A Hoard Of Live Glory
In A Box Of Vinyl Gold From Saxon
Britain’s favourite Heavy Metal warriors Saxon will have four of their most explosive live recordings pressed on vinyl for the first time and released by Demon Records in a must-have deluxe box set. ‘The Vinyl Hoard’ will be officially unleashed on the rock landscape on 28th October 2016.
The albums come as four double LP sets on 180 gram gold vinyl, each in a specially designed gatefold sleeve and presented in a slipcase box showcasing a beautiful brand new cover painting by legendary Saxon artist-in-residence, Paul Gregory. An exclusive limited edition of 500 copies will be available via Amazon, with a framable print of the cover painting signed by legendary frontman Biff Byford.
Saxon frontman Biff Byford says: “This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too… Bring it on – I think we’ll play some of these tracks on tour in the Autumn.“
Each renamed after the tour during which the featured shows took place, the recordings were previously released as ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ II and III CDs and the ‘To Hell and Back Again’ DVD.
The 8-vinyl album boxset will contain:
1. “The Dogs Of War Tour, 1995” Recorded on tour in Germany Featuring: Dogs Of War, Denim And Leather, Wheels Of Steel
2. “The Lionheart Tour, 2004” Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany Featuring: Lionheart, Court Of The Crimson King, Are We Travellers In Time
3. “A Night Out With The Boys, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM” Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden Featuring: And The Bands Played On, Suzie Hold On, Stand Up And Be Counted
4. “Rocksound Festival, 2006” [2 LP] Recorded in Switzerland Featuring: Backs To The Wall, Princess Of The Night, Crusader
In the second half of the ’70s, in a Great Britain shaken by widespread poverty and social unrest, disillusioned youth expressed their discontent through the straightforward loudness of punk and heavy metal. In this culturally vivid canvas, where such movements reached their highest peak, Saxon started their career – initially under the moniker ‘Son of A Bitch’. It wasn’t long until they joined Motorhead on the road, attracted the attention of a label and recorded their self-titled debut in 1979. ‘Wheels of Steel’ followed one year later, giving Saxon their first Top 5 album in the UK charts and fans two classics – the title track and ‘747’ to head bang along to these days.
When the term ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ was coined in the 80s, Saxon carried the flag with pride. They stood the test of time, taking their influence on the European metal scene to the present days: their most recent album ‘Battering Ram’ charted in the UK in 2015 and reached #12 in Germany, while their roaring live shows never fail to attract and excite a large all age crowd. Full tracklist and details of all albums below.
Saxon embark upon the UK leg of their Battering Ram World Tour with 9 dates featuring special guests Fastway and Girlschool from 28th October.
28th Newcastle O2 Academy
29th Glasgow O2 ABC
30th Belfast * Limelight
1st Dublin * Academy2nd ManchesterO2 Ritz
3rd Bristol O2 Academy
5th London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
6th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
8th Sheffield O2 Academy
9th Nottingham Rock City
BoxSet Full Tracklist:
THE DOGS OF WAR TOUR, 1995
Recorded on tour in Germany Featuring: Dogs Of War, Denim And Leather, Wheels Of Steel
SIDE A 1. Intro / Warlord 2. Dogs Of War 3. Forever Free 4. Requiem (We Will Remember) 5. Crusader
SIDE B 1. Lights In The Sky 2. Iron Wheels 3. Ain’t Gonna Take It / Nibb’s Bavarian Bass 4. Crash Dive 5. Refugee
SIDE C 1. Solid Ball Of Rock 2. The Great White Buffalo 3. The Eagle Has Landed / Paul Quinn guitar feature 4. Princess Of The Night
SIDE D 1. Can’t Stop Rockin’ 2. Denim And Leather / Doug Scarratt guitar feature 3. Wheels Of Steel / Demolition Alley Previously issued on CD as “The Eagle Has Landed Part II”
THE LIONHEART TOUR, 2004
Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany Featuring: Lionheart, Court Of The Crimson King, Are We Travellers In Time
SIDE A 1. The Return 2. Lionheart 3. Man And Machine 4. Beyond The Grave
SIDE B 1. Searching For Atlantis 2. To Live By The Sword Pt. 1 3. Unleash The Beast 4. To Live By The Sword Pt. 2 5. Flying On The Edge
SIDE C 1. Jack Tars 2. English Man O’ War 3. Court Of The Crimson King 4. Broken Heroes
SIDE D 1. Dragon’s Lair 2. Rock Is Our Life 3. Are We Travellers In Time 4. Solid Ball Of Rock
A NIGHT OUT WITH THE BOYS TOUR, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM’
Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden Featuring: And The Bands Played On, Suzie Hold On, Stand Up And Be Counted
SIDE A 1. This Town Rocks 2. Backs To The Wall 3. Redline 4. Stand Up And Be Counted 5. Never Surrender
SIDE B 1. Frozen Rainbow 2. Suzie Hold On 3. Play It Loud
SIDE C 1. Warrior 2. See The Light Shining 3. To Hell And Back Again 4. Stallions Of The Highway
SIDE D 1. Wheels Of Steel 2. And The Bands Played On 3. Crusader Previously issued on “The Eagle Has Landed Part III”
ROCK SOUND FESTIVAL, 2006
Recorded in Switzerland Featuring: Backs To The Wall, Princess Of The Night, Crusader
SIDE A 1. Heavy Metal Thunder 2. Dogs Of War 3. Strong Arm Of The Law
SIDE B 1. Witchfinder General 2. Backs To The Wall 3. Solid Ball Of Rock
SIDE C 1. Motorcycle Man 2. Dragon’s Lair 3. To Hell And Back Again 4. Princess Of The Night
SIDE D 1. Wheels Of Steel [including Doug Scarratt solo] 2. Crusader Previously issued on “To Hell And Back Again”
Catalogue Number: SAXONBOX02X Barcode: 5014797895034 Format: 8 LPs in gatefold sleeves, in rigid slipcase Category: Rock/Heavy Metal Release date: 28th October 2016