Steel Umbrellas – Saga – 1994


Album Steel Umbrellas by the band Saga
Album Steel Umbrellas by the band Saga

Steel Umbrellas is the fifteenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Saga, released in 1994. The album marked a return to the more progressive and experimental style of their earlier albums, after the pop-oriented direction of their previous work. The album features complex arrangements, intricate keyboard work, and soaring vocals by lead singer Michael Sadler. The album also includes a cover version of the Beatles’ song “Taxman”, which showcases the band’s instrumental skills and sense of humor. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s musicianship and creativity, but criticized the lack of memorable songs and originality. The album sold poorly and failed to chart in any country. Steel Umbrellas is considered by some fans to be one of the band’s weakest albums, while others appreciate its adventurous and eclectic nature.

Steel Umbrellas is considered to be one of Saga’s lesser-known albums. It is not as well-regarded as their earlier work, but it is still worth checking out by fans of hard rock and progressive rock.


  • Ian Crichton – guitar
  • Jim Crichton – bass, keyboards, producer
  • Jim Gilmour – keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Negus – drums, percussion
  • Michael Sadler – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards

The different versions published for this album :