The Eagle has Landed, Pt. III

Release date: June 5th 2006
Label: Steamhammer
Provided by:
Target (Denmark)
Heavy Metal

Rating: 90/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: June 25th 2006

N.W.O.B.H.M. Pioneers Saxon is back with “The Eagle has Landed, Pt. III”. It’s been 24 years since the first part was released and 10 years since Pt. II.

Pt. III was recorded in Germany, Sweden, France and England on Saxon’s 2004/2005 tours. The 2004 material has Jörg Michael playing the drums, and on the 2005 mterial the drums are handled by Nigel Glockler.

CD 1 contain tracks from “Saxon”, “Wheels of Steel”, “Strong Arm of the Law”, “Denim and Leather”, “Power & the Glory” and “Crusader” this means one thing, we are treated with fifteen classics such as “Never Surrender”, “Wheels of Steel” and “Crusader” hell yeah.

CD 2 contains of “Broken Heroes” from “Innocence is no Excuse”, the title track from the “Solid Ball of Rock” album, four tracks from “Killing Ground”, one track from “Metalhead” and nine tracks from their latest album “Lionheart”. CD 2 is also great but I think that nine tracks from “Lionheart” is too many, a few more tracks from the “Metalhead” album would have been great.

But after that is said I must say that this double album is just as great as Pt. II. the HEAVY METAL THUNDER is back check it out.  

Recommended tracks: All.