SAXON – Remasters “Innocence Is No Excuse”, “Rock The NationJan 29th, 2010
Apart from Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, SAXON is one of the most popular bands among the NWOBHM (‘New Wave Of British Heavy Metal’) which means hard rock music since the 70s until today with many new impulses and hymns. The band about Biff Byford is playing gigs in Geramny again since march 2010. They made their debut album in 1979 and got to the top by issuing about two dozen studio- and live albums in the past 20 years. Meanwhile, the most of them are appertaining to the EMI catalogue.
The sound improvement on these digital remastered albums is going on in january with three CDs. The ones that were released in the mid-80s (“Innocence Is No Excuse” (1985), “Rock The Nations” (1986) and also the album “Destiny”, released in spring 1988) will be published with comprehensive and previously unreleased bonustracks: 7inch versions, B-sides, remixes, live tracks from the ‘Hammersmith Odeon’, London, from Madrid or the ‘Reading Festival’ – all in all 20 tracks evenly spread on 3 CDs. The appropiate booklets along with liner notes and an assortement of rare photos were chosen in association with lead singer Biff Byford.