SAXON RELEASE SOLID BOOK OF ROCK 14 Disc box ON 4TH AUGUST

The Mighty Saxon release a

9 Studio CDs

2 Bonus CDs

3 Bonus DVDs

   

Containing all studio albums between 1991 to 2009 together with 8 bonus tracks.

 

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 http://amzn.to/2rODyxo

Standard Edition – http://amzn.to/2sibMw5

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:

 

 

Solid Ball Of Rock

Forever Free

Dogs Of War

Unleash The Beast

Metalhead

Killing Ground

Lionheart

The Inner Sanctum

Into The Labyrinth

 

 

 

Book Set Full Tracklist & Bonus material are:

 

Solid Ball Of Rock (1991)

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: Requiem (We Will Remember) [single version], Reeperbahn Stomp

 

Forever Free (1992)

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: Princess Of The Night [live] , Forever Free [live]

 

Dogs of War (1995)

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: The Great White Buffalo [live] , Denim And Leather [live]

 

Unleash The Beast (1997)

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: Solid Ball Of Rock [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007  , Crusader [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007

 

Metalhead (1999)

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)

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’:

Princess Of The Night

Crusader

Wheels Of Steel

Motorcycle Man

Strong Arm Of The Law

Denim And Leather

Dallas 1pm

And The Bands Played On

 

 Lionheart (2004)

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]

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

Beyond The Grave [single version]

 

Bonus DVD:

Lionheart – in the studio [3.32]

Lionheart – live [7.40]

Beyond The Grave – promo video [3.45]

5.1 96k high end sound mix of the entire album [11 tracks] [45.09]

 

The Inner Sanctum (2007)

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]

To Hell And Back Again

A Night Out With Boys – The Idea

A Night Out With Boys – Not Really

See The Light Shining

A Night Out With Boys – How It Started

Redline

Suzie Hold On

Stand Up And Be Counted

Frozen Rainbow

Never Surrender

 

Into the Labyrinth (2009)

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:

“Perceval” – Spanish art film, directed by Pablo Aragues Millan [20.09] [in Latin with subtitles]

(Biff plays King Arthur)

“Let There Be Light” – documentary about the live staging and lighting [36.48] [in German with subtitles]

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 80s. 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 Balls 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.