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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:12 pm

Groundhogs - Hogwash

This - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ttqwg_MjJY

then the rest -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9aS6asrurQ

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In the night when the stars provide a reason for Man to strive,
He reasons that's the reason He's alive.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:39 pm

Another entry in the occasional series ‘Deeply Underrated Bands’; long-serving Canadian muso’s Saga.
Prog fans find them too poppy, pop fans think they’re too rocky and rock fans regard them as too proggy. You can’t win.

Since I first fished the LP of 'Silent Knight' out of a bargain bin in the early 80's, Saga is one of those bands that I just keep coming back to, always finding something new to enjoy. Sadly, I have just found out that having celebrated their 40th anniversary as a working unit, they have called it a day and ceased operations, leaving behind a legacy of truly excellent albums for those who can be bothered to find them.

So if you are wanting to hear something that is a bit Genesis, a bit Rush, a bit Kansas and totally themselves – try Saga. Layers of melodic keyboards & synths, intricate arrangements, powerful rock-outs, outstanding production, well-crafted songs and a world-class lead guitarist.

Recommended albums: Worlds Apart, Silent Knight, Network, Trust, The Security of Illusion, Behaviour, Beginner’s Guide to Throwing Shapes.

Saga - Worlds Apart (FULL ALBUM)
Saga - Silent Knight

For the interested, currently available is the budget 5CD set: 'Saga - 5 Original albums Vol 2' featuring the 2 titles above, the debut album 'Saga', a solid live album 'In Transit' and the later, more rock-orientated 'Pleasure & the Pain' .

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:55 pm

I was introduced to Saga in the 80s and quite liked them. Will check them out again.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by terrybooth » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:21 pm

Unthanks on Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zxl65
and, if you need more convincing
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by savvypaul » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:38 pm

terrybooth wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Unthanks on Radio 4
Have seen them a good few times now, most recently at The Customs House in South Shields.

Absolutely stunning
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by savvypaul » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 pm

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Simple, intimate arrangements, and that voice...
"The one who would whistle to Throbbing Gristle through harsh times in Umberstone Covert."

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Wed May 02, 2018 10:24 pm

Czar..

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Sat May 05, 2018 8:44 pm

Giles, Giles & Fripp - The Cheerful Insanity Of

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:57 pm

Pacific Drift - Feelin' Free"

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Sun May 06, 2018 9:29 am

Camel - Mirage.. I only play this album for the superb "White Rider" track.. Andrew Latimer slide guitar near the end is fantastic, it sounds every bit as good as Steve Howe. Things is every Camel tribute band i have seen & heard fall flat on their face when it comes to the bass guitar/Slide guitar section.

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