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Three more deluxe reissues from Saxon, one of the stalwarts of NWOBHM and a band who never took themselves too seriously, this time covering the period 1981-84. All three come with numerous bonus tracks plus a well-appointed book with lyrics, a bit of background about the recording of the albums and lots of rare photographs from the period.
First out of the blocks is 1981’s Denim and Leather, one of my favourite albums by the band and perhaps the last of their very best work. Princess Of The Night, Never Surrender, And The Bands Played On and the title track capture the band at the height of their powers, on what was the last set to feature the original line up. A couple of B-sides and a generous number of live tracks make this good value for money.
Next up is 1983’s Power and The Glory, a solid enough record but not an exceptional one. A much lower profile effort than the ones before and after it, the title track and the closing The Eagle Has Landed are the high points. Again there’s a generous helping of extras, this time in the form » Continue Reading.