With Saga's new album 'Sagacity', the Canadian progressive rockers manage to keep their signature sound alive with a touch of modernity. Or as Michael Sadler puts it: For me this album marks a return to many of the signature elements that put Saga on the map, the onset of the band's career, while maintaining a firm grip on the here and now. The balance between past, present and future is the key and I think that's what we've managed to achieve. Quite simply, this is SAGA...2014!
'Sagacity' the English expression, which in other words means wisdom and cleverness (pun intended) has always been a huge part of the band philosophy. SAGA has gotten wiser over the years, which shows in their thoughtful, multilevel lyrics. They have gotten smarter with their music arrangements, always leaving the listener amazed with their creativity and inventiveness. Their richness of ideas reflects on the typical, but always newly sounding keyboard sounds, as well as in its striking melodies. On top of it, its Michael Sadler's distinctive voice which molds the sound of SAGA, and he does so in an extremely good way.
Sagacity includes a bonus CD 'Saga Hits' - including nine live recordings from an energetic performance at the SWR1 Rockarena festival in 2013. Ranging from one classic like 'The Cross' to another like 'On the Loose', the bonus CD surely proves why SAGA are still going strong.
There is just one thing left to say: Welcome to SAGA 2014!