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eclipsed No. 194 / 10-2017

18. July 2018

SAGA - The last chapter

20. September 2017

SAGA - The last chapter

Forty years of Saga! At the beginning of their anniversary year, the Canadian Neoproggers announced their dissolution with their move to pop. This led to long faces, especially in Germany, where the band had celebrated their greatest successes. At the end of their current tour eclipsed asks singer Michael Sadler and keyboarder Jim Gilmour what it means for them to have opened the last chapter in their band's career.

eclipsed No. 175 / 11-2015

09. December 2015

NEIL YOUNG - The Indomitable

Even as a young singer, as a representative of the hippie generation, Neil Young didn't mince his words. And he has remained the most controversial, sometimes in the best sense of the word uninhibited spirit of rock music: The Canadian, who turns seventy on November 12, shows no signs of age-mild. In the following we show why it is so important that "the old man" is still there.

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO - Alte Schule

SAGA - Risky Puzzle

22. October 2015

SAGA - Risky Puzzle

No risk, no fun. If Michael Sadler is to be believed, he and his band colleagues have not only followed this motto for 40 years in the music business - and not badly. Exactly 20 years ago was exactly such a moment. After the critically viewed album "Steel Umbrellas" it would have been easy for the Canadians to play it safe and record a more proggig CD with the classic Saga trademarks. But they went "all in". The choice fell on a concept album. "Generation 13" was the name of the almost 70-minute opus - no easy fare. "Of course, that was a risk back then, one hundred percent," Sadler recalls. "They screamed in horror at our record company when we came up with the idea." But the courage was rewarded: "Looking back, I would say it belongs to our classic albums. It's a milestone in our discography. And I remember with pleasure how the guys from the record company reacted when it became a success after all."

Lost Generation