has always been a special feeling of mystery surrounding the
so-called Chapters among fans of Canadian rock legends Saga. After
all there is one story behind these songs spread over the band's
entire career. Part of the fascination is that the individual
Chapters have not been released in chronologic order, as an example
the debut album from Saga featured Chapters 5 and 6. You can say
that the epic song was released in bit and pieces making it very
hard for fans to figure out the whole story!
in 1986 they did perform the existing Chapters 1-8, but now finally
we get, what all Saga fans have been hoping and praying for, for so
long ... all 16 Chapters played in chronologically order, the big
musical puzzle is solved. Big Saga hits is almost non-present on
this 82 minutes journey, but I do not miss them one second, because
this is all about 25 years of story finally coming together - the
To say this is for fans only is a given! New fans are blessed to get the story now - the story old fans like me have been waiting for 25 years to hear. As a fan I like this album, as a reviewer I might have bigger issues with this release, but I am first and foremost a fan - and I like it! But how do you rate such an album? As a fan I'd say high, as a reviewer maybe not so high, so I'll just say ... I like it and my rating reflects that.