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Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
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A Matter of Life and Death

Iron Maiden

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 28th, 2006
Catalog ID:
0946 372321 2 5
Label:
EMI
Format:
CD
Reviews:
35 reviews (avg. 80%)
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4. The Pilgrim 05:07   Show lyrics
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5. The Longest Day 07:48   Show lyrics
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6. Out of the Shadows 05:36   Show lyrics
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7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg 07:21   Show lyrics
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8. For the Greater Good of God 09:24   Show lyrics
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Band members
Bruce Dickinson Vocals
Dave Murray Guitars
Adrian Smith Guitars, Guitar synths (track 3)
Janick Gers Guitars
Steve Harris Bass, Keyboards
Nicko McBrain Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Steve Harris Producer
Drew Griffiths Engineering
Alex Mackenzie Engineering (assistant)
Tim Bradstreet Cover art
Grant Goleash Cover art (additional)
Simon Fowler Photography
John McMurtrie Photography
Kevin Shirley Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Peacock Art direction, Design
Bruce Dickinson Vocals
Dave Murray Guitars
Adrian Smith Guitars, Guitar synths (track 3)
Janick Gers Guitars
Steve Harris Bass, Keyboards
Nicko McBrain Drums
Steve Harris Producer
Drew Griffiths Engineering
Alex Mackenzie Engineering (assistant)
Tim Bradstreet Cover art
Grant Goleash Cover art (additional)
Simon Fowler Photography
John McMurtrie Photography
Kevin Shirley Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Peacock Art direction, Design
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Music videos were made for the songs "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg" and "Different World".

Track 1 by Smith/Harris
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 9 by Smith/Harris/Dickinson
Tracks 4, 10 by Gers/Harris
Track 6 by Dickinson/Harris
Track 7 by Murray/Harris
Track 8 by Harris

The title is considered to be named after the 1946 British World War II film "A Matter of Life and Death" (also known as "Stairway to Heaven").

Unusually for a major label album, A Matter of Life and Death was not mastered.

On the DVD of the making of the album, at second 47, the tracklist of the album can be seen on the monitor along with 4 extra songs that are covers, which are: Tush (ZZ Top), Angel of Death (Thin Lizzy), Space Truckin' (Deep Purple) and Hocus Pocus (Focus). It was presumed that these covers were going to be included as b-sides of the single "Different World" (this said by the media), but only one of them appeared and it was "Hocus Pocus". In 2012, "Space Truckin'" was remixed and included on the "Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head" compilation. The remaining 2 songs have not been released.

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Sarm West Studio, London.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 0 94637 23212 5
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Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LK97
Mastering SID Code (Variant 2,3,4): IFPI LW03
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9R97
Mould SID Code (Variant 2,3,4): IFPI AAH61

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