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Very Best of Saga [Polygram]
     

The Very Best of Saga [Polygram]

by Saga
 
In the wake of Rush's commercial success, suddenly quite a few Canadian prog rock acts began appearing on the scene -- Triumph, FM, Max Webster, and Saga. The latter group is best known in the U.S. for scoring a sizeable hit during the early days of

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In the wake of Rush's commercial success, suddenly quite a few Canadian prog rock acts began appearing on the scene -- Triumph, FM, Max Webster, and Saga. The latter group is best known in the U.S. for scoring a sizeable hit during the early days of MTV, "On the Loose," but the group issued many an album over the ensuing years, and the 2004 import compilation, The Very Best of Saga manages to collect most of their career highlights. While their big brothers Rush started out "prog" and then later embraced melody, it appears as though Saga was pop-minded all along. Picture a cross between synth popsters the Buggles and early-'80s era Rush, and you're not far off from the style that Saga specialized in. It also turns out that the group had quite a few other selections that mixed both musical worlds, as "On the Loose" did, as evidenced by such standouts here as "How Long," "Wind Him Up," "The Flyer," and "What Do I Know" (the latter being Saga's last notable U.S. radio hit, back in 1985). Saga continues to crank out albums on a regular basis, but most longtime fans will agree that their best work occurred during the late '70s to mid-'80s, and that's the exact period that the 15-track Very Best Of

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2004
Label:
Polygram Int'l
UPC:
0731452372222
catalogNumber:
523722
Rank:
1202

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Tracks

  1. Wind Him Up
  2. (You Were) Never Alone
  3. Wildest Dreams
  4. Humble Stance
  5. You and the Night
  6. Flyer
  7. Security of Illusion
  8. Why Not
  9. How Long
  10. Only Time Will Tell
  11. Starting All Over
  12. What Do I Know
  13. Help Me Out
  14. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  15. On the Loose

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Saga   Primary Artist

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