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SAGA

Saga

 

Crossover Prog

3.71 | 213 ratings

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BrufordFreak
4 stars Not as proggy as I was led to believe, there is more HALL & OATES, AMBROSIA, or SNIFF'N'THE TEARS here than classic prog rock. I'm guessing that it's the PETER BARDENS/LOVERBOY keys that have people including them in Prog World.

1. "How Long" (4:01) opens with a computer rhtyhm track sounding like "The Safety Dance" before rhythm & bass guitars and drums set up a CHIC-like disco beat. Singer Michael Sadler enters sounding like a pretentious pseudo Freddie Mercury. With b vox from Peter Rochon, they almost pull it off. Interesting. (8/10)

2. Humble Stance (5:50) (8.75/10)

3. Climbing the Ladder (4:45) electric guitar based, sounding CAMEL-esque before kicking into the four-chord form of the singing verses. Nice keyboard work. (8/10)

4. Will It Be You? (Chapter Four) (7:13) (13/15)

5. Perfectionist (5:46) (8.5/10)

6. Give 'Em the Money (4:25) the APP disco beat is not a great start. (8/10)

7. Ice Nice (6:55) Supertramp? Ambrosia? a combo of the two. Nice keyboard work. (13/15)

8. Tired World (Chapter Six) (7:06) (12.5/15)

Total Time: 44:51

B/four stars; an adequate addition to any prog lover's music collection.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |

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