THE SOLID BOOK OF ROCK
£62.42 Barnsley’s NWOBHM institution aren’t exactly strangers to the reissue treatment, having released the bulk of their back catalogue over various box sets three years ago. None of those, however, can touch this collection in terms of aesthetics, extras and completist-pleasing thoroughness. Housed in a glorious-looking tome, these 14 discs cover every studio album, with bonus tracks and CDs and DVDS, where you’ll find live recordings, documentaries and the Spanish short movie, Perceval, featuring Biff Byford as King Arthur. Also included is a lavish, vinyl-shaped booklet teeming with lyrics, credits, band photos and all-new artwork from Paul R Gregory. More than enough to put any Saxon fan on Cloud Nine.