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Saxon Release Deluxe Best of Anthology

Saxon – Decade Of The Eagle is a new deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at  Saxon’s first decade as they built their reputation across heavy metal’s landscape. It will be released on 17th November through BMG.

Decade Of The Eagle spans the band’s first nine albums and during which time they notched up five top 40 albums and four top 20 singles. The retrospective comes in the form of four LP (180g vinyl) and two CD deluxe editions in a gatefold sleeve with a special metallic embossed coin on the cover. They also include new liner notes by vocalist Biff Byford  documenting the band’s career during their first decade, alongside rarely seen and classic photos from the era.

SAXON - L-R: Nibs Carter, Paul Quinn, Biff Byford, Nigel Glockler, Graham Oliver - photosession in London UK - 1988.  Photo credit: Ray Palmer Archive/IconicPix
 Photo credit: Ray Palmer Archive/IconicPix

“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,” said Byford. “Great times – never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.”

The full track listing for Decade Of The Eagle is as follows: ‘Stallions Of The Highway’, ‘Big Teaser’, ‘Backs To The Wall’, ‘Militia Guard’, ‘Wheels Of Steel’, ‘747 (Strangers In The Night)’, ‘Suzie Hold On’, ‘Motorcycle Man (Live)’, ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’, ‘Heavy Metal Thunder’, ‘20,000ft (Live)’, ‘Dallas 1PM’, ‘And The Bands Played On’, ‘Never Surrender’, ‘Denim And Leather’, ‘Fire In the Sky (Live)’, ‘Princess Of The Night’, ‘Power & The Glory’, ‘This Town Rocks’, ‘The Eagle Has Landed’, ‘Midas Touch’, ‘Sailing To America’, ‘Crusader’, ‘Devil Rides Out’, ‘Back On The Streets’, ‘Rockin’ Again’, ‘Rock N’ Roll Gypsy’, ‘Broken Heroes’, ‘Waiting For The Night’, ‘Rock The Nations’, ‘Northern Lady’, ‘Battle Cry’, ‘Ride Like The Wind’ and ‘Red Alert’.

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Saxon – Decade Of The Eagle can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

 

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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