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A nice little package, something for both the diehard and casual fan.

This new double-disc set contains one previous offering that originally saw the light of day in 2002. An eight-track version was also included with the 2001 'Killing Ground' digi-pack. It's made up of classics such as 'Strong Arm Of The Law' and 'Never Surrender', with the latter benefiting from a more powerful guitar approach due to the fact these are quality re-recordings.

Obvious anthems like '747 (Strangers In The Night)' and 'Wheels Of Steel' are so familiar that the originals with all their nuances will always be the superior versions to any Saxon fan. However 'Motorcycle Man' and 'Crusader' capture a more natural live sound that was missing from the originals.

The only disappointing song for me was 'Dallas 1PM'; I felt some of the dynamics, due to the omission of the original news reports of President Kennedy's assassination, were lost.

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The second disc is a twelve track live show from Saxon's 2014 Bloodstock appearance. No doubt due to the bands lower spot on the bill, the majority of the songs on offer are what would be termed as the "hits", with only 'Battalions Of Steel' from 'Into The Labyrinth' and 'Sacrifice' from the album of the same name being the exceptions. Dave Mustaine (from Bloodstock headliners Megadeth) joins the band on a spirited version of 'Denim And Leather' which has the man firing off some tasty lead breaks. The quality of the recording is very high and you get a real feel of the atmosphere of the performance at Bloodstock.

This is a nice little package, something for both the diehard and casual fan.

Ray Paul

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