British heavy metal legends Saxon will deliver a full-roar-fun-down set of covers with their latest album Inspirations, which drops a brand new 11 track release featuring some of the superb classic rock songs that influenced Biff Byford & the band. Set for release on March 19 2021, via Silver Lining Music, Inspirations gets things rolling with the release of Saxon’s crunching take on The Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It Black’.
Biff Byford comments:
“Loved this band since I first saw them and heard them. I liked the Beatles, but the Stones appealed to my rebel side; their iconic look… so many great songs, such a great attitude in the music!”
“We wanted to do an album based on our influences, the songs and bands that inspired us to write what we did and still do,” continues Byford, “and it was also interesting to see what my voice could do as I haven’t sung many of these songs before.”
“We didn’t want to change any of the songs too much, just play them more like Saxon,” concludes Byford, “and we also think it’s very important to have -and share with the fans- some fun in these dark times.”
Play it more like Saxon is what the guys do on Paint It Black. You forget the slow speed of this track letting each note shine through. Byford takes the vocals all in his stride and does the track justice with his older gravely nuances. The track is masterfully played out by a band of musicians that are far from old burnt out rockers.
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1.Paint It Black
9.Hold The Line
11.See My Friends