SAXON’s ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks
SAXON‘s first live album, “The Eagle Has Landed”, will be reissued on October 19. The album features bonus tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1981-1982.
SAXON, over the decades has gone from being a pioneer of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal to one of the most successful U.K. rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that SAXONhas always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s “Saxon” album to new album “Thunderbolt”, the band has enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the U.K., 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.
Originally 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 band’s 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 No. 5 in the U.K. chart 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
01. Motorcycle Man 02. 747 Strangers In The Night 03. Princess Of The Night 04. Strong Arm Of The Law 05. Heavy Metal Thunder 06. 20,000 Ft 07. Wheels Of Steel 08. Never Surrender 09. Fire in The Sky 10. Machine Gun
CD Bonus Tracks – Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1981-1982:
11. And The Bands Played On 12. See The Light Shining 13. Frozen Rainbow 14. Midnight Rider 15. Dallas 1PM 16. Hungry Years