Lionheart (Saxon album)

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Lionheart
Cover art by Paul R. Gregory
Studio album by Saxon
Released 28 September 2004
Recorded Recorded at Gems 24 Studio, Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, 2004
Genre Heavy metal
Length 45:03
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
Saxon chronology
Heavy Metal Thunder
(2002)
Lionheart
(2004)
The Eagle Has Landed – part 3
(2006)
Alternative cover
CD + DVD edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Lionheart is the sixteenth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). The album title is inspired from Richard the Lionheart, a 12th-century King of England. "Beyond the Grave" was released as a single and a video. The album was re-released on 17 February 2006 in digipak format (limited to 10,000 copies) with a bonus DVD-Audio featuring previously unreleased material, videos, rough mixes and a new 5.1 / 96 K mix of the whole album, as well as a Saxon keyholder and a patch.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Saxon

No. Title Length
1. "Witchfinder General"   4:49
2. "Man and Machine"   3:28
3. "The Return"   1:18
4. "Lionheart"   6:04
5. "Beyond the Grave"   4:55
6. "Justice"   4:26
7. "To Live by the Sword"   4:10
8. "Jack Tars"   0:57
9. "English Man O' War"   4:08
10. "Searching for Atlantis"   5:54
11. "Flying on the Edge"   4:54

Personnel[edit]

Lyrical Concept[edit]

  1. "Witchfinder General" is about persecuting witches during the Inquisition times. The song also mentions methods of interrogation and execution favoured by 'Witchfinder General' Matthew Hopkins.
  2. "Lionheart" is about Richard the Lionheart, King of England from 1189 to 1199.
  3. "Beyond the Grave" is about death and afterlife.
  4. "To Live by the Sword" is about the way of life of medieval warriors.

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Country Position
2004 Germany[3] 44
Sweden[4] 57
Switzerland[5] 62
France[6] 103
Greece[7] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Saxon Lionheart". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Saxon - Lionheart". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Lionheart Höchstposition" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Saxon Lionheart". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Saxon Lionheart". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Saxon Lionheart". Lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Saxon Lionheart". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-27.