“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 10 Years Of Denim And Leather: Live 1990 (2017 UK limited edition 16-track double LP pressed on 180gram Violet Vinyl featuring a collection of tracks recorded at Central Television Studios in Nottingham in 1990 as part of their '10 Years Of Denim And Leather' tour. Both discs are housed within the sealed single-pocket picture sleeve with logo hype sticker DEMREC235)
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SAXON Ride Like The Wind (1988 UK limited edition logo shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Red Alert, within the barcode stickered clear PVC sleeve EMP43)
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SAXON Denim And Leather (1981 UK 9-track vinyl LP - their fourth studio album, including the singles And The Bands Played On, Never Surrender and Princess Of The Night, picture sleeve with merchandise insert. The sleeve has some light edge wear and ringwear, the vinyl does show some minor hairlines but overall this is a great package CAL128)
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SAXON Crusader (1984 UK limited edition 10-track vinyl Picture Disc LP, the sixth studio album by the heavy metal band including Sailing To America & Bad Boys. Featured the great album artwork and tracklisting on the reverse and has a clear PVC outer sleeve CALP200)
- Saxon - Rock The Nations - UK - shaped picture disc - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2020 11:55)on March 7, 2021 at 11:53 am
SAXON Rock The Nations (1986 UK limited edition 3-track shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including 747 (Strangers In The Night) & And The Bands Played On, clear PVC sleeve EMIP5587)
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