Wildest Dreams (Saga album)

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Wildest Dreams
Studio album by Saga
Released 1987
Genre Adult Contemporary
Length 36:20
Label Atlantic
Saga chronology
Behaviour
(1985)
Wildest Dreams
(1987)
The Beginner's Guide to Throwing Shapes
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

Wildest Dreams is the seventh studio album by the Canadian progressive rock band Saga, originally released in 1987. It was their first album without original drummer Steve Negus and longtime keyboardist and vocalist Jim Gilmour.

Atlantic Records[edit]

The band signed with Atlantic Records after the Behaviour album and was seen as a promising act for Atlantic after having three solid and successful albums come out during the early and mid-1980s. The record label spent a great deal of money promoting the band in the United States, a market that Saga had yet to penetrate. Plans included a massive tour, a music video produced for the single "Only Time Will Tell" and on the production of the album itself. Despite all of this, the album went largely unnoticed in the U.S. and was only released in Saga's more successful markets like Europe and their native Canada.

Rarity[edit]

Because of the limited scope of the original release and an issue with Atlantic refusing to surrender the rights of this album to the band, Wildest Dreams is considered by many fans to be the rarest album of Saga's repertoire to this day. A re-release of the album was done around 2000 although this was before the band's remastering of all other albums in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and thus, made the album's release largely unnoticed by the fan base. While the band has mentioned many times their desire to see the album released again for the fans, the band members have cited Atlantic Record's demand for a prohibitively large rights fee for the album.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Don't Put Out The Fire" (Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler) - 3:58
  2. "Only Time Will Tell" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, M. Sadler) - 4:21
  3. "Wildest Dreams" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, M. Sadler) - 4:58
  4. "Chase the Wind" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, Robin Prior, M. Sadler) - 4:53

Side two[edit]

  1. "We've Been Here Before" (Curt Cress, I. Crichton, J. Crichton, M. Sadler) - 4:45
  2. "The Way Of The World" (Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler) - 4:18
  3. "Angel" (Ian Crichton, Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler) - 4:20
  4. "Don't Look Down" (I. Crichton, J. Crichton, Julia Downes, M. Sadler) - 4:39

Personnel[edit]

Saga:

Production:

  • Brian Foraker – engineer
  • Gregory Fulginiti – mastering
  • Keith Olsen – producer

References[edit]