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A great value package of music from one of our most treasured Heavy Metal bands.

With this being offered in a variety of formats – Blu-Ray/2CD, DVD/2CD, vinyl as well as digital download – there is something for all audio persuasions with the release of 'Let Me Feel Your Power' which is Saxon's tenth live release to date would you believe? Given the audio discs consist of effectively the same tracks, I decided to focus this review on the visual portion of this release.

Beginning with Munich show, it is clear Saxon are more than just a nostalgia act. The set touches on their recent releases 'Sacrifice' and 'Battering Ram' as well as classics like 'Motorcycle Man' and 'Heavy Metal Thunder'. The cameras capture all the sweat and atmosphere of a Saxon show in all its glory, in a venue that looks like an aircraft hangar full of crazy Heavy Metal maniacs. Singer Biff Byford truly defies his age vocally and physically as he head-bangs and screams out the lyrics in superb fashion. Fans throw old-school denim jackets on stage, emblazoned with patches and badges, only for the entire band to end up wearing them by the end of the show.

I am surprised Nigel Glocker's name does not come up more often when legendary Metal drummers are mentioned, his work during '20,000 Feet' and 'Power And The Glory' is thunderous in an effortless way. Sadly, there was no Saxon Eagle on display for this tour, something I feel was a missed opportunity considering this was for a video release.

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The Brighton show is in a small intimate venue and only features three songs, 'Eye Of The Storm', a monstrous 'Battalions Of Steel' and 'Requiem' which is dedicated to the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead). It is a truly fitting tribute that all the fans in attendance seem to appreciate.

The Chicago show is lacking in both the picture quality and audience atmosphere compared to Munich. Unlike the crazy Germans and Brits of the previous shows, the American audiences just stand drinking their beer for the most part. Where it does succeed is in the more varied set-list, with old chestnuts like 'Backs To The Wall' are dusted down and delivered. 'Dallas 1PM,' featuring the twin guitars of Doug Scarrett and long-time member Paul Quinn, still raises the hairs on your neck. I especially enjoyed the seldom heard 'Rock The Nations' and the musically autobiographical 'Denim And Leather' which finally seem to awaken the sleepy US audience from their slumber.

Overall, this is a great value package of music from one of our most treasured Heavy Metal bands.

Ray Paul

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