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Ok, this just in....the following are the confirmed Euro dates for the fall..... so far!....

28.Oct. Fürth
29.Oct. Giessen
30.Oct. Aschaffenburg
31. Oct. Bensheim,
02.Nov. Hamburg,
03.Nov. Copenhagen,
06.Nov. Gothenburg,
07.Nov. Oslo.


08.Nov. t.b.a more to follow...don't touch that dial!

 

16.02.2016 CA Toronto The Phoenix Concert Theatre
         
15.04.2016 DE Bensheim Musiktheater Rex

 

16.04.2016 DE München Muffathalle
17.04.2016 DE Nürnberg Hirsch
18.04.2016 CH Pratteln Z7
20.04.2016 DE Augsburg Spectrum
21.04.2016 DE Crimmitschau bei Chemnitz Stadttheater
22.04.2016 DE Berlin Huxley's Neue Welt
23.04.2016 DE Worpswede Music Hall
24.04.2016 DE Wilhelmshaven Pumpwerk
26.04.2016 DE Herford X-Herford
28.04.2016 DE Köln Die Kantine
29.04.2016 DE Aschaffenburg ColosSaal
30.04.2016 DE Bayreuth Weißbierfest
         
18.06.2016 DE Kiel Kieler Woche Eintritt frei
08.07.2016 CA Winnipeg Club Regent Casino Tickets
14.07.2016 PA Panama City Anthenaeum  
29.07.2016 DE Seebronn Rock of Ages Tickets
12.08.2016 CA Thunder Bay ON The Rockhouse  
13.08.2016 CA Regina SK Regina Casino Tickets
14.08.2016 CA Kelowna BC Rock The Lake Festival sold out 
19.08.2016 DE Bochum Zeltfestival Tickets
20.08.2016 DE Göttingen Open Air Festival im Kaiser-Wilhelm-Park Tickets
26.08.2016 CH Arbon SummerDays Festival Tickets
03.09.2016 IT Veruno 2Days Prog +1 Festival Eintritt frei
28.10.2016 DE Fürth Stadthalle  
29.10.2016 DE Giessen Hessenhalle  
30.10.2016 DE Aschaffenburg ColosSaal  
02.11.2016 DE Hamburg Fabrik  
03.11.2016 DK Copenhagen Amager Bio  
06.11.2016 SE Göteborg Pustervik  
07.11.2016 NO Oslo Rockerfeller Music Hall  
08.11.2016 SE Stockholm Göta Källare  

 

 

 

 

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.
Line Up
Michael Sadler – vocals
Jim Crichton – bass
Ian Crichton – guitars
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, vocals
Glen Sobel – drums

Tracklist
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"
06. Taxman
07. You Were Made For Me
08. Gonna Give It To Ya
09. Fantastically Wrong
10. Pleasure And The Pain
Bonus Tracks
11. Time To Go, Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
12. You’re Not Alone, Live at Fabrik, Hamburg

2015 Generation-13 Digi

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.

Line Up
Michael Sadler – lead vocals, pipe organ
Ian Crichton - guitars
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, vocals, clarinet
Jim Crichton - bass
Steve Negus - drums, percussion
Tracklist
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

Bonus Tracks
26. Humble Stance (Live), Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
(Originally released on the album ‘Saga’, 1977)

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