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Artist: Saga

Title: The Beginner's Guide To Throwing Shapes

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Category: Pomp/ Prog

Year: 1989

Label: Bonaire

Catalog Number: 260367

Personnel

Michael Sadler Keyboards, Vocals
Ian Crichton Banjo, Guitar, Synthaxe
Jim Crichton Bass, Keyboards, Synthaxe
Curt Cress Percussion, Drums

Tracks

1.  How Do I Look  4:33
2.  Starting All Over  4:01
3.  Shape  5:10
4.  Odd Man Out  4:54
5.  Nineties  4:16
6.  Scarecrow  4:20
7.  As I Am  5:15
8.  Waiting In The Wings  4:55
9.  Giant  7:10
10.  Framed live bonus track  5:46
  
Total Running Time:  50:20

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Existing comments about this CD

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From: Jez Date: June 23, 2004 at 13:07
This was a better release after the slightly dissapointing 'Wildest Dreams' release, although the band still missed having Jim Gilmour and Steve Negus around.,(they returned for the '93 release 'The Security Of Illusion' which proved how missed they had been!!).Some great tracks on this one and definately worth checking out.

From: TONI MALLORCA Date: December 17, 2005 at 13:44
BAD,VERY BAD,NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FIRST FIVE ALBUMS

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 29, 2007 at 19:56
People from the music bussines called this album an 'Aor release' but it doesn't have anything to do with it.Kinda strange 'coz even in magazines such as Kerrang among others mentioned this as an aor masterpiece.The album does not have the flavour of their first albums and that says all.In my personal and humble opinion this is an average albun (not bad/not good).6/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 29, 2007 at 19:56
People from the music bussines called this album an 'Aor release' but it doesn't have anything to do with it.Kinda strange 'coz even in magazines such as Kerrang among others mentioned this as an aor masterpiece.The album does not have the flavour of their first albums and that says all.In my personal and humble opinion this is an average albun (not bad/not good).6/10

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: January 4, 2009 at 21:21
'As I Am', 'Waiting In The Wings', 'Giant', 'Shape', beautiful songs

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 21, 2011 at 21:04
Not bad not good...well...i must admit that if you are looking for their typical Prog sound you are not gonna find it here in its purest state...actually this is a fine Hi Tech AOR/Prog album...very catchy songs with some poppy moments too(Hi Tech AOR could be defined as POP sometimes)...amazingly after undusting this one years after i first heard it(2007)i've realized that this effort has its interesting songs...'How Do I Look'(excellent track actually),'Starting All Over'(guess what...AOR!!!),'Nineties' & 'Waiting In The Wings'...being honest and objective,this is quite recommendable if you like Hi Tech AOR..otherwise ignore it if you are looking for Saga's common sound..maybe at the very first time i listened to it i was more into their progressive type of compositions rather than this(now)quite good experiment...94/100

From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 5:40
This one combines the AOR of Wildest Dreams and Behaviour with progressive rock. A difficult record but one of my favourite albums of all time. Michael sounds great and Ian is again ripping it (listen to his guitarsolos/riffing in Giant, As I Am, Scarecrow). The only song that sounds annoying is Nineties.


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