Network (album)

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Network
Saga - Network (2004) Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by Saga
Released November 30, 2004
Recorded Sound Image Studios, Van Nuys, California, 2004
Genre Progressive rock, neo-progressive rock
Length 49:44
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Inside Out Music
Producer Jim Crichton
Saga chronology
Marathon
(2003)Marathon2003
Network
(2004)
The Chapters Live
(2005)The Chapters Live2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated)[1]
ProgressiveWorld.net 4.5/5 stars[2]

Network is the sixteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Saga, released in the fall of 2004. A two-disc version was released on November 8, 2005, comprising the original CD and a DVD containing a 5.1 mix of the original album.[citation needed]

Concept[edit]

Network appears to be a partial concept album about television; the opening number is entitled "On the Air", and it features songs like "Keep It Reel" and "Live at Five", which make references to television programming. In addition, the cover artwork features a television set depicting the band's earliest logo on screen.

Details[edit]

The album features a noticeably heavier sound than many other records in the band's discography and a speedy, at times almost rap-like vocal delivery on "Keep It Reel". By comparison, "Believe" is a calm ballad and features only piano and Michael Sadler's vocals for just over half its length.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Saga.

No. Title Length
1. "On the Air" 6:25
2. "Keep It Reel" 4:18
3. "I'm Back" 5:01
4. "If I Were You" 3:48
5. "Outside Looking In" 4:13
6. "Don't Look Now" 5:05
7. "Live at Five" 5:15
8. "Back Where We Started" 4:16
9. "Believe" 4:56
10. "Don't Make A Sound" 6:18

Credits[edit]

Saga
Production
  • Produced by Jim Crichton
  • Engineered by Jim Crichton
  • Mixed by Jim Crichton assisted by Michael Sadler
  • Recorded and Mixed at Sound Image Studios, Van Nuys, California
  • Additional recording done at:
    • Dangling Carrot Studios, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
    • Good Sheppard Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Canyon Studios, Malibu Canyon, California, USA
  • Mastered by Brian Foraker, Autumnwood Mastering, Nashville, TN
  • Cover Concept by Jim Crichton
  • Cover Design by Penny Crichton for Imagestockaid

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 German albums chart 78[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Network overwiew". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Turner, Joshua. "Network overwiew". ProgressiveWorld.net. 
  3. ^ "Network chart position in Germany". Media Control Charts. [dead link]