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    Posted: February 08 2008 at 19:07

A more or less ignored work in Portugal – not so much by the Koreans at M2U Records, who did a CD version in 2001 - "Homo Sapiens" by Saga is one of the strongest progressive rock efforts from Portugal.

 

Country: PORTUGAL

 

Prog genre: generally labelled as JAZZ-ROCK FUSION

 

Official Website: NO OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

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Under the leadership of songwriter/composer José Luis Tinoco, Saga was a one-time project, consisting of some of the finest portuguese musicians and even some actors, who creating  "Homo Sapiens", an astonishing jazzy and operatic album – dealing with war and the use of atom bombs – with an almost perfectionist approach to the music. Received to little or no aclaim, José Luís Tinoco stepped out of the limelight after this project and made a successful career in songwriting, working with several Portuguese musicians.

 

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Homo Sapiens (1976)

 

Song samples available on request. Sound quality is less than good. 
 


Edited by Kotro - February 09 2008 at 05:52
Bigger on the inside.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2008 at 08:40

Excelent idea. This band should be in here. Just one album, more than 30 years ago but it is prog, and since the site objective is to make the most complete prog rock discography this band must be added. 

I agree Jazz- Rock fusion or Symphonic Prog.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2008 at 17:35
I agree.If it weren't for the annoying narration,this album would be a gem.
Worthy of inclusion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2008 at 08:11
Originally posted by The Rock The Rock wrote:

I agree.If it weren't for the annoying narration,this album would be a gem.
Worthy of inclusion.
Yeah. This album is really good.
Now after listening to it many times, Jazz-Fusion appears to be the right, only the narration (I agree, the weak point of the album) makes us think about symphonic prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2008 at 11:47
Actually I think the narration is the strongest feature of the album, it's so powerful! Anyway, last time I had information, SAGA were rejected.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2008 at 20:01

From all the narration parts in the album, my preferred one is the track Hiroxima, the others are weaker than this one, in my opinion, althought I don't see them as annoying, just less good than the rest.

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