Saxon's melodic ninth studio album, Destiny, saw the band go for a more polished route than their grittier, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal roots. Opening with what at the time was a surprising take on Christopher Cross's 'Ride Like The Wind', this edition is expanded with the inclusion of the 12" mix of radio friendly rock ballad 7 Can't Wait Anymore', plus its respective b-sides, 'Broken Heroes' and 'Gonna Shout', both recorded live in Madrid. This set also includes a live version of 'Rock The Nations', recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon, which originally appeared as the b-side to 'Ride Like The Wind', plus two previously unreleased early monitor mixes.
"Another album, another flop and the members of Saxon decided to make another return to more commercial territory. Destiny is typical late 80's sleek pop metal of the lowest quality…" (All Music Guide)
Another album, another flop and the members of Saxon decided to make another return to more commercial territory. Destiny is typical late 80's sleek pop metal of the lowest quality…
An expanded edition with one bonus track (the lone 1976 single, ‘Straighten It Out’ released by Atlantic), Songs For Evolution was produced & mostly written by the Philadelphia team of Joseph Jefferson & Charles Simmons, who had penned a number of classic ‘70s hits for the Spinners including ‘Games People Play,’ ‘Mighty Love’ and ‘Love Don’t Love Nobody’) and recorded at famed Sigma Sound studios in Philly with string arrangements by Jack Faith, featuring the Don Renaldo Strings along with guitarist Bobby Eli.