1. Witchfinder General 2. Man And Machine 3. The Return 4. Lionheart 5. Beyond The Grave 6. Justice 7. To Live By The Sword 8. Jack Tars 9. English Man 'O War 10. Searching For Atlantis 11. Flying On The Edge
Many of you who read my previous "Lionheart" review will understand how high I hold this album within the Saxon discography. I honestly believe this is Saxon's finest work to date, a much needed return to past glory and a rousing success considering how far gone the band really was prior to this recording. This album finally found Biff and the boys on command and completely in charge, ruling their own domain in ways we could only imagine. Now the band have garnered critical praise as well as re-established themselves within their own fanbase. To ride the positive wave SPV presents a very special presentation of this stacked and solid recording. Now the label has unveiled a "Special Edition" of the album, and I must say they have really stepped up with a really great package for the Saxon fans.
This special edition of "Lionheart" comes packaged in a shiny black box. Within the box is of course the full CD, however along with that comes a whole host of metal goodies. Along with the fantastic recording comes a DVD extra filled with things like a "Lionheart" live video, "Beyond The Grave" video, a "making of" segment, as well as the song "Lionheart" in surround sound. If that isn't enough for the old salts SPV throws in a spiffy little Saxon keychain.
Bottom Line - A great way to take this fantastic album one step further! SPV is right on target by releasing this special edition of the record. A must have for fans of "Lionheart".
Album cover link: http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/680/684757.jpg Band link: www.saxon747.com Label link: www.spvusa.com
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