Exclusively Rock is now featuring Saxon’s brand new album INSPIRATIONS. The British Heavy Metal legends have covered 11 classic rock songs that influenced Biff Byford and the band over the years.
The album was recorded at Brockfield Hall near York in the UK, which was built in 1804 and holds the largest collection of paintings by Yorkshire’s impressionist artists – the Staithes Group. For Byford, recording Inspirations in such a rich historical environment was a major ingredient of the project.
“The warmth and feel of Inspirations had so much to do with being together in this magnificent place and doing it ‘old-school’ style, this is how many bands back in the day -including some of the ones covered here – made such great albums, so it just felt really good to be able to do this somewhere like Brockfield Hall. 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 and it was also interesting to see what my voice could do as I haven’t sung many of these songs before”.
Songs like The Stone’s ‘Paint It Black’, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ and Toto’s ‘Hold The Line’ get the full-metal Saxon treatment.
We are featuring one track from INSPIRATIONS every hour on our radio station devoted to bringing you the finest mix of classic rock