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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)

 

2015 Steel-Umbrellas Digi

STEEL UMBRELLAS
Originally realeased in 1994
Preceding album: The Security Of Illusion (1993)

"Steel Umbrellas" is one of the second round of earMUSIC’s SAGA Reissue Series and is best known for featuring a more popish side of SAGA. The album was originally composed as a soundtrack for a TV series called ´Cobra`. Mixed by Mike Ging (Michael Jackson, Toto, Nazareth) in L.A., Steel Umbrellas takes you straight back to a more popish 80’s sound. While the opener “Why Not” is a great rock tune in all SAGA’s tradition, some very nice flowing ballads such as “I Walk With You” or “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” are featured here; “Steamroller” comes along with quite a funky attitude and “Shake That Tree” got a real groove on. Overall, Steel Umbrellas definitely features a softer SAGA than its preceders but doesn’t neglect the signature SAGA sound.

For this re-release, the album was completely remastered (2015). The tracklist is completed by two additional bonus tracks (never released before), newly recorded during their European Touring 2015 at Fabrik, Hamburg.

Line Up
Michael Sadler - vocals
Ian Crichton - guitar
Jim Gilmour - keyboards
Jim Crichton - bass
Steve Negus - drums, percussion
Paula Mattioli, Fred White, Stu “The Rooster” Saddoris – backing vocals

Tracklist
1. Why Not // 2. (You Were) Never Alone // 3. Bet On This // 4. Shake That Tree // 5. Password Pirate - Access Code - Password Pirate // 6. I Walk With You // 7. Push It // 8. Steamroller // 9. Say Goodbye To Hollywood // 10. Feed The Fire // 11. I Walk With You (Live)

Bonus Tracks
12. On My Way, Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
(Originally released on the album ‘Sagacity’, 2014)
13. On The Loose, Live at Fabrik, Hamburg
(Originally released on the album “Worlds Apart”, 1981)

 

 

 

 

 

 

earMUSIC releases an excellent SAGA reissue series within one year, covering all studio albums from 1989 – 2007. All twelve albums are enhanced by exclusive bonus tracks, newly recorded at Fabrik, Hamburg in April 2015 – Of course they’ve been never released before.
The beautifully designed booklets, including loads of original fan material, press articles, and more, are a must have for every fan. Furthermore, the founding band members of SAGA have their say on each album. The individual introductions grant quite personal insights to their work back in the days.

RELEASES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

September 2015
The Beginner’s Guide To Throwing Shapes
The Security Of Illusion

November 2015
Steel Umbrellas
Generation 13

January 2016
Pleasure And The Pain

March 2016
Full Circle
House Of Cards

May 2016
Marathon
Network

July 2016
Trust
10,000 Days

 

 

 

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