 2004 at 20:33
http://www.peitersen.com/ Apparently this GEMM is beeing printed again and remastered. Check the link at read the news about it. Go to the news section.

From: Great Dane Date: April 30, 2004 at 10:56
Eklundh is GOD on a guitar. This is one of the best hard rock albums Ive ever heard.

From: T-Bone Date: April 30, 2004 at 14:47
Mattias Eklundh is a good friend of my friend Krister Pihl. Krister moved to Minnesota about 10 years ago and also played with the band Cain's Alibi which is also on this site. He speaks of Mattias often and the 'mischief' they tend to get into when he goes back to visit. I never realized that Mattias did anything other than with Freak Kitchen. I'll have to get this cd.

From: Great Dane Date: April 30, 2004 at 15:26
T-Bone. trust me. You want this cd. He does some of the best playing Ive ever heard. Im Not sure but I think Eklundh played ina band called Frozen Eyes before this. Can anyone confirm this.?? I think they released 1 cd.

From: T-Bone Date: April 30, 2004 at 17:42
You are correct: http://www.freakkitchen.com/band/mattias/biography.html

From: io Date: July 3, 2004 at 5:49
fucking freak 'chicken' guitarist!!!!! aaaamaaaazing flamboyant style, anyway...

From: the oz rocker Date: July 25, 2004 at 14:30
hey per johanson, its great 2 c u back in fate, its great talking 2 u at deep impact, thanks for the autograph, i hope peter gets well soon so i can meet him again, someday........ hardcore romance rules!

From: emi Date: August 1, 2004 at 12:12
escondido, de repente aparece este dios de las seis cuerdas y me ha dejado alucinado, que manera de tocar, elegante , tecnico, melodico, brutal. y al cantante no te lo pierdas, TODO BUENISIMO

From: harder Date: August 30, 2004 at 21:32
que guitarrista,que cantante, que canciones, que todo,guau 10 de 10.

From: Geoff Date: August 31, 2004 at 9:43
One of my favourite CDs of all time. Not a thing wrong with this one at all - but there never was with Fate releases. Awesome songs, riffs and lyrics. 'You're the best(Money can buy' is melodic perfection,'Walk on fire' is just bliss,'Freedom' is a great ballad, 'Won't let you down' is again melodic perfection, 'Larry' and 'Surgeon in love' are two of the best - hilarious and PERFECT melodic hard rock, as is 'One by one'. One of the best albums ever. 9.5/10

From: r.s.-rocks Date: September 1, 2004 at 19:06
A great CD. The Band is back together for a few concerts and a new Album. They did a great gig in munich, germany in July- and I missed it! Shit!

From: ashen_light Date: September 12, 2004 at 15:42
My God!!! I will make a frame of gold to put this CD in!! Probably the best AOR album in history!It has everything:intriguing melodies,excellent vocals,great lyrics, engaging choruses! The guitar work could hardly be better. I have never heard any other guitar technique in my entire life that would sound remotely close to this masterpiece!Each and every song is a hit and believe me-this CD is worth much more than it costs on EBAY.

From: The Dolphin Date: October 14, 2004 at 13:40
The best album of Fate,great guitarwork and choruses.A true melodic rock cd.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 10, 2004 at 22:13

From: T-Bone Date: November 13, 2004 at 17:40
Mattias's playing here really makes this cd far superior to previous efforts. A must have if you can actually get your hands on it. Well worth the $$$

From: Endika Date: November 30, 2004 at 13:07
Joder,a este matthias solo le falta correrse en la guitarra.Menudo tio.No lo escuches porque si eres guitarrista te dejara por la altura del betun! Obra maestra 9/10

From: ashen_light Date: January 9, 2005 at 11:33
T-Bone, you are 300% right!!! Well worth any asking price!

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From: daniel Date: February 17, 2005 at 5:43
this one is gonna be re-released in 2005... great album.

From: kskkerim Date: March 7, 2005 at 0:59
really great album guitar vocal and more ... best album i ever listen nowa days ultrasuper

From: TIM (2) Date: March 14, 2005 at 7:05
Being more of a fan of AOR than hard rock I kinda always preferred "Matter of Attitude" to this. Awesome guitar work though, and a much better consistency to the songs than "Cruisin'..." had. And what a huge sound. Similar to ZERO and EMERGENCY (recent re-issues also) although not quite as good as these IMHO, and I really strongly dislike the vocals on this disc immensely. "Wont let you Down" and "One by One" take the song awards on here. 8/10.

From: Larry Date: March 16, 2005 at 11:47
fuckin' great album!!! amazing guitar! the good times have come and I like it, I realy like it, this album is the best... ( money can buy) ;D;D;D

From: kan from taiwan Date: March 20, 2005 at 8:10
although change the lead vocal and guitar player! this band become more heavier! and it's the best cd i think! incredible guitar play! you need this cd buy it or deaf!haha!

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From: Jez Date: March 21, 2005 at 8:11
Along with 'Matter Of Attitude' Fate have releases two of THE Scandi rock albums of all time. This one has a tougher sound (and a hell of a lot better production) tha 'MOA', but besides the strong material what stands out on this one is the Phenomenal Guitar of Mattias Eklundh -has to be heard to be believed in places,absolutely F*$in' brilliant. Faves on this is the ballad 'Freedom' and the short instrumental 'Whalesong'(WOW), although all of them hit the spot.Just re-issued with 2 bonus tracks

From: Wotty Date: April 1, 2005 at 13:45
I picked up the re-issue of this and was pleasantly surprised.Being a big fan of "Attitude"and it's key driven tracks,this is a near flip-side with it leaning more to the fine guitar work.A good addition to any collection with two bonus tracks thrown in for good measure...Jez,good call !!!!

From: Chris Date: April 19, 2005 at 18:53
This is a great record... but try to forget the songs and concentrate only on the solos??? WHAT IS THAT? This guitar player is just.... WOW... no words I just can say HE is one of the best in the world!!! A great record, great songs and an amazing guitar player 100%

From: ROBERT Date: April 19, 2005 at 19:15
Q pedazo d Orgasmo ten Acojonante... no me cansare jamas d Oirlo y Gozar con esa Guitarraza Increible, Alucinante y sobre natural... Gracias Amigo Champis por Pasarmelo en su dia!!! ahhhh!!! no os perdais la pagina Web del Champions dedicada al AOR mas Alucinante Genial, Clasico, y Raro:http://www.roqeinlles.com/ NO OS ARREPENTIREIS!! Ademas es LA UNICA EN CASTELLANO cn criticas d discazos "especiales" como los q salen ahi... Todo Un lujo pa los sentidos...

From: Chris Date: April 28, 2005 at 13:12
This is a pretty good AOR release, but certainly not as good as everyone is making it out to be. I believe that vocalist Per Henriksen's best work was done on the CRYSTAL KNIGHT - "Crystal Knight" mega-rare Metal release from 1985. Not that he's bad here at all; I'm just not used to hearing him in an AOR band like this. There is no denying Mattias Eklundh's shredding here though - in my opinion his guitar work saved this release. My main problem with this release is that I didn't find the songs

From: JF Date: August 17, 2005 at 21:32
Excelente guitarrista sin lugar a dudas. Sin embargo para mi gusto el cantante no me agrada para nada y si no fuera por los masivos coros en algunas canciones... . Mis favoritas la 1,3 y la 4.

From: Erik Date: August 26, 2005 at 4:38
The guitarplaying is not of this world. Unbelievable. Fantastic melodic (hard) rock album. Great band !!!!

From: gazrockdude Date: November 13, 2005 at 12:36
Yep im agreein with the vast majority here....complete off the wall awesome guitar playing here.If the guy was around 19 at the time well what can I say...unreal!!!!I live in awe!!! walk on fire and gotta have it all my faves on this one.

From: ROBERT Date: April 11, 2006 at 11:17
Ya ha salido su ultimo: V!!!!!! Mas cañero sin duda!! Habra q prestarle atencion...

From: juan carlos Date: April 16, 2006 at 16:36
Ya todo está dicho con respecto al trabajo genial del guitarrista Eklund. Se lo ha trabajado muy bien, lástima lo del cantante pues no da la talla IMO. 9/10

From: lalorock Date: May 30, 2006 at 13:41
me suena parecido al primero de van halen por los punteos de guitarra entre estribillos , este guitarrista mattias ekluhnd realmente sabe lo que es un genio y las canciones son excelentes a destacar gotta have it all, freedom que balada good times coming mi favorita, en general un exelente disco, los bonus tracks no estan al nivel del resto.solo es mi opinion.

From: Dorothea Date: July 19, 2006 at 12:57
HOLA. ACOJONANTE GUITARRISTA, arFFFFF!!!!Una Cosilla a CHAMPION, esa web sigue funcionando? he entrado por curiosidad y me dice q no existe. http://www.roqeinlles.com/

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 2 Date: July 20, 2006 at 17:28
No, ya no existe.

From: lus_whitelion81 Date: November 9, 2006 at 13:56
un disco q te cagas!a ver quien me dice de mas grupos de la onda fate ,treat de esois años por que con la cac q se hace ahora ,bueno un disco increible de ahora es el spirit of man de bob catley,bajaroslorecuerda mutxo al hard rock de los 80

From: Figge Date: August 11, 2007 at 22:11
A pretty good release, if it wasn't for the quite annoying vocalist and his accent. The big attraction of this disc is of course IA's guitar playing. He's absolutely phenomenal....even if it sometimes feels like his overplaying a bit just to show how immensely talented he is. Some good songs.

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From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 27, 2008 at 13:55
Surgeon In Love is the SONG here!!!

From: Pave Date: September 11, 2008 at 4:47
One of the best albums ever! 100/100.

From: rbrigade Date: January 26, 2010 at 8:57
Don't waste your money on Fate, they are way overrated! This is just average

From: BDrums1971 Date: August 15, 2010 at 17:09
I'm definitely in the minority here, but I find the guitar solo to be way indulgent. At times, they just don't fit the song, and seem way over the top. Yeah, yeah, so the guy can play and do some cool tricks, but I am not all that impressed. I would much rather hear a Dann Huff or Doug Aldrich solo than this overblown "look at what I can do" stuff. He's good, but it doesn't really do it for me. As far as the music, I really like this cd. Except for the solos, very enjoyable.

From: andi Date: January 1, 2011 at 9:56

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 9, 2012 at 20:36
Very solid album!!!..got the re-edition of it with 2 B/T's...this one contains rocky songs but with some catchy tracks as well..."Gotta Have It All","You're The Best(Money Can Buy)","Walk On Fire","Larry","Surgeon In Love","Think For Yourself" & "Don't Do Drugs"(B/T) are my faves...enjoyable stuff...86/100

From: hair metal again Date: February 19, 2013 at 1:42
excellent commercial hard rock music by FATE !the hooks are there,the guitar work is fine and the music is flawless!all the songs have this commercial edge that i so love and i highlu recommend this tio everybody!"walk on fire " is the hit and it worths playin it loud!!!!

From: Ydol eM Date: April 7, 2014 at 13:19
Really hard to get at that time being. I've just got the remastered MTM's version and that's pity because I always prefer the original sound and atmosphere/spirit of an album. Furthemore sometimes less is more, I mean all those bonus tracks which can often leave a strange (after)taste of the whole album. Actually these are the sole "loopholes" for me here. The rest is kick-ass arena hard rock in vein of earlier Bon Jovi, 220 Volt or Babylon A.D. IMO the best Fate ever. 90/100.

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