British heavy metal legends Saxon will deliver a full-roar-fun-down set of covers with their latest album Inspirations, which drops a brand new 11-track release featuring some of the superb classic rock songs that influenced Biff Byford and the band.
Inspirations 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 together within 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,” Byford explains. “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,” continues Byford, “and it was also interesting to see what my voice could do as I haven’t sung many of these songs before.”