Saxon Releasing ‘Diamonds & Nuggets’ In June


February 27, 2009

Coming to prominence in 1980 with the hit album “Wheels Of Steel” SAXON quite literally took the rock world by storm firstly in Europe then the American market with their groundbreaking tour there during 1984.Many successful years followed as they consolidated their position as the Rock Band of the 80’s.

DIAMONDS AND NUGGETS features tracks from 1978 to 1982 with no less than 9 tracks included from that period never previously released. Also included are 3 previously unreleased live tracks from the Rainbow, London during 1982. Six more tracks are previously unreleased versions of known songs topped off with a bonus track “Walking” which was the first ever recording by GRAHAM OLIVER and STEVE DAWSON from 1971 which ironically was at SRT, Cambridge where Graham and Steve went back to carry out the mastering of this release.

This release is SAXON at their creative peak and features the classic line up of BYFORD, DAWSON, GILL, OLIVER and QUINN. The live tracks feature GLOCKER.All photos have been supplied by DAWSON and OLIVER as well as track by track comments from them.

Saxon Releasing Diamonds & Nuggets In June

Diamonds & Nuggetsn Track Listing:

Stallions Of High Way (Live)
Midnight Rider (Live)
Frozen Rainbow (Live)
Turn Out The Lights
Coming To The Rescue
See The Light Shining
Stand Up And Be Counted
Freeway Mad (Part 2)
Ann Marie
Lift Up Your Eyes
Street Fighting Man
Still Fit To Rock ‘N’ Roll
Big Teaser (Original)
Frozen Rainbow
Make Em Rock
Sone Room Jam
Ain’T You Glad To Be Alive
Freeway Mad (Part 2)

Street Date:06/02/09
Run Time:70 mins

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