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Call To Arms [VINYL]

Saxon Vinyl
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Saxon are an English heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the 1980s with 8 UK Top 40 albums including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts, they also had ... Read more in Amazon's Saxon Store

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  • Vinyl (6 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00516ZWY2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hammer of the Gods
2. Back in 79
3. Surviving Against the Odds
4. Mists of Avalon
5. Call To Arms
6. Chasing the Bullet
7. Afterburner
8. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
9. No Rest for the Wicked
10. Ballad of the Working Man
11. Call To Arms (Orchestral Version)

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2011release, the 19th studio album from the veteran British Heavy Metal band. Fronted by the legendary Biff Byford, Saxon has been rocking the world with their own brand of Heavy Metal since they formed in 1976. Call To Arms features a guest appearance from Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 14 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
After hearing two tracks on the radio I was sufficiently impressed to risk a small contribution to the NWBHM (Yorkshire Branch) pension fund, and Call to Arms. What a fine investment! This sounds just like a really good Saxon Album (only a bit better!). Heavy and energetic, which should come as no surprise, but also full of original, distinct songs with immediate appeal.

This band that 'got me into metal' more than 25 years ago. Good on 'em for making me very happy again!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Call to Arms 9 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the 19th Studio album release by Saxon.
It is worth buying just for the orchestral version alone.
All the tracks are typical Saxon at their very best.
'Hammer of the Gods' 'Back in 79' and 'Call to Arms' stand out as works of art but there are no 'fillers' here.
If you like,or have ever liked Saxon then this album will not let you down.
The bonus CD is 7 tracks remastered from the 'Live at Donnington' Album.The sound is excellent but if you already have it then you could save a few bob and just buy the single CD version.
The artwork inside is inspirational and has a good booklet containing photos and lyrics.
I'd give it a good 9/10.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saxon's best album in decades!!! 17 Jun 2011
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Amazin' every time you think you've heard the album of the year,another one comes along be it HEEP,NAZARETH or BCC,well here's another one.I've loved Saxon since 1980,followed them thru the highs(early 80's) and lows(late 80's/early 90's) and the resurrection(mid 90's onwards) and honestly this album ranks with any of their greatest,it really is superb,the production top notch,fantastic singing from Biff,the bass bubbles away in the background underpinning everything with a solid drum perormance from Nigel,while Doug/Paul treat us to some excellent lead guitar with some excellent lead solos,having listened half a dozen times now this easily ranks with the hey day releases of the early 80's for attitude,the fire still burns in this band,while the superb production reminds me of the commercial sheen given to Power and Glory/Innocence is no Excuse, two under rated discs.

Highlights ,well pretty much all of it,i believe this is the most consistent disc they have released in quite some time,although special mentions to,'Hammer of the Gods' which bursts forth from the speakers with tales of viking hordes,whilst 'Back in '79' reprises the days of Denim and leather,before my favourite track 'Surviving Against The Odds' rocks your world,this really should be the single,it could be Biff and the boys own story.

Further treats include the title track(both versions) with a sterling vocal from Biff,he really excells at this type of track, while 'When Doomsday Comes...' shimmers along a Zep like path with some splendid keyboards by Don Airey(he also appears on Mists of Avalon),then the Lizzy like opening of 'Ballad of the Workin Man' just exemplifies the class of the current line up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars catchy ... may get tiresome 20 July 2011
By Ramses
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent album from Saxon. It's very catchy and I liked it a lot on the first spin. However I got tired of it faily quickly, and 2 weeks later I hardly listen to it. Hence the 4-stars. But that's only me, and I don't want to write it's a bad album. I am impressed that, all these ears after they woke me up to heavy metal with Strong Arm of the Law and all they did then ... they are still around, seemingly in top form. Hats off guys!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saxon still rocks the nations ! 23 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
I wonder why Amazon in many cases doesn't write Track Listings in Product Details for many good albums. Anyway here it is although you can find it elsewhere on the internet.

1. Hammer Of the Gods
2. Back in '79
3. Surviving Against the Odds
4. Mists of Avalon
5. Call to Arms
6. Chasing the Bullet
7. Afterburner
8. When Doomsday Comes
9. No Rest for the Wicked
10. Ballad of the Working Man
11. Call to Arms (Orchestral version)

Okay. I like Saxon since when I was lent 'Destiny' cassette by a friend to listen to. I liked the album so much that later I bought the CD for my best CD collections. It's one of my favourite albums of all time. They already did many albums. I bought another two - 'Rock The Nations' and 'A Collection Of Metal'. Typical British metal. Then lately in the 21st century, I got the previous album to this - 'Into The Labyrinth'. I love all of these albums. So I did not have any single problem with this latest 'Call To Arms'. It is not different. Typical Saxon.

When I was playing this out loud in my room, a pal asked me, 'Who is this ? It sounds 80's.' I said, 'It's new release by Saxon.' He said, 'So they still rock the nations?' I said, 'Oh yes, they do.' ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Call To Arms - Call To The Past 8 Nov 2012
Format:Audio CD
Saxon are one of the last legendary bands from england, many years ago i was listening to denim and leather on my walkman....today im listening to Call to arms on my ipod! - Call to arms is a perfect shout to the past of this beast of a band! its not as heavy as some of their other releases but still kicks! if anyone who hasnt seen Saxon live then should do so...true legends and the best at what is british heavy metal. stand out tracks - No rest for the wicked, Hammer of the gods, Chasin the bullet, Call to arms , When doomsday comes and mists of avalon. 10/10
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Steak and chips and rock and roll!
Saxon's latest album 'Call to Arms' is one of the greatest rock albums I have heard (and I've heard a few! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mrs. Laura Deacon
2.0 out of 5 stars a bit of a squid
saxons latest album is a decent effort but for me that isnt really good enough, saxon are better than this and we all know it. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2012 by sean paul mccann
1.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring rehashes
Sorry Biff I wish it were not so, (although the production is great and fantastic on this), compared to the great stuff of the past this is something of a stinker of uninspiring... Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2012 by midnightrider
5.0 out of 5 stars Best since Denim and Leather
In the early 80s Saxon released a trio of classic albums, this new one, is the best since that golden era. What more can I say, if you like Wheels of Steel, buy this.
Published on 9 Nov 2011 by Ian A
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic and Modern.
This is, by far, the best Saxon line-up. It's incredible how those guys, after 30 years on the road, can make such a heavy metal record like that. It's hard and it's melodic. Read more
Published on 3 Nov 2011 by Joma
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Classic!
The latest offering from one of the most underrated heavy metal bands out there! Call to arms is harps back to the Denim n Leather style of early Saxon. Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by Shamendra Aluwihare
4.0 out of 5 stars PRETTY DAMN GOOD
I've been listening to Saxon since they started back in the late 70's. Still remember being battered to death auraly and visually on the front row of a Hull city hall concert on (I... Read more
Published on 26 July 2011 by The Doctor
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all Costs -Sorry Biff
Read a number of good reviews so against my better judgement took a chance. But sorry to say this a a very insipid, boring and same old stuff rehashed release. Read more
Published on 16 July 2011 by Nightman
5.0 out of 5 stars Stand up and be counted
It is amazing that Saxon just seem to get better and better. They are still one of the best live bands around and this is a really great CD. Read more
Published on 10 July 2011 by Andy F
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Ok I get where the reviews are saying it's not Denim & Leather, sure it's not. but it's still Saxon and the album still is damn good. Even the "filler" songs. Read more
Published on 6 July 2011 by Hasselhoff010
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