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.
This DVD project came together when during a break in the touring of the "Marathon World Tour". The Band started to review the untold hours of video and thousands of photos from the tour. None of the video or photos had been shot with the intention of a DVD in mind but after reviewing all of this, the possibility was raised and the editing began. On this "Bootleg DVD" you see the band in true live form, in fact there are no corrections or overdubs on this show, many of the times the band did not even have the knowledge that the camera had been rolling until after the show was complete. The "Marathon World Tour" has covered over dozen countries and more shows than the band has performed in several years.
Excellent French three CD compilation from the Jazz legend. This is a set that any self-respecting Jazz fans will want to own. They may already have all of these recordings on other releases, but never have they been put together before in such luxurious packaging. Of all the Parker sets on the market, this is definitely one to be put at the top of the list. Disc One features 24 tracks spanning the years 1940-47. Disc Two also features 24 tracks that cover the 1947-51 time period. Disc Three contains an additional 14 tracks that were recorded between the years 1947 and 1953. Includes tracks recorded for the Decca, Savoy, Dial, Comet, Musicraft and Guild labels. Also included in this package is a beautifully illustrated 80 page plus booklet with tons of archival photos. 62 tracks total. Saga Jazz.
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.