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THE VERY BEST OF SAGA

Saga

 

Crossover Prog

1.82 | 11 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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1 stars Watch out, this NOT the best of Saga. In fact, Saga Greatest Hits would be a much more fitting title, since this compilation shows only the pop side of Saga. All their hits are here, of course, but this band from Canada had much more to offer than pop songs, even though they are good ones. Since their debut in the late 70īs Saga had a strange mix: radio friendly pop songs side by side with strong progressive tracks. Although they did two albums in the mid 80īs that are very commercial, their later output was almost pure progressive, making this CD even more awkward and misleading.

So, I canīt really recommend this album for anyone except the mainstream pop fan. Mind you, all the songs are good. Even when Saga went commercial they embellished their already catchy songs with tasteful arrangements, excellent vocals and skilfully playing. However, they have far better stuff, specially for the progressive listener. If you want a good Saga compilation that make justice for their work try Defining Moments (volume 1).

Tarcisio Moura | 1/5 |

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