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Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse album

Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse album Performer: Saxon
Title: Innocence Is No Excuse
Style: Hard Rock
Date of release: 2018
Country: Europe
Size MP3: 1825 mb
Size FLAC: 1641 mb
Rating: 4.8

Innocence Is No Excuse is the seventh studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1985. It was the group's first album for EMI after a falling-out with their previous label, Carrere Records, and their last with original bassist Steve Dawson. The song "Everybody Up" was used in the 1985 Italian horror film, Demoni.

Innocence Is No Excuse ‎(LP, Album). Wish I had given this album a chance when it came out. Biff Byford's ancient heavy metal attribute mixed with the polished 80's resulting in perhaps the best album Saxon ever acomplished. A good thing here is that the album cover is spared from the usual knightly nonsense. Can we wish for a "Innocence Is No Excuse" 30 year anniversary tour in 2015? Reply Notify me Helpful.

The resulting album - 1985's Innocence Is No Excuse - is one of their most controversial: it's viewed by some fans and critics as another misfire, while others consider it the last gasp of these once seemingly unbeatable New Wave of British Heavy Metal champions. Realizing that their future was at stake, vocalist Biff Byford and bassist Steve Dawson (and, to a lesser degree, guitarists Paul Quinn and Graham Oliver, plus drummer Nigel Glockler) hunkered down to the business of composing what was certainly their strongest collective set of songs since 1981's Denim and Leather.

After listening to "Innocence" again, I have to say I appreciate the album much more than I did 20 years ago upon it's initial release. There are some great tunes here: "Broken Heroes" - A cool anti-war tune with a memorable chorus that will ring through your head after one listen.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Rockin' Again
Written-By – Byford*, Oliver*, Dawson*
A2 Call Of The Wild
Written-By – Saxon
A3 Back On The Streets
Written-By – Saxon
A4 Devil Rides Out
Written-By – Byford*, Dawson*
A5 Rock 'N Roll Gipsy
Written-By – Byford*, Dawson*
B1 Broken Heroes
Written-By – Byford*, Dawson*
B2 Gonna Shout
Written-By – Saxon
B3 Everybody Up
Written-By – Byford*, Dawson*
B4 Raise Some Hell
Written-By – Byford*, Dawson*
B5 Give It Everything You've Got
Written-By – Saxon

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Union Square Music Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Union Square Music Ltd.
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 170657E


  • Bass Guitar – Steve Dawson
  • Cover [Concept] – Nigel Thomas
  • Design – Bill Smith Studio
  • Drums – Nigel Glockler
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Keith Nixon
  • Guitar – Graham Oliver, Paul Quinn
  • Mixed By – Saxon
  • Photography By – Gered Mankowitz
  • Photography By [Group] – Frank Griffin
  • Photography By [Live] – Robert Ellis
  • Recorded By, Producer, Mixed By – Simon Hanhart
  • Vocals – Biff Byford

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 4050538348019
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): 170657E1/A BMGCAT164LP-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): 170657E1/B BMGCAT164LP-B
  • Rights Society: mcps

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
064-24 0400 1, 1C 064-24 0400 1, 24 0400 1 Saxon Innocence Is No Excuse ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 064-24 0400 1, 1C 064-24 0400 1, 24 0400 1 Europe 1985
3055522 Saxon Innocence Is No Excuse ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Sli) Axe Killer Records 3055522 France 2000
EMS-81734 Saxon Innocence Is No Excuse ‎(LP, Album) EMI EMS-81734 Japan 1985
111025 Saxon Innocence Is No Excuse ‎(LP) EMI 111025 Colombia 1985
50999 6 84333 2 1 Saxon Innocence Is No Excuse ‎(CD, RE, RM, Unofficial) EMI 50999 6 84333 2 1 Russia 2010

User reviews
this is a really nice 2018 reissue of this 1985 saxon lp reissued on both lp and cd digi pack, this vinyl edition has been reissued as a gate fold sleeve and is pressed on green & yellow swirl vinyl, the printed inner sleeve has great photos from this era regarding promo stuff & 45s released for this record......................this is the nicest vinyl reissue of this lp i have ever seen since its original release back in 1985.....