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Category: AOR

Year: 1991

Label: Warner (Canada)

Catalog Number: CD 75150

Average Rating: 91 / 100 (103 ratings)

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Personnel
Harold Hess lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards
Pete Lesperance electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Mike Gionet bass, backing vocals
Darren Smith drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tracks
1.  Hard to Love  4:26
2.  Distant Memory  4:27
3.  With a Little Love  3:59
4.  Honestly  4:04
5.  Love Reaction  3:51
6.  Slowly Slipping Away  3:45
7.  All Over Again  3:05
8.  Don't Give Your Heart Away  3:27
9.  How Long  5:00
10.  Something to Say  4:41
  
Total Running Time:  40:45

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From: Posy Date: May 7, 2001 at 5:24
Classic hard rock album! Perfect riffs and very strong vocals. It's for kick your mother ass!!

From: Eugenio Chahin Date: June 20, 2001 at 15:15
Have to agree with my pal above. Every track turns into a unique singalong song. Best melodic hard rock album ever! Any fan in southamerica write to> kissexciter@hotmail.com I have the Harem Scarem Jap. video and other stuff, Im into trade so write.

From: T-BONE Date: August 10, 2001 at 15:31
Harem Scarem is far underrated. Great Vocals and Lyrics, even better Musicianship. Guitars kick major ass. Get It Get It Get It!!!

From: Tanya ~ Date: August 24, 2001 at 21:31
Picked up several HAREM SCAREM cd's year's ago and love this band -- they have the ultimate vocal's and all the song's on the cd's are well worth listening to !!

From: Attila Date: December 28, 2001 at 13:34
One of the best melodic hard rock album.Harry Hess the best vocal .I can't get enough of the guitar.First in my album top ten .

From: speed Date: January 22, 2002 at 17:30
slowly slipping away rules realy cool dwn my ears shit what a rush!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Patrick Date: February 7, 2002 at 4:05
This HAREM SCAREM debut album is like a perfect definition for high energized AOR. Every melodic rock fan should have one ! Check out the japanese version with 3 amazing bonus tracks : acoustic versions of 'Slowly Slipping Away', 'How Long' and 'Hard To Love' - a must have

From: Jos� Carlos Date: February 25, 2002 at 12:31
Buenisimo AOR, mucho m's meloso que el segundo, aunque para mi no tan bueno.

From: West Of Sunset Date: March 29, 2002 at 6:06
Estoy de acuerdo con Jose Carlos, este es un pedazo de disco, algo mas AOR que 'Mood Swings', tiene grandiosos cortes como 'slowly Slipping Away' ' 'Hard To Love', pero creo que el 2ndo es mucho mejor. Contacto:www.haremscarem@eresmas.com

From: Reno Date: April 28, 2002 at 17:32
I don't think I'll ever get sick of this cd. Great musicianship. They should have stuck to the sound of this cd and their second. They kinda lost a few steps after the first 2

From: Steve T Date: April 29, 2002 at 10:31
Excellent debut. Great songs, playing and huge hooks. BUT...the best was yet to come

From: Craig Date: April 29, 2002 at 21:42
Shows signs of what was yet to come. Later albums ventured away from AOR and entered into melodic rock territory. Not their best effort (my least favourite album actually), but as far as debut's go: Nothing comes close!

From: koogles Date: July 4, 2002 at 8:32
Harem Scarem nailed the AOR formula on their first shot and then, instead of repeating and rehashing it, went and outdid themselves with 'Mood Swings'. The first 6 songs on this disc are where the action's at, and if you've ever pitch your tent at Honeymoon Suite's campsite, then this is something you NEED to get.

From: freddy de keyze Date: August 25, 2002 at 9:20
You all kwow by now that I don't like this band at all, but this, their first is a good one. Fair is fair. A pity they changed their style that much, so they are now rubbish !

From: MALLORCA�S ROCK Date: August 31, 2002 at 17:38
Suavecito el debut de H.S.Buenas canciones con clase. El Mood Swins es mucho mejor y mas potente. Pese a ello lo recomiendo.

From: goodyear87 Date: September 7, 2002 at 20:57
Impresionante debut,cortes como 'distand memories' 'Hard to love' o la pegadiza 'don't give...' lo convierten en una masterpiece.Mas a mi gusto que el 'Mood'.Consiguen tener su propio sonido AOR/Rock melodico con los ingredientes de siempre MARAVILLO!!.Una pena que no quieran repetirse

From: METAL 4 EVER Date: September 8, 2002 at 21:12
This is one of the greatest cds of all time, every song is worth puting out as a single. If you don't have this cd get it. And if you can find the ultra rare Acoustic Sessions (Limited Edition) cd, get that one as well. It is Acoustic versions from the s/t, well worth it. Metal 4 Life

From: TIM Date: September 23, 2002 at 0:33
Is the best of worth getting or is it not that great? I don't know what the songs on it are.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: October 12, 2002 at 5:59
Que decir de este cl'sico no solo de los 90, sino de todos los tiempos.Para mi mejor este que el 2' y es que se'ores,este no tiene ningun tema de relleno,el 2' si,quizas la unica pega es que parece que estes escuchando siempre la misma cancion,pero como son tan buenas 'que mas da?PROHIBIDO NO TENERLO.

From: ROBERT Date: October 20, 2002 at 11:29
pARA MI SU mejor disco, aunque casi a la altura de su 2' obra de arte. No tengo adjetivos suficientes para definir lo mucho q me gusta este discazo. Solo dire q la 1' vez q lo oi, me dije: esto me suena a la mezcla perfecta de BON JOVImas rokeros, y van halen MAS melodicos. Absolutamente genial!!!!

From: scott Date: October 22, 2002 at 23:01
one of the best cds of all time they are harry and pete are 2 of the best songwriters ever.wish they would make it in the usa

From: Janxy Date: January 1, 2003 at 17:07
Not much to add to the praise of this album. A very consistent, radio friendly album. Difinitive AOR - infectiously melodic - satisfaction guaranteed.

From: Teo_3 Date: January 14, 2003 at 2:16
For fans of DANGER DANGER and alike this is a must-have album. A masterpiece with jewels like 'Hard to Love', 'Honestly', 'Slowly Slipping Away' and definitely no weak track.ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE. Try to find their DVD with the best songs from every album.

From: Gar Date: January 21, 2003 at 21:06
Great cd! I can honestly say there are no bad songs or filler on this. The songwriting is top notch and the musicianship is phenomenal. You can't ask for more.

From: JAVIER-MADRID Date: January 22, 2003 at 3:13
De los pocos discos que escucho casi a diario.MASTERPIECE

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From: Dan Date: March 1, 2003 at 23:12
Buen�simo album, y buen�simo grupo!!! Pete es un fant�stico guitarrista, es como oir a Nuno Bettencourt y Ronnie Le Tekro en uno solo.

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From: Jez Date: March 15, 2003 at 21:54
Iv'e been playing this to death over the last week and this Still sounds great 12 years after it's initial release, this is first class Canadian Melodic Rock/ AOR of the highest calibre and is my Favourite release from them by a long way.

From: Emilio Date: March 21, 2003 at 7:04
Para mi nunca llegaron a superar este disco, el segundo es casi tan bueno, luego el voice of reason fue una decepcion. Sus posteriores obras remontaron el nivel, pero sin llegar al de su debut.

From: SWEETDOWN Date: March 21, 2003 at 16:45
THE BEST HAREM SCAREM'S ALBUM!!! MASTERPIECE!!! SIN DUDA EL MEJOR ALBUM DE HAREM SCAREM... SIN DESPRECIAR NI MUCHO MENOS EL SEGUNDO 'MOOD SWINGS' AUNQUE ESTE 'LTIMO ES M'S POTENTE... Y ME QUEDO CON EL PRIMERO QUE ES M'S AOR. UNA OBRA MAESTRA QUE NO DEBE FALTAR EN TU COLECCI'N!!!

From: alejandro Date: April 10, 2003 at 13:16
COMO MUCHAS OTRAS BANDAS, HAREM SCAREN NUNCA PUDO SUPERAR LE NIVEL DE SU DISCO DEBUT. EXCELENTEMENTE PRODUCIDO, LA BANDA SUENA COMPACTA, ARMONIOSA Y SUTIL.LAS CANCIONES SON TODAS DE GRAN NIVEL, EN ESPECIAL 'HARD TO LOVE - HONESTLY - DISTANT MEMORY -ALL OVER AGAIN - HOW LONG y LA ACUSTICAZA SOMETHING TO SAY' 10/10. PARA AMANTES DEL FINO HARD ROCK EN LA VENA DE JOURNEY, UFO, EUROPE, CON FUERZA Y MELODIA. CALIDAD GARANTIZADA. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: sgn Date: May 29, 2003 at 6:16
impresionante debut , el unico tema que no es que no me guste pero que no me termina de cerrar es love reaction y mas que nada el comienzo pero eso no opaca un exelente album.

From: Chris Date: June 2, 2003 at 16:48
This is the best release by Harem Scarem. Everybody seems to favour 'Mood Swings', but this one does it for me. This album is possibly the last really classic AOR release. I can't really think of any album that came out after this, that i could honestly give a 10/10 rating to. And yes Freddy we agree again mate, this band really suck (BIG TIME) now.

From: DANNY Date: June 28, 2003 at 12:31
THESE GUYS ARE GREAT NEED TO BE PUT UP WITH THE LIKES OF POISON,MOTLEY THEY CAN HOLD THERE ON ONE OF THE BEST SLOW SONGS I KNOW HONESTLY ,WITH A LITTLE LOVE,SLOWLY SLIPPING AWAY ARE TWO POWERFUL SONGS TO MAKE THE CD A 10

From: Chris Date: July 19, 2003 at 1:05
This by far is the best cd I have in my collection. I just found this cd and I can't stop playing it, every song kicks a$$. Honestly is one of the greatest power ballads of all time, and the video for it is awesome. This album is definitely a 10/10, now I need to get Mood Swings.

From: John Date: August 20, 2003 at 16:46
Harry mastered the catchy AOR formula in just about every song on this disc. Impeccably produced, there isn't a clunker in the bunch. A cd that deserves the 9/10 designation.

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 9:45
Creo que jamas se grab' un disco de debut en el mundo del AOR con semejante nivel, una gema ,hay que disfrutar de lo que es la buena m'sica y este cd es eso ,damn good music,viva el AOR!

From: K.K. Date: October 11, 2003 at 9:38
Harem Scarem !! Zesp' - pot'ga !! Ten album jest tak niesamowity 'e po prostu brak mi s''w !! Honestly, With A Little Love !!

From: vandervelde Date: October 29, 2003 at 18:22
I think this the best Harem record. The most hairmetal thing for sure. 'Slowly sleeping away' is the best song Harem ever recorded...With a little love' second best song....that kind of choruses you can't find it anywhere else( maybe in Emerald Rain but they are little worse).....what else? Strong buy!!! check out also The Early Years album...has the same feeling like here....

From: K.K. Date: December 26, 2003 at 10:47
HAREM SCAREM - 'HAREM SCAREM' - OH GOD, I STILL LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM. WITH A LITTLE LOVE IS THE BEST MELODIC ROCK SONG THAT I EVER HEARD !!!

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: January 1, 2004 at 23:56
FANTASTICO DISCO DEBUT! COMO POCOS, ENVIDIABLE, CON ESTE DISCO HAREM SCAREM IMPONEN SU MARCA REGISTRADA CON LAS ENERGICAS VOCALIZACIONES DE HARRY HESS Y LA DESTREZA GUITARRERA EN LOS RIFFS Y PUNTEOS DE LESPERANCE. EXCELENTES TEMAS, MELODIAS Y EN RESUMEN UN HARD AOR ESPECTACULAR. 'HARD TO LOVE', 'WITH A LITTLE LOVE', 'SLOWLY SLIPPIN AWAY' Y LA HERMOSA 'HONESTLY' SON INDISPENSABLES DE ESCUCHAR

From: Blaine Date: February 2, 2004 at 20:33
Truly an underrated CD; I still play it and crank it up!!! I wish it was remastered with 24bit technology. Four songs from this disc always got airplay on OZFM in St. John's, NFLD, my ex-hometown. Similar to Winger's first CD. No radio station here in Vancouver, BC, will play it; they chose to play repetitive rock like Queen, REM, The Police, The Cars, and Foreigner. What a shame!

From: Blaine Date: February 2, 2004 at 20:35
The best word I can think of to describe this CD is 'craftmanship'.

From: Josemari Nelson Date: February 5, 2004 at 15:00
miau!

From: Alejandro Date: February 10, 2004 at 12:17
COMO MUCHAS OTRAS BANDAS,HAREM SCAREN NUNCA PUDO SUPERAR LE NIVEL DE SU DISCO DEBUT.EXCELENTEMENTE PRODUCIDO,LA BANDA SUENA COMPACTA, ARMONIOSA Y SUTIL.LAS CANCIONES SON TODAS DE GRAN NIVEL,EN ESPECIAL 'HARD TO LOVE - HONESTLY - DISTANT MEMORY -ALL OVER AGAIN - HOW LONG y LA ACUSTICAZA SOMETHING TO SAY' 10/10.PARA AMANTES DEL FINO HARD ROCK EN LA VENA DE JOURNEY,UFO,EUROPE,CON FUERZA Y MELODIA. CALIDAD GARANTIZADA. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: anti_player Date: March 9, 2004 at 15:45
This is the most underated Canadian bands to this day. I don't know why bands like Nickleback made it big, and harem scarem didnt. Harry Hess's vocals are amazing and pete's Guitars playing is to die for. What talent these 2 guys have as musicians and song writers. I wish they would play more often in their home land Canada or more specific (Ottawa). I seen them like maybe 10 years ago in Ottawa and man they are gods. Now all they need is that one big hit with lots of air play in the states. And

From: pedro Date: March 29, 2004 at 20:41
si os gust' este increible disco os recomiendo el primer disco de rafa martin 'coraz'n de hierro' en el que colaboran hess y en especial pete lesperance, os imaginais una mezcla de H.S. y bryan adams cantado en espa'ol? si podeis escucharlo, decir vuestra opinion

From: CTS Date: April 12, 2004 at 22:15
Agreed this is one of the best CD's ever. This is their best, followed by Mood Swings, Weight Of The World and Highher You must own this CD. Period.

From: Meradona Date: May 5, 2004 at 11:27
Pedro tienes toda la razon , no es harem scarem , pero el disco de rafa martin - corazon de hierro, es buenisimo una produccion impresionante para ser nacional, pero bueno no es tan bueno como este disco que es de 10 impresionante , mejor que el segundo, lo que pasa es que a mi me gusta todo lo que hacen los harem, desde el primero (obra maestra) hasta el ultimo, Lesperance is god

From: LM Osasuna Date: May 25, 2004 at 14:23
Excelente disco para que escepticos y no escepticos se inicien en el mundo del AOR. A mi me pas'! Uno de los mejores discos que he escuchado, todo suena sencillamente perfecto! Y la edici'n japonesa trae tres jollitas en ac'stico! M's discos como este por favor!

From: Rycheage Date: May 28, 2004 at 12:28
One of the impressive features of this album is that the songs are so strong and classy, and as we roll from one track to the next, your hunger pangs get worse waiting for the next morsel. Another lesser fact is the subtle layer of keyboards underneath, giving Lesperance's guitar that extra height and dimension sitting atop it. I think you'll find no disagreement among the melodic rock brethren about how good this Harem Scarem debut is, full of shimmering melodic vocals. Great AOR!!

From: meradona Date: May 29, 2004 at 16:00
EL MEJOR DISCO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS . BEST CD IN THE WORLD

From: IRON Date: March 15, 2005 at 16:10
Zosta'em zmia'd'ony!!!

From: Swriter Date: March 29, 2005 at 18:15
hmmm, not sure what hapenned to my comment on this one, this is a newly known one to me, thanks to HH, and this is hands down, a masterpiece, in my car for a few months, and I feel guilty cause when it is done, I put it on again, just plainly, a classic!!!!!!!!

From: AOR freaky Date: March 30, 2005 at 2:52
It's their only classic AOR record, Swriter. Mood Swings is still good, but the rest of their releases is utterly modern CRAP, and it gets worse with every new release !

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From: Jez Date: March 30, 2005 at 10:59
Definately their finest hour by far, but all their other release have somthing to offer for the more open minded of us, especially 'Mood Swings' & 'Voice Of Reason' & 'The Early Days'. The Japanese version of the debut also has the bonus of the Acoustic sessions ,to round off a perfect 10/10 release.

From: Geoff Date: March 31, 2005 at 4:03
Stunning peice of melodic rock, this one. All songs are killer, and ultra melodic but the first 4 steal the show. 'Hard to hold' is as melodic as music gets, 'Distant memory' is the perfect mid-tempo melodic rocker, as is 'With a little love'... and 'Honestly'. What do you say? The most heartfelt, moving gem ever recorded?! Stunning songs, brilliant band. And one of the few bands that rarely disappoint, their 2 recent releases, 'Mood swings' and 'Believe' being simply amazing too.

From: TIM (2) Date: March 31, 2005 at 17:59
Whereas I've grown to love all their albums (except 'Voice of Reason') this will always be the album I return to the most often. My faves would be 'Slowly Slipping Away', 'With a Little Love' and the spine-tingling acoustics of 'Something to Say'. Lesperance's influence would increase on the albums to come - and I rate his solo album alongside this in terms of quality - but they always manage to remain melodic while updating their sound too. I, for one, cannot wait for their new CD. 10/10.

From: meradona Date: April 13, 2005 at 12:03
rafo comenta este!, para mi unos de mis top 5, sinceramente es un disco perfecto, vaya temazos, y el mood swings es tambien impresionante (para mi mejor este). 10/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 15, 2005 at 0:17
Yeah Great AOR/Melodic Rock album, un gran disco de AOR/Rock Melodico(porque no hacen un AOR puro como sabemos) y con su parte de Hard Rock/AOR en varios temas, porque tiene ambos lados con grandes canciones With a Little Love y Slowly Slipping Away(las mejores sin duda 2 temas del mas puro AOR/Rock Melodico) despues tenemos a Hard to Love(la mejor en Hard/AOR un temazo brutal), Distant Memory(otro gran tema de AOR/Rock Melodico), Love Reaction(con esos 15 segundos al comienzo magicos)

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 15, 2005 at 0:24
All Over Again(otro tema de buen nivel), Honestly(una hermosa balada) Sin duda alguna el mejor disco de la banda mejor que el segundo claro que si por ser mas completa y orientado al estilo que amamos el AOR, un album de Altisimo nivel un Clasico Imprescindible en cualquier coleccion de un verdadero amante del Rock. meradona amigo totalmente de acuerdo contigo uno de los top en cualquier coleccion saludos amigo.

From: Beto Date: April 18, 2005 at 21:06
Espero que ahora no borren mis comentarios. Excelente disco con una producci'n sorprendente para ser el primero, supercoros y con el gran Pete.Mi canci'n favorita Slowly Slipping Away junto con No justice del Mood Swing.Pero el disco es muy completo.Otras que me gustan son la 2,4, 9 y la 10. Lo avances que escuche de su 'ltimo disco no me parecieron muy buenas, ojala que las otras canciones sean m's mel'dicas

From: meradona Date: July 9, 2005 at 19:07
TE CAGAS, TE VUELVES A Cagar, y no te lo crees

From: player68 Date: July 30, 2005 at 16:07
Very good album.Good production,solid Pete Lesperance's solos and great AOR sound.

From: Erik Date: July 31, 2005 at 5:06
This aint good. This is classic material. And i am afraid it will always be my favorite album of HS. Brilliant. 9,7/10

From: Swazi Date: August 4, 2005 at 9:24
Unbelievable ! Absolutely brilliant ! I started with the later HS stuff and thought it was very good, but this is amazing. Especially the songs 'Slowly Slipping Away' and Love Reaction'. This won't stop spinning for some time !

From: MLDROCKER Date: September 3, 2005 at 17:35
AOR IN ITS ABSOLUTION!!'LOVE REACTION' DROVE ME CRAZY!!!KISSEXCITER@HOTMAIL.COM CONTACT ME AT D_KARAGEORGIOU@YAHOO.GR.GREECE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!I NEED MORE STUFF BY THE CANADIAN!!!

From: biurri Date: September 13, 2005 at 17:21
Supremo. Uno de esos discos que te quitan la respiraci'n nada m's oirlo. Para mi lo mejor que han hecho. Est' entre mis 10 favoritos de siempre. Aunque la producci'n es buena no llega al nivel del 2', pero es mucho m's completo y m's mel'dico, por tanto me quedo con este de lejos. A partir de este disco evolucionaron hacia un sonido m's hard,por lo que el resto no me llaman tanto la atenci'n, pero a'n as' siguen siendo unos crack.

From: jrscan77 Date: October 7, 2005 at 20:34
Que tal obra de arte, es uno de los mejores discos que he o'do en mi vida, cada tema tiene un feeling maravilloso que tan solo escucharlo te hace sentir en la gloria, simplemente te entra por los o'dos y te llega al coraz'n, 10/10....

From: Joshy St. Jaimz Date: October 18, 2005 at 6:15
Absolute bliss. Arguably the band's finest offering. Every track here has an incredible hook, whether it be guitar riff or chorus line, this album's got it all. A true testament to this album's lastability is the fact that it's still in print today (albeit only in Canada and Japan) A true melodic masterpiece. If you like this check out their album 'The Early Years' which is basically a continuation of the work on display here. Great stuff.

From: juan carlos Date: December 16, 2005 at 14:06
sin duda este est' en mis top 10 de lo mejor de todos los tiempos! junto al 1' de Bad English, Danger Danger, 'slip of the tongue' de whitesnake etc.. me quedo con todas.. son geniales 10/10. hey AORfreaky this IS a PURE GEM! isn't it?

From: mauricio Date: December 18, 2005 at 13:46
hi-from COSTARICA,asi se vive la nueva dimension del rock melodico de los 90s,con HAREM SCAREM editando este debut que no hay palabras para expresar acerca de esta joya de 10 temas con 40:58 min de puro rock melodico.recuerdo haberlos visto en una revista METAL HAMMER de oct de 1992,el cual me impacto su portada pero al escuchar el disco wow resulta una gran seleccion del mejor AOR que resulta ser un ataque a tu cabeza con temas como=HARD TO LOVE-DISTANT MEMORY-HOW LONG-ALL OVER AGAIN-

From: mauricio Date: December 18, 2005 at 13:46
LOVE REACTION-HONESTLY-WITH A LITTLE LOVE-SLOWLY SLIPPIN AWAY-DON T GIVE-SOMETHIN TO SAY,en fin las 10 canciones son extraordinarias,muy dificil de se'alar cual es la mejor porque aqui todos tienen su favorita, en concreto un disco muy completo, lo cual los hace el mejor grupo de canada,DIFICIL DE CONSEGUIR EN CENTROAMERICA,en COSTA RICA no lo dudes que te entra a la primera escucha saben lo bueno que es y que decir del duo HESS & LESPERANCE vaya quimica estos 2 tipos que manera de

From: mauricio Date: December 18, 2005 at 13:47
componer este disco bastante impresionante ,de la categoria y nivel de cualquier grupo de rock melodico internacional,yo crei que lo mejor de canada habia sido HONEYMOON SUITE y ALIAS pero eso sigue con HAREM SCAREM,ya que con este debut se logran imponer como el mejor grupo de rock melodico canadiense y son los mejores temas que no se oian en mucho tiempo.no coincido con ROBERT al decir que es una mezcla entre BON JOVI/VAN HALEN nada que ver,HAREM SCAREM son mucho grupo que los 2 grupos juntos

From: mauricio Date: December 18, 2005 at 13:47
me parece una odiosa comparacion bastante tonta ya que BON JOVI estan acabados y nunca harian un disco asi como el de HAREM SCAREM.pero la persona que no tiene esta joya no sabe lo que se pierde,recomiendo este S/T y MOOD SWINGS como lo mejor de los HAREM SCAREM,es un crimen no tenerlos.hey tampoco hay que perderse su B-SIDES COLLECTION esa coleccion con tomas ineditas vale la pena. 10/10 por este album debut-10/10 por la caratula-10/10 si lo tienes-SUPER RECOMENDADO (maujobarksott@hotmail.com)

From: mauricio Date: December 18, 2005 at 13:48
para MERADONA esta es una pagina para comentar los grandes albumes como esta joya,no tienes el derecho de manchar esta joya con tu vocabulario grotesco y vulgar hasta corriente(con cosas que usted dijo y que no vale la pena decir)yo crei que los espa'oles tenian cierta educacion ya que juegan de educados,pero ya vi que no.esta sitio no se dicen esa clase de cosas obscenas ya que por ello se controlo esta pagina.hay que medirse bien la boca y tener un poquito de tacto si es que usted lo tiene.

From: AORSEARCHER Date: April 5, 2006 at 13:38
For me this is the best aor album ever,everything its perfect,only hits on this album.10/10

From: kipvanpearcy Date: April 7, 2006 at 14:31
Their best album, and one of the best AOR records ever made.

From: juan carlos Date: May 23, 2006 at 20:28
De nuevo. Joya imprescindible del AOR. Temas que son la hostia como dirian los espa'oles. En radio miraflores, aca en Peru, la pasaron el disco completo. Todas son fenomenales pero la que me impacto por su letra y por el tema en s' es 'distant memory' que tema! muchos recuerdos de esos a'os. Es mejor que el segundo pues es mas AOR y no se.. me gusta mas este IMPRESCINDIBLE. 10/10

From: DANTE Date: June 2, 2006 at 6:41
NO ME CANSO DE ESCUCHAR ESTE SUPERDISCAZO. ES UN CL'SICO DE AOR, EL M'S AOR DE HAREM SCAREM. TODAS LAS CANCIONES SON ESTUPENDAS. MELOD'A, SENTIMIENTO, CON ESA VOZ IMPRESIONANTE DE HARRY HESS. NO SE PUDE DECIR M'S. 10/10.

From: lalorock Date: June 10, 2006 at 17:15
Totalmente impresionante el debut de Harem Scarem, todas las canciones tienen esa magia que no muchos grupos de este estilo poseen, empezando por hard to love, distant memory, with al little love, honestly 'que balada! slowly sleeping away todas tocadas de una manera magistral, exelente album, un deber para todo amante del rock melodico y del aor. Harem Scarem foreverrrrrrr.

From: Ale_Carro Date: June 12, 2006 at 13:33
COMO MUCHAS OTRAS BANDAS,HAREM SCAREN NUNCA PUDO SUPERAR LE NIVEL DE SU DISCO DEBUT.EXCELENTEMENTE PRODUCIDO, LA BANDA SUENA COMPACTA, ARMONIOSA Y SUTIL.LAS CANCIONES SON TODAS DE GRAN NIVEL, EN ESPECIAL 'HARD TO LOVE - HONESTLY - DISTANT MEMORY -ALL OVER AGAIN - HOW LONG y LA ACUSTICAZA SOMETHING TO SAY' 10/10. PARA AMANTES DEL FINO HARD ROCK EN LA VENA DE JOURNEY, UFO, EUROPE,CON FUERZA Y MELODIA.CALIDAD GARANTIZADA.carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: Warriorsoul Date: June 23, 2006 at 14:28
Es impresionante la clase y la majestuosidad de este CD. Todos los temas son de matr'cula de honor, c'mo comentaban arriba no hay ninguno de relleno, como en el disco siguiente, que si estoy de acuerdo, de que es m's potente, tambi'n es bueno, pero personalmente me quedo con este. La producci'n es una delicia, las guitarras, el bajo, la bateria, esa voz de Harold Hess, todo impresionante. Este disco por derecho propio tiene que pasar a formar parte de la colecci'n de imprescindibles de cualquier

From: Warriorsoul Date: June 23, 2006 at 14:30
amante de este g'nero. Puntuaci'n 9.75/10. No dejes de hacerte con esta aunt'ntica joya, no dejar's de escucharlo, garantizado.

From: Carlos A. Date: August 26, 2006 at 13:33
Divino...esto es AOR del cielo, lo comparo con los albumes debut de Alien, Drive She Said, Van Zant, Stage Dolls, Shadow Kings (el primero y unico)y algunos grupos mas...'With a Little Love' y 'Slowly Slipping Away' son purita magia 9.6/10

From: Metalmusicman Date: December 9, 2006 at 23:04
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!! 100% A+++ If you like your ears, then give them this gift!!! Nuff said!!!

From: DANTE Date: February 11, 2007 at 9:39
REALMENTE IMPRESIONANTE.100%AOR.INCREIBLE CREACION DE LOS HAREM SCAREM Y UNO DE LOS MEJORES DISCOS DE ESTE G'NERO.

From: DANTE Date: February 11, 2007 at 9:40
REALMENTE IMPRESIONANTE.100%AOR.INCREIBLE CREACION DE LOS HAREM SCAREM Y UNO DE LOS MEJORES DISCOS DE ESTE G'NERO.

From: puchimap Date: March 2, 2007 at 11:17
Este disco debe ser catalogado como obra de arte mundial, como la octava maravilla del planeta...

From: gugahardrock Date: April 8, 2007 at 20:37
The second best AOR release ever (Behind White Heart's Freedom). Hard to Love is an aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome track, can't stop listening the live version.

From: Sex Driver Date: May 8, 2007 at 14:32
Simple Wonderful! The best cd of them 10/10, why do only crap in nowadays?

From: Rycheage Date: May 26, 2007 at 12:00
Backstreet Boys rock now!! Look them up in Brutal Metal. You'll find them under "I" for idiot. Why don't you come over to the forum section. You can spew these comments over there where they might make more sense. And BTW this album is awesome!! Was in '91 and still is today.

From: Heavy.AOR Date: May 26, 2007 at 20:40
So yes i love this album but metallizer have really brutal comment for this brilliant album.He love metal not Hard Rock or AOR.

From: erik Date: May 27, 2007 at 4:19
People just for get about that baby metallizer he is just writing those childish comments to annoy people. Sad but tue. Ofcourse this is a brilliant album. Absolute classic within the genre.And yes for me also their very best. 10/10

From: girapolli Date: May 27, 2007 at 7:26
lots of attention on this one....but i really dig their follow up "mood swings" not only for its heavier sounding but for lyrics arrangements improved musicianship...this first s.t. release is good but nothing's so special 7,5/10

From: Whitesnake Date: May 27, 2007 at 8:43
Harem Scarem is IMO superb melodic hard rock. I agree with You girapolli, even though I'm normally a fan of AOR. "Mood Swings" is more impressive, if You take a look at Lesperances guitarplaying. It might be heavier, but at the same time that album got those melodic choruses. The debut is a 9/10 to me, but "Mood Swings" is a 10/10.

From: Ale_Carro Date: May 28, 2007 at 9:14
COMO MUCHAS OTRAS BANDAS, HAREM SCAREN NUNCA PUDO SUPERAR EL NIVEL DE SU DISCO DEBUT. EXCELENTEMENTE PRODUCIDO, LA BANDA SUENA COMPACTA, ARMONIOSA Y SUTIL.LAS CANCIONES SON TODAS DE GRAN NIVEL, EN ESPECIAL 'HARD TO LOVE - HONESTLY - DISTANT MEMORY -ALL OVER AGAIN - HOW LONG y LA ACUSTICAZA SOMETHING TO SAY' 10/10. PARA AMANTES DEL FINO HARD ROCK EN LA VENA DE JOURNEY, UFO, EUROPE, CON FUERZA Y MELODIA. CALIDAD GARANTIZADA.carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: z4roxx Date: May 29, 2007 at 8:00
girapolli&I have different tastes often,but both consider the band as a great one....eehhh girapolli dovresti prenderti anche tutti i cd pi recenti,tipo Harem Scarem da avere tutti,poi su altri gruppi ti do ragione:tutte mezze porcherie soprattutto le reunions!!!!

From: girapolli Date: May 29, 2007 at 19:22
thanks a lot "whitesnake" i mean something similar to a comparison between whitesnake's 1987 to "slip of the tongue"...."z4roxx" when you got time send me a list of harem scarem's stuff that's good made post "mood swings"...

From: z4roxx Date: May 30, 2007 at 11:43
girapolli-turndupes(ahahaha),tranne"Voice of reason"e"Big bang theory"(non male ma nel totale appena decente)io ti direi di prenderteli tutti,da"Weight of the world"penso addirittura che possano piacerti ancor pi che in passato,contengono modernismi nei suoni e negli arrangiamenti ma mantengono le stesse superbe melodie che li ha resi cos famosi a mio modesto parere....eehh mandami ancora qualche indie che finisce a 400$ cos cado dalla sedia brava di polistirolo ahahahahahaha!!!

From: fenixx Date: June 8, 2007 at 19:49
im not gonna say this isnt bad or that it is good, but one thing i have no dought, its the kind of pradictable stuff that came out in the begining of the 90s that helped grunge take the lead! to me its 3/100.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 9, 2007 at 7:56
Y te haces llamar Fenix oe tio cambia tu nick que desprestigias ese nombre Legendario el Fenix aca ya existe hace mucho tiempo y de seguro sabes espaol por algo lo as puesto en ese idioma, no te molestes compadre pero si no te gusta este album no se que pueda gustarte.

From: fenixx Date: June 11, 2007 at 18:05
what do you want rafo phoenix? do i have to like this shit to be accepted in this site? do i have to agree with the majorty? cant i have my opinion? i said what i think of this ... so shot the fuck up!!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 11, 2007 at 22:43
no problem, the problem is "i'm The Fenix" and you???

From: fenixx Date: June 12, 2007 at 5:24
the way you write it has to do with the constalation or the Arizona city, the way i write it has to do with the mitological bird. go to wikipedia you will find all you need to know about your dought. besides you didnt invent the name its very common! i hope this puts an end to the problem. the other people dont have to put up with this.

From: z4roxx Date: June 12, 2007 at 16:10
fenixx,you are welcome on the site!!!It's great to have personal opinions about all,also about people,not only for the bands!!!!Do you hate Harem Scarem discography or you can appreciate some their works??Just only curiosity...What do you think about Suffocation/effigy of the forgotten?They have dedicated this awesome album to the memory of Roger Patterson(Atheist's bass player)died in an accident during"Unquestionable presence"recording...These were the true shitty things in life man.....

From: girapolli Date: June 12, 2007 at 18:56
hahahah siete tutti dupes qui fenixx la stessa persona del metallizzatore si messo un nick del genere per pigliar per il culo quel picio di dentone rafo hahaharem scarem that name sounds arabian music..."mood swings" 10 times better!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 13, 2007 at 2:16
hey girapolli what is the problem? do you have any problem with me then talk in english, culo? oe girapolli gillipollas o como mierda te llames te puedes ir a la mismisima M reconcha... recien llegas por estos lares pedazo de mojon y te la quieres dar de vivo ahora tampoco tu entiendes acaro chupasangre, do you understand?

From: girapolli Date: June 13, 2007 at 13:46
hey rafo phoenix when you dont know or understand a foreign language please dont write or offend before you fully understand the meaning! to me it's definitely NOT a problem, maybe for you too much excited hehehe...i meant that i was laughing as i believe that the guy (the friend) under the nick fenixx maybe choose it to take joke of you (similar fenixx and phoenix)so that's it not offending just laughing! prender per il culo means exactly taking joke of someone

From: girapolli Date: June 13, 2007 at 13:48
so now please translate what you write in spanish to english if you're a man! i transate in english what i write you can ask to our common friend z4roxx

From: girapolli Date: June 13, 2007 at 13:50
this site should be meant to talk about music and note to insult anyone i just agree to what's written by fenixx about this harem scarem / s.t. release that's it !

From: fenixx Date: June 13, 2007 at 14:20
girapolli be carefull what you write here some people if you mess with them you can get banned! that happened to metallizer, i remember he made a comment on this album and now its not even here, but you can read other people responding to him!!!! i never could get it but this album to a lot of people is like a rock classic,for me theyre next album rocks much more. but not my kind of band.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 13, 2007 at 15:47
sorry then girapolli for a moment i thought you was writing bullshit about me, all the best for you & z4roxx.

From: z4roxx Date: June 17, 2007 at 9:44
After this big discussion I've heard again this one tryin'to be critique and not fan.The opening is a good one but the followin'2"Distant memory"and"With a little love"are among the best songs in this genre."Honestly"is a very good ballad and"Love reaction"is full of energy even if the refrain isn't so spectacular."Slowly slipping away"is a fantastic ballad,"How long"could be the last remarkable song here,all the rest is excellent but not great.Definitely"Mood swings"is better also for me....

From: z4roxx Date: June 17, 2007 at 9:49
It's logic that my comment is among all others,just wanted to be clear about this cd and in effect this isn't among the best in the genre even if 2 songs are for me among the greatest ever heard in melodick rock scene...Honestly I did have buy the japan press for the 3 bonus but now I don't do the same maybe...And what about the front cover???Ahaha it's horrible!!!!

From: fenixx Date: July 2, 2007 at 17:48
it takes some time to understand why a lot of people consider this and other stuff here in HH to be rock classics. but finally i got it!!! there are missing a lot rock classics here! bands that are so fuckin important in hard rock history missing here!! what a big gap! ill start with some exemples: HUMBLE PIE, FREE, FACES,DIAMOND HEAD, MOTT THE HOOPLE, IAN HUNTER, T REX etc... i could go on, arent they the titans, or lets say the ground where hard rock started??? hard rock starts in the 60s.

From: MrBig Date: September 25, 2007 at 23:25
Disco magnifico de Hard Aor lo unico que se le puede reprochar es que las canciones se parecen un poco entre si..., pero se les puede perdonar porque realmente lo hacen bien.., con melodias muy entradoras, con muy buen gusto y con intuicion para componer.., uno de esos discos que de haber salido en 1987, y si ellos fueran yankees hubiera estado en la cima de la musica 96/100

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: November 6, 2007 at 20:50
Excelente Excelente Excelente, era de esperarse los buenos comentarios a este tremendo trabajo de Harem Scarem y aqui en Santiago el hicno de Mongomerit "With A Little Love" jaja que momentos hemos pasado con ese cancion todo una joyita de AOR/HArdRock pues el Disco uno de mis favoritos temas tan perfectos con una melancolia que lo hace demoledor temas a escojer que claro lo unico flojito "Something to Say" pero el resto esta a toda marcha!!!!... 10/10

From: Photochromic Steve Date: October 28, 2008 at 17:17
As many others have said, Harem Scarem hit the jackpot with their first album, which I think is their classic rather than Mood Swings. To my ears their subsequent output has been patchy. On my own compilation of Best of HS, 8 tracks from this album make it (and 2 from the Early Years album)with Higher being then next best with 4.

From: aor4sale Date: August 21, 2009 at 9:40
One of my all-time favourite albums. An easy 11 out of 10. There is not a filler insight with this baby. EVERY AOR collection should have this in it - your collection is incomplete without it. Nuff said...

From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 4, 2010 at 11:52
As impeccably flawless as a harem of airbrushed Swedish supermodels, with production as smooth as the satin skin on their inner thighs. Honestly, it's downright scary how good this CD is, a world-class example of how melodic rock should be done, chock full of catchy hooks, pristine melodies, layered vocals, and poignant lyrics. With nary a filler in sight, every song on this album is a gem than can make the hair on the nape of your neck prickle up with pleasure. Saying you're a melodic rock fan but not owning this CD is kind of like saying you're a Chinese cook who doesn't have any soy sauce.

From: sweetmelodies89 Date: July 29, 2010 at 7:40
How international stardom seemed to avoid this band is beyond me. This is one of the strongest debut albums I've ever heard. Great melodies, hooks and vocals that give shivers! 9/10 cause nothing will ever be perfect but this album gets close!

From: edwithmj Date: April 7, 2011 at 10:46
Melodic bliss with ballads, rockers and very passionate vocals. There isn't one bad song on the whole album.

From: Pee Dee Date: May 23, 2011 at 19:31
Awesome AOR! 'Slowly Slipping Away' is their greatest track - EVER! It catagorises AOR! It was also the video/single release from the album, so they knew it too. What the hell happened to them after this? It was horrendous. 'I live in the past,'I hear you say. Crotchets and quavers never die, no matter how much you want them to.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 26, 2011 at 21:51
There's only one word to describe this album...MASTERPIECE!!!...great songs from head 2 toes...the japanese edition brings 3 lovely acoustic bonus("Slowly Slipping Away","How Long" & "Hard To Love")that in their electric versions are just killer ones!!!...apart from that "Distant Memory","With A Little Love"(fantastic!),"Honestly"(killer solid ballad),"Don't Give Your Heart Away"(catchy)& "Something To Say"...powerful vocals courtesy of Mr Harold Hess and a very compact musicianship...in general lines this album MUST BE in your collection by all means if you are into the melodic field of music...100/100

From: Desio75 Date: June 25, 2011 at 17:21
On this album only classic hits,amazing music!! this is a real,pure masterpiece of AOR/melodic rock with songs like Honestly,distant memory,slowly slipping away and all over again that nobody today is able to write or perform!!! one of my favourite work of all-time! Recommended to new generation(please listen to..). Greetings from Italy Desio75

From: petermexico Date: May 28, 2012 at 16:43
This album is fantastic, perfect songs, perfect production, perfect debut, its like mixing Van Halen with Def Leppard, a great surprise when I heard it for the first time. Este es un de los discos que ms he gozado al escucharlo pro primera vez, y de sos que dejan la sensacin de quere escuchar ms. Harry Hess y Peter Lesperance son una mancuerna perfecta. No hay desperdicio en este disco, es imprescindible si te va este tipo de msica, junto con el segundo "Mood Swings" de 1993 su mejor momento. Una de las joyas del rock Canadiense, si hubieran debutado 3 4 aos antes seguro estaran entre los grupos ms vendedores de discos. Indispensable!

From: 123charpenay Date: June 22, 2012 at 13:16
agree with rick.100/100.maybe the best aor record of the history.an ocean of melody.only hits only irresistibles choruses.the japan import have 3 acoustics songs.i am not fan of acoustic but here it s excellent!!!!!!!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 22, 2012 at 20:44
Yes 123charpenay!!!..this album blew my mind off my head!!!...completely a blast!!!...cheers my french mate

From: HEAVY PARADISE Date: July 1, 2012 at 14:57
C L A S S I C !!!!!!!!

From: JONBONPIGO Date: November 25, 2013 at 18:30
OVERALL GRADE: B- BEST SONG: A- (Slowly Slipping Away) FILLER: Not really...every song is above that level...This is one of those albums that you can play start to finish and not think of reaching for the skip button. Only disclaimer is that after listening to it most tracks don't standout/distinguish themselves from each other...except Slowly Slipping Away Definitely worth a listen and multiple re-listens... Rock On!!! \m/ \m/

From: petrucci76 Date: May 21, 2015 at 9:05
One of the best albuns ever in melodic rock history. No fillers at all, great Chorus, great guitar riffs.

From: RClap Date: August 19, 2016 at 21:26
This album is fantastic. One of the best melodic rock albums I ever heard. For me, this is the best Harem Scarem record. Highly Recommended!!! 100/100

From: titothetitan Date: November 10, 2017 at 5:39
Agree with all the positive comments above. The band should have been huge. According to Lesperance, Harem Scarem launched in 1991 at the worst possible time, just as Nirvana was sparking the Grunge movement. Our timing was horrible, had we been out five years earlier, who knows what might have happened.


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