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4.67 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 52% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. City Beneath The Surface (5:39)
2. 24 Hours Ago (4:48)
3. Legions (5:06)
4. Strange Wings (4:01)
5. Gutter Ballet (6:14)
6. When The Crowds Are Gone (7:10)
7. Of Rage and War (4:29)
8. The Dungeons Are Calling (4:48)
9. Sirens (3:37)
10. Hounds (7:20)
11. Criss Oliva Guitar Solo (1:13)
12. Hall Of The Mountain King (6:38)
13. Post Script (Instrumental) (1:42)

Total Time: 63:45


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Line-up / Musicians

- Criss Oliva / guitar
- Johnny Lee Middleton / bass
- Jon Oliva / vocals
- Steve Wacholz / drums

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SAVATAGE Ghost in the Ruins / Final Bell ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(52%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
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Review by Marc Baum
5 stars "Ghost In the Ruins" is the tribute to guitarist Chris Oliva, who has died in an tragic car crash. An drunken driver was fault, who was the ghost-driver, crashed into Chris' car on british tour back in 1993.

Any single Sava-fan must own "Ghost In The Ruins", it's been recorded on the "Hall Of The Mountain King" & "Gutter Ballet" tour, put well together on one remarkable live album. All versions are brilliant and passionate played, symphonic metal classic meets power metal classic, one on another one, 'til the album ends with Chris' little acoustic guitar instrumental "post script". This is one to keep: An classic metal live release, which presents finally one of the best & most original guitar players in rock & metal history. Thanks for inspiration: Christopher Michael Oliva (R.I.P.) ....................................................................................................

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5 stars This is not only one of Savatage's best albums, but one of the best live metal albums, period. It includes older songs with Criss Oliva's leads added on (City Beneath the Surface) as well as excellent versions of their late 80s songs. The singing, although it may be rejected by some at first, is ... (read more)

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