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Streets: A Rock Opera

Savatage

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 4th, 1991
Catalog ID:
7 82320-2
Label:
Atlantic Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 62%)
1. Streets 06:48   Show lyrics
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2. Jesus Saves 05:27   Show lyrics
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3. Tonight He Grins Again 03:29   Show lyrics
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4. Strange Reality 04:58   Show lyrics
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5. A Little Too Far 03:34   Show lyrics
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6. You're Alive 01:51   Show lyrics
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7. Sammy and Tex 03:08   Show lyrics
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8. St. Patrick's 04:29   Show lyrics
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9. Can You Hear Me Now 05:11   Show lyrics
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10. New York City Don't Mean Nothing 04:03   Show lyrics
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11. Ghost in the Ruins 05:31   Show lyrics
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12. If I Go Away 05:17   Show lyrics
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13. Agony and Ecstasy 03:34   Show lyrics
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14. Heal My Soul 02:36   Show lyrics
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15. Somewhere in Time 03:17   Show lyrics
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16. Believe 05:42   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jon Oliva Vocals, Piano, Drums on 2 and 7
Steve "Doc" Wacholz Drums, except on 2 and 7
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass, except on 2 and 7
Criss Oliva (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars, Bass on 2 and 7
Guest/Session
Abi Reid Vocals (female backing)
Bob Kinkel Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Bob Kinkel Choir (conductor)
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Gary Smith Illustration (back cover)
William Hames Photography
Jay DeVito Engineering (second assistant)
J'Kael Tristram Engineering (second assistant)
Scott Pizzo Engineering (second assistant)
Joe Daley Engineering (assistant)
James A. Ball Engineering
John Kayne Engineering
Greg Calbi Mastering
Paul O'Neill Producer
Elena Doria Choir (director)
Jon Oliva Vocals, Piano, Drums on 2 and 7
Steve "Doc" Wacholz Drums, except on 2 and 7
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass, except on 2 and 7
Criss Oliva (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars, Bass on 2 and 7
Abi Reid Vocals (female backing)
Bob Kinkel Keyboards
Bob Kinkel Choir (conductor)
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Gary Smith Illustration (back cover)
William Hames Photography
Jay DeVito Engineering (second assistant)
J'Kael Tristram Engineering (second assistant)
Scott Pizzo Engineering (second assistant)
Joe Daley Engineering (assistant)
James A. Ball Engineering
John Kayne Engineering
Greg Calbi Mastering
Paul O'Neill Producer
Elena Doria Choir (director)
Read Savatage: A Soap Opera 55% autothrall September 12th, 2012
Read Yuck...who farted? 29% natrix February 25th, 2012
Read Streets Shine Through The Dark 100% Luvers666 July 7th, 2011
Read The beginning of the end? 70% evermetal September 23rd, 2009
Read In The Dark I've Called Out... 91% Twisted_Psychology August 7th, 2009
Read 50/50 50% Sixtiesman2112 December 14th, 2008
Read Sailing the Streets of Cheese 14% DawnoftheShred April 9th, 2008
Read The dying moans of a... 15% Empyreal September 2nd, 2007
Read These Streets glitter in... 96% cyclone October 18th, 2004
Read Stunning... 97% Yyzlin July 24th, 2004

Concept album about a New York City drug dealer who becomes a rock star, but loses all and gets disillusioned.

Originally intended (and recorded) as a double album, with spoken intros for each song. Later edited to a single album, with only "Jesus Saves" keeping its spoken intro.
Most of the dropped tracks ended up on subsequent albums.

The pairing of songs for CD tracks on the back cover was done at the behest of the record label, who did not want more than 12 tracks per CD album. Some pressings indeed are split in twelve (European mostly) whereas others (ie. BMG Direct edition, USA) are split in sixteen even though the tray card/disc lists twelve.

"St.Patrick's" and "If I Go Away" are not available on the original vinyl version.

Videos were made for "Jesus Saves" and "New York City Don't Mean Nothing". The latter was never released.

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at 321 Studios, NYC, NY, Jan-July 1991
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC, NY

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