Over 40 years have passed since the Canadian prog rock band SAGA released their self-titled debut album in 1978. Since then, they have been an exceptional musical phenomenon and toured the globe various times while selling over 8 million albums worldwide. Their typical trademarks - synthesizer harmonies, breathtaking guitar riffs, complex keyboard arrangements and the charismatic vocals of frontman Michael Sadler - have made Saga one of the most influential acts in the history of rock music.
In 2021, earMUSIC will tribute SAGA's legacy with an excellent reissue series, including their essential material from 1978 to 2007. Released as a 1LP Gatefold Edition on 180g Virgin Vinyl, these five albums are the first drop of a series of beautifully recreated and enhanced SAGA reissues - must-haves in any fan's SAGA collection.
Saga's first major-label release was also the band's commercial breakthrough; the single 'On the Loose' was not only a radio hit, but one of the first videos to be featured on the fledgling MTV network. Fortunately, the rest of the album holds up nearly as well as that fine single; fleshing out the songs' arrangements with lots of interesting instrumental detail, the band manages to maintain their progressive rock roots while producing strong, effective pop tunes. The lyrics are interesting and intelligent without being pretentious or eggheaded. World's Apart is the work of a band at the peak of its skill and inspiration, and may be Saga's best album.
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Pressed On Virgin Vinyl
- Remastered for vinyl in 2021 by Eike Freese
- Personal Quotes from the Band
- Extensive Liner Notes
- Enhanced Artwork
- Rare Fan Material, Images & Press Photos
- Made in Germany
- On The Loose
- Time's Up
- Wind Him Up
- The Interview
- No Regrets (Chapter Five)
- No Stranger (Chapter Eight)