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The Carrere Years (1979-1984)

16 April 2012 | Format: MP3

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Disc 2
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Disc 4
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 April 2012
  • Release Date: 16 April 2012
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 4:52:05
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  • ASIN: B007OJVT50
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,819 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pink on 29 May 2012
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As a long-time Saxon fan, I am prompted to write this review having just seen them supporting Judas Priest at the Hammersmith Odeon (the same venue where I first saw them on the `Strong Arm of The Law' tour way back in 1981), where they played a crowd-pleasing set of songs culled almost entirely from the period covered by this cracking CD set.

Saxon have stuck around for so long now that they are effectively immune to criticism, but whilst they continue to produce worthwhile material to this day, I think it's fair to say that their early releases on the Carrere label contain the essential classics that you'll need if you are new to this brilliant band.

Containing their first seven releases, this set captures Saxon as they emerged from their street-fighting, knife-wielding, motorcycle-riding debut, breaking through with follow-up `Wheels of Steel' to become a fully-fledged Division One metal act.

And that's the beauty of Saxon...as they became more popular, the sense of wonder as the world opened up to them is palpable, in the lyrics and in the exuberant attitude of these early albums.

For me the first four albums are the strongest, jam-packed with classic Saxon songs, killer riffs and joyous, melodic guitar solos. Capable of writing thoughtful, uplifting songs as well as songs about booze, birds and bikes, Saxon are often at their best when a little awestruck (See The Light Shining, And The Bands Played On, Midnight Rider) or delivering a call-to-arms to the metal-massive (Denim & Leather, Stand Up And Be Counted, Play It Loud, Heavy Metal Thunder and so on, the list is endless!)

So for your money you get Saxon, Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of The Law, Denim & Leather, The Eagle Has Landed (Live), The Power & The Glory and Crusader.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J.B. Cooper on 25 April 2012
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This new boxset from EMI offers Saxon's first seven albums (Including 'The Eagle Has Landed' live album) originally released on the Carrere label in full across four discs. The albums themselves all come in a remastered form, and unlike some remasters, these don't sound a million miles away from the originals except for having a clearer sound. The release also includes a few bonus tracks and b-sides from some of the singles released from the albums, and they're a nice cherry on top of an already tasty cake.

There is, however, one main reason why I didn't give this the five stars it otherwise deserves in my view, and the main reason is this; spanning seven albums across four discs is a little unusual, and for someone who likes to organise their music on their computer by album, it's also a bit annoying. I don't know why they couldn't of used the example of other recent mini-boxsets and put each album on its own CD in a basic cardboard slipcase all bundled in a larger slipover cover, it would've been a bit easier and more appealing to commited Saxon-ites like myself, as well as people who, like me, are a little bit obsessed about organisation when putting albums onto an iPod. The only other flaw I've found is that there are other versions of the first three albums with more bonus tracks than can be found on this boxset, but that depends on whether or not you really feel the need to have them.

All in all, a very solid and well-priced collection of Saxon's early (And, from most viewpoints, some of their best) work, although slightly lacking in bonus content and layed out in an unusual manner. It's worth buying if those ultimately minor flaws don't really irk you, otherwise you may wish to look around for individual copies. This is by no means a cheap and lazy release done for the money, some considerable effort has gone into making it, but it could've been that tiny bit better.
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By Jeffrey Gunn on 17 Sep 2013
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Memories. I had all the stuff on here, but to have them all in one place is brilliant. What you get here are the classic albums plus the live b side singles. Listening to this makes you realise why the band were so popular. If you like your rock heavy, then this is for you.
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By A. J. Harknett on 31 Mar 2013
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seven albums spread across four disc for the price of one is amazing value for money and some really great rock music here if a little repetative at times but worth every penny a must buy for any rock fan. Bristish rock at it's best
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