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The Wake of Magellan

Savatage

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 15th, 1997
Catalog ID:
0089832CTR
Label:
Concrete
Format:
CD
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 81%)
1. The Ocean 01:33   instrumental
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2. Welcome 02:11   Show lyrics
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3. Turns to Me 06:01   Show lyrics
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4. Morning Sun 05:49   Show lyrics
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5. Another Way 04:35   Show lyrics
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6. Blackjack Guillotine 04:33   Show lyrics
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7. Paragons of Innocence 05:33   Show lyrics
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8. Complaint in the System (Veronica Guerin) 02:37   Show lyrics
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9. Underture 03:52   instrumental
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10. The Wake of Magellan 06:10   Show lyrics
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11. Anymore 05:16   Show lyrics
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12. The Storm 03:45   instrumental
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13. The Hourglass 08:05   Show lyrics
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Band members
Zak Stevens Vocals
Jon Oliva Keyboards, Vocals (lead) (tracks 5, 7)
Chris Caffery Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Al Pitrelli Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Jeff Plate Drums
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass, Vocals (backing)
Guest/Session
Robert Kinkel Keyboards (additional)
Miscellaneous staff
Edgar Jerins Cover art
Mark Weiss Photography
Steve Sisco (R.I.P. 2014) Engineering (assistant)
Joe Johnson Engineering (additional)
Ben Arrindell Engineering (additional)
Mike Scielzi Engineering (additional assistant)
Jin Won Lee Engineering (additional assistant)
Ed Osbeck Engineering (additional assistant)
Kevin Hodge Mastering
Robert Kinkel Engineering, Producer (additional)
Paul O'Neill Producer, Lyrics
Jon Oliva Co-producer
Dave Whittman Recording, Engineering, Mixing
Adam Parness Engineering (additional assistant)
Zak Stevens Vocals
Jon Oliva Keyboards, Vocals (lead) (tracks 5, 7)
Chris Caffery Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Al Pitrelli Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Jeff Plate Drums
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass, Vocals (backing)
Robert Kinkel Keyboards (additional)
Edgar Jerins Cover art
Mark Weiss Photography
Steve Sisco (R.I.P. 2014) Engineering (assistant)
Joe Johnson Engineering (additional)
Ben Arrindell Engineering (additional)
Mike Scielzi Engineering (additional assistant)
Jin Won Lee Engineering (additional assistant)
Ed Osbeck Engineering (additional assistant)
Kevin Hodge Mastering
Robert Kinkel Engineering, Producer (additional)
Paul O'Neill Producer, Lyrics
Jon Oliva Co-producer
Dave Whittman Recording, Engineering, Mixing
Adam Parness Engineering (additional assistant)
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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, Viking-esque 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.

Release dates:
- Europe/Japan: September 15th 1997
- USA: April 7th 1998

USA release bonus tracks:
14. Somewhere in Time/Alone You Breathe (Acoustic) (04:37)
15. Sleep (Acoustic) (04:16)
16. Stay (Acoustic) (02:48)

Also released on double vinyl.

Reissues:
CD by SPV GmbH in 2002 with the bonus tracks:
14. This Is Where You Should Be (04:55)
15. Desirée (Acoustic Piano Version) (03:53)

Recording information:

Recorded & mixed at Soundtracks Studios with overdubs at Studio 900.
Mastered at the Master Cutting Room.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 4009880898321
Labelcode: LC 5290

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