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Trivia: Savatage

  • Executive Meddling:
    • Fight For The Rock could almost be called Executive Meddling: The Album. The label had hired Jon to write pop-rock songs for other bands and then decided the collection should be the new Savatage release. They also insisted on a photo of the band which led to the disliked Iwo Jima cover. Finally, the album had a "sales-boosting" content warning sticker added to a squeaky-clean album.
    • Streets had the subtitle "A Rock Opera" added despite the band's protests.
  • No Export for You: Most of the special release albums were released overseas and not in the US.
  • Similarly Named Works:
    • Two different songs by the name "Lady in Disguise".
    • "Visions" is the name of a song on Sirens as well as an instrumental piece on Handful Of Rain
    • Consider also "Believe" (Streets) vs. "I Believe" (Sirens)
    • Later, Savatage apparently became affected with putting "Child" in the titles of epic ballads, resulting in "One Child" (Dead Winter Dead) and "Morphine Child" (Poets and Madmen). This is brought back in Trans-Siberian Orchestra's song "Child Unseen", which has heavy Savatage elements. The vocalist even wears a Music/Gutter Ballet shirt.