The song, a reworking of a classic Christmas hymn, acted as a launching pad for the immensely successful Trans-Siberian Orchestra project. Savatage is currently considered to be on indefinite hiatus. Guitarist Chris Caffery, vocalist Zak Stevens, and even Oliva himself have all collaborated to some extent on each others' solo projects. Jon Oliva has a successful solo-project, Jon Oliva's Pain, and Zak Stevens and Jeff Plate have worked together in Machines of Grace. In 2010 a best-of was released, "Still the Orchestra Plays", including their Japan Live '94 show on DVD. In 2011 their entire catalogue was remastered and reissued. Members: Jon Oliva - Vocals & Keyboards (1979-1992, 1994-present), bass (1980-1981, 1994), rhythm guitar & drums (1994) Zak Stevens - Vocals (1993-2000, 2008-present) Chris Caffery - Guitars, backing vocals (1987-1988, 1989-1990, 1995-present) Al Pitrelli - Guitars (1995-1999, 2008-present) Johnny Lee Middleton - Bass, backing vocals (1986-present) Jeff Plate - Drums (1994-present) Ex-members: Criss Oliva - Guitars, backing vocals (1979-1993) (Deceased) Steve Wacholz - Drums (1979-1993) Keith Collins - Bass (1981-1985) Alex Skolnick - Guitars (1994) Touring members: Chris Caffery - Rhythm guitars, keyboards (1987-1988, 1989-1990) John Zahner - Keyboards (1991-1992) Wes Garren - Rhythm guitars, keyboards (1993) Andy James - Drums (1993) Damond Jiniya - Vocals (2001-2002) Jack Frost - Guitars (2001-2002) Jeff Waters - Guitars (2002) Discography Jon Oliva-eras (1978-1992, 2001-2002) City Beneath the Surface (1982) (as Avatar) Sirens (1983) Dungeons are Calling (1984) Power of the Night (1985) Fight for the Rock (1986) Hall of the Mountain King (1987) Gutter Ballet (1989) Streets (1991) Ghost in the Ruins (1995) (Live, recorded 1987-1990) Poets and Madmen (2001) Zak Stevens-era (1993-2000) Edge of Thorns (1993) Handful of Rain (1994) Dead Winter Dead (1995) Japan Live '94 (1995) (Live) The Wake of Magellan (1997) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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