Destiny (Saxon album)

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Studio album by Saxon
Released 20 June 1988
Recorded Hook and Manor, Berkshire, UK, 1988
Genre Glam metal, hard rock, heavy metal
Length 44:00
Label EMI
Producer Stephan Galfas
Saxon chronology
Rock the Nations
Singles from Destiny
  1. "Ride Like the Wind" / "Red Alert"
    Released: February 1988
  2. "I Can't Wait Anymore" / "Broken Heroes (live)"
    Released: April 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars [1]
Martin Popoff 4/10 stars[2]

Destiny is the ninth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1988. It is also the only studio album to feature the rhythm section of drummer Nigel Durham and bassist Paul Johnson (former Heritage, later in U.S.I.)[3] on it.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ride Like the Wind" (Christopher Cross cover) Christopher Cross 4:28
2. "Where the Lightning Strikes"   Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Graham Oliver 4:19
3. "I Can't Wait Anymore"   Byford, Quinn, Oliver 4:24
4. "Calm Before the Storm"   Byford, Quinn, Oliver 3:46
5. "S.O.S."   Byford, Quinn, Oliver 6:02
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Song for Emma"   Byford, Stephan Galfas 4:45
7. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"   Byford, Quinn, Paul Johnson 3:54
8. "We Are Strong"   Byford, Quinn 3:55
9. "Jericho Siren"   Byford, Quinn, Johnson 3:36
10. "Red Alert"   Byford, Quinn, Johnson 4:34


Additional Musicians[edit]


  • Producer : Stephan Galfas
  • Engineer : Spencer Henderson and James Allen-Jones
  • Recorded at Hook and Manor, Berkshire, UK
  • Mixed at Swanyard Studios, London
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon Destiny". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
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