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Release date: 29 March 1982
Style: New wave of British heavy metal

Rating:

9.1 | 2009 votes

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Disc I
01. Invaders
02. Children Of The Damned
03. The Prisoner
04. 22 Acacia Avenue
05. The Number Of The Beast
06. Run To The Hills
07. Gangland
08. Total Eclipse [1998 remastered bonus]
09. Hallowed Be Thy Name

Disc II [1995 remastered release]
01. Total Eclipse
02. Remember Tomorrow [live]

Top 20 albums of 1982: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 5

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Paul Bruce Dickinson - vocals
David Michael "Dave" Murray - guitars
Adrian Frederick Smith - guitars
Clive Burr - drums
Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris - bass


Additional info
Recording: Battery Studios, London.
Producer, engineer: Martin "Farmer" Birch.
Engineer: Nigel Hewitt-Green.
Cover, cover concept & photography: Derek Riggs & Rod Smallwood.

''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 perfromed by his pre-Iron Maiden band Urchin.

Guest review by
HS

Rating:
10
At that time, Iron Maiden had already released two studio albums, Iron Maiden and Killers, which had made them known in the British metal scene. However, vocalist Paul Di Anno was fired from the group due to his uncontrolled alcoholic problems. Although this could have been proved a painful strike, Iron Maiden's golden era was about to start. Soon, vocalist Bruce Dickinson joined the group and in 1982 they released the historically important album The Number Of The Beast.

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published 18.09.2003 | Comments (21)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

Rating:
9.5
The year is 1982, and metal is still a young and developing genre of music. The new wave of British heavy metal is beginning to take its toll on the American populace. We had already had a taste of Priest's British Steel and nine entire studio albums by Black Sabbath. Now it's Maiden's turn to hit the spotlight, and let me tell you, this release did it for them.

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published 18.02.2010 | Comments (23)

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Ellrohir - 22.02.2013 at 01:18  
  So good "powerful killer" albums with best NWOBHM lyrics ever are now rated "5" by you?
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.02.2013 at 01:19  
Rating: 8
Written by Ellrohir on 22.02.2013 at 01:18

So good "powerful killer" albums are rated "5" by you?


typical K7 non-logic there for you
Ellrohir - 22.02.2013 at 01:23  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.02.2013 at 01:19

Written by Ellrohir on 22.02.2013 at 01:18

So good "powerful killer" albums are rated "5" by you?


typical K7 non-logic there for you


well, yea...i kinda wonder why i wonder...
theFIST - 22.02.2013 at 16:39  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.02.2013 at 01:19

Written by Ellrohir on 22.02.2013 at 01:18

So good "powerful killer" albums are rated "5" by you?


typical K7 non-logic there for you

maybe for him the site should be reprogrammed with the overcomplex dropdown menu connected to the rate button being replaced by a random number generator

hey, that might be an idea for the aprils fools joke this year
Dentura - 09.03.2013 at 04:29  
Rating: 10 Picking up an original CD pressing of this album and revisiting it again has reminded me how much I love this so much. I thought Brave New World was my favorite before, but I think this will take the number one spot when it comes to favorite Maiden albums. Absolutely classic in every sense of the word.
Jaeryd17‍ - 01.04.2013 at 13:20  
Rating: 7
Written by Ellrohir on 22.02.2013 at 01:18

So good "powerful killer" albums with best NWOBHM lyrics ever are now rated "5" by you?

And albums with one horrible song, a few bad songs, and a few okay songs--like No Prayer for the Dying--are rated 10. It's actually kinda hilarious when you think about it.
Lião - 29.04.2013 at 09:10  
Rating: 9 Not a 100 percent masterpiece, but damn closer.
syfllhylmz - 18.05.2013 at 13:50  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece
Nick Krzemienski - 24.09.2013 at 22:04  
Rating: 8 Hmm, dont know why, but i always found the first two albums being superiour to this one. Its a very good album, dont deny that fact, but not each song impresses me that much.
Marcel Hubregtse - 24.09.2013 at 22:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Nick Krzemienski on 24.09.2013 at 22:04

Hmm, dont know why, but i always found the first two albums being superiour to this one. Its a very good album, dont deny that fact, but not each song impresses me that much.


you're not the only one

plus a couple of great tracks do not a classic make in my book
Nick Krzemienski - 24.09.2013 at 22:24  
Rating: 8 Haha! Yes and to be honest, i was never a fan of rUN TO THE hills or even Hallowed be thy name-
Bugster Crow - 01.11.2013 at 08:56  
Rating: 9 I like invaders and children of the damned.....
Pennywise - 26.02.2014 at 15:10  
Rating: 8 Gangland is the worst Maiden song I know only rivaled by The Apparition which is more like spoken word. The remaining tracks are good to very good. Dont get the people hating Invaders..
deadone - 04.03.2014 at 01:28  
Rating: 9 When it comes down to it, this stuff still rocks hard!


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