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Saga - Heads Or Tales album

Saga  - Heads Or Tales album
  • Performer Saga
  • Title Heads Or Tales
  • Date of release 1983
  • Country Canada
  • Style Prog Rock
  • Other formats MP2 AAC MOD WMA APE DXD AUD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1186 mb
  • Size FLAC 1707 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 786

Saga's fifth studio album, Heads or Tales, can be compared to it's sleeve. They tamed the beast and managed to still give a good show. Previous studio effort Worlds Apart earned the band worldly recognition, and with that kind of recognition came pressure. It is an even further streamlined version of Saga and the songs are simpler and less elaborated. Synthesisers dominate the sound (more than ever) and the production is very clean and polished. Given Saga's previous releases, Heads Or Tales was indeed a very natural development for the band and an album very much of its time. I simply don't think it is possible to sound more 80's than this! Personally, I find this album somehow a bit "shallow", but still good.

This album, which follows the excellent Worlds Apart, is nearly as good as its predecessor; Michael Sadler's commanding voice leads the way while the rest of the band punches up the fairly succinctly written songs with loads of texture and occasional instrumental fireworks. The guitar/keyboard interplay between Jim Gilmour and Ian Crichton alone is enough to get music geeks salivating.

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Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). SOCIAL ORPHAN: I always thought of this as a lesser track on the original HEADS OR TALES album, not anymore! This version rocks, a full-on band rocker which deserves an extra look. PITCHMAN: again, Moratti shines and proves he was a decent replacement.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Flyer
Lyrics By – Jim CrichtonMusic By – Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler
3:41
A2 Cat Walk
Lyrics By – Jim CrichtonMusic By – Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Jim Gilmour
4:25
A3 The Sound Of Strangers
Lyrics By – Michael SadlerMusic By – Saga
4:08
A4 The Writing
Lyrics By – Jim CrichtonMusic By – Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler
4:12
A5 Intermission
Lyrics By – Michael SadlerMusic By – Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler
5:27
B1 Social Orphan
Lyrics By – Michael SadlerMusic By – Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler
3:23
B2 The Vendetta (Still Helpless)
Lyrics By – Michael SadlerMusic By – Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Jim Gilmour, Michael Sadler
3:44
B3 Scratching The Surface
Lyrics By – Jim GilmourMusic By – Jim Crichton, Jim Gilmour
5:15
B4 The Pitchman
Lyrics By – Jim CrichtonMusic By – Saga
5:38

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rocker-Fella Productions N.V.
  • Copyright (c) – Rocker-Fella Productions N.V.
  • Manufactured By – Portrait Records

Credits

  • Art Direction – Judith Salavetz, Spencer Drate
  • Producer – Rupert Hine

Notes

Disc labels have title misprinted as "HEADS OR TAILS".

This is another release from Portrait with "P" instead of "F" in the label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: [Masterdisk] AL-38999-2B
  • Matrix / Runout: [Masterdisk] BL-38999-2B
  • Barcode: 0 74643 89991

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ML 8007 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, Album, Mas) Maze Records ML 8007 Canada 1983
815 410-1 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 815 410-1 France 1983
ML 8007 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, Album, Lac) Maze Records ML 8007 Canada 1983
815 410-4 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 815 410-4 Italy 1983
PRT 25740 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, W/Lbl) Portrait PRT 25740 UK 1983

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Flyer
Lyrics By – J. Crichton*Music By – J. Crichton*, M. Sadler*
3:42
2 Cat Walk
Lyrics By – J. Crichton*Music By – I. Crichton*, J. Crichton*, J. Gilmour*
4:24
3 The Sound Of Strangers
Lyrics By – M. Sadler*Music By – I. Crichton*, J. Crichton*, J. Gilmour*, M. Sadler*, S. Negus*
4:07
4 The Writing
Lyrics By – J. Crichton*Music By – J. Crichton*, M. Sadler*
4:12
5 Intermission
Lyrics By – M. Sadler*Music By – I. Crichton*, J. Crichton*, M. Sadler*
5:27
6 Social Orphan
Lyrics By – M. Sadler*Music By – J. Crichton*, M. Sadler*
3:23
7 The Vendetta (Still Helpless)
Lyrics By – M. Sadler*Music By – I. Crichton*, J. Crichton*, J. Gilmour*, M. Sadler*
3:43
8 Scratching The Surface
Lead Vocals – Jim GilmourLyrics By – J. Gilmour*Music By – J. Crichton*, J. Gilmour*
5:15
9 The Pitchman
Lyrics By – J. Crichton*Music By – I. Crichton*, J. Crichton*, J. Gilmour*, M. Sadler*, S. Negus*
5:37
10 Cat Walk (Unabridged)
Lyrics By – Jim CrichtonMusic By – Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Jim Gilmour
7:44

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Bertelsmann Music Group
  • Distributed By – BMG Ariola
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rocker-Fella Productions N.V.
  • Copyright (c) – Rocker-Fella Songs
  • Pressed By – Sonopress
  • Printed By – TOPAC
  • Published By – Rocker-Fella Songs
  • Recorded At – Farmyard Studios

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Judith Salavetz, Spencer Drate
  • Bass, Keyboards – Jim Crichton
  • Drums, Percussion, Percussion [Electronic] – Steve Negus
  • Engineer [Recording Assistant] – Andrew Scarth
  • Engineer [Recording] – Stephen W. Tayler
  • Guitar – Ian Crichton
  • Illustration – Stephen Durke
  • Keyboards [Lead], Vocals, Saxophone – Jim Gilmour
  • Lead Vocals, Keyboards – Michael Sadler
  • Management – Maze International
  • Photography By [Innersleeve] – Larry Williams
  • Producer – Rupert Hine

Notes

This release has same cover as Saga - Heads Or Tales but the cd as Saga - Heads Or Tales and is not a mix of the two, it's another release (mainly in Scandinavia).

There is no trackduration on sleeve or cd.

Comes with an 8-page booklet including lyrics.
© 1983 Rocker-Fella Songs.
℗ 1983 Rocker-Fella Productions N.V.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 007192 584772
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS 258 477 C
  • Rights Society: STEREO/NCB
  • Label Code: LC 8600
  • Distribution Code: D: 222
  • Distribution Code: F: RC650
  • SPARS Code: ADD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ML 8007 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, Album, Mas) Maze Records ML 8007 Canada 1983
815 410-1 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 815 410-1 France 1983
ML 8007 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, Album, Lac) Maze Records ML 8007 Canada 1983
815 410-4 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 815 410-4 Italy 1983
PRT 25740 Saga Heads Or Tales ‎(LP, W/Lbl) Portrait PRT 25740 UK 1983