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.