On disc: Harem Scarem
Fans of the Canadian hard rockers Harem Scarem will have Mood Swings in their collection and might wonder why the band re-recorded the album they released in 1993. Well, the answer is pretty simple, the band wanted to make the album available again in a up-to-date sound quality, but they don't own the masters. So they re-recorded the songs in 2008 - just before the band split up. The newly recorded songs sound fresh and have edges. And as only 3 tunes are new ones, I won't talk about the songs which hard rockers know for 20 years as the songs of Mood Swings.
The first bonus track is World Gone To Pieces, it's a heavy melodic rocker with a dark edge. But it also offers some uplifting moments during the chorus. Anarchy is my favorite of the bonus tracks, coz it's a songs which offers different facets - it has the typical Harem Scarem chorus, but also some slow passage which sounds a bit dark as well as some melodic passages which have a Beatles-que edge. Or surprise you with a piece which sounds like the music of an old-fashioned circus. Last, but not least there is Brighter Day, a song which seems to be written on a bright day... It's closer to the Mood Swing tunes then the other 2 bonus tracks.
If you have Mood Swings from 1993 you might consider to get Mood Swings 2, if you don't have the 1993 release and love old span