Destiny (Saxon album)

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Studio album by
Released20 June 1988
RecordedHook and Manor, Berkshire, UK, 1988
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerStephan Galfas
Saxon chronology
Rock the Nations
Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies
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
AllMusic1.5/5 stars [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[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. and Demon) on it.[3][4][unreliable source?]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Ride Like the Wind" (Christopher Cross cover)Christopher Cross4:28
2."Where the Lightning Strikes"Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Graham Oliver4:19
3."I Can't Wait Anymore"Byford, Quinn, Oliver4:24
4."Calm Before the Storm"Byford, Quinn, Oliver3:46
5."S.O.S."Byford, Quinn, Oliver6:02
Side two
6."Song for Emma"Byford, Stephan Galfas4:45
7."For Whom the Bell Tolls"Byford, Quinn, Paul Johnson3:54
8."We Are Strong"Byford, Quinn3:55
9."Jericho Siren"Byford, Quinn, Johnson3:36
10."Red Alert"Byford, Quinn, Johnson4:34


  • Biff Byford - vocals
  • Graham Oliver - guitar
  • Paul Quinn - guitar
  • Paul Johnson - bass guitar
  • Nigel Durham - drums
Additional musicians
  • Stephen Laws Clifford - keyboards
  • Dave Taggart - backing vocals
  • George Lamb - backing vocals
  • Phil Caffrey - backing vocals
  • Steve Mann - backing vocals
  • Stephan Galfas - producer
  • Spencer Henderson - engineer
  • James Allen-Jones - engineer
  • Hook and Manor, Berkshire, UK - recording location
  • Swanyard Studios, London - mixing location
  • Sterling Sound, New York - mastering location


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon Destiny". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 315–316. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)