Saracen (1)

Saracen

Location: Matlock | Website: official | facebook | templar music

Line Up
Steve Bettney (v)
Rob Bendelow (g) – also in Blues Report Project and solo
Simon Roberts (g)
Paul Highfield (b)
Tris Alsbury (d)
Paul Bradder (k)

Haydn Conway (g) – also in Oliver/Dawson Saxon and Son of a Bitch
Barry Yates (b)
Jason Gardner (b)
Richard Bendelow – also in Mourning Star
Titch (d)
John Thorne (d)
Danny Spencer (d) – also in Phoenix Rising
Jamie Little (d) – also in Bob Catley, UP4 The Downstroke, The Joanne Shaw-Taylor Blues Band, Robbie Williams, Roy Wood and The Climax Blues Band
Richard Lowe (k)

Notes:
– Formed in 1977 under the name Lammergier and build a strong local following. Re-emerged as Saracen in January 1981
– Recorded a session for Tommy Vance’s ‘Friday Night Rock Show’ which was aired on January 15th, 1982. Tracks aired: ‘Flame Of Youth’, ‘Equinox’, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ and ‘Crusader’. The same session was replayed a few months later on April 9th, 1992
– Folded in mid 1985 and reformed in 2003
– Saracen can be found in quite a few compilations. Most notably:
Metal City” (CD, Prism Entertainment, 1987) with ‘We Have Arrived’, ‘Love On Sight’ and ‘Cheatin”
Heavy Metal Collection 2” (CD, Elap Music, 1993) with ‘We Have Arrived’
The Essential Neat Records Singles Collection” (2CD, Neat Metal, 1999) with ‘We Have Arrived’
The Flame Burns On – The Best Of Neat Records” (2CD, Sanctuary, 2002) with ‘We Have Arrived’
The Neat Singles Collection Volume Two” (2CD, Sanctuary, 2002) with ‘We Have Arrived’ and ‘A Face In The Crowd’
Lightnin’ To The Nations NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection” (3CD, Sanctuary, 2005) ‘We Have Arrived’
– A video of ‘We Have Arrived’ also appears on video compilation “Metal City” (VHS, PolyGram, 1985). This VHS was re-released on DVD (Pearson Productions Limited, 2008) as a primarily Venom release featuring loads of Venom material


SARACEN - No More Lonely Nights

 

No More Lonely Nights

7″ Nucleus Records (1981) SAR 1

1. No More Lonely Nights
2. Rock of Ages

*Free patch included

 

 

 


SARACEN - Heroes, Saints & Fools

 

Heroes, Saints & Fools

LP Nucleus Records (1982) MPRGR 492
LP Nucleus Records (1982) L28P 1069 (Japan)
LP Music On Vinyl (2018) MOVLP2178
CASSETTE Nucleus Records (1982) KMPRC 492
CD TRC Records (1992) TRC 025

1. Crusader
2. Rock Of Ages
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
5. Heroes, Saints And Fools
6. Dolphin Ride
7. Ready To Fly

*The CD pressing by TRC includes the following bonus tracks (all from the “Change Of Heart” LP)

8. Seabird
9. A Face In The Crowd
10. Meet Me At Midnight
11. Cheatin’
12. Hot Love
13. Jekyll And Hyde
14. Love On Sight

*LP by Music On Vinyl limited to 750 numbered copies on red vinyl with two extra tracks:
8. We Have Arrived
9. Come To The Light


SARACEN - We Have Arrived

 

We Have Arrived

7″ Neat Records (1984) NEAT 30
CD Single Skol Records (2017) UK 013

1. We Have Arrived
2. A Face In The Crowd

*CD single release by Skol Records is a replica of the 7″ with the original artwork etc limited to 500 copies.

 


SARACEN - Change Of Heart

 

Change Of Heart

LP Neat Records (1984) NEAT 1016 AOR
LP Roadrunner Records (1984) RR 9839
LP Yeh Eum Records (1985) YVPL068

1. We Have Arrived
2. Love On Sight
3. Julie
4. Seabird
5. Meet Me At Midnight
6. Jackyll & Hyde
7. Cheatin’
8. A Face In The Crowd
9. Hot Love
10. Bridge Of Tears


SARACEN - Red Sky

 

Red Sky

CD Now & Then (2003) NTHEN 44

1. We Have Arrived
2. Red Sky
3. Faith
4. Horseman Of The Apocalypse
5. Castles In The Sand
6. Heroes, Saints And Fools
7. Flame Of Youth
8. Jekyll And Hyde
9. Menage A Trois
10. Ride Shotgun With The Wind
11. Angel Eyes
12. Follow The Piper

*Re-recordings of older material plus some new tunes


SARACEN - Red Sky - Heroes, Saints & Fools

 

Red Sky – Heroes, Saints and Fools

2CD Escape Music (2006) ESM 124
2CD Escape Music (2009) ESM 124

CD1
1. We Have Arrived
2. Red Sky
3. Faith
4. Horseman Of The Apocalypse
5. Castles In The Sand
6. Heroes, Saints And Fools
7. Flame Of Youth
8. Jekyll And Hyde
9. Menage A Trois
10. Ride Shotgun With The Wind
11. Angel Eyes
12. Follow The Piper

CD2
1. Crusader
2. Rock Of Ages
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Horseman Of The Apocalypse
5. Heroes, Saints And Fools
6. Dolphin Ride
7. Ready To Fly
8. We Have Arrived
9. Blue Stanza
10. Come To The Light

*The 2006 release comes in digipack.


SARACEN - Vox In Excelso

 

Vox In Excelso

CD Escape Music (2006) ESM 135

1. Lament
2. Meet Me At Midnight
3. Exile
4. The Order
5. Militum Christi
6. Mary
7. Vive Dieu….Saint Amour
8. The Power And The Glory
9. Chain Reaction
10. Vox In Excelso
11. Where Was Their God
12. Priory Of Zion

*Guest drums by Mark Cross (Firewind, Metalium, Outloud, Helloween etc)
*Promo version also in existence


SARACEN - Marilyn

 

Marilyn

CD Escape Music (2011) ESM 230
CD Rubicon Music (2011) RBNCD-1080

1. The Girl: Norma Jeane
2. The Orphan: Whither The Wind Blows
3. The Dreamer: Hold On
4. The Model: Make This Body Work
5. The Actress: Who Am I?
6. The Wife: Love Like A Razorblade
7. The Patient: Break The Spell
8. The Mistress: Not For Sure
9. The Forsaken: Feel Like Going Home
10. The Witness: Unfinished Life
11. The Woman: Marilyn

*Japanese edition by Rubicon Music with the following bonus tracks:
12. Mourning Star
13. The Legend: Shine On


SARACEN - Redemption

 

Redemption

CD Escape Music (2014) ESM 268

1. Rocamadour
2. Reacher
3. Give Me A Sign
4. Geraldine
5. Swords Of Damascus
6. Road To Yesterday
7. Crusader
8. Catch The Wave
9. More Than Missing You
10. Redemption (On The 6th Day)
11. You & I
12. Let Me See Your Hands
13. Ready To Fly


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