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Artist: Savatage

Title: Poets and Madmen

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Category: Prog Metal

Year: 2001

Label: Nuclear Blast

Catalog Number: 6618


Jon Oliva vocals, keyboards
Chris Caffery lead and rhythm guitars
Johnny Lee Middleton bass
Jeff Plate drums

Al Pitrelli additional lead guitars
Bob Kinkel additional keyboards


1.  Stay With Me Awhile  
2.  There in the Silence  
3.  Commisar  
4.  I Seek Power  
5.  Drive  
6.  Morphine Child  
7.  The Rumor  
8.  Man in the Mirror  
9.  Surrender  
10.  Awaken  
11.  Back to a Reason  
12.  Shotgun Innocence bonus track  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rocker65 Date: September 2, 2003 at 14:15
Only Morphine Child is worth of buying this album. The other songs rocks too, don't worry.

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 2, 2004 at 11:13
Nice to hear Jon Oliva's voice on an entire Savatage album again... the Mountain King is back, and he is in COMMAND on this CD! Best tracks: "Commissar," "Morphine Child," and "Man In The Mirror."

From: Scott Date: October 25, 2004 at 9:02
A return to a heavier Savatage, although the progressive elements from more recent discs are also present. Old Savatage fans ought to really enjoy this disc for two reasons: 1) because this disc returns Savatage to a heavy metal sound and 2) because Jon Oliva is back doing all the vocals on this disc. Musically, this album is the most dynamic the band has done in a while. Lyrically Savatage continues in their epic, storytelling style. Overall, a great disc! www.nolifetilmetal.com

From: AHUEA Date: January 14, 2005 at 11:28
This is the return of the mountain King, powerful and emotional album, great story, great compositions and lyrics, another classic, Morphine Child, Commisar, Surrender, Back to a reason, kick ass, Chris Caffery rules as lead guitarrist!!!

From: AlbertoFR Date: July 6, 2006 at 7:55
Estilo único el de este álbum. Requiere muchas escuchas. Pero el resultado es excelente. Te sumerge realmente el la historia que Paul O'Neal nos narra. Temazos: Morphine Child, Awaken, Stay with me awhile, comissar...ya son 5 años sin un disco de Savatage, la espera se hace larga. Una de sus mejores portadas. Un muy buen disco, aunque algo inferior a sus anteriores, pero insisto, el disco es excelente. un saludo

From: TIM (2) Date: November 15, 2006 at 4:14
As most have suggested,this returns to the earlier/heavier sound of the band. Pitrelli had gone to Megadeth & Zak had started Circle II Circle,so Oliva took the mic again. Despite the superb playing on this it was really two things that let this down. The first being Oliva's voice-which sounds pitchy, the second being the production-which is very flat & bassy. This will probably be their last ever studio CD,&-whereas its still a worthy addition to the collection-is not their best. 6/10.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 12, 2011 at 14:28
Brilliant!!!...solid songs al over!!!...my faves are "Commisar","Drive","Morphine Child" & "Shotgun Innocence"(bonus track) but add to that "Stay With Me Awhile","There In The Silence","The Rumor"(beautiful christian lyrics)& "Awaken"..in general lines a masterpice!!!.95/100

From: hair metal again Date: September 4, 2015 at 4:40
excellent release by SAVATAGE as usual!great band with their own style & sound that stands faithful to the fans and its music!the vocs ,the guitars ,the piano everything is present and will satisfy all the fans."commissar","there in the silence",'stay with me awhile" and "back to a reason" are great songs

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