Phillip C. from CONCORD, CA Reviewed on 10/14/2006...
This has 11 songs. This CD is missing the #12 bonus song.
One of the few necessary Saga records
Jeffrey G. Stevenson | 07/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got into Saga around 1994, because I heard they sounded a little bit like Rush, and I saw a Saga album on sale at a record shop. That was a Saga compilation album, which was very good. After doing a little more research, I discovered that my favorite songs on that compilation came primarily from two Saga studio albums, namely Silent Knight and Behaviour. I also heard people talk about how Worlds Apart is the group's masterpiece and The Security of Illusion was their best latter-day album. To make a long story short, over the years I picked up every Saga album all the way through the recently-released Marathon, and in my opinion, Silent Knight and Behaviour are head and shoulders above the rest of them. However, I also give good marks to recent efforts Full Circle and Marathon, both of which have some amazing songs on them.Behaviour definitely sounds like a passionate, musically-interesting accessible rock album with progressive overtones circa 1985. I think it is marvelous. If this description sounds interesting to you, and you don't think that "keyboard" is a bad word, I urge you to check it out."
Remastered with bonus track but could have been better
The Wedge | Santa Barbara, ca United States | 10/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The saga remastering was a long time in coming. This album sounds great and while not as good as Heads or Tales, Worlds Apart or the epic GENERATION 13 it is still a good saga album. The bonus on this remastered version is the live version of MISBEHAVIOUR. Sadly the artwork looked better on my polygram version but that one didn't have the lyrics and this does. SO there are some plus' and minus' to this Saga release. You be the judge."
5 stars - 5 words
ThrEaD NUGENT | Newport Beach, CA United States | 09/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When listening to this incredible record several words come to mind: beautiful, sincere, warm, tasteful, and melodic. Sadly never heard in the States, BEHAVIOUR is Saga's gem."
What Were They Thinking!?!
Jeffrey G. Stevenson | F.W.B.,FL | 07/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Every time I listen to Behavior, I find myself asking the same question..."Is this really the same band that released great progressive-rock albums such as 'Images at Twilight' and 'Silent Knight'?". This is such a radical departure from the first 4 releases, though some probably got "Hints" of what was to possibly come with 'Worlds Apart', and more-so with 'Heads or Tales'. But personally, something about the "glossy, stylish" production of this album that keeps me coming back to it over the band's more "essential" releases. Now to clarify that last statement...Behavior is NOT my favorite Saga album, nor does it contain my favorite songs from the band(though 'Goodbye...' is definitely up there). What 'Behavior' does have though is a nice balance of short pop/rock songs that works well together,and consequently, makes the album have a "flow" to it---other than 'Goodbye Once Upon A Time', the songs here "feel" like they very much belong on the same album(something that can't be said about every album out there). And the mix...it sounds like no other album they've put out. That could be due to the new producer who helped with the album or maybe just the fact these songs needed a "classy/sophisticated" mix---as was the case with "pop" music in the 80s, album mixes were dominated by highs and lows and less midrange than previous years/albums(I actually like some albums that have this "hot" type of mixing). As for the individual songs...there really isn't a 'bad' song here---Yes, their a bit more "poppier" than what one would expect from a Saga album, but no less enjoyable(IMO). There really is something here for everyone...upbeat, catchy rock in 'Misbehavior', 'Here I am' and 'Out of the Shadows'; straight-laced pop of 'Take a Chance', 'Promises' and 'What Do I Know'(this last one reminds me of a Madonna type song-though I can't quite put my finger on exactly why). The ballad of the album would have to be 'You and the Night'...while '(Goodbye)Once Upon a Time' is the only song here resembling anything of the "progressive" rock this band is most associated with. The bands performance on 'Behavior' is very stylish and tasteful as fans of the band have come to expect. However, don't expect "hundred-miles a minute" solos or twisting odd-time passages---you'll have to dig into the bands back catalougue to get that "Fix". There's no doubt about it...this band purposely set out to do this particular style of album---whether to grow as a group or try to "fit-in" with the music coming out at the time is arguable. For me, after repeated listens of this album, I find it very 'palatable' and one of their most cohesive releases---Ironically, 10-plus years ago, I would have tossed this CD off the local bridge after 1 spin...but with age, some of my tastes have definitely changed. Recommended, along with newer releases i.e. 'Network', 'Trust', 'House of Cards', Etc."