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Saga - Silhouette
Saga - Silhouette
Actor: Saga
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003     2hr 0min

This DVD features a fully interactive menu including soundbytes and a mini-movie running in the background, live Show footage totalling at least one hour taken from a variety of their best live shows, including venues in ...  more »


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Actor: Saga
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Steamhammer Us
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/04/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Update (no "Only Time Will Tell" but more live!)
William A. Howe | Niskayuna, NY USA | 02/04/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"10 music videos with remastered sound:
Don't Be Late
Careful Where You Step
On the Loose
Wind Him Up (live audio, mix of live video w/ original video)
What Do I Know
Always There (unreleased, created for Saga's 25th anniversary)
Money Talks7 live songs filmed on the 'Heads or Tales' tour!
The Perfectionist
Ice Nice
Times Up
Scratching the Surface
Don't Be Late
You're Not Alone3 bootleg videos shot in the United Kingdom:
It's Time
Humble Stance
Intermission Plus 2002 interviews"
Saga's First Ever DVD Release!!
Louie Bourland | Garden Grove CA | 06/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although Saga has been around for 25 years, I am a brand new fan to the band and their music. The music I have heard has been extremely impressive. In fact, I was already familiar with a few of their songs without realizing it was Saga. After picking up Saga's DVD "Silhouette", I am definitely going to explore this band's music even further.
"Silhouette" is jam-packed with old music videos, vintage concert footage and in-depth interviews which chronicle the band's history. Some of the music videos are really dated (ie: early MTV) but are great to watch nonetheless. The live concert footage from the early-mid '80s is very impressive and shows the band in full swing. Singer Michael Sadler is a dynamic frontman for Saga with a stage presence that reminded me of Queen's Freddie Mercury. Guitarist Ian Crichton is one of prog-rock's best kept secrets and his brother Jim is a dynamic keyboardist and bassist. Keyboardist Jim Gilmour displays extraordinary talent with classical chops that are part Keith Emerson, part Rick Wakeman and part Geoff Downes. Drummer Steve Negus displays great virtuousity on both his regular kit and an electronic one. His playing reminded me a bit of Phil Collins, probably because Negus is a left-handed drummer who plays his kit in reverse like Collins.
The interview footage provides a complete comprehensive look at the history of Saga told from the band members themselves. Each of the five members gets equal time to share his memories about Saga's past. Also, the band discusses their musical gear and why they use what they use. Jim Crichton also discusses his impressive recording studio which is located in Van Nueys, California. It was an amazing discovery to find out that Jim is very much in demand as a producer/engineer besides being the bass player and one of the keyboardists for Saga. Very Impressive.
This DVD definitely will introduce you to a band that has been a best kept secret over the last 25 years. I have only been listening to Saga for just a few months but they are already fast becoming one of my favorite bands. The musicianship in this band is phenominal and their stage shows are outstanding. This DVD will give you everything you need if you're just beginning to discover the band - music videos, concert footage and an in-depth interview history. Check It Out. It's worth it."
moses,manuel | Baden-Baden, Germany | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, Saga Fans - on this DVD you will find all of Saga's Official Videos of their successful Single Hits ...1. Don't Be Late
2. Careful Where You Step
3. Amnesia
4. Wind Him Up
5. On The Loose
6. Catwalk
7. The Flyer
8. What Do I Know
9. Only Time Will Tell
10. Money Talks ...PLUS ...DVD Includes: 30 minutes of Live bootlegged film shot of Saga over the years, Mini Documentary (approx. 20 minutes) consisting of interviews shot in Los Angeles and Canada, Band Photos, and weblink.
NOTE: This DVD is coded for Region 1For the Saga Purist ... THIS MUST BE A MUST !!
By the way, the price is great here, so ... TAKE IT ... OR LEAVE IT..."
William A. Howe | 07/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All bands should make a dvd like this.Here's what you get: 10 music videos, 10 live tracks, and a documentary similar to the Behind the Music's on VH1.As for the videos, you get the early ones (including the rare 'Careful Where You Step' off Silent Knight) and you get two newly produced videos off the House of Cards release (which was released a couple years back). Note: Some reviews on this site were premature 'Only Time Will Tell' is missing from this release instead replaced by the DVD exclusive 'Always There' from House of Cards.The live portion of the cd features 10 tracks from the Heads or Tales Tour (1983 or 1984). I would say this was the height of Saga's popularity.The 'Behind the Music' portion includes interviews with all five band members telling the bands story up to the House of Cards cd. Since then the band has released the cd Marathon and drummer Steve Negus has left the band.This dvd is perfect for those wanting to know more about Saga and also great for fans since this dvd contains 'the singles', live performance and history of the band.Superb. Saga just proves again that they know what they are doing. And you even get that famous Michael Sadler mustache. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"