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3.0 out of 5 stars the forgotten disc, 27 Feb. 2009
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like most people i picked this up on vinyl after purchasing the wheels' and strong arm' albums,like most i was surprised by the opening tracks rainbow theme/frozen rainbow - ' rush' like prog and excellent they were,this remaster suffers the least from the tinny sound, to my ears anyway,and is a reminder that saxon were a class act from the start,stallion'/judgement day and backs to the wall are still fantastic rockers,militia guard still bounces out the speakers and all sound improved on the remaster.

The bonus tracks are a revelation,probably the best of the 3 releases,the 1978 demos are excellent and i much prefer the demo of big teaser to the original released version,listen to the 'QUO' riff,.

Next up is the radio one session and already you can hear the step up in class and performance,i can bin the old cassette recording now,the disc is rounded off with the remaining Donington '80 tracks the best of which are on the wheels' remaster,so another winner , judging by the cd spines this is the first in a series of reissues,here to the next batch
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Initial post: 29 Sep 2011 12:42:21 BDT
I was rather disappointed with the quality of this series of remasters. Hence the reason I binned (well, sold) them and began painstakingly tracking down original CDs. They tend towards being a bit quiet but that's easily fixed by way of the volume knob! I'd recommend getting the 1994 Japanese CDs if you can find them for a reasonable price - these are the best in my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2011 09:10:25 BDT
Mr Blackwell says:
must admit the ist 3 albums,the remaster could have been better,although it might have been the source tapes,in general i was pretty happy with the reissues,if only all groups had affordable jap remasters,the world would be a fine place ha ha

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 19:18:47 GMT
An update (In case you're interested, and yes - it is quite late): Turns out it's near impossible to get most of those Jap CDs. However, the Carrere Years compilation released recently features a different remaster by Andy Pearce and it's a decent job (especially on SAoTL, that tinny sound is gone and the timing seems corrected to). Fingers crossed that EMI deem it worth trying to cash in further and release those on single discs at a later date. In the meantime I'm sticking with the '99 Classic Rock Series for the S/T and P

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 21:52:44 GMT
Mr Blackwell says:
Hello, didnt realise the 'Carrere Years' was a different remaster,although i'll probably stick with these reissues.

I to had the classic rock editions,stupidly sold them a while back,still you live and learn
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