The Wake of Magellan cd cover

Savatage

The Wake of Magellan

Another milestone album for Savatage with their third concept album. Combining the powerful forces of metal and orchestra music, the story of the Wake of Magellan intertwines three subplots together, all to climax on the beach where an old sailor, a descendant of the great explorer Magellan, contemplates the futility of the rest of his life. I always love it when a band can tell a story through music and verse and nobody does it better than Savatage. (except Queensryche, once) The album is loaded with symbolism and imagery and is beautifully played and really well written. -- Scott

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Track Listing

  1. The Ocean
  2. Welcome
  3. Turns to Me
  4. Morning Sun
  5. Another Way
  6. Blackjack Guillotine
  7. Paragons of Innocence
  8. Complaint in the System (Veronica Guerin)
  9. Underture
  10. The Wake of Magellan
  11. Anymore
  12. The Storm
  13. The Hourglass
  14. *Somewhere in Time/
    Alone You Breathe
  15. *Sleep
  16. *Stay

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Zak Stevens
Jon Oliva
GUITAR: Chris Caffery
Al Pitrelli
BASS: Johnny Lee Middleton
DRUMS: Jeff Plate
KEYBOARDS: Jon Oliva

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Atlantic - Lava
PRODUCED BY: Paul O'Neill
RELEASE YEAR: 1997
“You're somethin' more than a cheap romance. I just get one taste of you and...”