Jump to content

Need pics of original Harem Scarem demo CD


heavyharmonies

Recommended Posts

I've got someone wanting to sell me a copy of the (supposedly) original HS demo CD. I've never personally seen one in hand, but something seems off to me. Was the original demo a pressed disc?

 

The pictures the guy sent me have the correct cover art when compared to the copy shown at haremscarem.net, *BUT* it has the word "DEMO" in block red letters diagonally across the cover, which doesn't match. There is a liner/promo sheet with the disc in red lettering, as well as a tray card and cover sheet.

 

The disc itself has handwritten wording on it, which screams CDR to me.

 

If anyone has pictures of the actual disc and artwork they can post, I'd appreciate it.

 

Thanks,

 

-Dan

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dan

 

I have a copy of the original demos that I received in the early 1990's.....they were on CDR and I have attached the artwork for you to view. Later, Frontiers released the Demo collection in 2001 on CD titled "The Early Years".

I hope this helps.....

 

Delbert

 

HAREM_SCAREM_LOOKING_BACK_TRAY.jpg

 

Harem_Scarem_Looking_Back_cover.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow. That's a 4th version I've never seen before. That doesn't look anything like the one shown at the HS website. I bet that's a home-grown bootleg. The subtitle "The Demos - Looking Back" isn't something the band would have had on their demo in 1989.

 

-Dan

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're right....I actually have another old even cruder appearing demo CDR that has a white cover similiar to the first self titled Harem Scarem CD......one thing I'm sure of.....those demos were never made officially on a silver pressed CD until Escape released that disc in 2001......anything prior to that is going to arrive in CDR format.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're right....I actually have another old even cruder appearing demo CDR that has a white cover similiar to the first self titled Harem Scarem CD......one thing I'm sure of.....those demos were never made officially on a silver pressed CD until Escape released that disc in 2001......anything prior to that is going to arrive in CDR format.

 

Well, according to the HS website, if its the image below, it's a bootleg.

 

52-1.jpg

 

 

The artwork I'm referring to is this:

 

51-2.jpg

 

Interestingly enough, the guy sent me closeups of the inner ring of the CD, and it has the words "HAREM SCAREM" as part of the inner chapter ring, as you would expect to see on a pressed disc. It's not after-market engraving.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Melodic Buzz

Wow Dan. Still even with the photos I'm not sure what to think of that disc. It screams bootleg...but the inner ring thing is a stumper. With as many times as this disc has been faked / re-released / bootlegged I'm not sure I would take a chance on it unless the money was right. I wouldn't spend too much just knowing that all the tunes are already out there and you will hear nothing on this CD that hasn't already been readily available. Just my 2-cents. Best! :drink:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Dan,

 

This one is 100% the real deal. I only know one person outside of the band who owns an original aside from myself, and he got his from one of the band members. I've checked mine up against his and it's 100% legit. Also mine matches the one you've posted here on HH. Only 50 of these available and who knows how many of the record labels tossed this one back in 1989. My recommendation is to get this thing as soon as possible, you're very likely to not get another chance at it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Melodic Buzz

Hey Dan,

 

This one is 100% the real deal. I only know one person outside of the band who owns an original aside from myself, and he got his from one of the band members. I've checked mine up against his and it's 100% legit. Also mine matches the one you've posted here on HH. Only 50 of these available and who knows how many of the record labels tossed this one back in 1989. My recommendation is to get this thing as soon as possible, you're very likely to not get another chance at it.

 

Well...glad someone can confirm the CD. Good stuff Metal! Still wonder what the value is? I'm not sure I would pay a bundle of money for it...but those who will / do I understand as it is one of only around 50. That's cool!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

didn't dan once say he never pays more than $20 for a cd?

so this one must be worth $19.99.

 

???

 

Must have me confused with someone else. I've paid upwards of $200 for a couple of the discs in my soundtrack collection, and over $100 for a few in my Maynard collection.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thats a pretty cool find... If you're a big fan, and the disk is priced right, go for it :headbanger:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To put things into perspective, I've been offered nearly $2,500 for mine. I hope you're getting it for less than that Dan, but if it's less than $1,000 you should definitely be all over it. I paid a bit less than that for mine, but looking back I'd be kicking myself if I didn't fork out the cash I did for it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just a quick follow-up, as I've been getting multiple PMs and emails from HH members interested in this disc.

 

I'm going to try something new here at HH:

 

The seller has agreed to auction the CD through Heavy Harmonies here on the forum. I've worked out a system that I believe will be fair to all parties concerned, provide transparency to both buyer and seller, and HH will get a commission from the seller for the effort.

 

If it works out well, I may try to implement a more formalized auction-style mechanism.

 

I will be posting the formal terms and conditions tonight when I get home.

 

Because this is a "work in progress", if someone sees anything in the terms that they feel is either unfair or exploitable, let's talk about it. I will state up front that while the seller is willing to sell this disc internationally, there are countries/regions that he does not feel comfortable shipping to, which is his prerogative.

 

At the very least it will be cool that an HH member gets to buy it!

 

-Dan

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So, why have you decided not to buy the disc Dan?

Any particular reason? (considering that you were in negotiations to buy it)

 

It's worth more than I'm willing to pay. It would be cool for me, but not essential, as I'm not a diehard HS collector.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Posts

    • His music videos are always good: either very silly, or very sexy. So I've got this queued up on the PC. Looking forward to it. 
    • New single "The Animal" dropped today, not bad at all:    
    • I dig the new tune!  Honestly, might be my favorite yet from these guys. I like that this kind of gets away from the  Bon Jovi Country vibe they sometimes had on the debut.  For me, this has a fresh, big sound to it.   Will have the new one on my radar.
    • 3rd single... Love It   
    • New video for 'Dance'.    
    • Vandenberg - Sin Chicago - The Chicago Story (2 CD) Megadeth - So Far, So Good, So What? (Expanded) The Allman Betts Band - Down to the River Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (Remaster) Buckingham & McVie - S/T Michael Hutchence - S/T Roxy Music - Stranded (Remaster) Echo & the Bunnymen - Reverberation  Echo & the Bunnymen - Evergreen (Expanded)
    • After releasing two albums with AOR/Melodic Rock band Streets, ”1st” (1983) and ”Crimes In Mind” (1985), lead singer and keyboardist Steve Walsh returned to Kansas, to revive the band along with original members Phil Ehart (drums) and Rich Williams (Guitar). Furthermore, the lineup was completed by the addition of bassist Billy Greer (from Streets) and young, promising, former Dixie Dregs guitar man Steve Morse, who also contributed with composing skills and backing vocals. Eventually, the group’s ”Power” album was released in November of 1986, rather much to the vintage Kansas and Prog Rock purists dismissal, as I recall it. The heavier sound/direction and absence of violinist Robby Steinhardt, songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Kerry Livgren and bassist Dave Hope were all contributing factors to the disapproval, it seems. However, mentioned ”Power” should perhaps instead be judged on its own merits, as it is what it is. Put out in a time when commercial Melodic Hardrock was very much in fashion, with FM rock radio and MTV as ever the important ingredients of daily life. In the end, the album actually landed at a respectable No. 35 on the Billboard chart, while the single/ballad ”All I Wanted” eventually rose to an even more impressive No. 19. Review by Thomas McFapperson 2024.        
    • They have a real knack for writing (and producing!) songs that could be featured in '80s coming of age films and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Really putting the retro in retrowave 
    • Gonna post this as just recently discovered them, and loving what they do. I know most here wont care due to not being their style or not singing in English, but as a Band Maid fan, this shit is right up my street. They are a South Korean band. Posting two songs. One original and one a cover (Maneskin, a band I dont really care about) which is kinda impressive seeing as the song is in Italian, a language they don't speak ha ha  
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.