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  • Few casual fans of Saga knew that they were actually a Canadian based band. While this keyboard dominated high-energy rock outfit played to thousands at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, they were more of an afterthought in North America. “Worlds Apart” was the peak of the bands popularity in the United States, with “On The Loose” reaching the top 40 and gaining regular rotation on MTV. The followup single “Wind Him Up”, did not fare as well, although classic rockers in Canada such as CHEZ 106 (Ottawa) and CHOM 97.7 (Montreal) still occasionally play it.
    The band sound is heavily dominated by syntheziers, as lead singer Michael Sadler, Jim Gilmour, and bassist Jim Crichton all take turns on the keyboards. Very gifted musically, the bands signature sound is the guitar-keyboard synchopated solos. Always on the cutting edge of technology, the recording was done in digital format, and features a heavy dose of PPGs and Moogs. “Worlds Apart” is no doubt their finest hour, and is perhaps their only substantial mark on North American audiences.

    Posted on December 14, 2009