REISSUE THE CLASSIC LIVE ALBUM ‘THE EAGLE HAS LANDED’ ON 19th OCTOBER 2018

REISSUE THE CLASSIC LIVE ALBUM ‘THE EAGLE HAS LANDED’ ON 19th OCTOBER 2018

BMGCAT312LP_Saxon_TheEagleHasLanded_exploded copySaxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It’s no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. 

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED (LIVE)

BMGCAT312CD_Saxon_the-eagle-has-landed-explodedCD copyOriginally released in May 1982, ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ was Saxon’s first live album to be recorded and also the first album to feature long standing drummer, Nigel Glockler. Taking its name from the bands huge, eagle lighting rig it was recorded on the European leg of their ‘Denim And Leather’ tour during 1981 and was mixed at Manor And Bray Sound Studio. It was an instant hit and reached number 5 in the UK charts upon its release. This edition features bonus live tracks recorded at London’s, famous Hammersmith Odeon during, sold out Saxon headline concerts from 1981 and 1982.  

ORIGINAL ALBUM 1982

  1. Motorcycle Man
  2. 747 Strangers In The Night
  3. Princess Of The Night
  4. Strong Arm Of The Law
  5. Heavy Metal Thunder
  6. 20,000 Ft
  7. Wheels Of Steel
  8. Never Surrender
  9. Fire in The Sky
  10. Machine Gun

CD BONUS TRACKS :

LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1981-1982

  1. And The Bands Played On
  2. See The Light Shining
  3. Frozen Rainbow
  4. Midnight Rider
  5. Dallas 1PM
  6. Hungry Years

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The Eagle Has Landed

Release date: 19th October 2018

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Saxon re-issues go back To 10th August

Saxon re-issues go back To 10th August

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SAXON REISSUE THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS ON 27TH JULY 2018

SAXON REISSUE THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS ON 27TH JULY 2018

Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It’s no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. 


INNOCENCE IS NO EXCUSE


Originally released on 24th June 1985, Saxon seventh album ‘Innocence Is No Excuse’ was their first for then new label EMI after their departure from Carrere Records. This was also their last album to feature long standing bassist Steve Dawson, who alongside vocalist Biff Byford, guitarists Graham Oliver and Paul Quinn and drummer Nigel Glockler recorded the album at Union Studios in Munich, Germany with producer Simon Hanhart. It was subsequently mixed at Wiseloord Studios in Hilversum, Netherlands. This version features the B-Sides of the singles ‘Back On The Streets’ and ‘Rock’n’roll Gypsy’ plus demo versions of tracks from the album recorded at Chapel Studio, Thorsby. 

Tracklist:

  1. Rockin’ Again
  2. Call Of The Wild
  3. Back On The Streets
  4. Devil Rides Out
  5. Rock N’Roll Gipsy
  6. Broken Heroes
  7. Gonna Shout
  8. Everybody Up
  9. Raise Some Hell
  10. Give It Everything You’ve Got

  CD Bonus Tracks

  1. Live Fast, Die Young (B-side of ‘Back On The Streets’
  2. Krakatoa (B-side of ‘Rock N’Roll Gipsy’)
  3. Broken Heroes (Chapel Studio demo)
  4. Devil Rides Out (Chapel Studio demo)
  5. Rock N’Roll Gipsy (Chapel Studio demo)
  6. Rockin’ Again (Chapel Studio demo)
  7. Gonna Shout (Chapel Studio demo)

PRE-ORDER LINK – https://saxonband.lnk.to/IINE 

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ROCK THE NATIONS

On 13th October 1986 Saxon released their eighth studio album ‘Rock The Nations’. Recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum in the Netherlands by Gary Lyons. Biff Byford, who had incidentally begun his career as a singer/bassist, recorded all the bass parts on the album, however Paul Johnson is credited on the album as he joined before the album was released. Rock The Nations also features the unlikely guest of Elton John on piano on the tracks ‘Northern Lady’ and ‘Party Til You Puke’. This version features radio edits of the singles from the album, some live B-Sides and three songs recorded by the BBC from Saxon’s set at 1986’s, Reading Festival.

Tracklist:

  1. Rock The Nations
  2. Battle Cry
  3. Waiting For The Night
  4. We Came Here To Rock
  5. You Ain’t No Angel
  6. Running Hot
  7. Party Til You Puke
  8. Empty Promises
  9. Northern Lady

CD Bonus Tracks

  1. Chase The Fade (B-side of ‘Waiting For The Night’)
  2. Waiting For The Night (7” single edit)
  3. Northern Lady (7” single edit)
  4. Everybody Up (Live in Madrid, B-side of ‘Northern Lady’)
  5. Dallas 1pm (Live in Madrid, B-side of ‘Northern Lady’)
  6. Power & The Glory (BBC Live At Reading Festival ’86)
  7. Rock The Nations (BBC Live At Reading Festival ’86)
  8. Waiting For The Night (BBC Live At Reading Festival ’86)

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DESTINY

Saxon’s ninth studio album, ‘Destiny’ was originally released on 20th June 1988 and was produced by Stephan Galfas at Hook And Manor studio in Berkshire, England. It is the only album to feature the rhythm section of Nigel Durham (drums) and Paul Johnson (bass) alongside long serving members Biff Byford (vocals), Graham Oliver (guitar) and Paul Quinn (guitar). Being a fan of Christopher Cross’ song writing, Biff came up with the idea of covering his track ‘Ride Like The Wind’ as the albums lead single, after giving it a ‘Wheels Of Steel’ style makeover. This version includes a 12” mix of ‘I Can’t Wait Anymore’ plus live B-Sides and some alternative monitor mixes.. .

Tracklist:

  1. Ride Like The Wind
  2. Where The Lightning Strikes
  3. I Can’t Wait Anymore
  4. Calm Before The Storm
  5. S.O.S.
  6. Song For Emma
  7. For Whom The Bell Tolls
  8. We Are Strong
  9. Jericho Siren
  10. Red Alert

CD Bonus Tracks

  1. I Can’t Wait Anymore (12 mix)
  2. Rock The Nations (Live At Hammersmith, B-side of ‘Ride Like The Wind’)
  3. Broken Heroes (Live In Madrid, B-side of ‘I Can’t Wait Anymore’)
  4. Gonna Shout (Live In Madrid, B-side of ‘I Can’t Wait Anymore’)
  5. Ride Like The Wind (Monitor mix)
  6. For Whom The Bells Tolls (Monitor mix)

PRE-ORDER LINK – https://saxonband.lnk.to/Destiny 

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Saxon Re-issue 3 More Classic Albums on 25th May

Saxon Re-issue 3 More Classic Albums on 25th May

Saxon_logo[1] copySaxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It’s no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.


denim-and-leather vinylDENIM AND LEATHER

Saxon’s fourth album, Denim And Leather was originally released on 5th October 1981. It was recorded at Aquarius Studios in Geneva. Arguably their most successful record to date it spawned the classic singles ‘Princess Of The Night’, ‘Never Surrender’ and the song ‘And The Band’s Played On’, which was inspired by their appearance at the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival in 1980. This edition contains the B Sides of the ‘Never Surrender’ single and seven live tracks recorded on the Denim And Leather tour of 1981.

Tracklist:

Princess Of The Night
Never Surrender
Out Of Control
Rough And Ready
Play It Loud
And The Bands Played On
Midnight Rider
Fire In The Sky
Denim And Leather
CD Bonus Tracks
20,000Ft (Remix)
Bap Shoo Ap (Live At Donington)
Intro / And The Bands Played On (Live)
Princess Of The Night (Live At The Rainbow ’81)
Midnight Rider (Live At Hammersmith ’81)
Never Surrender (Live At Hammersmith ’81)
Machine Gun (Live At Hammersmith ’81)
Play It Loud (Live At Hammersmith ’81

PRE-ORDER LINK – https://saxonband.lnk.to/Denim_Leather

power-and-the-glory vinylPOWER & THE GLORY

Saxon’s fifth album, Power And The Glory was originally released on 21st March 1983 and was produced by Jeff Glixman at Axis Sound Studios in Atlanta. The album spawned two singles, ‘Nightmare’ and the title track, ‘Power And The Glory’ and also marked the replacement of drummer Pete Gill with Nigel Glockler, who remains a member of Saxon to this day. This version includes early working demos of songs from the album, recorded in 1982. Including tracks that didn’t make the final track listing

 

Tracklist:

Power And The Glory
Redline
Warrior
Nightmare
This Town Rocks
Watching The Sky
Midas Touch
The Eagle Has Landed
CD Bonus Tracks
Make Em Rock
Turn Out The Lights
Turn Out The Lights (Demo ’82)
Stand Up And Rock (Demo ’82)
Power And The Glory (Demo ’82)
Saturday Night (Demo ’82)
Midas Touch (Demo ’82)
Nightmare (Demo ’82)
Redline (Demo ’82)

PRE-ORDER LINK – https://saxonband.lnk.to/Power_Glory

crusader vinylCRUSADER

Originally released on 16th April 1984, Saxon’s sixth album was produced by Kevin Beamish at the legendary Sound City Studios, in Los Angeles. It featured the band’s first recorded cover song, a version of the Sweet’s ‘Set Me Free’ and the singles’ Sailing To America’, ‘Just Let me Rock’ and ‘Do It All For You’. This version includes early working versions of some of the songs featured on the album and also the songs ‘Borderline’ and ‘Helter Skelter’ that didn’t make the final track listing of Crusader.

Tracklist:

The Crusader Prelude
Crusader
A Little Bit Of What You Fancy
Sailing To America
Set Me Free
Just Let Me Rock
Bad Boys (Life To Rock N’Roll)
Do It All For You
Rock City
Run For Your Lives
CD Bonus Tracks
Borderline
Helter Skelter
Crusader
Do It All For You
A Little Bit Of What You Fancy
Sailing To America
Just Let Me Rock
Do It All For You (Intro) / Run For Your Lives
Living For The Weekend

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SAXON REISSUE FIRST THREE ALBUMS ON 30TH MARCH 2018

SAXON REISSUE FIRST THREE ALBUMS ON 30TH MARCH 2018

 

Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It’s no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.

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Saxon’s self-titled debut album was originally released on 21st May 1979 and is arguably the first NWOBHM album to be committed to tape. It took the new sound of NWOBHM and paired it up with their early progressive and glam rock influences. It was the band in their infancy but ultimately put them on the map as one of the bands spearheading the heavy metal revival that was sweeping the nation at that the end of the seventies. This version includes their early demo when the band were called Son Of A Bitch, some early BBC session tracks and some live songs from the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival.

Both CD & LP contain original lyrics, rare photos & memorabilia. The vinyl versions will be coloured splatter/swirl vinyl. The CD version will be a 24 page media book.

Tracklist:
Rainbow Theme
Frozen Rainbow
Big Teaser
Judgement Day
Stallions Of The Highway
Backs To The Wall
Still Fit To Boogie
Militia Guard
CD Bonus Tracks
Big Teaser (demo 1978)
Stallions Of The Highway (demo 1978)
Backs To The Wall (demo 1978)
Rainbow Theme (demo 1978)
Frozen Rainbow (demo 1978)
Backs To The Wall (BBC session 1980)
Stallions Of The Highway (BBC session 1980)
Motorcycle Man (BBC session 1980)
Still Fit To Boogie (BBC session 1980)
747 (Strangers In The Night) (BBC session 1980)
Judgement Day (BBC session 1980)
Still Fit To Boogie (Live at Donington 1980)
Backs To The Wall (BBC session 1980)
Stallions Of The Highway (BBC session 1980)

 

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WHEELS OF STEEL

Saxon’s second album, Wheels Of Steel was originally released in 1980 and propelled the band to stardom, going gold in the UK and spawning two top 40 singles – ‘747 (Strangers In The Night) and Wheels Of Steel’, which have remained live favourites to this day. Wheels Of Steel is hailed as a heavy metal classic and a genre defining moment. This version includes some rare demos and live tracks from the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival, held at Castle Donington in 1980.

Both CD & LP contain original lyrics, rare photos & memorabilia. The vinyl versions will be coloured splatter/swirl vinyl. The CD version will be a 24 page media book.

Tracklist:
Motorcycle Man
Stand Up And Be Counted
747 (Strangers In The Night)
Wheels Of Steel
Freeway Mad
See The Light Coming
Street Fighting Gang
Suzie Hold On
Machine Gun
CD Bonus Tracks
Suzie Hold On (1980 demo rehearsals)
Wheels Of Steel (1980 demo rehearsals)
Stallions Of The Highway (Live B-side)
Motorcycle Man (Live at Donington 1980)
Freeway Mad (Live at Donington 1980)
Wheels Of Steel (Live at Donington 1980)
747 (Strangers In The Night) (Live at Donington 1980)
Machine Gun (Live at Donington 1980)

Saxon_Strong Arm Exploded6 copy 3STRONG ARM OF THE LAW

Strong Arm of The Law was originally released in 1980, a mere six months after Saxon’s second album Wheels Of Steel to capitalise on the bands rollercoaster success. Like its predecessor this album is heralded as a timeless, heavy metal classic and many of its songs remain live favourites today, over 30 years after its initial release. This version includes a BBC session, some remixes and an early demos.

Both CD & LP contain original lyrics, rare photos & memorabilia. The vinyl versions will be coloured splatter/swirl vinyl. The CD version will be a 24 page media book.

Tracklist:
Heavy Metal Thunder
To Hell And Back Again
Strong Arm Of The Law
Taking Your Chances
20,000 FT
Hungry Years
Sixth Form Girls
Dallas 1PM
CD Bonus Tracks
20,000 FT (BBC session 1982)
Dallas 1PM (BBC session 1982)
The Eagle Had Landed (BBC session 1982)
747 (Strangers In The Night) (BBC session 1982)
To Hell And Back Again (Abbey Road mix)
20,000FT (Abbey Road mix)
Mandy (Early version of Sixth Form Girls)
Heavy Metal Thunder (Abbey Road mix)

You can pre-order the albums now from

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Out on 30th March

Saxon – Saxon
CD – BMGCAT158CD
LP – BMGCAT158LP

Saxon – Wheels Of Steel
CD – BMGCAT159CD
LP – BMGCAT159LP

Saxon – Strong Arm Of The Law
CD – BMGCAT160CD
LP – BMGCAT160LP

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SAXON to release Deluxe Best of Anthology DECADE OF THE EAGLE  on 17th November

SAXON to release Deluxe Best of Anthology DECADE OF THE EAGLE on 17th November

Sleeve saxon-decade-of-the-eagle-front-cover-HiresBMG are proud to announce the release on 17th November of SAXON – DECADE OF THE EAGLE – a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend.

Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band’s first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time Saxon notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles. These 4LP (180g vinyl) and 2CD deluxe editions are in a gatefold sleeve that features a special metallic embossed coin on the cover. They also include new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.

Biff says: “These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans around the world, when British rock was once again at the forefront. Great times – never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.”

Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal. In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time. Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon’s work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly – this is timeless stuff.

Saxon’s music that will continue to inspire Metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many until now. In those immortal words, fill your heads with… HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

 

TRACKLISTING

1 Stallions Of The Highway
2 Big Teaser
3 Backs To The Wall
4 Militia Guard
5 Wheels Of Steel
6 747 (Strangers In The Night)
7 Suzie Hold On
8 Motorcycle Man (live)
9 Strong Arm Of The Law
10 Heavy Metal Thunder
11 20,000ft (live)
12 Dallas 1PM
13 And The Bands Played On
14 Never Surrender
15 Denim And Leather
16 Fire In the Sky (live)
17 Princess Of The Night
18 Power & The Glory
19 This Town Rocks
20 The Eagle Has Landed
21 Midas Touch
22 Sailing To America
23 Crusader
24 Devil Rides Out
25 Back On The Streets
26 Rockin’ Again
27 Rock N’ Roll Gypsy
28 Broken Heroes
29 Waiting For The Night
30 Rock The Nations
31 Northern Lady
32 Battle Cry
33 Ride Like The Wind
34 Red Alert

To pre-order your copy of Decade of The Eagle please go too: www.pledgemusic.com/saxon

From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time, Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to ‘Destiny’ in ’88, the band enjoyed considerable success both in the UK and further afield. It’s no wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. The decade from ’79’s debut record was vital, not only in establishing Saxon’s talent and reputation, but also in laying the foundations for what has followed.

Released through: BMG Records
Catalogue Numbers: BMGCAT146QLP – BMGCAT146DCD – BMGCAT146DIG
Release date: 17th November 2017

 

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