An expanded edition with one bonus track (the lone 1976 single, ‘Straighten It Out’ released by Atlantic), Songs For Evolution was produced & mostly written by the Philadelphia team of Joseph Jefferson & Charles Simmons, who had penned a number of classic ‘70s hits for the Spinners including ‘Games People Play,’ ‘Mighty Love’ and ‘Love Don’t Love Nobody’) and recorded at famed Sigma Sound studios in Philly with string arrangements by Jack Faith, featuring the Don Renaldo Strings along with guitarist Bobby Eli.
2016 two CD collection. Saxon are one of the leaders of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and are established as one of Europe's biggest metal acts, influencing the likes of Metallica, Mötley Crüe and Megadeth. With Biff Byford at the helm, this compilation sees the South Yorkshire heavyweights return to form. This collection of all the biggest hits from 1991-2009, Biff describes as "the point in our career when we started to take control of our production and writing."
What is striking when you talk with mathematicians is that sparkle in their eyes, and their sudden joyful voice trying to share with you a concept, a theory. They continuously use words such as invention, beauty, freedom. You then ask yourself : how such a rich language, this quasi-philosophical proposition about the world becomes rejected by a majority, 'the only discipline where one prides itself to be bad at it'! But for 40 years, mathematitians have become essential in sickness and in health!
Trends may come and trends may go, but New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Saxon carry on carrying on (as Spinal Tap would put it), year after year, label after label, lineup after lineup, through thick and thin, no matter the cost. And credit their persistence, because by the mid-'90s the long suffering quintet had begun to overcome an incredibly long streak of bad business decisions and misguided artistic directions to forge a respectable comeback – primarily in Europe…