“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 Never Surrender (1981 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including 20,000 FT [Remix]. The paper picture sleeve has just a little wear while the vinyl remains excellent with only light signs of play CAR204)
- Saxon - Rock 'n Roll Gypsy - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 13:08)on October 2, 2022 at 1:57 pm
SAXON Rock 'n Roll Gypsy (1985 UK limited edition 7" picture disc also featuring Krakatoa, clear PVC sleeve RP6112)
- Saxon - Denim And Leather - Blue & White Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $33.29, €34.19 (New Item) (arrived 28-Mar-2022 10:07)on October 2, 2022 at 1:57 pm
SAXON Denim And Leather (2018 UK limited edition issue LP of their 1981 9-track fourth studio album now pressed on Blue & White Splattered Vinyl, including the singles Princess Of The Night, Never Surrenderplus And The Band's Played On, which was inspired by their appearance at the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival in 1980. The vinyl is in BRAND NEW condition housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap BMGCAT161LP) **Limited to 500 Copies Only**
- Saxon - Power And The Glory + P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $13.32, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2022 15:33)on October 2, 2022 at 1:57 pm
SAXON Power And The Glory (1983 UK 7" vinyl single with an intact four prong centre, also includes See The Light Shining [Live Version], within a glossy flipback style card picture sleeve. The sleeve dislays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played SAXON1)
- Saxon - Back On The Streets - UK - shaped picture disc - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 13:44)on October 2, 2022 at 1:57 pm
SAXON Back On The Streets (1985 UK limited edition Apple shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Live Fast Die Young, within a clear PVC sleeve RP6130)
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