Saxon Return With Deluxe Anthology Of Their First 9 Albums – Decade of the Eagle on 17th November!
BMG 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 bands 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.
Saxons 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 – HERE!
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.
Release date: 17th November 2017