“Loved this band since I first saw them and heard them,” says Saxon vocalist Biff Byford, explaining the song choice. “I liked The Beatles, but the Stones appealed to my rebel side; their iconic look… so many great songs, such a great attitude in the music!”
The song is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video filmed during the Yorkshire band’s recording sessions for Inspirations at Brockfield Hall near York earlier in the year.
“The warmth and feel of Inspirations had so much to do with being together in this magnificent place and doing it ‘old-school’ style,” Byford says. “This is how many bands back in the day – including some of the ones covered here – made such great albums.”
The NWOBHM legends have also tackled classic tracks by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, and their good friends Motörhead on the 11-track collection, which is available to pre-order now.
“We wanted to do an album based on our influences, the songs and bands that inspired us to write what we did and still do,” continues Byford, “and it was also interesting to see what my voice could do as I haven’t sung many of these songs before.”
“We didn’t want to change any of the songs too much, just play them more like Saxon,” concludes Byford, “and we also think it’s very important to have – and share with the fans – some fun in these dark times.”
Inspirations will be released on March 19, 2021 via Silver Lining Music.
Inspirations track listing:
1. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
2. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
3. Paperback Writer (The Beatles)
4. Evil Woman (Black Sabbath)
5. Stone Free (Jimi Hendrix)
6. Bomber (Motörhead)
7. Speed King (Deep Purple)
8. The Rocker (Thin Lizzy)
9. Hold The Line (Toto)
10. Problem Child (AC/DC)
11. See My Friends (The Kinks)
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- Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed - UK - picture disc LP - £25.00, $34.75, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2021 12:51)on June 23, 2021 at 12:37 am
SAXON The Eagle Has Landed (1982 UK limited edition 10-track Picture Disc LP featuring tracks recorded live, with the fabulous 'eagle' logo on one side and five different live shots of the band on the other CAL137)
- Saxon - Denim And Leather - Blue vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.75, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 17:44)on June 23, 2021 at 12:37 am
SAXON Denim And Leather (1986 UK 9-track Limited Edition vinyl LP pressed on BLUE vinyl, hype stickered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl reamins in great condition with few signs of play EMS1163)
- Saxon - Wheels Of Steel - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2021 11:31)on June 23, 2021 at 12:37 am
SAXON Wheels Of Steel (1980 UK 9-track LP, the second longplayer from the British heavy metallers, including the singles Wheels of Steel and 747 [Strangers In The Night], picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear with the beginnings of a split to top edge whilst the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play CAL115)
- Saxon - Destiny - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.68, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 17-Apr-2021 11:54)on June 23, 2021 at 12:37 am
SAXON Destiny (1988 UK 10-track vinyl LP featuring the ninth studio album including the singles Ride Like the Wind and I Can't Wait Anymore, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows only light signs of storage wear, whilst the vinyl has just the odd light signs of play leaving it excellent EMC3543)
- Saxon - Denim And Leather - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.68, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 17-Apr-2021 11:56)on June 23, 2021 at 12:37 am
SAXON Denim And Leather (Mid 80s UK issue of the 1981 9-track vinyl LP featuring Out Of Control, Play It Loud and Fire In The Sky, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played FA3175)
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