14 years after the first Eagle Has Landed disc,this album almost slipped out apologetically,no fanfare,no press parties,almost unnoticed,a travesty really as its an excellent disc.
With 12 of the 17 tracks coming from the 3 previous studio albums,a whopping 6 from SOLID BALL OF ROCK' and 3 apiece from the other two,it was apparent there was no sitting on their laurels for the lads.
Throw in the epics 'The Eagle Has Landed' and 'Crusader' and by the time the show closes with 'Denim and Leather' and Wheels of Steel/Demolition Alleyway' you'll be begging for more.
Despite losing Graham Oliver,the band forged on with Doug Scarrat as his replacement,its a pretty seamless change,Scarrat fitted in perfectly.
Sound wise its a bit rough and ready,sounds more like a club gig with audience suspiciously turned up,nevertheless the raw excitement from the German fans flows from the speakers,a superb release.
Recently reissued/remastered i havent heard the new version so i cant comment as to wether the sound has improved,which ever edition you pick, you wont be disappointed.