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Saga – The Flyer (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 9th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“The Flyer” is a 1983 single by Canadian progressive rock band Saga. The single was taken from the bands fifth studio album Heads Or Tales. Produced by Rupert Hine “The Flyer” became a respectable radio hit for the band peaking at #19 on the US mainstream rock chart and #79 on the hot 100 in November 1983.

SIDE A:
The Flyer (Extended Version) 5:13

SIDE B:
The Flyer (Club Version) 6:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 The Flyer U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #79
1983 The Flyer U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– 815 411-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Prog Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Rupert Hine
Written-By – Jim Crichton, Michael Sadler

NOTES:
Original version from “HEADS OR TALES”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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26 Responses to “Saga – The Flyer (Germany 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    First off Paul, welcome back! I trust you had a very happy birthday and that the day went very well for you. You so deserve it too as you spoil us everyday with fantastic music rips! And speaking of which, this is a fantastic surprise. I haven’t thought about Saga for quite sometime. I love when you bring back musical memories for me because it makes me relive my youth and that is a very good thing. I’m looking forward to the club version here because I love rock records that have dance mixes to them. Again, this is an interesting choice and I’m all about the “interesting choice.” Bravo for always pulling out the discs that put a smile on one’s face.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I had a great birthday yesterday Jeff. So many comments left here and messages from Facebook that I could not respond to all of them. I was really over joyed. I think you’ll like this one the club version is pretty much instrumental not much in the way of vocals but still nice 🙂

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  2. Daniel Says:

    Oh Paul, do you know what you are doing to me right now? You are making me soooooo happy, words can’t describe. These rips sound so fantastic. I’ve been dreaming about it for so long and now it becomes reality, thanks to you Paul. You really know how to make someone happy. I remember listening to this back in 1983. A thousand thanks for this wonderful post. You are my champion and you are touching my heart so deeply.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Daniel. Glad to see you happy and having a gret time. 🙂

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  3. Junior Says:

    This is a new one one me, but i trust i will like it all the same.

    Glad you had a great day yesterday!

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Junior 🙂

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  4. Andy Simon Says:

    Wow, I never even knew there was a 12″ of that one … I had played “Heads or Tales” so often when I was 15, I still know every note; looking forward to these special versions. Thank you!

    Any other Saga songs in your vault?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry this is all I have at the moment Andy. Enjoy! 🙂

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  5. Joey Says:

    Happy (belated) birthday Paul. Hope you had a great day.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Joey. I had a great day 🙂

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  6. CL Says:

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂

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  7. Dirk Says:

    In the eclectic local club frequented in the 80, they played Saga numerous times on request as we had a lot of rockers in our small town area. Can you imagine a playlist including New Order, De La Soul, Siouxie, Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Duran Duran and then an album track by Sage running for about 10 minutes. Kids these days probably get aggressive when that happens, we were okay and enjoyed other people danincg and freaking too 😉

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    Dirk Reply:

    Sage, well, you know, I meaned Saga, haha

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It was alwyas fun to see the club kids enjoying a rock mix 🙂

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  8. JohanErikson Says:

    Wow! Thank you very much Paul. Been some time since I commented here, but a continous thanks for all your efforts, especially all the David Bowie 12-inches lately! And a belated Happy birthday!

    Regarding Saga, been looking for the extended A-side version on this for a long time so thanks a lot for that. Apart from this one, I Think there are only two other Saga singles that have 12″ remixes: Take a chance and What do I know. If you evr find a copy of Take a chance, please consider buying and ripping it!

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    Daniel Reply:

    Hi Johan,

    I do own both 12″ singles Take a chance and What do I know. You are right. These are the only singles toghether with The flyer to have 12″ remixes.

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    JohanErikson Reply:

    Any chance you could rip those mixes? Or send your 12″es to Paul? 🙂

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    Daniel Reply:

    I can’t rip but I could donate them to Paul, like I’ve done it with “The flyer”. The problem is that I live in France and shipping to USA is very expensive. I paid 40 USD for only 9 records. If you know a cheeper way please let me know it.

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    2wicky Reply:

    Hi Daniel,
    I don’t know whereabout you live in France, but if you’re coming to Germany once in a while, Deutsche Post is relatively cheap and reliable.
    You can mail a parcel as an oversized letter (called ‘Maxibrief international’) for 7.– Euro worldwide, max. weight 1kg.
    Max. girt size 90cm (length + width + height).
    Optional extra charge for registration (trackable and insured) is 2.50 Euro extra.

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    Daniel Reply:

    Thank you for these informations 2wicky. Yes, Germany is really close for me. I will check for it.

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  9. AntBee Says:

    I’ve never heard this one, I don’t believe. I’ll have to see if it’s as good as, “On The Loose!” Thank you, Paul!

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    AntBee Reply:

    Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday, Paul!

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  10. Steven Says:

    Downloaded your link for this 12″ Single, but when I went to open it, the folder won’t open to allow me to extract the 2 mixes. Help!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Make sure you enter the correct password Steven.

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    Steven Reply:

    This is after I’ve gotten passed the password. The folder containing the tracks shows up, but for some reason, I’m unable to open it.

    I’ve never had this problem with tracks of yours in the past… and that’s why I don’t understand the problem I’m having with this one. Hmmm.

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