Saga (album)
Saga is the first studio album by the Canadian progressive rock
Progressive rock
Progressive rock is a subgenre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a "mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility." John Covach, in Contemporary Music Review, says that many thought it would not just "succeed the pop of...

 band Saga
Saga (band)
Saga is a progressive rock quintet, formed in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Jim Crichton and Welsh-born vocalist Michael Sadler have been the principal songwriters for Saga. Ian Crichton is the band's guitarist; apart from his work with Saga, he has recorded several solo albums as well as sessions...

 and was originally released in 1978.

The Chapters

Two of the songs, "Will It Be You? (Chapter 4)," and "Tired World (Chapter 6)," were part of a series of eight (but later sixteen) songs that Saga included within their first four albums called "The Chapters," which told the story of a young Albert Einstein. These songs were later included on The Chapters LIVE, an album that the band recorded in 2005. To date, there's been no official compilation of the chapters in their studio incarnation.

Side one

  1. "How Long" (Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler) – 4:01
  2. "Humble Stance" (Ian Crichton, J. Crichton, Peter Rochon, M. Sadler) – 5:50
  3. "Climbing the Ladder" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, P. Rochon, M. Sadler) – 4:45
  4. "Will It Be You? (Chapter 4)" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, Steve Negus, P. Rochon, M. Sadler) – 7:13

Side two

  1. "Perfectionist" (J. Crichton, M. Sadler) – 5:46
  2. "Give 'Em the Money" (J. Crichton, M. Sadler) – 4:25
  3. "Ice Nice" (J. Crichton) – 6:55
  4. "Tired World (Chapter 6)" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, S. Negus, P. Rochon, M. Sadler) – 7:06


  • Michael Sadler
    Michael Sadler
    Michael Sadler may refer to:* Michael Thomas Sadler , radical British Tory Member of Parliament* Michael Ernest Sadler , British historian, educationalist and university administrator...

     – keyboards, vocals, Moog
    Moog synthesizer
    Moog synthesizer may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers. The Moog company pioneered the commercial manufacture of modular voltage-controlled...

  • Ian Crichton – guitars
  • Peter Rochon – keyboards, vocals, Moog synthesizer
  • Jim Crichton – bass guitar, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer
  • Steve Negus
    Steve Negus
    Steve Negus is a Canadian drummer and songwriter who was a member of the progressive rock band Saga for twenty-six years.-Biography:While playing at Larry's Hideaway, a club in Toronto, Steve Negus' drumming came to the attention of the Canadian rock band, Fludd. The band was searching for a new...

      – drums, percussion, Moog synthesizer


  • Zoran Busic – design, concept
  • Paul Cross
    Paul Cross
    Paul Cross was a rugby league footballer who played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership. He reached the 1966 season's Grand Final with the Balmain Tigers and in 1971 was the NSWRFL's top try-scorer....

    – producer
  • Alan Thorne – engineer
  • Rene Zamic – illustrations
  • All Songs Published By Pocket Music/Cyborg Music, except "Ice Nice" published by Pocket Music.
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