Harlequin

Greatest Hits

  • AllMusic Rating
    6
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

This hits package is all you will ever need, and all you can get, from Winnipeg rockers Harlequin. Nothing is left out of this 14 song assortment, including their claim to fame single "Innocence." Characterized by a hard rock sound with mild keyboards and a dynamic lead vocalist, this collection of tunes flows along rather nicely, removing all the unnecessary bilge that populated their past albums. "It's No Mystery," a track not found on previous albums, kicks things off with flaring keyboards and a catchy melody, all inclusive. Highlighted by tracks like "I Did It For Love," "Love on the Rocks," and "Take This Heart," this Loverboy sound-a-like group showed some promise in the early '80s, but traded in their hard-nosed sound for a softer, milder one that seemingly aided in their fade out. More than half the songs here are pleasing and are not without some worthwhile hitches.