Saxon –Heavy Metal Thunder – Live - Eagles Over Wacken DVD & 2 CD (UDR 0100)

This version of the Eagles over Wacken package gives you a DVD containing performances from the Wacken festivals of 2004, 2007 and 2009 and two CDs recorded at Glasgow in April 2011 on the Call to Arms tour.

Starting with the DVD – I was expecting the performances of the different years to be run consecutively, but they don’t which I thought would spoil the follow of the DVD. Surprisingly though it doesn’t each track has caption with the song title and the year it was record as you skip from 2009, to 2004 to 2007 and back again. This means you get some rarities like a Red Star Rising, Stallions of the Highway and Travelers in Time in the great range of 30 different songs on the DVD. Sound and film quality are great throughout. It is also interesting to see how the Waken stage changes over the three different years. The DVD is completed with bonus features of a Behind the Scenes interview and a slide show.

The CDs were recorded on the Call to Arms tour and contain four songs from that CD, Hammer of the Gods, Back in 79, Call to Arms and When Doomsday Comes. The expected classics from Wheels of Steel Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather are also present along with Play it Loud which I don’t think I’d heard live since the Denim and Leather tour.

So which of the two packages we have reviewed should you buy? Well the cheaper of the two options is the double CD of the Wacken 2009 show that we reviewed earlier, which is very good, but I think it’s worth spending that little bit more for this DVD/CD pack.

2 CD + 1 DVD Digipack (cat no. UDR 0100 CD+DVD)

DVD: Best Of W:O:A (2004/2007/2009)
01 Battalions Of Steel
02 Heavy Metal Thunder
03 Metalhead
04 Let Me Feel Your Power
05 To Hell And Back Again
06 If I Was You
07 Killing Ground
08 Unleash The Beast
09 Dogs Of War
10 Rock'n'Roll Gypsy
11 Travellers In Time
12 The Eagle Has Landed
13 747 (Strangers In The Night)
14 Dallas 1 p.m.
15 Witchfinder General
16 Solid Ball Of Rock
17 20,000 Feet
18 Red Star Falling
19 Rock The Nations
20 The Power And The Glory
21 Stallions Of The Highway
22 Live To Rock
23 And The Bands Played On
24 Princess Of The Night
25 I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
26 Attila The Hun
27 Denim And Leather
28 Ashes To Ashes
29 Crusader
30 Wheels Of Steel

2 CD -GLASGOW LIVE, APRIL 14th, 2011
01 Hybrid (Intro)
02 Hammer Of The Gods
03 Heavy Metal Thunder
04 Back In 79
05 Never Surrender
06 I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
07 Dallas 1 p.m.
08 Call To Arms
09 Solid Ball of Rock
10 Demon Sweeney Todd
11 And The Bands Played On
12 Man And Machine
13 Play It Loud
14 When Doomsday Comes(Hybrid Theory)
15 To Hell And Back Again
16 Motorcycle Man
17 Denim And Leather
18 Princess Of The Night
19 Crusader
20 747 (Strangers In The Night)
21 The Eagle Has Landed
22 20,000 Feet
23 Strong Arm Of The Law
24 Wheels Of Steel

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