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Release date: 21 May 1979
Style: New wave of British heavy metal


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Disc I
01. Rainbow Theme
02. Frozen Rainbow
03. Big Teaser
04. Judgement Day
05. Stallions Of The Highway
06. Backs To The Wall
07. Still Fit To Boogie
08. Militia Guard

Disc II [2009 remaster bonus]
Son Of A Bitch Demos
01. Big Teaser
02. Stallions Of The Highway
03. Backs To The Wall
04. Rainbow Theme
05. Frozen Rainbow
BBC Sessions
06. Backs To The Wall
07. Stallions Of The Highway
08. Motorcycle Man
09. Still Fit To Boogie
10. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
Live At The Monsters Of Rock Festival
11. Judgement Day
12. Still Fit To Boogie
13. Backs To The Wall
14. Stallions Of The Highway

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Additional info
Producer : John Verity
Engineer : John Verity
Recorded and mixed at Livingstone Studios, UK

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NWOBHM: The new wave of British heavy metal; perhaps the most influential movement in metal history. Bands like Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Raven, Blitzkrieg and Saxon dragged heavy metal - barely breathing after coming off worse in a bareknuckle brawl with punk - kicking and screaming into the 1980s. Just examine its legacy. Speed and aggression spawned thrash, lo-fi production and dark imagery begat black metal and the rest, as they say, is history.

published 01.04.2013 | Comments (0)

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Uirapuru - 02.05.2010 at 13:34  
  Nice debut. Simple and catchy heavy metal songs collection.
Mountain King - 09.08.2010 at 23:33  
  Rainbow Theme and Frozen Rainbow are simply great...
TrueMetalOfSteel - 21.05.2016 at 23:57  
Rating: 7 Good old Saxon. Maybe not a classic album, but "Rainbow Theme", "Judgement Day" and "Militia Guard" are easily better than majority of their songs they would do after this album.

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