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3.48 | 138 ratings

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3 stars SAGA has always proved themselves as a solid band in terms of music composition and performance. When this album was released, I was engaged with friends who regularly broadcast classic rock and progressive rock music at local FM radio station and "Night To Remember" from "Full Circle" album was one of regular play lists. One thing for sure that SAGA has made is the music characteristics that are unique to them only. It's very obvious that their music blends the guitar and keyboard sounds which have unique characteristics with vocal style. So whenever a new song is played even without knowing the band, people would know that this is the music of Saga because it's very unique. This "Full Circle" album is by no exception.

The album kicks off with "Remember When" (Chapter 9) (5:20) in an upbeat tempo rock style with good guitar solo. It flows nicely to another good track "The One" (4:21). On third track "Follow Me" (5:07) the music turns into mellow style with acoustic guitar and keyboard serve as rhythm section. Learning from these three opening tracks, it's obvious that the composition is good. Even though from the first three tracks there are nothing that really "melodic" but the band has successfully wrapped the music through good arrangements. The fourth track "Uncle Albert's Eyes (Chapter 13)" (5:22) has a better melody especially through keyboard work as well as vocal. "Night To Remember" (5:44) is probably the best track from this album. It starts with soft guitar riffs followed with rhythm section - a combination of guitar riffs and keyboard - followed nicely with good vocal line. The tempo is not as upbeat as "Humble Stance" but it's okay. The music riffs in the middle of the track is really good. The guitar and keyboard solo are also stunning.

Overall, "Full Circle" is another good album by Saga. There is nothing as really an outstanding track (s) coming out from this album. I do not find any catchy melodies or memorable music interludes but still this is a good album. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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