The Eagle Has Landed (album)

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The Eagle Has Landed
Live album by
ReleasedMay 1982
RecordedUK and Europe in 1981-82
GenreHeavy metal
Saxon chronology
Denim and Leather
The Eagle Has Landed
Power & the Glory
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[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
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
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
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


  • Saxon – producer
  • Andy Lydon – engineer
  • Steward Eales – engineer
  • UK and Europe – recording locations
  • The Mobile – recording equipment
  • Manor and Bray Sound Studio – mixing location


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon The Eagle Has Landed". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 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. p. 314. ISBN 978-1894959315.