Saxon "Wheels Of Steel" Digipak CD

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Release Date: March 30, 2018

Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It's no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.

Saxon’s second album, Wheels Of Steel was originally released in 1980 and propelled the band to stardom, going gold in the UK and spawning two top 40 singles – ‘747 (Strangers In The Night) and Wheels Of Steel’, which have remained live favourites to this day. Wheels Of Steel is hailed as a heavy metal classic and a genre defining moment. This version includes some rare demos and live tracks from the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival, held at Castle Donington in 1980.

Tracklist:

1. Motorcycle Man

2. Stand Up And Be Counted

3. 747 (Strangers In The Night)

4. Wheels Of Steel

5. Freeway Mad

6. See The Light Coming

7. Street Fighting Gang

8. Suzie Hold On

9. Machine Gun

CDBonus Tracks

10. Suzie Hold On (1980 demo rehearsals)

11. Wheels Of Steel (1980 demo rehearsals)

12. Stallions Of The Highway (Live B-side)

13. Motorcycle Man (Live at Donington 1980)

14. Freeway Mad (Live at Donington 1980)

15. Wheels Of Steel (Live at Donington 1980)

16. 747 (Strangers In The Night) (Live at Donington 1980)

17. Machine Gun (Live at Donington 1980)