March 21 — Veteran hard rock band Saxon debuted the latest single from its forthcoming covers compilation record, More Inspirations this week.
The band debuted its new single, ‘Razamanaz‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song is a cover of the hit single from fellow veteran rock act Nazareth. The bluesy, up-tempo rocker stays largely true to its source material. The only real difference between the original and Saxon’s updated take is the production values and that is because production technology has improved between the time the original was recorded and the current era of music making.
Front man Biff Byford said Nazareth inspired the band because of Saxon’s experiences on the road with Nazareth.
“In the seventies we’d go and see Nazareth,” Byford said. “They were one of the premier touring hard rock bands. We were lucky to tour with them in 1980. They used to open the show with this song. It’s about the audience performed to an audience… brilliant stuff!”
‘Razamanaz’ is the second single the band has released from its forthcoming compilation, which is scheduled for release Friday through Silver Linings Music. The band premiered the set’s lead single — a cover of The Sensation Alex Harvey Band’s ‘The Faith Healer’ — in January.
The video for the band’s new single is a straight forward presentation. It features the band live on stage as the band’s take on Nazareth’s song plays over the visualization. No information was provided about where the foot
More Inspirations‘ 10-track body is composed of songs from a wide range of acts, most just as well known as Saxon. They include and are not limited to: Alice Cooper’s ‘From The Inside,’ KISS’ ‘Detroit Rock City’ and Rainbow’s ‘Man on the Silver Mountain.’
The record’s track listing is noted below:
1. We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place
2. The Faith Healer
3. From the Inside
7. Man On the Silver Mountain
8. Detroit Rock City
10. Tales of Brave Ulysses
In other news, Saxon just wrapped a tour with Rage over the weekend in support of its new compilation. The European tour took the bands to cities, such as Hamburg, Germany; Linz, Austria and Warsaw, Poland.
More information on Saxon’s new compilation record, single and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at: