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Saxon: St. George's Day Sacrifice Live In Manchester

Where were you in '79 when the dam began to burst? Surely no other band better epitomises the halcyon era of the NWOBHM than Saxon. The band often performs a show each year on St. George's Day, April 23rd, honouring a fine tradition and paying homage to Saint George. And of course albums such as Lionheart and Crusader have ensured that Saxon are always associated with England's patron Saint. This 2CD set finds a blistering live performance covering a collection of Saxon's finest work from 1979 up to 2013 and includes several songs from the excellent Sacrifice album such as 'Wheels of Terror' and 'Guardians of the Tomb'.

Whenever the list of definitive live albums is trotted out the usual Lizzy, UFO, Priest and Motorhead releases from the 70's and 80's are near the pinnacle. Saxon had their own glorious live album during that era with 1982's The Eagle Has Landed but the band were in such good form last year that St. George's Day Sacrifice Live In Manchester has eclipsed that release and has to be ranked as their best live album to date. Biff has rarely sounded in better voice across a set extending to more than two hours that take in all of the great and the good of the back catalogue (well, apart from 'Motorcycle Man' that was one of the songs in rotation and went missing in Manchester). True Metal legends for all ages, the passing years has not diminished either their ability or appeal long may the band play on.

'Wheels Of Terror'
'Power And The Glory'
'Made In Belfast'
'Rock 'N Roll Gypsy'
'And The Bands Played On'
'I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)'
'Night Of The Wolf'
'Broken Heroes'
'Guardians Of The Tomb'
'Never Surrender'
'Ride Like The Wind'
'Stand Up And Fight'
'Dallas I PM'
'747 (Strangers In The Night)'
'Wheels Of Steel'
'Strong Arm Of The Law'
'Denim And Leather'
'Princess Of The Night'

Added: March 7th 2014
Reviewer: Dean Pedley
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 1967
Language: english

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