10 May 2015

Savatage - The Wake Of Magellan (1997)

Band : Savatage
Country : USA
Release : The Wake Of Magellan
Year : 1997
Genre : Heavy, Power, Progressive Metal
File Info : MP3, 320 Kbps, Covers
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Zak Stevens - Vocals
Jon Oliva - Keyboards/Vocals (5 + 7)
Chris Caffery - Guitar
Al Pitrelli - Guitar
Jeff Plate - Drums
Johnny Lee Middleton - Bass

1. The Ocean 01:33   instrumental
2. Welcome 02:11  
3. Turns to Me 06:01
4. Morning Sun 05:49
5. Another Way 04:35
6. Blackjack Guillotine 04:33  
7. Paragons of Innocence 05:33
8. Complaint in the System (Veronica Guerin) 02:37
9. Underture 03:51   instrumental
10. The Wake of Magellan 06:10
11. Anymore 05:16
12. The Storm 03:44   instrumental
13. The Hourglass 08:05

Concept Info :
The wake of Magellan is based on two real life events. The first occurred less than a year before this album was released when the captain of a freighter threw three Romanian stowaways overboard in the middle of the Atlantic. A fourth stowaway was saved by the courageous action of a deckhand, who risked his own life to protect the youth. The second event regarded the Irish reporter Veronica Guerin who died fighting the growth of the drug trade in her country. Her death may accomplish what she could not in life. These events are combined into the story of an old Spanish sailor, who has decided to end his life by sailing his small boat out into the Atlantic until it sinks. In his mind he has romanticized this decision as a glorious, Vikingesque way to die. When the ocean winds push him into a great storm, and he believes that his wish is about to be granted in a great dramatic fashion, he suddenly sees a man drowning in the ocean. In an instant he finds himself taking back every wish for death's embrace, and fights to save this soul. After many twists and turns, he is able to save the stowaway that had been thrown overboard. Returning to land, he now realizes that not only every life is precious but also every hour of that life.

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