The Eagle Has Landed Union Square Their classic live album, now with more Biff for your buck.
The timing was perfect. As the tape rolled during Saxon’s European tour in 1981, the band were on a hot streak and as tight as singer Biff Byford’s silver spandex trousers. A run of three monumental studio albums – Wheels Of Steel, Strong Arm Of The Law and Denim And Leather – had made Saxon the new standard bearers for British heavy metal, alongside Iron Maiden.
The Eagle Has Landed, the band’s first and definitive live record, captured all of the power Saxon brought to the stage in stupendously head-banging songs such as Motorcycle Man, Heavy Metal Thunder and 747 (Strangers In The Night). What is also evident, in Biff’s bantering during Wheels Of Steel, is the rapport these working-class heroes had with their audience.
This new expanded edition adds six tracks recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in ’81 and ’82, including Hungry Years, one of the greatest songs from Saxon’s glory days.