SAGA "PLEASURE & THE PAIN" OUT JANUARY 22ND 2016
earMUSIC reissues an excellent album series by SAGA, covering all studio albums from 1989 – 2007. The release of all 11 albums spans 12 months. All albums are enhanced by exclusive bonus tracks, newly recorded at Fabrik, Hamburg in April 2015 – Of course they’ve been never released before.
The cover artwork is mostly kept original but with a modern touch. The booklets include original fan material, fotos, press pictures and more. Additionally, the founding band members of SAGA have their say on each album. The individual liner notes grant quite personal introductions & insights to their work back in the days.
On ‚Pleasure & The Pain‘, the band’s 11th studio album, SAGA presents a much more edgy and tougher side than on their preceding albums. For SAGA quite unusual, the guitar as the leading instrument dominates most of the tracks, powerful riffs take the place of former extensive keyboard parts. At that time, the band was searching for a new contemporary SAGA sound while sticking to their trademark components.
‚Pleasure & The Pain‘ is clearly among the most exceptional works of SAGA.
Due to difficulties with his personal schedule, Steve Negus is missing on this record. For the recordings he was replaced by studio pro Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper a.o.).
For this re-release, the album was completely remastered (2015). The tracklist is completed by two additional live bonus track, newly recorded in Hamburg during their European Touring 2015.
Michael Sadler – vocals
Jim Crichton – bass
Ian Crichton – guitars
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, vocals
Glen Sobel – drums
01. Heaven Can Wait
02. How Do You Feel?
03. Welcome To The Zoo
04. Where's My Money?
05. You're Not Alone "97"
07. You Were Made For Me
08. Gonna Give It To Ya
09. Fantastically Wrong
10. Pleasure And The Pain
11. Time To Go, Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
12. You’re Not Alone, Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
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SAGA - REISSUE SERIES - GENERATION 13
Originally released: 1995
Preceding album: Steel Umbrellas (1994)
The 11th studio album "Generation 13" was originally released 1995 and saw SAGA release their first concept album. Inspired by the book ´13 Gen Abort Retry Ignore Fail` by Neill Howe and Bill Strauss keyboardist Jim Crichton developed the (fictitious) story of young Jeremy, a member of what is known as the 13th Gen, whose future prospects were full of uncertainties such as unemployment or homelessness despite the nation’s huge wealth. As a result, Generation 13 turned out as a very complex musical album with great rock songs and a truly creative and interesting story full of social criticism. The album is considered as a one of the best concept albums in prog rock history by many.
For this re-release, the album was completely remastered (2015). The tracklist is completed by one additional bonus tracks (never released before), newly recorded during their European Touring 2015 at Fabrik, Hamburg.
Michael Sadler – lead vocals, pipe organ
Ian Crichton - guitars
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, vocals, clarinet
Jim Crichton - bass
Steve Negus - drums, percussion
1. Chances Are #1 // 2. Generation 13 (Theme #1) [Instrumental] // 3. All Will Change #1 // 4. The Cross #1 // 5. Danger Whistle [Spoken] // 6. Leave Her Alone // 7. I’ll Never Be Like You #1 // 8. My Name Is Sam #1 // 9. The 13th Generation // 10. The Cross #2 // 11. The Learning Tree // 12. I’ll Never Be Like You #2 // 13. Snake Oil [Instrumental] // 14. We Hope You’re Feeling Better #1 // 15. My Name Is Sam #2 // 16. Generation 13 (Theme #2) [Instrumental] // 17. Where Are You Now? // 18. Screw 'Em // 19. No Strings Attached // 20. All Will Change #2 // 21. The Victim Song // 22. One Small Step [Spoken-Instrumental] // 23. Sam’s New Friend [Spoken-Instrumental] // 24. We Hope You’re Feeling Better #2 // 25. Chances Are #2
26. Humble Stance (Live), Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
(Originally released on the album ‘Saga’, 1977)
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