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thoroughly worthwhile release....
on 8 March 2014
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.