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CD/DVD review SAXON "Warriors of the road - The SAXON chronicles part II"

Veröffentlicht am 10. November 2014 von Markus W. in Saxon, CD Review, DVD review, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Rock, News, Classic Rock

(8/10) The eagle is on the road again. Next to the Saxon tour, taking place right now, the metal icons also released a CD/DVD package called "Warriors on the road". It is the continuation of "Chronicles" from 2001 and the focus is more on 'old and new'. 

The content of this package could have been enough for three DVD's. It's not only one show they pressed on a silver disc. No. It's four gigs from big festivals all over Europe in 2012 and 2013. The most extensive show was played in Wacken 2012. In total 19 classics from Saxon have been performed there, recorded and burned on DVD. It was an amazing event covering hits like "747 (Strangers in the night)", "Princess of the night" and "Crusader". 

In order to capture also newer material the legendary band also released stuff from the 2013 Graspop, including "Sacrifice" and "Wheels of terror" from the latest studio album.

The first DVD contains the Steelhouse Festival show and what is nice is the fact, that inbetween you get many insights from Biff Byford and his fellows. Partly interviews and partly a documentary it is good and entertaining stuff to look at.  You might think that it is a downer not seeing the entire show in a row. But the constant switch gives the DVD a good flow and the show is also available on the CD (eventhough the sound isn't the very best). The real live pleasure comes with the three other mentioned appearances on DVD 2. All in excellent quality when it comes to the filming and the sound with the Wacken show as the 'heart' of "Warriors on the road".

"Warriors on the road" is a great package that gives a lot of Saxon. This release is for fans, collectors and also people who haven't heard about the mighty  NWoBHM band before.

Go for it and by the way, it also can be a very nice Christmas present too.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist Steelhouse Festival 2013 (CD/DVD):

  1. Sacrifice
  2. Wheels Of Terror
  3. And The Bands Played On
  4. Conquistador
  5. Stand Up And Fight
  6. 747
  7. Crusader
  8. Denim & Leather
  9. Princess Of The Night

 

Tracklist Download Festival 2012 (DVD):

  1. Heavy Metal Thunder  
  2. Hammer of the Gods  
  3. Power and the Glory  
  4. 20,000 Ft  
  5. Strong Arm of the Law  
  6. Denim and Leather  
  7. Wheels of Steel  
  8. Princess of the Night  
  9. And the Bands Played On

 

Tracklist Wacken Open Air 2012 (DVD):

  1. Heavy Metal Thunder  
  2. Hammer of the Gods  
  3. Power and the Glory  
  4. 20,000 Ft  
  5. Never Surrender  
  6. Dogs of War  
  7. Motorcycle Man  
  8. I've Got to Rock (To Stay Alive)  
  9. Crusader  
  10. Rock the Nations  
  11. Drum Solo  
  12. Battalions of Steel  
  13. The Eagle Has Landed  
  14. Wheels of Steel  
  15. To Hell and Back Again  
  16. Denim and Leather  
  17. Encore:
  18. Strong Arm of the Law  
  19. 747 (Strangers in the Night)  
  20. Princess of the Night  

 

Tracklist Graspop Festival 2013 (DVD):

  1. Sacrifice  
  2. Wheels of Terror  
  3. Power and the Glory  
  4. Heavy Metal Thunder  
  5. Made in Belfast  
  6. Denim and Leather  
  7. Motorcycle Man  
  8. I've Got to Rock (To Stay Alive)  
  9. Stand Up and Fight  
  10. 747 (Strangers in the Night)  
  11. Strong Arm of the Law  
  12. Wheels of Steel  
  13. Crusader  
  14. Princess of the Night  

Label: UDR

Genre: Heavy Metal

CD/DVD review SAXON "Warriors of the road - The SAXON chronicles part II"