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4 stars One of best Saga albums, isn't something extra ordinare. But all Saga's music is like that: even in their best moments they are just competent, no more.

I still remember how they came to music world as next Rush canadian shadow, but with lighter and more modern ( now we can say - "more 80's") sound. For me they are next to Marillion band who build the ground for neo-prog coming.

I think only some their early albums are interesting enough for listeners, and that is one of them.

Quite melodic synth/keyb based rhytmic sound is near to "new vave" sound ( which was one of most important musical direction of that time). In fact I think their music could be descripted as art-rock+ new wave. But happily their music (at least at that time ) is still art-rock + something, not vice versa.Heay use of synthesizers was very popular at that period in all prog-rock, best illustration is Rush albums after "Signals".

Really, Rush music starting from their "Signals"album is quite similar to Saga music of the same period. In their later works both bands had gone to far in their synth/pop direction and missed their prog roots.

So, for sure not masterpiece, very competent Saga album. I think it should be interesting for all neo-prog fans ( there are their beloved music roots), and for many prog fans who is accepted later Rush-like music.

Strong 3,5.

snobb | 4/5 |


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