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The Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 22nd, 1982
Catalog ID:
EMC 3400
Label:
EMI Records
Format:
Vinyl
Reviews:
23 reviews (avg. 83%)
Side A
1. Invaders 03:24   Show lyrics
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2. Children of the Damned 04:36   Show lyrics
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3. The Prisoner 06:03   Show lyrics
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4. 22 Acacia Avenue 06:38   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. The Number of the Beast 04:51   Show lyrics
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6. Run to the Hills 03:54   Show lyrics
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7. Gangland 03:49   Show lyrics
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8. Hallowed Be Thy Name 07:13   Show lyrics
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Band members
Bruce Dickinson Vocals
Dave Murray Guitars
Adrian Smith Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Clive Burr (R.I.P. 2013) Drums
Steve Harris Bass, Vocals (backing)
Guest/Session
Barry Clayton (R.I.P. 2011) Narration (on "The Number of the Beast")
Miscellaneous staff
Rod Smallwood Cover concept
Martin "Farmer" Birch Producer, Engineering
Derek Riggs Cover art
Nigel Hewitt-Green Engineering
Bruce Dickinson Vocals
Dave Murray Guitars
Adrian Smith Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Clive Burr (R.I.P. 2013) Drums
Steve Harris Bass, Vocals (backing)
Barry Clayton (R.I.P. 2011) Narration (on "The Number of the Beast")
Rod Smallwood Cover concept
Martin "Farmer" Birch Producer, Engineering
Derek Riggs Cover art
Nigel Hewitt-Green Engineering
Read An album that more than... 92% psychosisholocausto April 5th, 2013
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Read Iron Maiden - The Number of... 70% ConorFynes March 20th, 2012
Read We want information. Well... 93% ralfikk123 April 21st, 2011
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Read Maiden has your number! 79% marktheviktor December 26th, 2008
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Read This is one of heavy... 56% Vaibhavjain July 16th, 2008
Read Not a masterpiece, still a... 60% Nhorf June 3rd, 2008
Read An absolute classic within... 100% VampireKiller April 30th, 2008
Read 666! The Number Of The Beast! 100% Crank_It_Up_To_666 March 23rd, 2008
Read It's really all it's... 92% mankvill February 21st, 2008
Read Solid Followup 87% Mungo April 23rd, 2007
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Read The bridge between the two... 98% Fatal_Metal September 29th, 2006
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Read The Evergreen of Heavy Metal 89% Robert_the_Bruce April 18th, 2005
Read Maiden hits the jackpot 95% raZe July 28th, 2002

Videos were made for Run to the Hills and The Number of the Beast.

Also released as a picture disc.

Original, 1982 Japanese vinyl edition contains the additional track Total Eclipse (originally B-side of Run to the Hills 12") and (in first copies only) a limited, large colour poster of Eddie holding the British flag.

The 1995 reissue comes with a bonus cd with the following track list:
01 - Total Eclipse
02 - Remember Tomorrow (Live 29.10.1981 in Padua, Italy)

The 1998 remaster has a bonus track:
8. Total Eclipse (4:25)
It also contains a special enhanced CD-ROM multimedia section with videos, exclusive photo galleries, biographies, internet links plus a deluxe 24-page colour booklet with full lyrics, Eddie art and photos.

''The Prisoner'' was inspired by the 1967 TV series of the same name. The spoken intro to the track is directly lifted from an episode intro.

"22 Acacia Avenue" was originally written by Adrian Smith and performed by his pre-Iron Maiden band Urchin.

According to the liner notes, Iron Maiden once faced the members of Scorpions in a soccer/football match. They tied, 1-1.

A "Classic Albums" documentary has been made for "The Number of the Beast", chronicling its inception, recording process and legacy. It also includes a skit, written by and starring Bruce Dickinson, referencing the 1967 TV series "The Prisoner".

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