Personnel: Jim Gilmour, Michael Sadler (vocals, keyboards); Ian Crichton (guitar); Jim Crichton (keyboards); Brian Doerner (drums).
Recording information: Dangling Carrot Studio; Good Sheppard Studios; Massive Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Sparta Studios; Stan Portley Studios.
Singer Rob Moratti's stint with Canadian rock veterans Saga turned out to be a short-lived affair: only three years after Moratti replaced original singer Michael Sadler, Saga announced the return of their former frontman, leaving their 2009 album, The Human Condition, as Moratti's only recording with the band and the band's only album without Sadler. Apparently, the move met with approval by the fans, since Saga's 2012 album, 20/20 (released concurrently with the group's 35th anniversary), entered the German charts at number 13, the highest position of any Saga album since 1985's Behaviour (which reached number two). Musically, 20/20 offers exactly what Saga fans want: ten tracks of progressive rock that sound as if the '80s never went out of fashion. The album is also available as a special edition with a bonus DVD containing a 25-minute behind-the-scenes documentary. ~ Christian Genzel