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1.82 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Wind Him Up (5:48)
2. Never Alone (4:07)
3. Wildest Dreams (4:58)
4. Humble Stance (5:54)
5. You And The Night (5:15)
6. The Flyer (3:42)
7. The Security of Illusion (5:40)
8. Why Not (3:49)
9. How Long (3:58)
10. Only Time Will Tell (4:21)
11. Starting All Over (4:01)
12. What Do I Know (3:37)
13. Help Me Out (5:50)
14. Say Goodbye to Hollywood (4:33)
15. On The Loose (4:12)

Total Time: 80:45

Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Sadler / lead vocals, keyboards
- Ian Crichton / guitars
- Jim Crichton / bass, keyboards
- Jim Gilmour / keyboards
- Steve Negus / drums, percussion

Releases information

CD Polydor 523 722-2 (1994 Germany)

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SAGA The Very Best Of Saga ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (36%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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).

Review by Rivertree
2 stars Starting all over?

Provided with their hits Wind him up, On the loose and Humble stance this is only a mediocre rock/pop album anyhow and not enjoyable for a proghead. We have polished and radio friendly songs in the majority which are nice to hear but by all means - you cannot be excited. To get familiar with the superior aspects of the band there are offered much better compilations, f. e. you can start with 'Remember When' from 2006 with a mix of good studio and live songs.

So there is nothing more to say: disappointing - I recommend to beware of this album.

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