Saxon is giving audiences yet another preview of its forthcoming covers compilation.
The band debuted its take on The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer’ Friday, along with the cover’s companion lyric video. The cover is the third single from Saxon’s forthcoming covers compilation, Inspirations, which is scheduled for release March 19 through Silver Linings Music. The collection also features covers of Deep Purple’s ‘Speed King‘ and The Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint it Black.’
Saxon front man Biff Byford noted during a recent interview, his appreciation for The Beatles is far-reaching.
“I saw The Beatles on TV for the first time in 1963,” he said. “It was a very inspirational moment for me to think maybe I could be in a band!”
Saxon’s take on ‘Paperback Writer’ stays true to its source material, but amps it up considerably. The song takes on more of an arena rock type work here versus the more pop rock approach taken in The Beatles’ original.
The track listing for Inspirations is noted below. Pre-orders are open.
- Paint It Black
- Immigrant Song
- Paperback Writer
- Evil Woman
- Stone Free
- Speed King
- The Rocker
- Hold The Line
- Problem Child
- See My Friends
More information on Inspirations is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:
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