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Fear Of The Dark [Enhanced]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000251W7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,695 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Be Quick Or Be Dead (1998 - Remaster) 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. From Here To Eternity (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Afraid To Shoot Strangers (1998 - Remaster) 6:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Fear Is The Key (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Childhood's End (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wasting Love (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Fugitive (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Chains Of Misery (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Apparition (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Judas Be My Guide (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Weekend Warrior (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Fear Of The Dark (1998 Digital Remaster) 7:160.99  Buy MP3 

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best efforts 19 Jan 2002
Format:Audio CD
While it is true that this album contains some tracks that make us despair of the good old band ("Chains of Misery" comes to mind), it also contains some of the best songs Iron Maiden have ever played, such as, to name a few, "Fear of the Dark", "From Here to Eternity" or "Afraid to Shoot Strangers".
This album marks the brilliant culmination a proccess of deep transformation in the bands musical output, the quality of which the band has been unable to equal since (though that does not mean that subsequent albums are bad in the least).
Both newcomers to the band and long time fans will very likely find much to enjoy in this album, and will get their money's worth.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good change in direction, and critized for it! 16 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
Fear of the Dark is generally under-rated, but it does have plenty to offer, even to a non-maiden fan. Perhaps this is the reason why it is critized by maiden fans, it is different from their old stuff (not quite as heavy). Songs such as 'Wasting Love', 'Childhood's End' and 'The Fugitive' show this. Many people critize that their stuff is generally weaker on this, which it is, but they are comparing it to Maiden's earlier work which was amazing; the songs on here are still very good. Plus, there are some absolute classics on here, including 'Afraid to Shoot Strangers', 'Be Quick or Be Dead', and of course 'Fear of the Dark'. The reason I did not give this album 5 stars is because it is a bit weaker than maiden's previous stuff (such as Number of the Beast, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Powerslave...), and there is a song which i don't like on this album 'The Apparition' (too repetitive).
Overall, a very good album which has plenty to offer, and should be apart of your maiden collection, so buy it! (remember, if it was not for this album, we would not have had the Blaze era, and the return of Bruce for the great albums 'Brave New World' and 'Dance of Death' (which is one of my favourite maiden albums!)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost Of Gillan? 15 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having been an avid Maiden, Motorhead, AC/DC and Gillan fan back in the glory days of NWOBHM, I was a little late in adding this to my collection. I was always put off buying it because of some of the negative reviews it received and that it was Bruce's last album and that maybe his heart wasn't in it anymore. It was also the last album to be produced by the legendary Martin Birch and the first Maiden album cover not to feature a Derek Riggs design. How wrong was I! This album ranks up there as one of their best efforts.

This album has not been out of the player for about a week now! It has all the Maiden characteristics that has made them Rock Gods for the last 30 years. The album sees the emergence of Janick Gers as a strong writing force within the band, co writing no less than 5 songs, as this was his 2nd album as co lead guitarist. Released in 1992, it contains the two hit singles 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' a No.2 smash which focused its attention on several political scandals taking place at the time of its release, including the Robert Maxwell banking scandal, European stock market crashes, and the BCCI case and 'From Here To Eternity' which reached No.21 and is the fourth and most recent song in the ongoing saga of 'Charlotte the Harlot'

It's an experimental album also with several tracks being 'not the norm'. 'Fear Is The Key' is superb, another Dickinson/Gers composition certainly has a Deep Purple feel to it and Bruce sounds uncannily like Gillan and even screams a traditional Ian Gillan scream. If I didn't know any different I certainly would have thought it was a Gillan song as it borrows slightly from 'Bluesy Blue Sea' a song written by Gers/Gillan 10 years earlier in 1982 from the album 'Magic'.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One word....Amazing! 27 Dec 2001
Format:Audio CD
Fear of the Dark is packed with the most amazing metal music you will ever hear! Each song is brilliant in its own individual way and no two sound anything like each other. The guitar solos and lead guitar parts are amazing. I bought this album about 2-3 weeks ago and have listened to it every day since! 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' and 'From Here To Eternity' kick the album off and you cant beat finishing the whole amazing show with perhaps Iron maiden's best song-'Fear of the Dark' I think i have said enough-just buy it, put it in your CD player (or PC) and let the music do the rest!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great swansong for bruce 23 May 2005
By Wayne
Format:Audio CD
Having read the previous reviews of this album I cannot understand what people have against it. I am a HUGE Maiden fan, they are my favourite band and I have purchased everything they've ever done. This album has some great songs and bruces voice is fantastic, especially on be quick or be dead. This is a massive step up from No Prayer For The Dying, which in my opinion is their weakest album. Wasting love is the worst song on the album but even this is ok. Overall I think this is a very strong collection of songs. The album also went to No:1 in the charts, not bad for an album most say is only 3 stars.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I was so surprised when i found out that in fact alot of maiden fans dont like this, whats not to like? Its filled with Iron Maiden classics, I personaly love this album (though i do love all Iron Maiden albums). This album has classics like The Apparition (why does noone like this song is beyond me), Childhoods End, Afraid to Shoot Stranggers wait what the hell am i doing all this album is a classic how can you not like this album. People even say The X Factor & Virtual XI is better then this, dont get me wrong they're awesome album but compared to this album it just doesn come close to this album. This album has great lyrics, great vocals by dickinson (duh), great solos & riffs & awesome drumming by nicko. Fair enough maiden fans having a slight problem with the departure of the awesome guitarist Adrian Smith but this album is a classic, In my opinion this album doesnt have a filler song on it it's all killer. Though my favourite would probably be The Apparition ( which is strangely underrated). This is a wicked place to start off with Iron Maiden. UP THE IRONS!!!!!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars not happy
CD was sracthed and case was cracked. U get what you pay for . cd jumps was not happy . thanks
Published 2 months ago by alexismarsden
5.0 out of 5 stars fear of the dark iron maiden
one of the best albums iron maiden have made there is not a bad track on this cd a great buy
Published 4 months ago by martin james lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
this has to be one of the best albums made by the band. It is a must have for anyone`s cd collection
Published 8 months ago by lloydie4
4.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden
A CD I’ve had in my collection for possibly ten years now. A good album of course and great to listen to it lifts my mood or simply changes my mood. That’s why I bought it.
Published 8 months ago by Colin J
5.0 out of 5 stars another brill maiden album
fear of the dark has been around for a while, still sounds as cool as it did when it first came out

up the irons!!!
Published 8 months ago by random1
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic iron
This cd is a fantastic piece for my collection, buy it if you like the iron maiden. excellent value fo rmoney and delivery on time as always
Published 8 months ago by marco giaretta
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not a classic...
...but it is still very good. One or two tracks have a definite whiff of 'filler' about them but there's plenty of 'killer' too!
Published 10 months ago by Colin D
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it you won't regret it!
Superb, Bruce was back with a bang with this album, screaming guitar solo's and maidens signature key changes make this a must for any fan.
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Glenn P. Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I really love this album. Everyone with a flair for Heavy Metal should definitely check this out. One of their best works.
Published 13 months ago by Dom
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought to complete my collection
This isn't Iron Maiden's best album, but neither is it their worst. I bought this mainly to replace the copy I have on cassette and to complete my Maiden album collection, That's... Read more
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