Tracklist - Poets and madmen (2011 Edition)
- 1.Stay with me awhile
- 2.There in the silence
- 4.I seek power
- 6.Morphine child
- 7.The rumor (Jesus)
- 8.Man in the mirror
- 11.Back to a reason
- 12.Tonight he grins again (Acoustic Version)
- 13.Sleep (Acoustic Version)
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Jon Oliva has done a beautiful job of overseeing the re-mastering and re-packaging of Savatage's considerable back catalogue. Each album has been sensitively handled with the addition of bonus material for fans and collectors alike. This classic album is now expanded to include acoustic versions of "Tonight He Grins Again" and "Sleep". Beautiful. The new liner notes in the lyric booklet were written by Jon Oliva specifically for this series of re-issues (in 2011) and sheds a lot of light on the writing and recording processes, what the songs mean to the artist and the whole career development of the band. If you buy all 14 CDs in this series of re-issues, the spines of the digi-packs line up together on the shelf to spell out "Savatage" in red on black (quite a nifty idea). Best of all, EMP have this album at a fantastically low price, so you'd have to be mad not to buy it -even if you already have the album in another version, it's worth it just for the bonus tracks and the new packaging and liner notes. Full marks to Jon Oliva and to EMP!
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