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The Best Of Saxon [Original recording remastered]

Saxon Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 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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  • Audio CD (19 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Big Teaser (1999 Digital Remaster)
2. Backs To The Wall (1999 Digital Remaster)
3. Wheels Of Steel (7'' Version) (1997 Remaster)
4. Motorcycle Man (1997 Digital Remaster)
5. 747 (Strangers In The Night) (Edit)
6. Suzie Hold On (1997 Digital Remaster)
7. Heavy Metal Thunder (1997 Digital Remaster)
8. Strong Arm Of The Law (1997 Digital Remaster)
9. 20,000 Feet (1997 Digital Remaster)
10. Dallas 1 PM (1997 Digital Remaster)
11. And The Bands Played On
12. Never Surrender
13. Denim And Leather
14. Princess Of The Night
15. Power And The Glory (1999 Digital Remaster)
16. Just Let Me Rock
17. Back On The Streets
18. Waiting For The Night (7'' Version)
19. Ride Like The Wind

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't put this one down ! 12 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What an album - Saxon were the first band I ever saw, back in the mid 80s. I can honestly say they got me into metal music but fifteen years or so later I started to listen less and less to my collection (marriage and kids and stuff and lack of time)but I came across the old vinyls whilst clearing out my loft and have got back into it big time (appart from the long hair !). So I looked for a "best of" album to try and summarise the Saxon albums, and I can't stop playing it at home, work and in the car.
Tha album boasts such classics as Denim and Leather, 747, Ride Like the Wind, And The Bands Played On, Never Surrender and Princess of the Night. The whole thing brings back big memories. I guess the only track that's not on there that should be included in a best of collection is Wheels of Steel, but I'm sure that will be on "The VERY Best of Saxon" when that's released - can't wait.
So, if like me, you were into Saxon twenty odd years ago but haven't listened to them in a long while, buy this album and you'll wonder why you ever stopped listening to them in the first place. (And I bet you'll still remember all the lyrics too !)
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5.0 out of 5 stars PUSHING ALL THE RIGHT BUTTONS 2 July 2009
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It has to be close on 20 years since I last really listened to Saxon, Crusader being the last album I bought. Of the late 70s to early 80s crop of metal bands, I always considered Saxon to be just a cut above the competition with great riffs, good vocals and memorable songs. Other bands may have had greater 'commercial' success, but with Saxon you knew what you were getting every time. Since most of their recordings that I own were on tape cassette, I had been looking for a suitable overview of their output which HAD to include '747'; 'Wheels of Steel'; 'Denim & Leather' and the superb 'Dallas 1pm'. Yip they are all here! From start to finish this CD contains no nonsence, no frills, head down rock-n-roll. Interestingly the main body of the recordings contained on this CD come from 4 albums (Wheels of Steel / Strong Arm of The Law / Denim & Leather / Power & The Glory) the period of their greatest success. If you like metal at its melodic best, get this compilation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great blast from the past 9 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first listened to Saxon some 20 years ago as a long haired youth into the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" and have not listened to them much over the past 15 years. This album brought it all back! an excellent slice of British heavy Metal from the 80's. The only bone of contention is the omission of the track "wheels of steel" despite this track being mentioned on the sleeve notes. That aside it is full of great songs that give you a real taste of what Saxon were all about. The Eagle has landed, 747-Strangers in the night, Dallas 1pm, denim and leather, the band played on etc, are all here. A couple of the live tracks are not the best mix quality but they are listenable. If you want to know about Saxon or wish to rediscover their appeal buy this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic compilation 14 May 2009
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this is a fantastic collection of the more well known songs by saxon from the 80s, it sounds great and the booklet is very informative, if you dont have all of saxons material from the 80s you might want to check this compilation out, its very good as well as the remasters emi has been putting out this year ( 2009), cheers!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back! 2 Aug 2009
By S. Ward
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This Album brings back great memories of being at school and first seeing saxon on TOTP. I kind of lost touch with the Band after 1985 and did not get any of the albums made after (i think i will have to now!). This album however, is a classic! Crank up the CD or ipod and rock with one of the best Heavy Metal bands this country has produced. Hearing the classics such as Motorcycle Man, 747 and wheels of steel will make you remember why you liked this band in the first place.

For those of you who are too young to remember them, you must check this album out and find out where many of the modern metal bands get their influences from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Headbanging Memories 3 July 2014
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I loved Saxon in the 1980s and this compilation brought back all those hear banging memories! Some great tracks in one reasonably priced package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect 26 Mar 2014
By Joma
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It seem that this is a summary of The very best of Saxon. The problem is that it strangely doesn't have Crusader. There can't be a Saxon compilation without Crusader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Best of Saxon CD 5 Mar 2014
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This was purchased for my son in law who had the old vinyl but wanted a CD to play in his car.He is thrilled with the CD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I remember seeing this group so long ago and love their music
I remember seeing this group so long ago and love their music, really a very under-rated group, a must buy.
Published 2 days ago by Mr. D. Kingsman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good music
Published 1 month ago by Dr Evil
5.0 out of 5 stars A must bye
Bought this album to replace the saxon singles i bought as a 12yr old.Hadnt heard some of the songs for a long time,fantastic group and cd.
Published 5 months ago by gareth digger
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
I was never a big fan of Saxon, but I remember "Wheels of Steel" well. I bought this as I was going to a gig where Saxon were the support act and so I thought I would give... Read more
Published 9 months ago by robhem
5.0 out of 5 stars saxon best of
brings back that those classic 80s metal days well worth a listen replayed it in the car over and over again
Published 10 months ago by neil garforth
5.0 out of 5 stars music collection
i have a very varied taste in music leaning towards heavy metal and my all time favorite band purple who having seen live a few times this latest set of releases of there live... Read more
Published 13 months ago by victoria gallagher
4.0 out of 5 stars some of the best singles they have released
i found this album very good, it has a lot of my favourite saxon singles on it, good to find them all on one album, very happy purchase.
Published 13 months ago by mr d laughton
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Saxon
I went to see this band recently and they are still going strong. The album is a good compilation of their hits back in the day great.
Published 16 months ago by The "DUKE"
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of Saxon Saxon
Listening to the radio one day the station was playing Dallas 1pm. Excuse my ignorance but I don't think I've ever heard anything by this band. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Graham Kitt
4.0 out of 5 stars great
great album, forgot how good the band was, and, still are. Brings back some great old memories, from a great british band
Published 17 months ago by lloydie4
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