Saga are a Canadian rock band, formed in Oakville, Ontario. Jim Crichton and Welsh-born vocalist Michael Sadler have been the principal songwriters for Saga. Ian Crichton is the band's guitarist; apart from his work with Saga, he has recorded several solo albums as well as sessions with Asia. The band's keyboardist, Scottish-born Jim "Daryl" Gilmour, joined Saga in December 1979 after Greg Chadd left the band in August 1979. The Security of Illusion is the ninth studio album by Saga, originally released in 1993. The album marks the return of keyboardist Jim Gilmour and drummer Steve Negus, both of whom left the band in 1986 due to management concerns.
This is a chronicle of their music acquired from recordings between 1974 and 1977. It includes tracks from the self-titled album "Ragnarok", "Nooks" and "Ragnarok Live" plus some new material not released on vinyl or CD…
Few bands have combined hard rock, progressive rock and pop with the elegance and style of Canada's Saga. Their sound fuses: prominent guitar riffs, often in harmony with a synthesizer, and complex keyboard arrangements. As soon as the band walks on stage and the excited roaring of the crowd fills the venue, it becomes crystal clear that Saga still knows how to rock like in their glory days. The euphoric mood of the fans is reflected by the band's sensational performance and sound. "Live in Hamburg" recorded on April 28th, 2015 at Fabrik is a must have for every Saga fan.
Recorded and filmed during the 30th anniversary tour of the Canadian rock flagship Saga, Contact: Live In Munich is also a document of the end of an era. Singer and co-founder Michael Sadler left the band after the tour to reserve and spend more time with his family and new born son. Another reason why the sold out show in Munich turned into an emotional musical highlight for both the band and the audience. Once again Saga lead the listeners through all the milestones of their highly successful career, combined with material from the last studio album 10,000 Days.
On 'The Human Condition', SAGA sets another musical milestone in their more than 30 year band history. A unique mix of elements from the genres of melodic rock, pop and prog. Replacing former singer Michael Sadler, Rob Moratti´s voice is a perfect addition and creative input to the classic sound of the band. SAGA is well prepared for a long lasting future.
Over the course of the last three decades, Saga remains one of the leading bands in melodic progressive rock music. Albums like Silent Knight, Heads Or Tales and Worlds Apart are milestones in the history of refined rock music and still haven't lost any of their magic. The current double CD / double DVD of Worlds Apart Revisited contains a full live concert recording (from Pratteln, Switzerland, December 8th, 2005) and features a cross-section track list culled from albums throughout their entire career.
10,000 days is roughly the equivalent of 30 years (OK, 27.4 years - but just go with us on this one) It s fitting then that the release of 10,000 Days helps mark Saga's 30th anniversary as a band. Sadly though it also marks the final CD that Saga will record with lead singer and band co-founder, Michael Sadler. Yes, one of the most unique voices in all of rock is moving on, but not before delivering a spectacular new CD full of Saga's trademark melodically progressive sound - and not before taking the band out for one final farewell tour. The extraordinary artwork for 10,000 Days was designed by Warren Flannigan who created the visuals for Hollywood blockbusters such as Blade, X-Men and The Hulk as well as designing the packaging for the latest Symphony X release.