|On The Loose|
|Produced by Rupert Hine|
|Released on November 1982|
|US CHART POSITION #26 (charted Dec. 4, 1982 for 18 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|37-03359 w. company sleeve
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K ronomyth 4.2: PEAKED, MY INTEREST. Saga sailed on the second wind of progressive rock ushered in by Asia with their fourth album, Worlds Apart. Suddenly Saga was, if not a household name, at least no longer standing on the doorstep knocking, knocking. I missed this single the first time around (I’m still trying to figure out how I don’t remember a song that was on the charts for 18 weeks), but I definitely want to hear the rest of Saga’s story after this. The band’s combined keyboard/guitar attack will remind prog listeners of Kansas, Kayak, Marillion and of course Asia. The arrangements are inventive if not brilliant: a clever keyboard pattern kicks off “On The Loose,” while producer Rupert Hine does a passable Bob Ezrin impression with the dramatic B side, “Framed.” Behind the music is an arena rock machismo I’m not altogether comfortable with, but I never really rallied behind Asia either. Whether “On The Loose” is their highest achievement I couldn’t say (it is their highest commercial achievement), but the view from here is pretty impressive. Next stop: Worlds Apart.
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