SAXON – Decade Of The Eagle [2CD digipak remastered] (2017)

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Almost at the same time of the new studio album, SAXON has a new digipak 2-CD release titled “Decade Of The Eagle” appeared at the end of 2017 via Union Square Music, a BMG Company. Featuring remastered material “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.

Over the decades Saxon 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 ‘Destiny’ in ’88, the band 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 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.
Now, BMG are proud to release this deluxe anthology that looks back at the years which built the Saxon legend. Spanning their first nine albums ‘Decade Of The Eagle’ is the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career.

This anthology represents the sweep and scope of what Saxon have achieved. They were certainly a core part of the whole NWOBHM movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all, but moved beyond this to become one of the all-time masters of metal / hard rock.
But in doing so, Saxon have also ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time. They have done this by remaining true to the values which established them in the first place.
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.

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From ‘Rainbow Theme’, the opening track on that debut, to ‘Red Alert’, the closing song on ‘Destiny’, this is timeless stuff. All excellent material, really well selected, remastered and all together into 2 CD at the price of 1.
Music that will continue to inspire metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so may up until now.

DISC 1 :
01 – Stallions of the Highway (2009 Remastered Version)
02 – Big Teaser (2009 Remastered Version)
03 – Backs to the Wall (2009 Remastered Version)
04 – Militia Guard (2009 Remastered Version)
05 – Wheels of Steel (2009 Remastered Version)
06 – 747 (Strangers in the Night) (2009 Remastered Version)
07 – Suzie Hold On (2009 Remastered Version)
08 – Motorcycle Man (Live)
09 – Strong Arm of the Law (2009 Remastered Version)
10 – Heavy Metal Thunder (2009 Remastered Version)
11 – 20,000 Ft (Live)
12 – Dallas 1PM (2009 Remastered Version)
13 – And the Bands Played On (2009 Remastered Version)
14 – Never Surrender (2009 Remastered Version)
15 – Denim and Leather (2009 Remastered Version)
16 – Fire in the Sky (2009 Remastered Version)
17 – Princess of the Night (2009 Remastered Version)
18 – Power and the Glory (2009 Remastered Version)

DISC 2 :
01 – This Town Rocks (2009 Remastered Version)
02 – The Eagle Has Landed (2009 Remastered Version)
03 – Midas Touch (2009 Remastered Version)
04 – Sailing to America (2009 Remastered Version)
05 – Crusader (2009 Remastered Version)
06 – Devil Rides Out (2010 Remastered Version)
07 – Back On the Streets (2010 Remastered Version)
08 – Rockin’ Again (2010 Remastered Version)
09 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gypsy (2010 Remastered Version)
10 – Broken Heroes (2010 Remastered Version)
11 – Waiting for the Night (2010 Remastered Version)
12 – Rock the Nations (2010 Remastered Version)
13 – Northern Lady (2010 Remastered Version)
14 – Battle Cry (2010 Remastered Version)
15 – Ride Like the Wind (2010 Remastered Version)
16 – Red Alert (2010 Remastered Version)

Biff Byford – vocals
Paul Quinn – guitars
Nigel Glockler – drums
Graham Oliver – guitar
Steve Dawson – bass
Pete Gill – drums
Paul Johnson – bass
Nigel Durham – drums


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