“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 - Strong Arm Of The Law - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.81, €8.25 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2022 13:52)on May 26, 2022 at 9:03 am
SAXON Strong Arm Of The Law (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Taking Your Chances, housed in a die-cut paper sleeve. With just minor signs of play, the vinyl remains in excellent condition CAR170)
- Saxon - Crusader - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.70, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 21-Mar-2022 09:49)on May 26, 2022 at 9:03 am
SAXON Crusader (1984 Japanese 10-track vinyl LP, including Japanese insert, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside & discography obi-strip. The packaging displays minimal wear and the vinyl remains in a 'near mint' condition P-11467)
- Saxon - Waiting For The Night - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.08, €9.44 (Back In Stock) (arrived 02-Mar-2022 12:57)on May 26, 2022 at 9:03 am
SAXON Waiting For The Night (1986 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Chase The Fade, picture sleeve with tour dates on reverse. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in great condition with few signs of play EMI5575)
- Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law - White Splattered Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $31.49, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 07-Mar-2022 08:48)on May 26, 2022 at 9:03 am
SAXON Strong Arm Of The Law (2018 UK limited edition LP issue of their 1980 8-track debut album now pressed on White Splattered Vinyl, including the title track single and Taking Your Chances. The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed within the picture sleeve which remains sealed within the custom-stickered shrinkwrap BMGCAT160LP)
- Saxon - Wheels Of Steel - Black & White Swirl Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $31.49, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 07-Mar-2022 08:51)on May 26, 2022 at 9:03 am
SAXON Wheels Of Steel (2018 UK limited edition LP issue of their 1980 9-track second album now pressed on Black & White Swirled Vinyl, including the singles 747 [Strangers In The Night], Suzie Hold On and the title track. The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed within the picture sleeve which remains sealed within the custom-stickered shrinkwrap BMGCAT159LP)
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