Through the Fire (album)

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Through the Fire
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1984
Recorded9–21 November 1983, December 1983
StudioWestwood Mobile, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Genre Hard rock, glam metal [1]
Label Geffen
Producer Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon
Sammy Hagar chronology
Live 1980
Through the Fire
Professional ratings
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Robert Christgau D+ [3]

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. [4]


Track listing

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





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