SAGA 'Sagacity' Interview - The new album OUT June 27th 2014



With Saga’s new album, SagaCity, the Canadian progressive rockers manage to keep their characteristic sound alive while adding a modern touch to their music. 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 at 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!"

He certainly got it right. SagaCity does neither lack the striking guitar riffs which go hand in hand with the extensive keyboard arrangement nor Michael Sadler’s characteristic voice. Saga welcomes you with an enjoyable familiarity and an album full of 12 progressive rock anthems. The album (out now in Europe) will be released as Standard Edition, Special Edition including bonus live CD, Vinyl and Download on August 5th in North America via earMUSIC. The band discuss the new album in the video interview below:




Sagacity - the English expression which stands for wisdom and cleverness - pun intended - has always been a huge part of the band’s philosophy. Saga has gotten wiser over the years which shows in their thoughtful, multileveled 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, it’s Michael Sadler’s distinctive voice which molds the sound of Saga, and he does so in an extremely good way. SagaCity has it all - and more. The special edition 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 "On The Loose" the bonus CD surely captures the incredible live athmosphere of that night

twitter button
facebook button
pinterest button
gplus button