Tag: Saga

Wednesday 1/11/23 7pm ET: Feature LP: Saga – Steel Umbrellas (1994)

Steel Umbrellas is the tenth studio album by Canadian rock band Saga. The songs were written for the US TV series Cobra. The album is the second produced after the reformation of the classic line-up, and the first one to feature two songs sung by keyboardist Jim Gilmour. Released in 1994

  1. “Why Not?” 4:18
  2. “(You Were) Never Alone” 4:28
  3. “Bet on This” 3:53
  4. “Shake That Tree” 4:18
  5. “Password Pirate / Access Code / Password Pirate” 3:36
  6. “I Walk With You” 4:02
  7. “Push It” 3:02
  8. “Steamroller” 4:12
  9. “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” 4:34
  10. “Feed the Fire” 4:09

Michael Sadler – lead and backing vocals
Ian Crichton – guitars
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Shake That Tree” and “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”
Jim Crichton – bass
Steve Negus – drums, percussion
Paula Mattioli, Fred White, Stu “The Rooster” Saddoris – backing vocals

Wednesday 1/4/23 9pm ET: Feature LP: Saga – Images at Twilight (1979)

Images at Twilight is the second studio album by the Canadian progressive rock band Saga and was originally released in May 1979. It introduces the vocoder as an important instrument in Saga’s development. It is also the only album to feature keyboardist Gregg Chadd who had replaced original keyboardist Peter Rochon.

  1. “It’s Time (Chapter Three)” 4:01
  2. “See Them Smile” 3:25
  3. “Slow Motion” 3:55
  4. “You’re Not Alone” 5:22
  5. “Take It or Leave It” 3:58
  6. “Images (Chapter One)” 6:31
  7. “Hot to Cold” 5:02
  8. “Mouse in a Maze” 5:41

Michael Sadler – lead vocals, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, bass guitar on “It’s Time!”
Ian Crichton – electric and acoustic guitars
Gregg Chadd – keyboards, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer, vocoder effects
Jim Crichton – bass guitar, Moog Taurus bass synthesizer
Steve Negus – drums, percussion

Thursday 8/25/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Saga – The Security of Illusion (1993)

The Security of Illusion is the ninth studio album by Saga, originally released in 1993. The album marks the return of keyboardist Jim Gilmour and drummer Steve Negus, both of whom left the band in 1986 due to management concerns.

  1. “Entracte” 0:58
  2. “Mind Over Matter” 4:35
  3. “Once Is Never Enough” 6:04
  4. “Alone Again Tonight” 4:14
  5. “I’ll Leave It in Your Hands” 4:38
  6. “The Security of Illusion” 5:40
  7. “Stand Up” 4:12
  8. “Days Like These” 4:48
  9. “Voila!” 1:42
  10. “No Man’s Land” 5:20
  11. “Without You” 6:10

Michael Sadler – vocals
Ian Crichton – guitar
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, vocals
Jim Crichton – bass
Steve Negus – drums, percussion

Sunday 7/24/22 5pm ET: Feature LP: Saga – The Beginner’s Guide to Throwing Shapes (1989)

The Beginner’s Guide to Throwing Shapes is the eighth studio album by Saga, released in 1989. It is also the second album recorded by the band without longtime drummer Steve Negus and keyboardist Jim Gilmour, who temporarily left the band over management concerns.

  1. “How Do I Look?” 4:33
  2. “Starting All Over” 4:01
  3. “Shape” 5:10
  4. “Odd Man Out” 4:54
  5. “The Nineties” 4:16
  6. “Scarecrow” 4:20
  7. “As I Am” 5:15
  8. “Waiting in the Wings” 4:55
  9. “Giant” 7:10
  10. “Framed” (Live) 5:46

Michael Sadler: Vocals & Keyboards
Jim Crichton: Bass, Keyboards and Synthaxe
Ian Crichton: Guitars, Synthaxe & Banjo
Curt Cress: Drums and Percussion

Wednesday 1/26/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Saga – Heads or Tales (1983)

Heads or Tales is the fifth studio album by the Canadian progressive rock band Saga and was originally released in September 1983. The album was the second of the band’s to be produced by Rupert Hine. Although it did not attain the same commercial success and status of the previous collaboration between the band and Hine, Worlds Apart (1981), both “The Flyer” and “Cat Walk” became respectable radio hits for the band with the album eventually securing gold status in Canada (50,000) and Germany (250,000). A third single from the album, “Scratching the Surface”, became a live staple and fan favorite in the band’s concert line-up during the late-1990s and 2000s as a piano solo played by Jim Gilmour during a break by the other band members. The song reached #45 in the Canadian Singles charts, April 1984.

  1. “The Flyer” 3:47
  2. “Cat Walk” 4:24
  3. “The Sound of Strangers” 4:09
  4. “The Writing” 4:14
  5. “Intermission” 5:28
  6. “Social Orphan” 3:24
  7. “The Vendetta (Still Helpless)” 3:55
  8. “Scratching the Surface” 5:26
  9. “The Pitchman” 5:46
  10. “Cat Walk” (Unabridged) 7:44

Michael Sadler – lead vocals (all but track #8), keyboards
Ian Crichton – guitar
Jim Gilmour – lead keyboards, backing and lead (8) vocals, sax
Jim Crichton – bass guitar, keyboards
Steve Negus – drums, percussion, electronic percussion

Tuesday 1/11/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter F and start G. We feature music from: Cliff Richard, Odyssey, Whispers, Blackfoot, Imagination, Rita Coolidge, Saga, Alan Parsons Project, Rick James. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Joel, Humble Pie, Duran Duran and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Monday 1/3/22 12:10am ET: Feature LP: Saga – Behaviour (1985)

Behaviour is the sixth studio album by the Canadian progressive rock band Saga, and was originally released in August 1985, two years after the moderately successful Heads or Tales. Behaviour was itself successful, and managed to outsell its 1983 predecessor thanks to the strong performance of the single “What Do I Know?”.

The album contains singer Michael Sadler’s most personal song, “(Goodbye) Once Upon a Time”, which he said was written about his late father and which still brought up strong emotions when performed years after the album’s release.

  1. “Listen to Your Heart” 3:56
  2. “Take a Chance” 3:54
  3. “What Do I Know?” 3:40
  4. “Misbehaviour” 4:04
  5. “Nine Lives of Miss Midi” 1:17
  6. “You and the Night” 5:16
  7. “Out of the Shadows” 4:48
  8. “Easy Way Out” 3:59
  9. “Promises” 4:12
  10. “Here I Am” 3:34
  11. “(Goodbye) Once Upon a Time” 6:38

Michael Sadler – lead vocals, keyboards
Jim Crichton – bass guitar, keyboards
Jim Gilmour – keyboards, backing vocals
Ian Crichton – guitar
Steve Negus – drums, percussion, electronic percussion

Wednesday 12/29/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Saga – Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart is the fourth studio album by the Canadian neo progressive rock band Saga and was originally released September 1981. The album has been released with several different covers. The album was produced by Rupert Hine. Frontman Michael Sadler stated in the band’s video DVD Silhouette (2002) that Hine told him to stop “singing like a choir boy” and actually had him climb up to the roof of a barn located on the farm in England where the recording was done in order to get the proper passion out of Sadler for the song “On the Loose”. Sadler’s vocal style was noticeably different on Worlds Apart than on the first three Saga albums—a style that he kept in successive performances with the band.

1. “On the Loose” 4:12
2. “Wind Him Up” 5:47
3. “Amnesia” 3:16
4. “Framed” 5:42
5. “Time’s Up” 4:12
6. “The Interview” 3:52
7. “No Regrets (Chapter Five)” 4:46
8. “Conversations” 4:46
9. “No Stranger (Chapter Eight)” 7:05

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Saga – Generation 13 (1995)

Generation 13 is the eleventh studio album by Saga, released in 1995.

Generation 13 is a concept album, written by bassist Jim Crichton, which is inspired by the 1993 book 13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? by American authors Neil Howe and William Strauss.

1. “Chances Are #1” 1:42
2. “Generation 13 (Theme #1)” (Instrumental) 2:43
3. “All Will Change (Goodbye and Good Luck)” 1:57
4. “a) The Cross (Home #3)” 4:06
5. “Danger Whistle” (Spoken) 0:45
6. “a) Leave Her Alone” 4:33
7. “I’ll Never Be Like You #1” 0:43
8. “My Name Is Sam (Finding a Friend)” 0:35
9. “The 13th Generation” 4:26
10. “The Cross” 2:02
11. “The Learning Tree” 4:58
12. “I’ll Never Be Like You #2” 3:59
13. “Snake Oil” (Instrumental) 1:07
14. “a) We Hope You’re Feeling Better (The Test)” 4:57
15. “My Name Is Sam (Your Time Is Up)” 2:34
16. “Generation 13 (Theme #2)” (Instrumental) 2:38
17. “Where Are You Now?” 1:20
18. “a) Screw ‘Em” 4:14
19. “No Strings Attached” 5:20
20. “All Will Change (It’s Happening to Me)” 2:00
21. “The Victim” 2:59
22. “One Small Step” (Spoken – Instrumental) 3:25
23. “a) Sam’s New Friend” (Spoken – Instrumental) 2:30
24. “b) We Hope You’re Feeling Better” 1:21
25. “Chances Are #2” 1:36

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Tuesday 1pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on sounds of the 80s we feature music from;  Tina Turner, Dan Hartman, Saga, Queen, Journey, John Waite, Grace Slick, Brenda Russell, Bangles, AC/DC, Elton John, Charlie Daniels Band, Ozzy, and more.  . .