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3 stars After many years of following "the boys" I can only compare them to an old car. You know, it runs on all cylinders for some time then all of sudden it hic-ups and doesn't run so great...until you bring it in for a tune-up. This amazing band seems to follow a pattern of successful recordings then not so successful then back again. This "hot and cold" performance is what makes honest musicians out of them. It's hard to come back album after album with fresh sounds. It's easy to get comfortable. These guys keep re-inventing themselves every few years. I will say though, the trend to albums that truly suck has alot in common with the temporary departure of Steve Negus time and time again. That being said, this album (without Negus) actually isn't half bad. Vocals, Keyboards, and Guitars are still in prime working order. Give the album a try and give it some time to set in. You won't regret it (there are certainly worse Saga albums out there) Also,for those of you who have never had the opportunity to see these guys live, I suggest buying their live CD's. (I got to see the original group make-up in 2003 live and they blew me away just like they did in 1984!! See these guys live!! No studio band here!!
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