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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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  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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By carlosnightman VINE VOICE on 29 Sept. 2010
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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I own nearly all the Maiden CDs, and this one still stands out as one of my favourites. Over the band's history of albums (is it 23 now?) this is definitely one of, if not, the best.
Now, in the classic words of stephen_armstrong_sa, whoever you are:
Track by track analysis? Why thank you.
(there, i gave you credit, so don't sue me)
Invaders: Strangely viewed as filler by a great deal as fans, but for me it's a classic play-me-loud brainless heavy metal tune. And that's no bad thing. 8/10
Children of the Damned: Brilliant riff throughout, and haunting lyrics from brucey. A tune brilliantly written and composed, stands out on the album. 8.5/10
The Prisoner: What other band could do a song based on an old show from the 60s and make it actually worth listening to? Probably quite a few bands, but maiden do it better. 9/10
22 Acacia Avenue: Another great song, even if it did kinda freak me out a bit at first. Packed with atmosphere and outstanding guitar work throughout. 8/10
Number of the Beast: Hooray! The famous title track doesnt fail to deliver. From the legendary words of the passage read at the start to the blistering solos (and everything in between), this is one of the best songs maiden ever wrote. 10/10
Run to the Hills: Another amazing song here. The simple but oh-so-effective riff at the start leaves other bands wondering why they didnt think of it first, and the pounding chorus is just amazing at max volume! Hilarious video, too. 10/10
Gangland: Well, after the last two songs, it would be nearly impossible to create something worthy of following after. Not to say this is a bad track, but it just seems a bit poor in comparison, that's all. 7.
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One of the greatest heavy metal albums ever. However, if you own a decent Hi-fi system you'll notice the utter lack of dynamics and huge noise of the mastering. I analysed the songs using Audacity for Mac OSX and discovered that the compression levels used are beyond belief. It won't be noticeable if you listen to it in your car or if you rip it to your iPod. It will, in fact, sound "loud" and "detailed". If however you seek realism in your music and play it with some serious Stereo system - Stay away.
I fully regret having purchased this album. "Enhanced" is marketing garbage.
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Iron maiden are one of the best heavy metal bands out there. After owning this albulm and listening to to it a lot i can see why it was voted one of the best ever heavy metal albums. It openes with the fast and furiors invaders which sets the tone for the rest of the album. Some of the true classis are 22 acacia avenue, number of the beast and run to the hills. The last thing i have to say is how good Hallowed by thy name is. It is one of the best songs ever written and has so much emotion in.

I hope you do decied to buy this album because if you like heavy metal you we like this.
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Format: MP3 Download
This is the album that threw Iron Maiden into the limelight and gave them their first UK number 1 in the album charts. It set them off in a different direction to where Killers went, and although that album contained an early blueprint for the Maiden sound, here it was in all it's glory. A radical line up change in the form of Bruce Dickinson replacing Paul Di'anno (who by that time was spending too much time getting wasted) further cemented the sound and pushed the band in a more coherent direction. Although I've always liked Di'anno's husky, almost punky voice; now the band had a singer who was as capable with his voice as the rest of the band were with their instruments.

The production on the album has a lot more polish to it than the previous records, but it is a lot more uneven from a song writing point of view, mixing moments of brilliance with some sections that feel a bit rushed. The albums opener, Invaders is a good example of this. Here you have some really great riffs let down by a poor chorus and uneven verses. Bruce Dickinson does his best with the pacing but the lines seem to be a little too long for the song structure. Even so, it demonstrates Dickinson's ability to push the vocal lines into workable shape. The chorus for this song is a letdown too - it just doesn't fit over the music and feels tacked on. The later track Ganglands suffers from the same problem and they are both definitely the weakest songs on the album.

Children of the Damned, The Prisoner and 22 Acacia Avenue are all solid numbers that bring the standard back up. The first was influenced by both the films Village of the Damned and Children of the Damned; and also by the Black Sabbath song Children of the Sea.
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