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The Number of the Beast Original recording reissued, Import


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  • Audio CD (September 29, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1982
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Import
  • Label: Raw Power
  • ASIN: B00000BKDU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,099 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Invaders
2. Children Of The Damned
3. The Prisoner
4. 22 Acacia Avenue
5. The Number Of The Beast
6. Run To The Hills
7. Gangland
8. Total Eclipse
9. Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Throughout the 1980s, a damning generalization held true: British metal was essentially working man's food, loosely descended from biker-meets and Northern pubs; whereas, in the States, it was an outgrowth of stadium rock, which traditionally subordinated substance to spectacle. Plug-ugly and cartoonishly morbid, Iron Maiden were typical of the Brit effort, since they effectively emphasized a driving, no-nonsense approach to the music. Among metal aficionados, this album ranks as one of the defining moments of the entire genre. Of the eight songs here--including Maiden classics like "Run to the Hills" and the title track--only "Gangland" falls flat, though it's immediately overshadowed by "Hallowed Be Thy Name," acknowledged by many as this band's apotheosis. --Andrew McGuire

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This may be the best heavy metal album ever!
"-snowblind-"
The album finishes with Hallowed Be Thy Name, another one of the best songs on the album... ...UP THE IRONS!!
Chris 'raging bill' Burton
A must have for a music fan, to say nothing about a Maiden fan, or a metal fan!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Gorham on June 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD
THE BAND: Steve Harris (bass), Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Dave Murray (guitar), Adrian Smith (guitar), Clive Burr (drums).

THE DISC: (1982) 9 tracks clocking in at approximately 45 minutes. This is Maiden's 3rd album. Recorded at Battery Studios, London. The disc contains a 22-page booklet with a brief intro, lyrics, band pictures and thank you's. Song writing credits: Harris takes credit for 8 of 9 songs. Murray, Smith and Burr co-wrote a few each with Harris (Dickinson has zero song writing credits). The song "Gangland" by Smith and Burr only. The enhanced CD features a nice multimedia section for your PC - including 2 videos ("Run To The Hills" and "The Number Of The Beast", the band's catalogue of albums, band history, itinerary from the '82 Beast On The Road tour, and more. Digitally remastered in 1998. Cover art by the one and only Derek Riggs.

COMMENTS: Iron Maiden hit it big with "Number of the Beast". Easily considered a classic in early 1980's metal. Departed is Iron Maiden's original singer and enter newcomer ex-Samson vocalist, 23 year old Bruce Dickinson. This was also Clive Burr's last album with the band. Perhaps not as polished a record, say as "Powerslave" or "Piece Of Mind", but the band is in rare form - writing songs that will stand the test of time... and many being concert favorites decades later. "Number Of The Beast" is at its core - raw and full of energy and excitement. Where many bands at the time were releasing 3 and 4 minutes songs, Maiden was breaking the mold and giving their fans some trademark long songs - the 7+ minute "Hallowed Be Thy Name", the 6+ minute "22 Acacia Avenue" and "The Prisoner". Radio hits included the title track (#35 on the Billboard charts) and "Run To The Hills (#18 Billboard, and #7 in the UK). As good as Iron Maiden's 1st two discs were with singer Paul Di'Anno, the chance they took firing him really paid off 10-fold with Dickinson. This is Iron Maiden's first classic period release. Great disc.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "metalbeast" on October 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I cannot beleive that just before I wrote this review this album had an average score of a mere four and a half stars out of five. This album truly deserves the maximum quantity of stars. I am hoping that this review will help to tip the balance and give it the five stars it deserves. This is one killer album and if you haven't got it then buy it NOW. Every song ROCKS especially classics like 'Number of the beast', 'Run to the hills', 'The prisoner' and 'Hallowed be thy name'. If you want to buy one maiden album I would say buy 'Live after Death' because it has most of the classics from their first five albums, but if you want a good maiden studio album, this is the one. This album, along with 'Powerslave' and 'Peice of mind' which are also excellent should go down as one of the finest examples of heavy metal mastery EVER.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "mrachelax" on December 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Forget about the fact that in the United States the band has rarely received any airplay on commercial radio. Nearly 18 years after its initial release, this album holds up as being one of the best rock albums (not just metal) of all time.
When this album came out in 1982, it quickly outsold the previous two Iron Maiden albums and confirmed that band leader, bassist Steve Harris & Iron Maiden had made the right choice in naming Bruce Dickinson as their new lead singer.
While many of Iron Maiden's albums are very good, if you can have only ONE Iron Maiden album, this should be it.
Producer Martin Birch has crafted a studio album that from beginning to end is flawless.
Invaders, which kicks off the album with its thunderous riffs, will have you snapping your neck and running for your guitar to try and play along. Children of the Damned is deceptively mellow at the beginning before speeding up and concluding with a wallop.
The Prisoner (based upon the 60's TV cult classic starring Patrick McGoohan) is a tremendous effort and a nod against conformity. 22 Acacia Avenue is the continuing saga of Charlotte the Harlot from the first Maiden album and features simple chords that wail.
The title track, which was supposed to be intro'd by Vincent Price (he was unavailable), to even the Maiden uninitiated is one of the best known of all the metal anthems. Dickinson's screams of six-six-six, the number of the beast, hell and fire conjure up the images seen on the cover artwork. With the following track, Run to the Hills, Maiden wrote a song that should have received a lot of US radio airplay but didn't. Never the less it is probably the most sing-along-able and memorable song on the album.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
What "Master of Puppets" is to Metallica, "Number Of The Beast" is to Iron Maiden. This album is the definitive Maiden album, and the first big, worldwide strike for the band. "Number of the Beast" is not only one of the handful of albums that defined metal in the 1980s, but also defined metal PERIOD.
Musically, the album is also fantastic. There is only one weak track on the disc- "Gangland." Every other song is a Maiden classic; musically well-done- moving where it has to sound moving, driving when it has to be, and powerful every inch of the way. Mere words cannot describe the quality of the album. From the beginning ("Invaders"), Bruce Dickinson takes the listener on a roller coaster of emotion with his vocals, while Adrian Smith, Steve Harris, Clive Burr, and Dave Murray provide the raw power to get you through "Children of the Damned," "The Prisoner," and the title track, "Number of the Beast." "Hallowed Be Thy Name" starts off slow, then gradually picks up until it ends in a strong crescendo, a perfect end to a nigh-perfect album.
A must have for a music fan, to say nothing about a Maiden fan, or a metal fan!
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