SAXON Release Deluxe Best of Anthology

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SAXON Release Deluxe Best of Anthology: Decade Of The Eagle 

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.  These 4LP (180g vinyl) and 2CD deluxe editions are in a gatefold sleeve that features a special metallic embossed coin on the cover.   They also include new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.

Biff says: 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.   Great times – never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.”

Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal.  In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time.  Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are 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 – this is timeless stuff.

Saxon’s music that will continue to inspire Metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many until now. In those immortal words, fill your heads with… HEAVY METAL THUNDER!




1        Stallions Of The Highway

2        Big Teaser

3        Backs To The Wall

4        Militia Guard

5        Wheels Of Steel

6        747 (Strangers In The Night)

7        Suzie Hold On

8        Motorcycle Man (live)

9        Strong Arm Of The Law

10      Heavy Metal Thunder

11      20,000ft (live)

12      Dallas 1PM

13      And The Bands Played On

14      Never Surrender

15      Denim And Leather

16      Fire In the Sky (live)

17      Princess Of The Night

18      Power & The Glory

19      This Town Rocks

20      The Eagle Has Landed

21      Midas Touch

22      Sailing To America

23      Crusader

24      Devil Rides Out

25      Back On The Streets

26      Rockin’ Again

27      Rock N’ Roll Gypsy

28      Broken Heroes

29      Waiting For The Night

30      Rock The Nations

31      Northern Lady

32      Battle Cry

33      Ride Like The Wind

34      Red Alert

From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time, Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to ‘Destiny’ in ’88, the band enjoyed considerable success both in the UK and further afield.  It’s no wonder their influence has 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.











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