Eagle Has Landed Live Remastered (Very Limited Indie Exclusive Vinyl)
Union Square 98319.1
Released on October 19, 2018
Over the decades Saxon have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement to becoming one of UK’s most successful rock acts.
From 1979's eponymous debut album to current album Thunderbolt, the band have enjoyed considerable success including five Top 40 albums in the UK and four Top 20 singles.
Originally released in May 1982, The Eagle Has Landed was Saxon’s first live album and first recording to feature long standing drummer, Nigel Glockler.
Taking its name from the bands huge, eagle lighting rig as well as a nod to the famous Neil Armstrong quote upon lunar touchdown in 1969 (the band recorded a song about that very event entitled 'The Eagle Has Landed' on 1983’s Power & The Glory), the tracks chosen for the live album were recorded on the European leg of their Denim And Leather tour during 1981.
The album was then mixed at Manor And Bray Sound Studio and was an instant hit upon release, reaching No. 5 in the UK album charts.