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Artist: Saxon

Title: Solid Ball of Rock

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Saxon Solid Ball of Rock Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Charisma Records

Catalog Number: 91672-2


Biff Byford vocals
Graham Oliver lead guitar
Paul Quinn lead guitar
Nibbs Carter bass
Nigel Glockler drums


1.  Solid Ball of Rock  4:35
2.  Altar of the Gods  3:30
3.  Requiem (We Will Remember)  5:16
4.  Lights in the Sky  4:03
5.  I Just Can't Get Enough  4:34
6.  Baptism of Fire  3:08
7.  Ain't Gonna Take It  4:47
8.  I'm on Fire  4:24
9.  Overture in B-Minor/ Refugee  5:42
10.  Bavarian Beaver  1:17
11.  Crash Dive  4:21
12.  Reeperbahn Stomp bonus track  3:26
Total Running Time:  49:03

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Existing comments about this CD

From: visitor Date: August 22, 2003 at 10:01
This is a great Saxon album after the slightly dissapointing Destiny! I can´t name a song I don´t like on this one. The sound is much heavier than before in my opinion, and there´s a lot of real hard rocking energy for example in tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 & 11. Requiem is perhaps the high point of the album. Spend your money on this one, you won´t be dissapointed!!

From: METAL FAN 1 Date: August 30, 2003 at 20:50
"Requiem (We Will Remember)" is easily the BEST song on this album. It took me a few years to learn to play this one on my guitar(nearly smashing my six string in frustration on almost every occasion); but it was WELL WORTH IT!!! This song is a great dedication to the fallen hero's of rock-n-roll. Yes, WE WILL REMEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Evil_Peter Date: December 27, 2003 at 19:00
Solid piece of rock !!!! It isn't their best album but it really rocks !!!

From: Metal Pete Date: March 26, 2004 at 15:56
Always had a soft spot for Saxon! highlights here are the title track, We Will Remember, and Baptism of Fire

From: Gar Date: March 26, 2004 at 17:52
This was hailed as their "triumphant return to form" by many critics. That's all well and good, but I liked the "too American-sounding" albums that preceded this. This is a little closer to their original sound, though that doesn't necessarily mean it's their best. It does have it's share of good tracks though, as well as a strong production. "Requiem" is the definite highlight for me. I'd say it's one of their all time best songs. This cd would be a good start for anyone who's curious about the

From: Gar Date: March 26, 2004 at 17:55
cont.. band. It's got all the classic elements that made 'em famous(well... sorta famous, anyway).

From: Dave Date: August 27, 2004 at 6:34
Some mighty fine stuff on this album. If "Just can't get enough of you" , "Ain't gonna take it" and "I'm on fire" don't get your head rockin' and yor feet tappin' then you don't have a pulse in your body!!!!!!!

From: Geoff Date: September 1, 2004 at 23:37
Wow, I think the rating has been tampered with on this one. There's no way this is as bad as that rating says, whether you like it or not. This was my introduction to Saxon, and songs like 'Solid Ball of Rock' still rate high on my radar, as well as the awesome commercial rocker, 'Requiem (We Will Remember). 'I Just Can't Get Enough' and 'I'm on Fire' are killer hard rock tracks. Good solid CD.

From: Max Date: September 27, 2004 at 22:12
I agree with Geoff. As a matter of fact this a fantastic album. For some it was a great return to form. It deserves at the very elast 85/100

From: jack Date: October 29, 2004 at 0:50
A different direction for saxon. I like their early nwobhm early days much more.

From: Metal T Date: October 29, 2004 at 19:19
Right you are jack ---Nothing compares to their old "Strong Arm Of The Law"/ "Wheels Of Steel" days .....

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 10:15
Different direction, yes. BUT... one thing they've NEVER done: tried to ride the wave of typical MTV influenced shit that would come to be known as the 'Seattle sound',rap,pop,etc.. They've never succommed to industry pressure at any time. Buy this one if you haven't already.

From: Lovedrive Date: May 10, 2005 at 12:18
Pocos comentarios veo para un grupo tan conocido y un disco tan bueno. El único cd de Saxon que me gusta desde el principio hasta el final. Producción espectacular y cambio de rumbo significativo respecto a sus anteriores trabajos. Mi favorito sin duda. WE WILL REMEMBER.

From: kai-2 Date: December 18, 2008 at 20:08
In this album Saxon returns to their heavy metal/hard rock roots after the softer, AOR-edged (but excellent IMO) "Destiny". Great songs like "Solid Ball Of Rock", "Requiem", "Lights In The Sky", "Just Can't Get Enough". One of my favourite Saxon CDs.

From: hair metal again Date: March 7, 2011 at 3:45
great release by SAXON ,a mixture of powerful rockers with some more hard rockin tunes.clear production,excellent guitar work and many good songs:"solid ball of rock","requiem","aint gonna take it" and "i m on fire".surely a winner

From: 123charpenay Date: June 4, 2012 at 13:21
one of their best record.the best is innocence....this album is a real solid ball of hard this record big guitars big sound on excellent melodic songs.i don t like saxon when they plays metal.but here it s a real pleasure.a super class hard rock record.the japan import have two bonus track.the single version of requiem(superb!!!)and a bad song (track 13) who don t stay in the history of hard rock n roll.nevertheless buy buy buy.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 24, 2014 at 17:20
A commercial Saxon album in here(and they have done quite some in their career)but overall an enjoyable one!!! faves are tracks 1,2,3(AOR-ish),5,6 & 11(a Judas Priest cover of the song "You'Got Another Thing Coming" and not on this CD edition)...86/100

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