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Iron Maiden - Classic Album: The Number Of The Beast

Iron Maiden

This Classic Album shows Iron Maiden going from early leaders of the UK Heavy Metal scene to absolute international superstars. Exclusive new and archive performances gives unique behind-the-scenes insight into the process of making one of the greatest metal albums of all time.

As Iron Maiden’s first top 40 record in the U.S. and topping the UK charts, The Number Of The Beast spawned a pair of all time classic metal anthems – ‘Run To The Hills’ and the demonic title track ‘The Number Of The Beast.’

With both the arrival of new vocalist Bruce Dickinson in 1982 and the release of this album, Iron Maiden unleashed on to the world what many heard as “demonic influences” on their audiences --- so beware! The band was even condemned by some in America as “devil worshippers.” Whatever the case, this album clearly had a powerful impact on the entire world of rock music.

Exclusive new interviews with the entire band include Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and the first interview for many years with drummer Clive Burr who actually left the band shortly after the success of this album. Track by track the producer of the album, Martin Birch, personally leads you through the original, unmixed, multi-track recordings of ‘Run To The Hills’, ‘The Number Of The Beast’, ‘The Prisoner’, ‘Children Of The Damned’, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ and others. Also, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth shares his look at Iron Maiden’s influence on the entire heavy metal scene.

Bruce Dickinson even takes you to Portmeirion, the location for the 60’s hit television series ‘The Prisoner’ which was the inspiration for Iron Maiden’s song of that name.

Inside this box you’ll see and hear precisely why this album has earned its place as a Classic Album.

Click HERE to watch the trailer