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SAXON Release “Solid Book Of Rock” On 4th August

The Solid Book Of Rock

Forget box-sets and get The Book Set… British heavy metal legends, SAXON, are to release The Solid Book of Rock, on August 4, 2017. The set comprises not only all 9 of Saxon’s studio albums from 1991 to 2009 BUT eight bonus tracks AND two bonus CDs – “Classics Re-Recorded” originally issued with the initial pressings of “Killing Ground”, and “Lionheart – rough studio mix” originally issued on the 2006 limited edition. This metal-tastic Book Set also contains three bonus DVDs – the limited-edition DVDs originally released with “Lionheart”, “The Inner Sanctum” and “Into The Labyrinth”. All this, packaged in a sumptuous 24 page 12” x 12” booklet with all the lyrics and credits, plus photos with fabulous brand-new cover painting by Paul R. Gregory.

An exclusive limited-edition containing a print signed by the one and only Biff Byford will also be available from Amazon.  Standard Edition HERE

Saxon frontman Biff Byford says: “It’s worth getting just for the art work. A great piece of Saxon history and don’t forget I get to play King Arthur I didn’t get the Oscar that year or anything else for that matter….”

 
The Solid Book of Rock comprises Saxon’s studio albums 1991-2009 – that’s a massive 9 original albums PLUS 2 bonus CDs AND 3 bonus DVDs. The albums are:

1. Solid Ball Of Rock
2. Forever Free
3. Dogs Of War
4. Unleash The Beast
5. Metalhead
6. Killing Ground
7. Lionheart
8. The Inner Sanctum
9. Into The Labyrinth

Book Set Full Tracklist & Bonus material are:

Solid Ball Of Rock (1991)

Solid Ball Of Rock

Solid Ball Of Rock
Altar Of The Gods
Requiem (We Will Remember)
Lights In the Sky
I Just Can’t Get Enough
Baptism Of Fire
Ain’t Gonna Take It
I’m On Fire
Overture In B-Minor / Refugee
Bavarian Beaver
Crash Dive
Bonus Tracks: 12. Requiem (We Will Remember) [single version] 13. Reeperbahn Stomp

Forever Free (1992)

Forever Free

Forever Free
Hole In The Sky
Just Wanna Make Love To You
Get Down And Dirty
Iron Wheels
One Step Away
Can’t Stop Rockin’
Nighthunter
Grind
Cloud Nine
Bonus Tracks: 11. Princess Of The Night [live] 12. Forever Free [live]

Dogs of War (1995)

Dogs Of War

Dogs Of War
Burning Wheels
Don’t Worry
Big Twin Rolling (Coming Home)
Hold On
The Great White Buffalo
Demolition Alley
Walking Through Tokyo
Give It All Away
Yesterday’s Gone
Bonus Tracks: 11. The Great White Buffalo [live] 12. Denim And Leather [live]

Unleash The Beast (1997)

Unleash The Beast

Gothic Dreams
Unleash The Beast
Terminal Velocity
Circle Of Light
The Thin Red Line
Ministry Of Fools
The Preacher
Bloodletter
Cut Out The Disease
Absent Friends
All Hell Breaking Loose
Bonus Tracks: 12. Solid Ball Of Rock [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007 13. Crusader [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007

Metalhead (1999)

Metalhead

Intro
Metalhead
Are We Travellers In Time
Conquistador
What Goes Around
Song Of Evil
All Guns Blazing
Prisoner
Piss Off
Watching You
Sea Of Life

Killing Ground (2001)

Killing Ground

Intro
Killing Ground
Court Of The Crimson King
Coming Home
Until Hell Freezes Over
Dragon’s Lair
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got
Deeds Of Glory
Running For The Border
Shadows On The Wall
Rock Is Our Life

Bonus CD – ‘Classics Re-Recorded’:

1. Princess Of The Night
2. Crusader
3. Wheels Of Steel
4. Motorcycle Man
5. Strong Arm Of The Law
6. Denim And Leather
7. Dallas 1pm
8. And The Bands Played On

Lionheart (2004)

Lionheart

Witchfinder General
Man And Machine
The Return
Lionheart
Beyond The Grave
Justice
To Live By The Sword
Jack Tars
English Man O’War
Searching For Atlantis
Flying On The Edge

Bonus CD: Studio Audio – Rough Mix [moved from the DVD]

1. Witchfinder General
2. Man And Machine
3. The Return
4. Lionheart
5. Beyond The Grave
6. Justice
7. To Live By The Sword
8. Jack Tars
9. English Man O’War
10. Searching For Atlantis
11. Flying On The Edge
12. Beyond The Grave [single version]

Bonus DVD:

1. Lionheart – in the studio [3.32]
2. Lionheart – live [7.40]
3. Beyond The Grave – promo video [3.45]
4. 5.1 96k high end sound mix of the entire album [11 tracks] [45.09]

The Inner Sanctum (2007)

The Inner Sanctum

State Of Grace
Need For Speed
Let Me Feel Your Power
Red Star Falling
I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
If I Was You
Going Nowhere Fast
Ashes To Ashes
Empire Rising
Attila The Hun

Bonus DVD: “A Night Out With The Boys” [41.26]

1. To Hell And Back Again
2. A Night Out With Boys – The Idea
3. A Night Out With Boys – Not Really
4. See The Light Shining
5. A Night Out With Boys – How It Started
6. Redline
7. Suzie Hold On
8. Stand Up And Be Counted
9. Frozen Rainbow
10. Never Surrender

Into the Labyrinth (2009)

Into The Labyrinth

Battalions Of Steel
Live To Rock
Demon Sweeney Todd
The Letter
Valley Of The Kings
Slow Lane Blues
Crime Of Passion
Premonition In D Minor
Voice
Protect Yourselves
Hellcat
Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
Coming Home [bottleneck version]

Bonus DVD:

1. “Perceval” – Spanish art film, directed by Pablo Aragues Millan [20.09] [in Latin with subtitles]
(Biff plays King Arthur)
2. “Let There Be Light” – documentary about the live staging and lighting [36.48] [in German with subtitles]
3. Audio interview with Biff Byford – Biff talks about the songs on “Into The Labyrinth” [18.44]

Saxon released their self-titled debut in 1979, followed by the classic “Wheels of Steel” the following year, which catapulted the band to fame and reaching #5 in the UK charts and containing the still popular title track and “747”.  They established themselves as one of the icons of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal throughout the 80’s.  Later the band tried to attack the US market taking a more melodic direction with release of “Destiny” in 1988, before going back to their original sound with 1991’s “Solid Ball Of Rock”, reaffirming their influence on the European metal scene.  They continued touring and recording enjoying continued success.

Saxon saw album sales topping 15 million worldwide including 8 UK Top 40 albums across their career.  They are considered a seminal NWOBHM act and are known to have inspired the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Motley Crue and plenty more.
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