Tag Archives: Saga

Quick plays: S.K.o.R., DUSTER BENNETT, SAGA

S.K.o.R. Tellus GMR Music Fronted by singer Emil Gammeltoft (who I’ve known since running the Nazareth fanclub in the 90′s), a vocalist who has recorded with Nerved and original Nazareth guitarist Manny Charlton, SKoR are a Swedish band who mix … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SAGA, CUDDLY SHARK, THADEUS GONZALEZ

SAGA Live In Hamburg earMUSIC [Release date 01.06.18] ‘Live In Hamburg’ was recorded back in 2015 in one of Saga’s main national fan bases Germany. It was originally released as limited-edition, however now it gets a full release. Some of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SAGA, SEVEN, SETH LAKEMAN

Seven - Shattered

SAGA Live In Hamburg  earMUSIC [Release date 02.09.16] Fans may have many of the songs on here as it compiles the live songs that have been dotted over the recent reissues of the band’s studio albums which started last year. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BREAD OVER BOMBS, GONE DEAD TRAIN, THE MIRROR TRAP

Bread Over Bombs

BREAD OVER BOMBS www.breadoverbombs.org Interesting backstory to this band from Los Angeles in that they put the profits of the band’s music into providing food for food banks. They have to date provided over 10,000 meals for people via the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: RAZORBATS, RAGE, SAGA, STAR CRYSTAL

RAZORBATS - Camp Rock

RAZORBATS – Camp Rock www.razorbats.com [Release date 15.09.15] Razorbats hail from Norway and they like their 70′s rock that’s for sure, as you can hear bits of Alice Cooper, Kiss and on ‘Getaway’ you could be listening to a long-lost … Continue reading

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Album review: SAGA – Generation 13/Steel Umbrellas (Reissues)

Saga - Steel Umbrellas

earMUSIC [Release date 27.11.15] Released originally back in 1995, Generation 13 is a concept album based on a storyline by Jim Crichton inspired in part by the book ’13 GEN abort retry ignore fail’ by Neil Howe and Bill Straus. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ISRAEL NASH, IMAGINARY PEOPLE, FERRIS & THE WHEELS

ISRAEL NASH’S SILVER SEASON Loose/Thirty Tigers [Release date 09.10.15] www.israelnash.com Israel Nash has already earned some plaudits for his previous album, 2013′s ‘Israel Nash’s Rain Plans’. The one thing that instantly comes to mind upon hearing this album for the … Continue reading

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Album review: SAGA – The Beginner’s Guide To Throwing Shapes/The Security Of Illusion

SAGA - The Beginner

earMusic [Release date 04.09.15] www.ear-music.net Following on from the recent best of, earMusic start their Saga re-issue campaign in earnest. They are releasing, in chronological order, the band’s studio albums between 1989 and 2007.  Each has bonus songs, often recently … Continue reading

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Album review: SAGA – Best Of – Now And Then – The Collection

SAGA - Best Of - Now And Then - The Collection

earMusic [Release date 03.07.15] A two CD best of released as a taster for the upcoming Saga re-issues due in the autumn. An interesting way to select the songs as it features one song from each of the band’s 21 … Continue reading

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Album review: SAGA – Sagacity

Saga - Sagacity

earMUSIC [Release date 04.07.14] Saga release their latest album and the second since vocalist Michael Sadler returned to the band’s line-up a few years ago. This is not as instant as their last album ‘20/20’ taking a few plays to … Continue reading

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Album review: SAGA – Spin It Again Live In Munich

SAGA – Spin It Again Live In Munich

Ear Music/Edel  [Release date 30.09.13] 2-CD Also available on DVD and Blu-Ray this was recorded on the band’s 2012 tour which marked the return of original vocalist Michael Sadler and the live debut of new drummer Mike Thorne. Saga have … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCK THE PARK – London, Ontario, Canada, 26-27 July 2013

My hometown London has been rocking various parks all summer, from the Stones and Bon Jovi at Hyde Park to Springsteen at the Olympic Park. But to our colonial cousins ‘across the pond’ , London is a mid sized city … Continue reading

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Albums of the year…to date

Saga – 20/20 (Ear Music/Edel) Michael Sadler returns as the band release one of their finest albums to date. Jeff Scott Soto- Damage Control (Frontiers) Back with a more straight ahead melodic hard rock album. Flying Colors – S/T (Ear … Continue reading

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SAGA – 20/20

Ear Music/Edsel 2012 A lot has happened since Saga’s last studio album ‘The Human Condition’ back in 2009. The biggest news is the return of original vocalist Michael Sadler, replacing Rob Moratti. The band also have a new drummer in … Continue reading

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