A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF VINYL GOLD FROM SAXON

SAXON Sleeve The Vinyl Hoard 3D exploded packshot Hi ResBritain’s favourite Heavy Metal warriors Saxon will have four of their most explosive live recordings pressed on vinyl for the first time and released by Demon Records in a must-have deluxe box set. ‘The Vinyl Hoard’ will be officially unleashed on the rock landscape on 28th October 2016.

The albums come as four double LP sets on 180 gram gold vinyl, each in a specially designed gatefold sleeve and presented in a slipcase box showcasing a beautiful brand new cover painting by legendary Saxon artist-in-residence, Paul Gregory. An exclusive limited edition of 500 copies will be available via Amazon, with a framable print of the cover painting signed by legendary frontman Biff Byford.

Amazon Exclusive Edition with signed print: http://amzn.to/2bb6VE5
Standard Edition (no print): http://amzn.to/2aQsMCH

Saxon frontman Biff Byford says: “This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too… Bring it on – I think we’ll play some of these tracks on tour in the Autumn.“

Each renamed after the tour during which the featured shows took place, the recordings were previously released as ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ II and III CDs and the ‘To Hell and Back Again’ DVD.

The 8-vinyl album boxset will contain:

1. “The Dogs Of War Tour, 1995”
Recorded on tour in Germany
Featuring: Dogs Of War, Denim And Leather, Wheels Of Steel

2. “The Lionheart Tour, 2004”
Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany
Featuring: Lionheart, Court Of The Crimson King, Are We Travellers In Time

3. “A Night Out With The Boys, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM”
Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden
Featuring: And The Bands Played On, Suzie Hold On, Stand Up And Be Counted

4. “Rocksound Festival, 2006” [2 LP]
Recorded in Switzerland
Featuring: Backs To The Wall, Princess Of The Night, Crusader

In the second half of the ’70s, in a Great Britain shaken by widespread poverty and social unrest, disillusioned youth expressed their discontent through the straightforward loudness of punk and heavy metal. In this culturally vivid canvas, where such movements reached their highest peak, Saxon started their career – initially under the moniker ‘Son of A Bitch’. It wasn’t long until they joined Motorhead on the road, attracted the attention of a label and recorded their self-titled debut in 1979. ‘Wheels of Steel’ followed one year later, giving Saxon their first Top 5 album in the UK charts and fans two classics – the title track and ‘747’ to head bang along to these days.

When the term ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ was coined in the 80s, Saxon carried the flag with pride. They stood the test of time, taking their influence on the European metal scene to the present days: their most recent album ‘Battering Ram’ charted in the UK in 2015 and reached #12 in Germany, while their roaring live shows never fail to attract and excite a large all age crowd.
Full tracklist and details of all albums below.

Saxon embark upon the UK leg of their Battering Ram World Tour with 9 dates featuring special guests Fastway and Girlschool from 28th October.

Dates are:

DATE CITY VENUE
October    
28th  Newcastle  O2 Academy
29th  Glasgow  O2 ABC
30th  Belfast *  Limelight
November    
1st  Dublin *  Academy
2nd  Manchester O2 Ritz
3rd  Bristol  O2 Academy
5th  London  O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
6th  Wolverhampton  Wulfrun Hall
8th  Sheffield  O2 Academy
9th  Nottingham  Rock City

Tickets onsale via myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com
* Fastway are the only support on Irish shows.

 

BoxSet Full Tracklist:

THE DOGS OF WAR TOUR, 1995 

Recorded on tour in Germany
Featuring: Dogs Of War, Denim And Leather, Wheels Of Steel

SIDE A
1. Intro / Warlord
2. Dogs Of War
3. Forever Free
4. Requiem (We Will Remember)
5. Crusader

SIDE B
1. Lights In The Sky
2. Iron Wheels
3. Ain’t Gonna Take It / Nibb’s Bavarian Bass
4. Crash Dive
5. Refugee

SIDE C
1. Solid Ball Of Rock
2. The Great White Buffalo
3. The Eagle Has Landed / Paul Quinn guitar feature
4. Princess Of The Night

SIDE D
1. Can’t Stop Rockin’
2. Denim And Leather / Doug Scarratt guitar feature
3. Wheels Of Steel / Demolition Alley
Previously issued on CD as “The Eagle Has Landed Part II”

THE LIONHEART TOUR, 2004

Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany
Featuring: Lionheart, Court Of The Crimson King, Are We Travellers In Time

SIDE A
1. The Return
2. Lionheart
3. Man And Machine
4. Beyond The Grave

SIDE B
1. Searching For Atlantis
2. To Live By The Sword Pt. 1
3. Unleash The Beast
4. To Live By The Sword Pt. 2
5. Flying On The Edge

SIDE C
1. Jack Tars
2. English Man O’ War
3. Court Of The Crimson King
4. Broken Heroes

SIDE D
1. Dragon’s Lair
2. Rock Is Our Life
3. Are We Travellers In Time
4. Solid Ball Of Rock

A NIGHT OUT WITH THE BOYS TOUR, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM’

Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden
Featuring: And The Bands Played On, Suzie Hold On, Stand Up And Be Counted

SIDE A
1. This Town Rocks
2. Backs To The Wall
3. Redline
4. Stand Up And Be Counted
5. Never Surrender

SIDE B
1. Frozen Rainbow
2. Suzie Hold On
3. Play It Loud

SIDE C
1. Warrior
2. See The Light Shining
3. To Hell And Back Again
4. Stallions Of The Highway

SIDE D
1. Wheels Of Steel
2. And The Bands Played On
3. Crusader
Previously issued on “The Eagle Has
Landed Part III”

ROCK SOUND FESTIVAL, 2006

Recorded in Switzerland
Featuring: Backs To The Wall, Princess Of The Night, Crusader

SIDE A
1. Heavy Metal Thunder
2. Dogs Of War
3. Strong Arm Of The Law

SIDE B
1. Witchfinder General
2. Backs To The Wall
3. Solid Ball Of Rock

SIDE C
1. Motorcycle Man
2. Dragon’s Lair
3. To Hell And Back Again
4. Princess Of The Night

SIDE D
1. Wheels Of Steel [including Doug Scarratt solo]
2. Crusader
Previously issued on “To Hell And Back Again”

 

Catalogue Number: SAXONBOX02X
Barcode: 5014797895034
Format: 8 LPs in gatefold sleeves, in rigid slipcase
Category: Rock/Heavy Metal
Release date: 28th October 2016

Amazon Exclusive Edition with signed print: http://amzn.to/2bb6VE5
Standard Edition (no print): http://amzn.to/2aQsMCH

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