Saxon: Deluxe Box set in the Offing…

Saxon: Deluxe Box set in the Offing…

Decade of the Eagle Will Look Back at the Band's Early Years...

Decade Of The Eagle will be released on 17th November 2017 on deluxe 4 × 180g gatefold LP and 2CD casebound book editions featuring new liner notes documenting the decade by frontman Biff Byford, accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.

Saxon, over the decades, 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.

Biff says of this decade of Saxon’s work. “These are the albums that from a time in the eighties 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”

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 heavy metal. But in doing so, Saxon have also ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul of the NWOBHM era. 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. From Rainbow Theme, the opening track on that debut, to Red Alert, the closing song on Destiny, this is timeless stuff. Music that will continue to inspire metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many up until now. 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. In those immortal words, fill your heads with…. HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

Decade of the Eagle Track List:
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
Red Alert

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