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+ A hoard of live glory in a box of vinyl gold from SAXON +

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 unleashed on the 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 only via Amazon UK, with a frameable print of the cover painting signed by legendary frontman Biff Byford. http://amzn.to/2bx1FZa

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.

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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.

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”