SAXON: “Unplugged and Strung Up” Debuts at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart + New Music Video for “Frozen Rainbow” Released
“Unplugged and Strung Up” – New Album of Alternative Takes on Classic Favorites is in Stores Now via UDR Music
British heavy metal legends SAXON are pleased to announce that their new album, Unplugged and Strung Up, debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, as well as #89 on the Top Rock chart! If that wasn’t enough, the band also has a new music video available for viewing now. The music video showcases the beautiful new rendition of ‘Frozen Rainbow’. Take a look here: http://youtu.be/4CJwkDjtzKM
Last week, SAXON unleashed their new album Unplugged and Strung Up, a full-length release of fresh twists on classic tracks, today via UDR Music! Buy your copy today – available in digipack version – here via Amazon.
SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase the 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.
– CD Jewel Case
– Double Vinyl Gatefold LP
– Digital Download
– Exclusive D2C (Direct To Consumer) Package
Earlier last month, UDR Music revealed a brand new Unplugged and Strung Up album teaser, which also includes snippets of interviews with vocalist Biff Byford. Check out the video via UDR Music’s YouTube page here: http://youtu.be/551z5RxDn40
With Unplugged and Strung Up, SAXON introduces a carefully selected collection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored.
As mentioned above, 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 its orchestrally-arranged dovetail.