Through the Fire (album)

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Through the Fire
Studio album by HSAS
Released May 1984
Recorded Westwood Mobile, 9–21 November 1983, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, December 1983
Genre Hard rock
Length 36:39
Label Geffen
Producer Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau D+[2]

Through the Fire is the first and only recording by the band Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve, also known as HSAS. The album was recorded live with guitar overdubs added later. The only single, a cover of Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale", reached No. 94 at the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Sammy Hagar and Neal Schon, except "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher and Keith Reid

Side one
  1. "Top of the Rock" - 4:21
  2. "Missing You" - 4:28
  3. "Animation" - 4:55
  4. "Valley of the Kings" - 3:30
  5. "Giza" - 1:22
Side two
  1. "Whiter Shade of Pale" - 4:49 (Procol Harum cover)
  2. "Hot and Dirty" - 4:19
  3. "He Will Understand" - 4:49
  4. "My Home Town" - 4:06

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Don Smith - engineer, mixing
  • Greg Ladanyi - mixing
  • Doug Sax, Mike Reese - mastering

Singles[edit]

  • "Whiter Shade of Pale" b/w "Hot And Dirty" - US (Geffen 29280-7)
  • "Whiter Shade of Pale" b/w "Hot And Dirty" - Japan (Geffen 07SP 804)
  • "Whiter Shade of Pale" b/w "Whiter Shade of Pale (edit)" - US Promo (Geffen 7-29280)
  • "Whiter Shade of Pale" b/w etched signatures in wax - US Promo (Geffen PRO-A-2142)

Versions[edit]

  • Geffen (US) : GHS 4023
  • Geffen (Japan) : 23AP 2825
  • Geffen (Holland) : GEF 25893
  • Geffen (US) : CD 050059.2

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