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Artist: Saxon

Title: Crusader

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Saxon Crusader Album Cover


Category: NWOBHM

Year: 1984

Label: CBS Records

Catalog Number: BZT 39284


Biff Byford vocals
Steve Dawson bass
Paul Quinn guitar
Graham Oliver guitar
Nigel Glockler drums

2009 Re-issue with 9 bonus tracks


1.  The Crusader Prelude  1:05
2.  Crusader  6:33
3.  A Little Bit of What You Fancy  3:50
4.  Sailing to America  5:03
5.  Set Me Free  3:13  Cover: The Sweet
6.  Just Let Me Rock  4:11
7.  Bad Boys (Like to Rock N' Roll)  3:24
8.  Do It All for You  4:42
9.  Rock City  3:16
10.  Run for Your Lives   3:53
11.  Borderline Kaley Studio demo 1983  2:42
12.  Helter Skelter Kaley Studio demo 1983  3:35
13.  Crusader Kaley Studio demo 1983  6:21
14.  Do It All for You Kaley Studio demo 1983  4:46
15.  A Little Bit Of What You Fancy Kaley Studio demo 1983  3:10
16.  Sailing to America Kaley Studio demo 1983  5:11
17.  Set Me Free Kaley Studio demo 1983   3:22
18.  Just Let Me Rock Kaley Studio demo 1983  4:01
19.  Do It All for You intro/Run for Your Lives Kaley Studio demo 1983  4:59
Total Running Time:  77:17

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Dooley Date: October 13, 2003 at 1:32
Good Album..better than anything from Seattle.

From: K.K. Date: November 18, 2003 at 10:24

From: drummerfish Date: February 22, 2004 at 7:30
HEY-HEAVY HARMONIES forgot to ad the cd,"power & the glory" has some of my favorate songs.i wish the powers that be would release a complete best of cd here in the states.

From: Date: March 30, 2004 at 18:29
Saxon is Awesome and many album CD's are Out of Print . I have seen them twice in concert and they Rock . I have all the Saxon CD's if anyone is interested in a copy - email . Rock On SAXON

From: Mike P. - TX Date: April 6, 2004 at 12:36
I love Power and the Glory also, I still have it on a squeaking/dying casette. I almost got it on CD several years ago, but the CD didn't have Suzi Hold On - this version is way better than the version on Denim & Leather IMHO. I really like Vince Neil's remake of Set Me Free on his Exposed album..

From: MIKE S Date: May 10, 2004 at 17:39
Well, Mike P, in case you didn't know Set Me Free is a remake here, too. That song was originally done by SWEET from thier Desolation Boulevard LP. FYI...

From: martinsane Date: May 15, 2004 at 5:19
Heathen did a killer remake of Set Me Free also. Mike p.-TX mentions the lack of ,and I agree , a great song Suzi Hold On from the Power & The Glory disc.I got the japan cd and threw it on and was humming along & I thought the cd was messed up.The track order is different and suzi is replaced by Midas Touch. What cd is Suzi on if any? I did not see it on the D & L track listing?

From: crathopper Date: May 15, 2004 at 15:44
It's on Wheels Of Steel.

From: Metal T Date: June 24, 2004 at 21:23
Well,folks as you can tell tonight is "Saxon" night,then again at my house every night is "Saxon" night. The title track to this one always cranked,its an epic piece,im sure "Maiden" was their inspiration for this song .

From: Brian Mc Date: October 10, 2004 at 20:58
Good, sound rock & roll from start to finish with very little fluff. "Sailing to America" should be on every FM station in the USA that claims to be "classic rock" in nature.

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From: Jez Date: October 20, 2008 at 12:28
Alarm bells began to ring when it was announced that R.E.O Speedwagon (amongst others) producer Kevin 'AOR' Beamish was to produce the next Saxon disc. This is a very mixed Saxon album with some tracks being very very good, albeit with a more commercial sheen that was meant to appeal more to the US market. The excellent AOR'ish 'Do It All For You', 'Sailing To America'(Writen about the very metal subject of The Pilgrim Fathers) & the Title track all pretty much hit the mark. Then There is 'A Little Bit..', 'Just Let Me Rock', 'Bad Boys..' which go down in my books, as some of the worst songs the band have ever written (along with some from the very patchy 'Rock The Nations' album). This & the following couple of releases, really lost the band a chunk of the fanbase that they had worked so hard to build up ,amidst cries of Sellout etc & at the time, I started worry myself. Listening back to this now, it isn't all bad at all, but definitley goes down as one of their weakest releases.

From: hair metal again Date: March 3, 2011 at 1:14
excellent release by SAXON back in 84.they finally sailed in america (which is the dream of every european band) and by the guidance of kevin beamish they released a great hard rock release!highlights are "sailing to america","a bit of what you fancy","rock city" and "crusader".essential release with monsterous sound

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