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3.00 | 116 ratings

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4 stars One of their best works in the eighties (or nineties for that matter), and their best work as a trio. A killer-sound, although sometimes a bit too electronic sounding, if you ask me.

The drums are played here by Curt Cress, and that's the only weakpoint in the album.

Especially Ian Crichton has his strongest moments ever on this album, in Odd Man Out he plays both an acoustic and electric guitar solo, in Giant he plays some banjo and a lot of Synthaxe-wizadry is found throughout the record.

The vocals of Michael Sadler sound better than ever (comparible to Behaviour and Wildest Dreams).

This album is often overlooked because of the weird title and cover. Also because the AOR-approach of Wildest Dreams and the arena-rock approach of Security of Illusion, some might think the in-between album is no good aswell, but it surely is a must have for Saga and eighties proglovers.

Kingsnake | 4/5 |


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