The releasing of the whole back catalogue of Savatage is going into the second round. Each re-release features bonus materials and liner notes by Jon Oliva.
“I’m so excited to give the fans the proper representation of all these albums. For them to be own them as they were meant to be heard and seen makes me very happy.” (Jon Oliva)
Streets: A Rock Opera
The concept album was originally released in 1991 and was originally intended to be a double CD. Due to the master being an audio cassette and partly because most of the original ideas for the songs were used in later works, the band has expressed
no desire to re-release the album as it was planned in the beginning. “Streets: A Rock Opera” was the last Savatage album founder Jon Oliva performed lead vocals but he remained active with the band as a composer and keyboard player. The 2010 edition of the ‘Rock Opera’ features two live versions of “Ghost In The Ruins” and “Jesus Saves”.
Sirens & The Dungeons Are Calling: The complete session.
Originally released separately in 1983 and 1984 both records are considered to be the two earliest examples of Death Metal music, with some even calling this album the first ever Death Metal album. “Sirens” is Savatage‘s debut album, originally recorded in 1980 but released in 1983 while “The Dungeons Are Calling” was released in 1984 as a long EP.
’Sirens’ and ‘The Dungeons Are Calling’ were recorded in one session. The songs were supposed to form our debut LP. It came out too long for vinyl so it was cut in two, our fi rst album (‘Sirens’) and a long EP (‘Dungeons’). For the fi rst time now, the material is being released as one album, exactly as it was conceived.” (Jon Oliva, July 2010) Digitally remastered in 2010 both albums will now be released as originally planned including an acoustic version of “In The Dream” which was recorded this year