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3.64 | 222 ratings

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5 stars SAGA's 4th studio album "Worlds Apart" released in 1981 is another must have, it would be in my top 3 SAGA album list. What a year+ 1981 was for Canadian bands, both SAGA and Rush released their most popular and well known albums, both still sound great today. Worlds Apart was most popular and sold more copies than any other SAGA recording to date. MTV made tracks like "On The Loose" and "Wind Him Up" popular, Billboard had both tracks in their Top 40 and the album went Gold and Platinum in many countries. The track listing on the Remaster is a bit different from what is listed here, but starts out with "On The Loose" easily SAGA's most identifiable song. Track 2 is "Time's Up" a slower track about wasting your life away, very nice - sadly I can identify with it!! Track 3 is "Wind Him Up", a track that I think is their very BEST, it has everything SAGA is about all rolled up into one incredible track. Steve Negus' drumming is very well done here and through-out the album, Michael's vocals are as always out of this world and Crichton's guitar really shines, especially his solo which may be my favourite of all time. A woman friend of mine, once told me this song made her... umm... well.. "horny", lyrically I don't know how that is possible but I figure the music sure could do that to a woman, this song is utterly fantastic. Track 4 we have PINK ELEPHANTS!! hmmm.. well not really... but if you saw the video on MTV you would remember the PINK ELEPHANT, it's called "Amnesia" it starts with a clip from Tom & Jerry (yes the cartoon!) it's a bit quiet though so you have to turn it way up to hear it in the intro, the song is good though, love the chorus "I LIVE WITH AMNESIA, DANCING WITH THE SHADOWS OF MY MEMORY" !! Track 5 we have "Framed" a song about Sgt. Ernie Bilko (sort of), a musical piece of ear candy (for me) comes 2:40 into the song (do you hear it... there it is.. ahh love it!) and the great Crichton solo at the end completes this track perfectly. Track 6 is "The Interview" one of my favs on the album, mid- tempo, saweeet song! Track 7 is Chapter 5's "No Regrets" which is a soft slow track sung by keyboardist Jim Gilmour, very nice. Track 8 is an instrumental, unless you count... "CONNNNNNN - VERRRRRR - SAAAAAAA - TIONSSSS" this is a good instrumental, I wish they'd do more. Worlds Apart closes with Track 9 which is Chapter 8's "No Stranger", this is an epic of a song clocking in around 7 minutes it is an excellent album closer, very high paced, rockin' tune. I will leave you with 4 words.... BEST. SAGA. ALBUM. EVER.
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