Title - '20/20' (Eagle Rock Records)
Artist - Saga
If you don't know anything about the band Saga then you may be surprised to hear that this is their 20th album!
Included on 20/20 are ten brand new hard prog tracks. Complete with complex keyboard arrangements and inventive lyrics, the Canadian band have criss-crossed the globe since singer Michael Sadler co-founded the band in 1977.
Selling in excess of eight million records, Sadler left back in 2007, but after returning to the fold in 2011, now finds himself knee deep and very hands on with the release of the new album (out now on Eagle Rock Records).
20/20The album, which upon each hearing still sounds like an LP out of time, kicks off with the Rush-esque storytelling of 'Six Feet Under,' before heading into the more melodic 'Anywhere You Wanna Go.' They follow that with the angelic sweep of 'Ellery,' backing that with the orchestral-intro'd, but quickly hard-edged 'Spin It Again.' A great pop-rock track, it is easily (for my money) the best track on the album.
Next up are the album fillers 'Another Day Out Of Sight' and 'One Of These Days,' before the synth-fused prog pop sound of 'Ball And Chain.' The ethereal slightness of 'Lost For Words' is then backed by the Asia-sounding 'Show And Tell,' before the album closes out with the rock opera of 'Till The Well Runs Dry.'