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SaxonWheels Of Steel

Label:Carrere – 2934 124
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Heavy Metal

Tracklist

A1Motorcycle Man3:57
A2Stand Up And Be Counted3:06
A3747 (Strangers In The Night)4:56
A4Wheels Of Steel5:57
B1Freeway Mad2:39
B2See The Light Shining4:53
B3Street Fighting Gang3:10
B4Suzie Hold On4:32
B5Machine Gun5:21
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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Ramport Studios, London February 1980.
℗ 1980 Carrere International
Made in West Germany
Printed in West Germany
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Pressing variant with paper covered pressing ring.

Wheels Of Steel: Variant with uncovered (black) pressing ring
Wheels Of Steel: Last editions on Carrere which were included in the Special Price-program and released with advertising inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 1866
  • Other (Embossment, cover rear): [PRS Hannover]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped, var.1): 2934 124 S 1 320 1A V
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped, var.1): 2934 124 S 2 320 1 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped, var.2): 2934 124 S 1 320 1B AO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped, var.2): 2934 124 S 2 320 1A AF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped, var. 3): 2934 124 S 1 320 U A B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped, var. 3): 2934 124 S 2 320 A1 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped, var. 4): 2934 124 S 1 320 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped, var. 4): 2934 124 S 2 320 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped, var. 5): 2934 124 S 1 320 1I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped, var. 5): 2934 124 S 2 320 1G
  • Other (Date on inner sleeve): 4912 000 1533 15.80

Other Versions (5 of 86)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Wheels Of Steel (LP, Album, Stereo)Carrere67.484France1980
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Wheels Of Steel (LP, Album)CarrereCALS 115Scandinavia1980
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Wheels Of Steel (LP, Album, Stereo)CarrereCAL 115UK1980
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Wheels Of Steel (LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing)Carrere, AtlanticCAR 38-126US1980
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Wheels Of Steel (LP, Album)CarrereP-10870GJapan1980

Reviews

  • mikeSF_'s avatar
    mikeSF_
    Edited 6 months ago
    [Reviewing '80 German pressing on Carrere label]

    Your favorite working man's rockers have returned to take on any band who ever palm muted an open A string. Highlights here are "Wheels Of Steel", "747", and "Motorcycle Man". Most notably, the dual bluesy guitars are emblematic of the Saxon sound.

    Mixwise, both guitars occupy exactly the same frequency range, so they are panned hard left and right. Additionally, the '80s albums have a liberal sprinkling of reverb, and Biff has slapback on his voice. All this adds a little extra chaos at times.

    This early pressing is super loud, with reasonable clarity, despite the sheer saturation on the loud parts. The eq is not as crispy as the 2018 Strong Arm[BMG] remaster I have, definitely more mids here.

    3.5 stars. You need this in your collection.

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