Track Listing
Change Comes Around
Killing Me (2)
Stuck With You
Hard To Love (3)
Who-Buddy
You Ruined Everything
This Ain't Over
See Saw
If You
Warming A Frozen Rose
How Long
Honestly
Outside Your Window
So Blind
The Paint Thins
No Justice (1)

(*) Best Tracks

Studio Discography & (Rank)
Harem Scarem (3)
Mood Swings (1)
Voice Of Reason (4)
Believe/Karma Cleansing (4)
Big Bang Theory (6)
Rubber (8)
Ultra Feel (7)
Weight Of The World (2)

Buy it if you liked:
Harem Scarem - Last Live
Harem Scarem - Weight Of The World
HAREM SCAREM
Live At The Gods
Frontiers Records FRCD 137
Produced By: Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance
Running Time: 71.29 Release Date: December 2nd
Released: EU Genre: Melodic Rock
WebLink: Harem Scarem LabelLink: Frontiers
86%

Harem Scarem are no strangers to live albums - but this one is a little different.
Firstly, it was recorded at this year's outstanding Gods Festival, secondly, it's available without the hefty Japanese import price tag!
Now & Then/Frontiers recorded the whole show for CD and DVD releases - this is the audio version of Harem's set.
I can imagine every single person at the gig getting this CD, but what about those who weren't? What do they get?
Well, this is a very tidy greatest hits set, taking in a few classic tunes from the debut album, several off this years Weight Of The World album, a few Rubber tracks and almost everything in between.
In fact, with the album's track listing, every Harem/Rubber album is accounted for.
So, established fans of the band should really dig this, as there is something for everyone. Those few that still haven't forgiven the band for changing after Mood Swings still might not be convinced, but if any are reading this - you don't know what you are missing!
The live album's sound is fabulous - the recording is crisp, clear and well mixed by the band themselves.
As far as the delivery - well, this is obviously a very stripped back, raw, rock n roll approach.
There are no keyboards and no slick multi-layering, but with the band's own tight, well oiled live machine working in overdrive, the vibe of the whole set is great. especially for fans of raw, effects free live albums.

The Bottom Line
Essential for everyone at the Gods, as this was the best set of the evening, but also a great pick up for those that have not yet purchased a live Harem album, due to the excessive price of Japanese imports.
Some of the crowd banter is there, but some of the jokes Harry told have been edited, which probably helps the flow of the CD, but with any luck, they will have been retained for the DVD release - a review of which will be coming shortly.

Line Up
Harry Hess: Vocals, Guitar
Pete Lesperance: Guitar
Creighton Doane: Drums
Barry Donaghy: Bass


Additional Ratings
Songwriting
95%
Attitude
85%
Production
80%
Sundries
85%

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30/07/03: marco - service3000@libero.it
Rating: 60
Sorry, but the Scarems aren't a good live band.
Who ever saw Talisman live, for example,knows what i meant for a
good live band.
The Guys for Scarem only play the song well, but in this live cd and especially in the DVD, you can observe that they didn't made an emotional, memorable show, but very boring.
There are one hundred bands better than the Scarem.
The better is in the past for this band ?

17/04/03: John - johnk@playboy.com
Rating: 90
Near perfect setlist. Perfect harmonies. Perfect guitars. I just wished they would have played 'Die Off Hard' so I could die happy. Other than that. Stellar.

01/04/03: Jeff - grinch@t-online.de
Rating: 100
There are lso no tracks from my favorite, "Believe". However it is still a great cd to capture the Gods show! I can not wait for the early years cd!!!

08/02/03: scott dixon - scooterd00@attbi.com
Rating: 95
one of the best bands of all time put out a great live cd.Would love to have heard more from the first 2albums but still a great cd.The review by melodic rock made one tiny error not all cd's are coverd ther rubber ultra feel cd which is great for some reason not in the set list.

10/01/03: Todd LeBlanc - teardropcarnival@hotmail.com
Rating: 100
Indredible! Live at the Gods blows all Harem Scarem's other live releases out of the water. Sound Quality, Setlist, Energy, and Overall Performance, all outstanding! An awesome showcase of the new album 'Weight of the World' as well as picks from almost every other album spanning their entire career. These guys are amazing!

17/12/02: Aitor - agustin.ode@euskalnet.net
Rating: 92
GREAT!!!!!!Harem Scarem is one of my favourites hard rock bands nowadays, I discovered them too late, with their last studio album, and they knocked me down like any other band didn't it before (maybe Sonata Arctica's debut and In Flame's Clayman), so I stared searching for everything they did it before. Now I've got all they studio albums (Rubber era included) and I think they are one of the best hjard rock bands ever. This new album has not dissapoint me absolutly , first I thought that those great choruses wouldn`t be well performed what was my surprise thet they are very similar to studio, but rougher, don`t think bad they are still catchy and melodic but thy sound stronger.
So if you like well produced live albums, with power, well performed and well produced (like AC/DC's Live, Gamma Ray's Alive 95...)BUY IT!!!!!!!!

14/12/02: Mark Warburton - mark.warb@tinyworld.co.uk
Rating: 100
SIMPLY PUT AN AWESOME LIVE CD FROM AN AWESOME LIVE BAND. THEY COMBINE THE BEST SONGS THROUGHOUT THEIR DIFFERING SYLES AND OFFER HERE ANOTHER BRILLANT CD, AND FOR ME PERSONALLY THE BEST GIG OF 2002.

I WOULD NEVER NORMALLY PURCHASE A LIVE CD, BUT THIS BAND ARE PURE GENIUS. AN ESSENTIAL PURCAHSE. BUY! BUY! BUY!


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