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DENIM AND LEATHER, POWER & THE GLORY
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 new album Thunderbolt, the band have 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.
DENIM AND LEATHER
Saxons fourth album, Denim And Leather was originally released on 5th October 1981. It was recorded at Aquarius Studios in Geneva. Arguably their most successful record to date it spawned the classic singles Princess Of The Night, Never Surrender and the song And The Bands Played On, which was inspired by their appearance at the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival in 1980. This edition contains the B Sides of the Never Surrender single and seven live tracks recorded on the Denim And Leather tour of 1981.
POWER & THE GLORY
Saxons fifth album, Power And The Glory was originally released on 21st March 1983 and was produced by Jeff Glixman at Axis Sound Studios in Atlanta. The album spawned two singles, Nightmare and the title track, Power And The Glory and also marked the replacement of drummer Pete Gill with Nigel Glockler, who remains a member of Saxon to this day. This version includes early working demos of songs from the album, recorded in 1982. Including tracks that didnt make the final track listing
Originally released on 16th April 1984, Saxons sixth album was produced by Kevin Beamish at the legendary Sound City Studios, in Los Angeles. It featured the bands first recorded cover song, a version of the Sweets Set Me Free and the singles Sailing To America, Just Let me Rock and Do It All For You. This version includes early working versions of some of the songs featured on the album and also the songs Borderline and Helter Skelter that didnt make the final track listing of Crusader.