SAXON to re-issue three more classic albums in May
Saxon, pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and much, muc more are to reissue three more classic albums in deluxe format. The first three albums, 'Saxon', 'Wheels Of Steel' and 'Strong Arm Of The Law' were all reissued earlier this year and now 'Denim And Leather', 'Power & The Glory' and 'Crusader' will be available in deluxe format from 25th May. Here's the official trailer for the releases.
DENIM 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' plus 'And The Bands 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: 1. Princess Of The Night 2. Never Surrender 3. Out Of Control 4. Rough And Ready 5. Play It Loud 6. And The Bands Played On 7. Midnight Rider 8. Fire In The Sky 9. Denim And Leather CD Bonus Tracks 10. 20,000Ft (Remix) 11. Bap Shoo Ap (Live At Donington) 12. Intro / And The Bands Played On (Live) 13. Princess Of The Night (Live At The Rainbow 81) 14. Midnight Rider (Live At Hammersmith 81) 15. Never Surrender (Live At Hammersmith 81) 16. Machine Gun (Live At Hammersmith 81) 17. Play It Loud (Live At Hammersmith 81 POWER & THE GLORY Saxon's fifth album, 'Power & 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 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 didnt make the final track listing.
Tracklist: 1. Power And The Glory 2. Redline 3. Warrior 4. Nightmare 5. This Town Rocks 6. Watching The Sky 7. Midas Touch 8. The Eagle Has Landed CD Bonus Tracks 9. Make Em Rock 10. Turn Out The Lights 11. Turn Out The Lights (Demo 82) 12. Stand Up And Rock (Demo 82) 13. Power And The Glory (Demo 82) 14. Saturday Night (Demo 82) 15. Midas Touch (Demo 82) 16. Nightmare (Demo 82) 17. Redline (Demo 82)
CRUSADER 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 Sweets '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: 1. The Crusader Prelude 2. Crusader 3. A Little Bit Of What You Fancy 4. Sailing To America 5. Set Me Free 6. Just Let Me Rock 7. Bad Boys (Life To Rock N Roll) 8. Do It All For You 9. Rock City 10. Run For Your Lives CD Bonus Tracks 11. Borderline 12. Helter Skelter 13. Crusader 14. Do It All For You 15. A Little Bit Of What You Fancy 16. Sailing To America 17. Just Let Me Rock 18. Do It All For You (Intro)/Run For Your Lives 19. Living For The Weekend Saxon's twenty-second studio album, 'Thunderbolt', was released in February via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music) and hit the Top 30 in the official UK charts. At number 29, it's their highest chart position since the 'Crusader' album.
The second part of the 'Thunderbolt' tour includes a date at the iconic Roundhouse in London, the venue where Motörhead played their first ever gig in July 1975. Y&T and Wayward Sons are the support on all dates. Thunderbolt 2018 UK Tour - Part Two Thursday 18th October: Glasgow Barrowlands Friday 19th October: London Roundhouse Saturday 20th October: Portsmouth Guildhall Sunday 21st October: Manchester Academy