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THE SECURITY OF ILLUSION

Saga

 

Crossover Prog

3.64 | 86 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Saga's comeback album.

Sadly, and as the next album & the utterly horrible Steel Umbrellas proved, it was more a flash in the pan than a full comeback from Saga. But my hopes were raised to a very high level when I heard The Security of Illusion for the first time back in those days.

The previous Saga albums was not exactly masterpieces and turned me off Saga. A friend of mine from those days told me to get this album though and he was spot on. The Security of Illusion is a truly great Saga album and a solid return to the old days. Maybe The Security of Illusion is the best Saga album too.

I do not rate Saga as prog rock at all. I regard them as Pomp Rock. And that is what you get here. True and pure pomp rock. That means clever rock with a big pompeous sound. Michael Sadler's vocals is the dot over the i.

This album contains of some truly great Saga songs. Mostly the title track which is an excellent ballad. But Mind Over Matter is also a true Saga classic. Most of the other songs are very good too. There is only a couple of album fillers and that's it.

This is in my view a great Saga album and a good start off point for those who wonders what this fuzz is about. I love this album and Saga has a special place in my heart.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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