Princess of the Night

"Princess of the Night" is a single by British heavy metal band Saxon, featured as the opening track and single from their 1981 album Denim and Leather; the song was written as a group production of all five members of the band at the time: Peter "Biff" Byford, Steve Dawson, Pete Gill, Graham Oliver, and Paul Quinn. The lyrics of the song deal with narrator's affinity of a steam locomotive of the LMS Princess Royal Class.[1]

"Princess of the Night"
Single by Saxon
from the album Denim and Leather
GenreHeavy metal
Producer(s)Nigel Thomas
Saxon singles chronology
"Never Surrender"
"Princess of the Night"
"Power and the Glory"

The single itself peaked in its popularity at 57 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song Seek and Destroy from Metallica's debut album uses the mini-solo section from this Princes of the Night.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Facebook chat question to Saxon, 11 Jun 2015