Children Of The Damned - Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Label: EMI - 11902 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Colombia • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal
The album was their first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson and their last with drummer Clive Burr. The Number of the Beast was met with critical and commercial success, and became the band's first album to top the UK Albums Chart and reach the top 40 of the US Billboard The album produced the singles " Run to the Hills " and " The Number of the Beast ", the former of which became the band's first top-ten UK single.
The album was also controversial, particularly in the United States, due to the religious references in its artwork and the title track's lyrics. Since the release of The Number of the Beast and its subsequent tour The Beast on the Road"The Beast" has become an alternate name for Iron Maiden and was later used in the titles of some of their compilations and live releases, including Best of the Beast and Visions of the Beast.
The Number of the Beast is Iron Maiden's only album to include songwriting credits for Clive Children Of The Damned - Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast and was the band's first album to feature writing by guitarist Adrian Smith.
The album's producer Martin Birch remarked, "I simply didn't think [former vocalist Paul Di'Anno ] was capable of handling lead vocals on some of the quite complicated directions I knew Steve wanted to explore When Bruce joined, it opened up the possibilities for the new album tremendously.
According to several interviews Dickinson was heavily involved in writing several of the album's songs, and in particular the tracks "Children of the Damned", "The Prisoner" and " Run to the Hills ". Music press reports told stories of unexplained phenomena occurring during the sessions at Battery Studios, such as lights turning on and off of their own accord and the recording gear mysteriously breaking down.
Like all of Iron Maiden's album artwork during the s and early 90s, it was painted by Derek Riggs. The cover was originally created Nobodys Sweetheart - Leon Redbone - Double Time the song " Purgatory ", but Rod Smallwood deemed it of too high a calibre for a single release and decided to save it for The Number of the Beast album instead.
The Children Of The Damned - Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast was also the centre of controversy, particularly in the United States, due to the lyrics of the title track and the cover art depicting Eddie controlling Satan like a puppet, while Satan is also controlling a smaller Eddie.
Smallwood explains that the concept was to ask "who's the really evil one here? Who's manipulating who? The album's cover art has been parodied several times — by crossover thrash band Stormtroopers of Death for the cover art of their album Bigger than the Deviland on a T-shirt by Streetwear brand Diamond Supply Co.
As they had written too much material, they had to choose between "Total Eclipse" and "Gangland" for the "Run to the Hills" single release, with the understanding that the other song would make it onto the album. I think if 'Total Eclipse' had been on the album instead of 'Gangland' it would have been far better.
We had just enough time to do what we did, and that was it. While the title track was considered by many religious groups in the United States as evidence that Iron Maiden were a Satanic band, the song was in fact inspired by a nightmare bassist Steve Harris had, triggered by watching the film Damien: Omen II late at night. The closing song "Hallowed Be Thy Name" has remained in all but two of the band's setlists since the album's recording the only exceptions being the Maiden England World Tour —14, Children Of The Damned - Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast the second leg of the Book of Souls World Tour in The band's manager, Rod Smallwoodhad to telephone Chicken Reel - Les Paul & Mary Ford - Les Paul & Mary Ford The Capitol Years McGoohan to ask permission to use the audio clips for the song Children Of The Damned - Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast was extremely hesitant during his conversation with whom Smallwood himself describes as "a real bona fide superstar actor".
A rock band, you say? Do it. According to Smith, Steve Harris remembered hearing the song at an Urchin concert in a local park, and modified it for The Number of the Beast album. The album was strongly opposed by social conservatives — especially in the United States, where Iron Maiden were accused of being Satanists. Public burnings of the band's catalogue were organised, although some religious groups smashed the records with hammers, for fear of inhaling fumes from burning vinyl.
They completely got the wrong end of the stick. They obviously hadn't read the lyrics. They just wanted to believe all that rubbish about us being Satanists. Since its release, Jsais Pas - Brigitte - A Bouche Que Veux-tu album has received consistent critical acclaim, with AllMusic describing it as "among the top five most essential heavy metal albums Daniel Rowdens Pants - The Carters - Daniel Rowdens Pants recorded.
A cornerstone of the genre. The Number of the Beast was a commercial success,  with The New York Times reporting in that 14 million copies Children Of The Damned - Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast been sold worldwide.
In addition, the album reached the Top ten in Austria and Sweden, and No. The album reached No. Both songs entered the Irish Singles Chart in the same order, and reached No.
The performance was recorded and has been released through the band's YtseJam Records label. Several of the record's songs have been used in video games: "Run to the Hills" is featured in SSX On Tour as the opening theme,  Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City  and a cover version is included in Rock Bandthe only song in the game listed as 'Impossible' for all instruments.
The album was reissued in with a bonus CD containing two songs "Total Eclipse", and a live version of "Remember Tomorrow" that had been the B-sides of the album's two singles. All tracks are written by Steve Harrisexcept where noted. Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes   and AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Number of the Beast disambiguation.
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