Since SAGA’s foundation in 1977, the band has toured the globe various times, won many awards and has sold over 8 million albums world wide. Their musical style is defined by prominent guitar riffs, often in harmony with a synthesizer, and complex keyboard arrangements.
The title “20/20” first of all refers to the album being the 20th of SAGA, but in addition it’s a good luck wish to Jim Gilmour, who had to undergo an eye operation during SAGA’s latest European tour. 20/20 stands for the perfect eyesight.
The album features ten brand new songs, never missing the distinctive sound of SAGA’s legendary hits. With striking keyboard sounds and Michael Sadler’s stunning vocals, the album has all that it takes to become an instant fan favourite as well as a worldwide hit. The opener “Six Feet Under” features a dominant keyboard sound, roaring guitars and a chorus you can’t get out of your head. Followed by the catchy, high energy driven “Anywhere You Wanna Go”, SAGA clarify that their original trademark sound is still going strong. The emotional ballad “Lost For Words” once again demonstrates Sadler’s incredible vocal range.
Michael Sadler reflects his return to the band: “One thing that we agreed on was that, if and when I ever were to return, it would have to feel like it was exactly the right thing to do and exactly the right time to do it!”
And clearly, there has never been a better time than now!
“20/20” will be available on Standard CD and Special Edition, a premium CD+DVD digipak edition. The exclusive, 25 minute documentary follows the band’s rehearsals for their fall tour 2011 and at the same time gives a great insight behind the scenes of creating and recording a modern classic.
Following the new release will be summer and fall dates in Canada, USA, Europe and South America.
Michael Sadler: Lead Vocals & Keyboards
Jim Gilmour: Main Keyboards & Vocals
Brian Doerner: Drums
Ian Crichton: Guitar
Jim Crichton: Bass & Keyboards
01. Six Feet Under
02. Anywhere You Wanna Go
04. Spin It Again
05. Another Day Out Of Sight
06. One Of These Days
07. Ball And Chain
08. Lost For Words
09. Show And Tell
10. Till The Well Runs Dry