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Artist: Saxon

Title: Rock the Nations

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Saxon Rock the Nations Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1986

Label: Cema Special Products

Catalog Number: GCD-552-2


Biff Byford vocals, bass
Graham Oliver guitar
Paul Quinn guitar
Paul Johnson bass
Nigel Glockler drums

Elton John piano on tracks 7 and 9

2010 Re-issue with 8 bonus tracks


1.  Rock the Nations  4:40
2.  Battle Cry  5:26
3.  Waiting for the Night  4:51
4.  We Came Here to Rock  4:18
5.  You Ain't No Angel  5:28
6.  Running Hot  3:35
7.  Party 'til You Puke  3:25
8.  Empty Promises  4:09
9.  Northern Lady  4:42
10.  Chase the Fade b-side  2:32
11.  Waiting for the Night 7" single edit  4:12
12.  Northern Lady 7" single edit  3:57
13.  Everybody Up live, b-side  3:37
14.  Dallas 1PM live, b-side  6:34
15.  Power and the Glory live  6:52
16.  Rock the Nations live  4:49
17.  Waiting for the Night live  4:34
Total Running Time:  77:41

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Gar Date: August 3, 2003 at 18:30
A fair attempt to win over an American audience which didn't succeed. Not one of their strongest albums, but its not really bad either. The lieup isn't listed but its Biff Byford on vocals, Paul Quinn & Graham Oliver on guitar, Paul Johnson on bass, and Nigel Glockler on drums. Features Elton John playing keyboards on "Northern Lady" & "Party til ya Puke".

From: visitor Date: August 22, 2003 at 9:54
I actually like this one very much! The title song is an instant classic, and there are also some other strong rockers like We Came Here To Rock. It isn´t the best Saxon could do all the way, but nevertheless very enjoyable album.

From: Eddy Date: October 15, 2003 at 23:19
Don't wait another second, buy this album, and remember to Rock On. Forget trends,just Rock,70's,80's,90's,2000 and beyond good bands,good times, as Ozzy would say ROCK AND ROLL!!!!

From: K.K. Date: November 18, 2003 at 10:34

From: ¨saxo Date: November 23, 2003 at 14:11
I just love this album. It is rock´n roll when it is best, so buy it noooowwwww.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 14, 2004 at 18:17
I have never been a big fan of Saxon, but I still give a listen to their discs when I can. This one starts off nice with the Scorpions like "Rock The Nations", but then take a downward spiral quickly. I guess we know where Andrew WK got his inspiration from with a track called "Party Til You Puke". 3/10

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 9:49
Yet another strong showing from the boys of NWOBHM. This one doesn't get what it deserves but trust me on this one, this album rocks. 10/10.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 2, 2007 at 12:07
Great Hard Rock album, Saxon otra de las Grandes bandas miticas del Rock de los 80's Inglaterra y de la NWOBHM no se puede decir mas de ellos como amante de lo mejor tengo toda su basta coleccion Imprescindibles ah para los amates del Melodic Hard Rock/AOR escuchen Waiting For The Night y veran la magia de Saxon un tema para escucharlo a la luz de la luna mirando las estrellas Impresionante!!! 9/10.

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From: Jez Date: October 20, 2008 at 12:55
The worst Saxon album in their whole catologue for me. 'Rock The Nations', 'Empty Promises' and 'Waiting For The Night' are excellent, but the rest is a mish mash of plain average 'Running Hot' (Saxon Don't do average!!) to the downright awful 'Party Til You Puke' (featuring Fucking Elton John) '& 'We Came Here To Rock (I'm sure you did boys, but this is just plain crap i'm afraid). A Major disappointment and a big black mark, which gladly, didn't last for too long. Enough said on this one, move on quickly.

From: kai-2 Date: December 26, 2008 at 21:46
A couple of interesting tunes like "Rock The Nations", "Battle Cry", the melodic "Waiting For The Night" and "Running Hot" but not much more. As Gar stated above, this was an unsuccessful attempt to win over an American audience. Overall, not spectacular but listenable album.

From: hair metal again Date: March 30, 2011 at 2:16
for me this is excellent release,surely one of the best!very strong hard rock tunes,great 80 s production ,remarkable musicianship and many good songs.i just love the 2 singles and the title song!this album surely rocked my nation

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2011 at 19:07
Saxon is one of those bands that won't let their fans down EVER!!!...they simply rock and this mid 80's release "Rock The Nations" ain't the exception...best shots are "Rock The Nations","Waiting For The Night"(AORish)& "Running Hot"...the couple of songs with Sir Elton John are good too but especially "Northern Lady" wich is a nice rocking one...enjoyable album...90/100

From: 123charpenay Date: January 26, 2018 at 15:59
hopefully the reissue have several bonus tracks live of very high level like"every bodys up" for example cause the real record have only 9 tracks with two fillers (tracks 5 and 7).not the the best saxon s record of their commercial period (their best).a very great cd but absoluty not at the same very high level of "innocence is no excuse" one of the best record ever in the history of hard rock history.

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