10,000 Days
Style: Progressive Rock
Release date: October 22nd 2007

Saga has been a part of the rock scene for a very, very long time, they broke onto the scene 30 years ago or roughly 10,000 days ago, which is a long time in the life of a musician, and this album marks the farewell of vocalist Michael Sadler. There's no bad blood or artistic differences behind this move, he just wants to move on to the next chapter of his life and concentrate on his family.

'10,000 Days' is unmistakably Saga in every respect; Sadler's charismatic voice, Ian Crichton's virtuoso guitar, Jim Gilmour's big soundscapes and the tight rhythm section of song writing talent Jim Crichton on bass and the 'new' guy behind the kit: Brian Doerner. Over the years they have been able to keep the fine balance between traditional and contemporary elements, permanently reinventing themselves without neglecting their trademarks.

'10,000 Days' is vintage Saga, where you have songs that fall nicely in line with old classics, you have one of the most strange and unique songs they've written in a very long time in the instrumental: "Corkentellis", and you have one of the most catchy songs they've have written for the past 2 decades; "10,000 Days". Dare I say it; this song has hit potential if it's presented and pushed right!

'10,000 Days' is just what the doctor ordered for the hungry Saga fan, who just want to be entertained before he's out the door to catch them in their true environment: live on stage. But until you get a chance to see them live, you'll find much pleasure with this grand release from one of Canada's finest...

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: October 12th 2007