Streets ? A Rock Opera
“Streets ? A Rock Opera by Savatage [Cat No 0204062ERE] is released on 11 April 2011 via Edel’s international rock label, earMUSIC distributed in the UK & Republic of Ireland by Absolute via Universal.
“Streets: A Rock Opera” is a concept album originally released in 1991. “Streets: A Rock Opera” was the last Savatage album founder Jon Oliva performed lead vocals on but he remained active with the band as a composer and keyboard player. Digitally remastered in 2010 the album will now be released as originally planned including exclusively recorded acoustic versions of bonus tracks “This Isn’t What We Meant” and “Morning Sun”.
01. Streets / 02. Jesus Saves / 03. Tonight He Grins Again / 04. Strange Reality / 05. A Little Too Far / 06. You’re Alive / 07. Sammy And Tex / 08. St. Patrick’s / 09. Can You Hear Me Now
10. New York City Don’t Mean Nothing / 11. Ghost In The Ruins / 12. If I Go Away / 13. Agony And Ecstasy / 14. Heal My Soul / 15. Somewhere In Time / 16. Believe 17. This Isn’t What We Meant / 18. Morning Sun
Over a career spanning 12 albums and countless live performances, Savatage became a band of staggering power and limitless creativity. Formed by Jon and Criss Oliva in the early ’80s, Savatage quickly established itself at the cutting edge of the hard rock world. Tempering savage metal attacks with haunting orchestrations and a distinctive melodic sense, the band pushed the artistic envelope of their genre and, in the process, garnered a large worldwide following. The unexpected death of guitarist Criss Oliva who was hit and killed by a drunk driver in 1993 shattered the band. Savatage continued on with various line-ups but on their 25th anniversary in 2007, Jon Oliva announced the definite breakup of Savatage. He concludes, “I’m so excited to give the fans the proper representation of all these albums. For them to be able to own them as they were meant to be heard and seen makes me very happy.”
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