Saga – Worlds Apart (Remastered) (1981/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 43:26 minutes | 539 MB | Genre: Rock
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“Worlds Apart” is the fourth studio album by the Canadian neo progressive rock band Saga and was originally released in 1981. The album was produced by Rupert Hine, and has been released with several different covers. Frontman Michael Sadler stated in the band’s video DVD Silhouette (2002) that Hine told him to stop “singing like a choir boy”. Sadler’s vocal style was noticeably different on Worlds Apart than on the first three Saga albums; he kept that style in successive performances with the band. Hine reportedly had Sadler climb to the roof of the English barn where the band was recording in order to get the proper emotion from Sadler for “On the Loose”.
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.
“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.” (Andy Hinds, AMG)
1. On the Loose (04:13)
2. Times Up (04:03)
3. Wind Him Up (05:47)
4. Amnesia (03:29)
5. Framed (05:39)
6. The Interview (03:47)
7. No Regrets (Chapter Five) (04:39)
8. Conversations (04:44)
9. No Stranger (Chapter Eight) (07:05)