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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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Product details

  • Vinyl (18 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UDR
  • ASIN: B00F6XM9WS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,072 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Stallions Of The Highway (Remix)
2. Crusader (Orchestrated Version)
3. Battle Cry
4. The Eagle Has Landed (Orchestral Version)
5. Red Star Falling (Orchestral Version)
6. Broken Heroes (Orchestral Version)
7. Call To Arms (Orchestral Version)
8. Militia Guard
9. Forever Free (Re-Recorded Version)
10. Just Let Me Rock (Re-Recorded Version)
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Heavy Metal Thunder
2. Strong Arm Of The Law
3. Power & The Glory
4. And The Bands Played On
5. Crusader
6. Dallas 1pm
7. Princess Of The Night
8. Wheels Of Steel
9. 747 [Strangers In The Night]
10. Motorcycle Man
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2013 release from the veteran British heavy Metal band. On Unplugged & Strung Up, the British legends produce a series of alternative takes on classic favorites to herald a worthy new entry to the Saxonian Institute of Metal. There is always feral beauty in a raging beast...and with Unplugged and Strung Up, Saxon's selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw Heavy Metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored.

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Mar. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Some times when bands release discs like this,its because they have run out of ideas,not so Saxon,they're last couple of albums have been excellent,they're still doing the business live,so its either a contractual disc or something Biff and the boys have been thinking about for a while,i'll go for the latter

The first thing you realise,is that its not overrun by the classics and hit singles,several tracks are exceptional album tracks such as 'Eagle has Landed'/'Crusader''Red Star Falling' and 'Broken Hereos'

Rerecorded versions of the likes of 'Stallions of the Highway/Militia Guard & Forever Free are excellent while the standout track is a superb version(acoustic) of long lost track 'Frozen Rainbow'.

Its something different and its great,sounds excellent,production big and beautiful,ballsy when required,lush and melodic when it needs to be,. Well done boys.

Ps .. if you never bought the excellent 'Heavy Metal Thunder' album from 2002,then get the ltd edition release, as its included.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By midnightrider on 2 Dec. 2013
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This is great. Well worth a tenner. For me it's worth it just for getting the new version of Stallions of the Highway alone, particularly when it takes off from 1min2sec onwards.

To point out even if you think you have the 'orchestrated versions' (because they were some on the Sacrifice double CD) I've compared the two over and over and some of these sound slightly different newer 'orchestrated versions' to me. The Orchestrated version of Crusader in particular sounds quite alot better than the orchestrated version that came with the Sacrifice album.

The Orchestrated version of The Eagle has Landed works particularly well, makes it something different to the original.

Militia Guard appears to be a complete re-recording (although it doesn't make that clear on the listing on the rear) and is fabulously done, so you're getting abit more than it may seem at first glance.

Inevitably some versions work better than others, Just let me Rock was pretty bad originally and doesn't get any better no matter how it's re-recorded!, but others may have their own likes and dislikes.

The only real dissapointment is the artwork which is shockingly awful, you would have thought they'd been around long enough to come up with something better than a leaking barn roof!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Big Dave on 7 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
great idea by a great band works realy well crusader sounds just fantastic buy it
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By Michael Sproul on 21 Feb. 2014
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Always difficult to remake established tracks, but fairly successfully done here. One or two dodgy interludes, but overall pretty good.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. McMillan on 27 Nov. 2013
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As previously stated there is nothing wrong with the Unplugged album but this is definately only the single disc version, NOT a 4cd box set as described - I'm hardly surprised as the price was cheap and nowhere else on the internet is a 4cd boxset mentioned as being available!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bigal4e on 11 Dec. 2013
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So so so disappointed with this album. Not enough acoustic songs ( the albums title is "unplugged" for heavens sake.) The orchestrated versions of songs have very little orchestra in them ! IF it had been done properly this album COULD have been an absolute classic. As it turns out , i wish i had not bought this album and saved my cash !
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Blackfoot777 on 1 Dec. 2013
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I was expecting better from this release. It's a poor choice of songs...I'd have like to have heard the classics 'unplugged' not some songs that have already been released !. 2 out of 5 (must do better).

This was originaly advertised as a 4cd set as well.....Thought it was too good to be true !
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol Don-Merritt on 7 April 2014
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We love saxon , so we liked this also , still got that magic that makes you want to get up and head bang .
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