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Saga - Steel Umbrellas CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

2.08 | 81 ratings

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1 stars The led balloon.

The very good The Security of Illusion album was hailed as a return to form for Saga after some rather dubious albums. After some tours promoting that album, Saga wrote some music meant for a movie score. The movie never materialized though. OK, this may be an excuse for this Steel Umbrellas album. A hardly believable one too.

The album opens pretty promising and the pretty decent second song (You Were) Never Alone reminds me about Saga from the 1970s..... for a couple of minutes. Then the album drops out of the skies like a led balloon.

The rest of the album is a pastisj of INXS, various 1980's New Romantism bands (Duran Duran springs to mind) and various synth bands from the same era. The music is pomp pop with cheap verses follow cheap bridges follows cheap instrumental solos follows cheap vocals. Everything sounds so cheap here. Even the art work looks so cheap. In short; this album is a cheap collage over the worst excesses the 1980s could offer.

This album is really painful from beginning to the end. The worst song: Say Goodbye to Hollywood. No words can describe that awful ballad.

In short, this album is utterly horrible.

1 star

toroddfuglesteg | 1/5 |


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