|Through the Fire|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||9–21 November 1983, December 1983|
|Studio||Westwood Mobile, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California|
|Genre||Hard rock, glam metal|
|Producer||Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon|
|Sammy Hagar chronology|
Through the Fire is the first and only studio album 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.
All songs by Sammy Hagar and Neal Schon, except "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher and Keith Reid
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