The Eagle Has Landed (album)

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The Eagle Has Landed
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Live album by Saxon
Released May 1982
Recorded UK and Europe in 1981-82
Genre Heavy metal
Length 44:55
Label Carrere
Producer Saxon
Saxon chronology
Denim and Leather
(1981)
The Eagle Has Landed
(1982)
Power & the Glory
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 6/10[2]

The Eagle Has Landed is the first live album by heavy metal band Saxon and the first album featuring their long time drummer Nigel Glockler. It was recorded during the European leg of the world tour supporting the album Denim and Leather and released in 1982. The album reached no.5 in the UK charts.

It won the British Heavy Metal live 1982 Award.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Graham Oliver, Steve Dawson and Pete Gill.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Motorcycle Man" 4:22
2. "747 (Strangers in the Night)" 4:38
3. "Princess of the Night" 4:20
4. "Strong Arm of the Law" 4:39
5. "Heavy Metal Thunder" 4:09
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "20,000 Ft." 3:26
7. "Wheels of Steel" 8:52
8. "Never Surrender" 3:54
9. "Fire in the Sky" 2:41
10. "Machine Gun" 3:52
2006 remaster bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "And the Bands Played On" 3:05
12. "See the Light Shining" 5:25
13. "Frozen Rainbow" 6:03
14. "Midnight Rider" 5:21
15. "Dallas 1PM" 6:14
16. "Hungry Years" 5:52

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer : Saxon
  • Engineer : Andy Lydon and Steward Eales
  • Recorded in : UK and Europe 1981
  • Recorded with : The Mobile
  • Mixed at : Manor and Bray Sound Studio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon The Eagle Has Landed". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 314. ISBN 978-1894959315.