This album sounds as good today as it did when it was first released. If you’re into progressive style music, great lyrics, keys/synths, awesome guitar and overall brilliant musicianship then you should love this one. I think the only people who wouldn’t enjoy this album are those that would listen to something more mainstream where creativity and imagination are virtually unfound. I highly recommend this album… Don’t Be Late!!!
2002 reissue of the Canadian progressive rock act’s 1980 album includes one bonus track, ’Don’t Be Late’ (Video Track), plus unseen photos, liner notes, original artwork & updated booklet. Steamhammer.
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Saga is remastering the whole collection but the amazon releases don’t say it. basically if its 13.98 and released this year it is a saga remaster. This one sounds great. Dont miss the live bonus track.
After creating such a fine album just a year earlier (Images at Twilight), Saga went on to deliever what I believe is their most accessable and consistent work and what a fine album Silent Knight is.
Starting off exactly where Images left off, the band blows the listener away with Don’t Be Late. That track alone is worth the whole disc, but wait there’s more to come. In fact, all the songs are out of this world as the band manages at the same to stay true to their progressive roots and incorporate some of the radio friendly elements with the traditional song structure and keeping their songs under 5-6 minutes in length.
My other personal favorites are Help Me Out and Careful Where You Step, but once again, all of the songs are really of the highest quality – it’s hard to believe the disc was released quarter a century ago.
The following year Saga would go on and release their most famous Worlds Apart that features my personal all time favorite song Wind Him Up that is very close to Silent Knight in style with the rest of the songs on WA leaning towards a new path the band would choose later on (progressive pop comes to mind) and stay with for the rest of the 80s, eventually returning to their roots in the 90s yet failing to match the quality of their earlier albums.
So there you have it folks, the album that should not be overlooked by you, progressive melodic pompous rock lovers.
a masterpiece of the early 80’s.nothing seems wrong with this album, the flow of each song is perfect,its magic from top to bottom. this album is one of the top prog albums of all time but most people dont know about Saga’s music and still remains one of the best kept secrets in prog rock,in my list this record is right up there with Rush’s ‘moving pictures’ no doubt about that.
Saga for some reason has a very regal and majestic vibe to them-very European. This lp is a great example-probably the epitome of a “Saga” record. You MUST own this if you like this group. Every song is great and the production’s awesome as well. It’s an amazing experience w/ headphones too! Saga is soooo underrated it’s sick! Virtually unknown in ignorant ‘MTV America’ (althought they got early airplay in ‘81 on that ‘channel), this records holds up or is better than any group of the same style; ie) Rush, Yes, B.O.C., Queen, Uriah Heep, etc. Grab this cd!! The video rules too!