1. Motorcycle Man 2. 747 Strangers In The Night 3. Princess Of The Night 4. Strong Arm Of The Law 5. Heavy Metal Thunder 6. 20,000 Ft 7. Wheels Of Steel 8. Never Surrender 9. Fire in The Sky 10. Machine Gun
CD Bonus Live Tracks
1981-1982 11. And The Bands Played On 12. See The Light Shining 13. Frozen Rainbow 14. Midnight Rider 15. Dallas 1PM 16. Hungry Years
Originally released in May 1982, ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ was Saxon’s first live album to be recorded and also the first album to feature long standing drummer, Nigel Glockler. Taking its name from the bands huge, eagle lighting rig it was recorded on the European leg of their ‘Denim And Leather’ tour during 1981 and was mixed at Manor And Bray Sound Studio. It was an instant hit and reached number 5 in the UK charts upon its release.
This edition features bonus live tracks recorded at London’s, famous Hammersmith Odeon during, sold out Saxon headline concerts from 1981 and 1982.
Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band’s first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time Saxon notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles.
Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal. In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time. Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly - this is timeless stuff. These 4LP (180g vinyl) and 2CD deluxe editions are in a gatefold sleeve that features a special metallic embossed coin on the cover and rarely seen and classic photos from the era.
June Saturday 1st
Lymedales ~ Newcastle-Under-Lyme
June Friday 7th
Dunkirk Festival ~ Dunkirk, France
June Friday 14th
The Old Court ~ Wigan
June Friday 21st
Hideaways Music Venue ~ Chelmsford www.hideawaysmusicvenue.com
July Saturday 13th
Night Train ~ Bradford
August Thursday 15th
August Friday 16th
Festival Het Zeeltje ~ Deest, Holland
August Saturday 17th
The Spirit of '66 ~ Verviers, Belgium www.spiritof66.be
August Sunday 18th
De Verlichte Geest ~ Roeselare, Belgium
August Sunday 25th
Machynlleth Festival ~ Wales
September Friday 6th
Shinjukuzirco, Tokyo, Japan
September Friday 20th
Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival
September Saturday 28th
Ewloe Club, Ewloe Nr. Buckley, Wales
October Saturday 12th
Doonifest ~ Barnsley
October Sunday 13th
Rockers Reunited ~ Victoria Hotel ~ Torquay
November Thursday 7th
Sala Acapulco ~ Gijón, Spain
November Friday 8th
Silikona ~ Madrid, Spain
November Saturday 9th
Ciudadela ~ Burgos, Spain
November Sunday 10th
Paberse Club ~ Valencia, Spain
November Friday 15th
Monsterfest ~ Inverness
November Saturday 23rd
Birdwell Venue ~ Barnsley
December Saturday 7th
The Diamond ~ Sutton-In-Ashfield
2016 gave us the unexpected blow of losing our longtime Stage Manager, and very good friend Dodge Hallatt, aged just 42.
Dodge was liked by anyone who ever met him, easy to get along with and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. His passing has left a big hole in many peoples lives.
We were privileged to be able to headline a fundraising concert in his memory at The Imperial Club and Brewery in his hometown of Mexborough.
Packed with Dodge’s many friends and family, the concert was a great success, and also featured a special set from his good mates in Bullrush.
Rock on, and solidarity brother ~ you will be missed!