SAXON – Unplugged and Strung Up on November 18th, 2013

September 27th, 2013
by EvilG
SAXON - Unplugged And Strung Up

SAXON – Unplugged And Strung Up

The British heavy metal legends produce a series of alternative takes on classic favorites to herald a worthy new entry to the Saxonian Institute of Metal.

There is always feral beauty in a raging beast…and with Unplugged and Strung Up, Saxon’s selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored.

Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic Saxon songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, UK earlier this year, Biff and co re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of “The Eagle Has Landed” and “Crusader” by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. “Frozen Rainbow” from the band’s 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, whilst “Red Star Falling” soars and sweeps the emotions with it’s orchestrally-arranged dovetail.

As if this reinvention wasn’t enough, Saxon superfans and collectors can purchase a digipack version of the release which will include 2002’s storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits Heavy Metal Thunder. Featuring staple Saxon stormers such as “Motorcycle Man”, “Strong Arm of the Law” and “Dallas 1pm” it is a quintessential part of any collection.

The full-track listing for Unplugged and Strung Up is as follows:

 

01 Stallions Of The Highway (Remix)

 

02 Crusader (Orchestrated Version)

 

03 Battle Cry

 

04 The Eagle Has Landed (Orchestrated Version)

 

05 Red Star Falling (Orchestrated Version)

 

06 Broken Heroes (Orchestrated Version)

 

07 Call To Arms (Orchestrated Version)

 

08 Militia Guard

 

09 Forever Free (Re-recorded Version)

 

10 Just Let Me Rock (Re-recorded Version)

 

11 Frozen Rainbow (Acoustic Version)

 

12 Iron Wheels (Live Acoustic Version)

 

13 Requiem (Acoustic Version)

 

14 Coming Home (Acoustic Version)

 

 

 

The full track-listing for Heavy Metal Thunder is as follows:

 

01 Heavy Metal Thunder

 

02 Strong Arm Of The Law

 

03 Power & The Glory

 

04 And The Bands Played On

 

05 Crusader

 

06 Dallas 1PM

 

07 Princess Of The Night

 

08 Wheels Of Steel

 

09 747 (Strangers In The Night)

 

10 Motorcycle Man

 

11 Never Surrender

 

12 Denim & Leather

 

13 Backs To The Wall

 

 

 

Formats:

 

– Limited Edition Digipack + Bonus Disc “Heavy Metal Thunder”

 

– CD Jewel Case

 

– Double Vinyl Gatefold LP

 

– Digital Download

 

– Exclusive D2C (Direct To Consumer) Package

 

SAXON is currently on a headline run of North America. The band will tour until October 10th when the tour comes to a close in Vancouver, BC. LOS ANGELES FANS – take note! The band will stop in for an exclusive in-store signing at Soundcheck Hollywood (8872 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA) on October 4th, starting at 6:00pm. This is right before the band goes to take the stage at the House of Blues in LA! For more information, visit http://shop.soundcheckhollywood.com/pages/events.

 

SAXON Tour Dates:

10/1 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

10/2 Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d

10/3 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

10/4 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues

10/5 Corona, CA @ M15

10/6 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

10/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

10/9 Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater

10/10 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue

 

 

For more information, please visit www.saxon747.com and www.udr-music.com.

 

 

www.saxon747.com | www.udr-music.com

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