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"40 Years Of SAGA" is the first photo-book project ever on the amazing Canadian rock band SAGA. Experience the spirit of Progressive Rock and discover the personalities behind SAGA in a unique wealth of images and depth of content. 40 years on stage unfold on nearly 600 rich pages.
19,138 €
23,000 € Funding goal
11 days
 The Book: 40 Years Of SAGA


Funding period 27/03/2017 17:12 o'clock - 10/05/2017 23:59 o'clock
Realisation period June 2017
Funding goal 23,000 €
City Nürnberg
Category Literature

What is this project all about?

SAGA is celebrating its 40th anniversary on stage in 2017! This high-quality volume seeks to tell the story of the legendary Canadian band from the beginnings in 1977 to date.
"40 Years Of SAGA" is a dazzling journey through four decades of SAGA with many unpublished pictures, numerous road stories, anecdotes and data from friends and the band members themselves.
The book comprehensively and narratively presents the work of the musicians and gives insights to their lives on and behind the stages of this planet.

Scope : approx. 550 pages, in English language, printed in 4 colors, approx. 2300 pictures
Format : 297 x 297 mm
Cover : Hardcover, thread sewn
Edition : limited to 1000 numbered copies
Selling price : 95,00 Euro (outside Germany plus shipping)
Distribution : shop online after the successful campaign from June 2017: http://book.saga.band

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

"40 Years Of SAGA" presents the fascinating story of the Canadian musicians as representatives of Progressive Rock and makes their story accessible to the international fan community. The book addresses both inveterate fans and SAGA novices. Friends and companions of the band will find themselves on and between the pages of this chronological discography - SAGA beginners are narratively introduced to the music and the interesting personalities behind it. The book contains countless photographs of the band on and behind the stage as well as in their private surroundings. Handwritten lyrics, tour documents and rare sketches of the stage design as well as unknown road stories and interviews with the band members open up a close look behind the scenes of SAGA.

Why would you support this project?

The purchase of every single book supports our long-term heart project, enables us to share innumerable insights with you and non the least helps us to preserve the legacy of SAGA. "40 Years Of SAGA" is the perfect completion to listening to SAGA tunes, reveling in memories or dreaming about the past and upcoming shows of SAGA. Whether within one of the special fan packages or only the book, it is the perfect keepsake or gift. Every SAGA fan should supplement her or his music collection with this book: Don't be late!

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

As soon as the campaign is finished successfully, we are only waiting for the prints to dry and immediately get the packages ready to finally send the books out to the world and to you. Save your personal copy now with a pre-order – we will add a few special SAGA fan items for you!

Who are the people behind the project?

Our core team consists of two people whose biographies are closely linked to SAGA: Susi Müller and Hans-Willi Carl.
But countless other people are a precious part "40 Years Of SAGA", without them the realization of the book would not have been possible in this quality and abundance. We were just as dependent on your support in creating the book as we are now in the phase of the Startnext campaign. We truly thank all the supporters and not least the present and former members of SAGA themselves.

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