- Audio CD (March 26 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Enhanced, Import
- Label: Sanctuary Records
- ASIN: B000063CP6
- Average Customer Review: 115 customer reviews
Number of the Beast Enhanced, Import
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Enhanced CD-Rom version of the original. Includes full-length videos, band biographies, photo galleries, and internet links, all encased in a slip-sleeve.TRACK LISTING: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 Eclipse9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
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 nine 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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Invaders: A good opener, though not as good as Where Eagles Dare or Aces High , but still good.
Children of the Damned: Excellent song with great vocals and guitar.
Prisoner: Tough I didn't liked it very much at first, now it's a good song with great bridge and chorus.
22 Acacia Avenue: I think that this is one of the best songs in the album, and probably one of Maiden's best.
It has a great beggining and a completely amazing chorus, along with the good lyrics about Charlotte.
The Number Of The Beast: Nothing but a great rock song.
Run to the Hills: Probably the most known song from Maiden, and it has a catchy groove to it that makes this song excellent along with the thumping bass from Steve Harris.
Gangland: Maybe the weakest track , but still good.
Total Eclipse: A bit strange but it's a grower.
HALLOWED BE THY NAME: This gotta be Maiden's best song, with amazing lyrics, great drumming, and excellent guitar, not forgetting one of Metal greates voices: Bruce Dickinson.
All in all this a classic, this is a great album and i think it's the heaviest by Maiden thanks to the great non-stop drumming by Clive Burr(Is he better than Nicko? Maybe...)
Adrian and Dave- these guys go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly! They NEVER GET IN THE WAY OF THE MUSIC! Listen to the range of Bruce Dickinson's voice!!! Sometimes listening to Iron Maiden is abit of a history lesson- but no doubt these guys were one of the best! What rock group today can play like these guys? Think about it. I don't really know about them today, just like alot of old rock stars still trying to relive their glory years, but back in the day these guys were killin!!!
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This is the album where Iron Maiden really got thier true identity. They acquired Bruce Dickinson and got rid of thier first singer.Read more
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