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I would say that is crucial. The Ultimate Collection is a box set that contains 12 of their studio albums plus a collection of songs from early in their career as well as a disc of unreleased tracks. And to top it off, the studio albums include all the bonus tracks from those albums as well.
That is a lot of music and there are tracks in this set. The nice thing is they have the original artwork of the CDs and the insert includes the lyrics for each song on the disc. The CD themselves even look like little vinyl records. But there are 3 albums missing from the set. Now there is no way I am going to be able to go through all the songs on every album, but I will at least go through a little about each album so you see what you are getting and tell you that you need to get this if you are a fan.
My understanding was the US was only going to get copies of this, so there are very few available. I have one, so that leaves left to grab. The album did pretty good and a lot of the songs appeared on a hit Canada TV show called Degrassi. Sadly, it was and hard rock music was about to get pummeled by Grunge. It only made it to 85 on the Canadian Charts. The album comes with bonus tracks of acoustic songs of the original tracks and some might be better than the originals.
This album is a favorite amongst the band and fans as they did a re-record of this album in that is omitted here. With their third album, their sound went a little darker. The darker tone was probably in response to the music at the time. Hell, even Def Leppard changed their spots in with Slang. Karma Cleansing was their fourth album, but in Japan it was called Believe. The album is indeed a bit "darker" than either Harem Scarem or Mood Swings but still possesses the classic Harem Scarem elements underneath.
Unfotunately, this album didn't produce the big hits that the earlier albums did, only resulting in one minor hit -- "Blue". While it wasn't a huge commercial success, Voice of Reason was well-received by many critics. Most of them felt that the band was really progressing forward and not limiting themselves to a particular style of music. Unfortunately, many fans didn't agree and didn't give the album a chance.
On a first listen that it sounds a lot different than their previous material, but after the shock wears off, it's really quite a good album. Pete explored a whole new realm of guitar sounds, mostly with the wah effect. The songs themselves showed depth in the lyrics and an expansion in the music, building almost to a "wall of sound" on some tracks.
While the band had been very popular in Japan since the release of Mood Swings, this was their first major tour of the island nation. Not a band to take extended breaks between albums, the next album Believe was released on May 25, in Japan. The album was released in Canada several months later as Karma Cleansing with 2 additional tracks that were previously only available on the Die Off Hard single.
The band then released the compilation album Live Ones to help support their 2nd tour of Japan. This new edition included several remixes by producer Kevin Elson as well as the "Full Band" essentially "electric" version of "Rain" from the Rain single, and also a cover of the Cheap Trick song, "Surrender".
After a successful return tour of Japan, the band returned to Canada to perform several concerts. One of these shows was recorded for the live album, Live at The Siren. Also on the album were 2 bonus studio cuts, including the fantastic rocker, "New Religion". While the band obviously focused on their own albums, they had quietly been working with other artists over the years.
They formed their own recording studio and for a time record label and helped out younger acts in Canada. The band was involved in the songwriting, production and even served as the backup band for most of the tracks. In fact, most of the songs originated as demos from the Mood Swings era of Harem Scarem. While the albums themselves are very good, those original demos are some of the best material that the band ever worked on, and it's a shame that they remain unreleased.
The band returned with another new studio album, Big Bang Theory in June, This album took the band in a little more modern direction, while still maintaining the classic Harem Scarem sound. Once again, the album was released in two different versions - one for Japan and one for Canada. The majority of the tracks are similar, but there are a few "bonus tracks" on either version. Personally, I prefer the Canadian version, but I still highly recommend both incarnations of the album.
After 5 studio albums, it was finally time to release a best-of collection. The not-so-creatively titled Best Of This is simply a compilation of many of the biggest hits over the band's first 7 years.
All of the band's music videos to this point were also released on a video Best Of The video also included a couple of live performances from earlier in the band's career. The Best Of compilation was the end of Harem Scarem at least for a while and was a good point in time for the band to re-invent themselves a bit.
The band realized this as well, and took the unprecedented step of re-naming themselves Rubber. The self-titled Rubber album was released in the summer of In Japan, it was still released under the name Harem Scarem, but the Canadian release officially introduced the new name.
Fans and critics alike were mixed in their reaction to the change in style. Some fans accused the band of "selling out" to a more modern sound, while some embraced the musical direction in which they were moving. The single, "Sunshine", was a moderate success in their native Canada, but initially most people considered the Rubber experiment a bit of a disappointment.
In addition to the new name, the Rubber album featured a few more changes. Pete Lesperance took the mic for the lead vocals for the first time on the song "Trip" - one of the best examples of the new style of the band's sound.
The disc also was Darren Smith's last recording with Harem Scarem as a full-fledged member of the band. Darren left the group to focus on his own band Juice, as well as pursue other musical interests. Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September Friday 11 September Saturday 12 September Sunday 13 September Monday 14 September Tuesday 15 September Wednesday 16 September Thursday 17 September Friday 18 September Saturday 19 September Sunday 20 September Monday 21 September Tuesday 22 September Wednesday 23 September Thursday 24 September Friday 25 September Saturday 26 September Sunday 27 September Monday 28 September Tuesday 29 September Wednesday 30 September Thursday 1 October Friday 2 October Saturday 3 October Sunday 4 October Monday 5 October Tuesday 6 October Wednesday 7 October Thursday 8 October Friday 9 October Saturday 10 October Sunday 11 October Monday 12 October Tuesday 13 October Wednesday 14 October Thursday 15 October Friday 16 October Saturday 17 October
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