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The Number Of The Beast [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

Iron Maiden Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (19 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: EMI Catalogue
  • ASIN: B00935J6F8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,971 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. Hallowed Be Thy Name

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LP heavyweight vinyl picture disc repacked into deluxe gatefold sleeve.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews! 29 Sep 2010
By carlosnightman VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
One year after Killers, two years after their debut comes Iron Maiden's first masterpiece, and the first album to truly gain them some notoriety, respect, and fame in the rock, metal, and wider music world. One of the most famous, popular, long-lasting, and influential metal albums of all time even some non metal fans should be familiar with one or two of the songs. Although not all of the credit can go the new vocalist Bruce Dickinson- the song writing has changed and greatly improved, Harris taking full control but letting other members have some valuable input- it is his power, style, and ability which raises the album and the band into legendary status. This cements much of the iconic imagery of both the band and the genre and became the benchmark for the thousands of imitators who have since, and will continue to come along.

`Invaders' blasts off at high speed with a dual drum and guitar attack before the new vocalist shows off his impressive lungs. Dickinson here shows a similarly pitched voice to Priest's Halford, but has a purer sound rather than the Priest frontman's shrieks. We notice immediately that the production values are higher, everything is cleaner, and there is a definite sense of newborn energy. Dickinson sings of war, battle, and Invaders attacking- nothing difficult but cementing a metal staple and doing it in style.

`Children Of The Damned' I always feel calms things down too quickly- after such a fast opener I expect a fast second song but this takes things down to a much calmer pace. Lyrically based on the book and film of the same name this sounds more like a Sabbath or slower 70's rock piece. This gives Brucie a chance to show off his vocals in a more unrestrained way as he doesn't have to compete with an insane beat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE best of the beast? 16 Dec 2000
By Stuie
Format:Audio CD
Number of the Beast is an album which set the benchmark for heavy metal in the 80s, and powered the genre into a new era. The addition of Bruce Dickinson's powerful vocal gymnastics took the already popular and promising Iron Maiden to another plane. The two superb singles taken from the album, 'Run to the Hills' and the title track, proved that good music didn't have to bow down to the radio-friendly consensus to sell units and smash its way into the 'pop' charts. Oh how those smug DJs must have cringed when they had to play the songs in the chart run down. Unlike many mainstream albums, the quality didn't waver beyond the singles. The record opens with 'Invaders' which hits like a locamotive out of control. The lilting intro to 'Children of the Damned' lulls the listener into a false sense of security before it explodes to a storming finale. 'The Prisoner' thunders along beneath a catchy chorus, and '22 Acacia Avenue' is an intelligent pot pourri of hard hitting riffs and rhythms. There is a slight lapse with 'Gangland', before the album closes with a masterpiece in 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'. The updated CD version of this record also includes 'Total Eclipse'. Initially released as the B-side to 'Run to the Hills', and missing from the original album, it's a great track and would have undoubtedly been on the album had CDs been around in 1982. NOTB was a ground breaking record, and still sounds as fresh and vibrant now as it did on its release, when it found its way to the number 1 spot in the UK album charts. Maiden have rarely reached such a peak in performance and writing since.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Number of the Beast, Great! 12 April 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album with Bruce Dickinson (the Great?) as singer for Iron Maiden, and wow does he make an impression?! You can tell his influence in the songwriting as well as his completely different style of singing to Di'anno. This album is one of their best, though it's hard to say which is the best. I think that this one hosts Bruce Dickinson's best singing, however some of the songs seem a little tedious.

Since all the songs are completely different you can't properly judge the album as one so here's the songs:

1. Invaders - Not great lyrics, not great music, but it's loud, fast and played well, with excellent singing. 7/10

2. Children of the Damned - My favourite on the album other than the three really phenomenal ones. I just love the guitar fill after each line of "Children of the Damned". 9/10

3. The Prisoner - A good riff and good lyrics, performed brilliantly. I think it's a little overrated by some though. 8/10

4. 22 Acacia Avenue - Nice fast track, and an interesting listen, however obscene in places! I think it's a little long though. 8/10

5. The Number of the Beast - A classic title track and my favourite from the album. Great vocals from Bruce with that high pitched scream after verse 1. 10/10

6. Run to the Hills - I always think this track is overrated, but it is still good, with a great galloping bass line. 10/10

7. Gangland - Fast and furious but not my favourite. 7/10

8. Total Eclipse - A filler track in my opinion, a waste of 4.28 of your life to listen to quite frankly. 3/10

9. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Second only to The Number of the Beast. A great guitar riff, great vocals and great lyrics.
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