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Iron Maiden

Fear Of The Dark

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Category: Heavy Metal

Year: 1992

Label: Castle Records

Catalog Number: CASTLE 111-2

Average Rating: 88 / 100 (12 ratings)

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Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark Album Cover

Bruce Dickinson vocals
Dave Murray guitars
Janick Gers guitars
Steve Harris bass guitar
Nicko McBrain drums and percussion
Castle Records Reissues of 1995. Every album in the Iron Maiden discography was released as a 2-CD Picture Disc set, with the second disc being B-sides, live, and unreleased tracks. These are now particularly hard to find.
Disc 1
1.  Be Quick Or Be Dead  3:21
2.  From Here To Eternity  3:35
3.  Afraid To Shoot Strangers  6:52
4.  Fear Is The Key  5:30
5.  Childhood's End  4:37
6.  Wasting Love  5:46
7.  The Fugitive  4:52
8.  Chains Of Misery  3:33
9.  The Apparition  3:53
10.  Judas Be My Guide  3:06
11.  Weekend Warrior  5:37
12.  Fear Of The Dark  7:16
Total Running Time:  57:58

Disc 2
13.  Nodding Donkey Blues  3:16
14.  Space Station No. 5  11:57  Cover: Sammy Hagar
15.  Roll Over Vic Vella aka Roll Over Beethoven  4:45  Cover: Chuck Berry
16.  I Can't See My Feelings  3:48  Cover: Budgie
17.  No Prayer For the Dying live  4:24
18.  Public Enema Number One live  3:57
19.  Hooks In You live  3:45
Total Running Time:  35:52

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Existing comments about this CD

From: T1TAN Date: February 17, 2002 at 10:13
although this album is kinda odd for Maiden, it's REALLY good.. nice job.

From: nikkiray$immon$ Date: May 18, 2002 at 20:17
Going through the motions on this one. It shows, the songs aren't well written & the band just sounds tired. It's no wonder Bruce left after this car wreck of an album. Though the Castle Version had the bonus disc, RAW POWER & Sanctuary Records didn't bother putting out the version that would be worth picking this up again... 5.0 Didn't make me "Fear" the dark at all...

From: James Date: June 19, 2002 at 9:46
u guys are dicks- this is 1 of their best albums. it is definitely their darkest album along with X factor but its great. The guitar solo's r out of this world and the songs are brill. slugpuss@hotmail.com

From: T1TAN3827 Date: July 4, 2002 at 13:13
first: do not insult other posters. second: i'm not saying that this album sucks, au contraire - it's great. but only it's not a typical maiden album, that's all... *****

From: mia_nis Date: June 25, 2003 at 19:36

From: mrs. Harris Date: October 15, 2003 at 18:18
This album is one of my favourite albums. I love songs Afraid to shoot strangers, Childhood's end, Wasting love, Fear of the dark... Iron maiden is the best metal band in the world!!! I will love you forever! *HELL AIN'T A BAD PLACE, HELL IS FROM HERE TO ETERNITY...*

From: Zze Date: October 21, 2003 at 6:57
this ia to Iron Maiden what " Heaven and Hell" was to Sabbath. a rebirth, but which wouldn´t last long ... Still this is one of my favopurite Iron Maiden CDs, the only sucking track is the apparition, and even this song is not that bad

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 18, 2003 at 13:19
This album isn't as acclaimed as earlier Maiden works, but it's grown on me over the years. At least it's an improvement over "No Prayer For The Dying", and Bruce left the band on a high note. Best tracks: Title track, "Wasting Love," "Afraid To Shoot Strangers."

From: Tocallo Date: March 30, 2004 at 18:15
Sigo en lo mismo Falta el toque especial de Adrian Smith, para que sea completo en grupo

From: Shannon Date: June 19, 2004 at 19:48
This is a fairly great album from Maiden. A little different, but still pretty good and better than No Prayer, I think. The album cover artwork coulda been a lot better though!

From: Shannon Date: June 19, 2004 at 19:50
Cover Artwork: Looks more like a vampire in a tree than Eddie!!

From: Richierocker Date: June 24, 2004 at 21:44
I broke this one out for the first time in a while and let me tell you it impressed me bigtime, great guitars and hooks, and the kind of kick ass vibe only Iron Maiden can deliver.

From: Big Papa K Date: July 1, 2004 at 17:49
Improvement over the last album, but they are clearly out of ideas by now. For every great rocker such as "Be Quick Or Be Dead" and "From Here To Eternity" their is junk like "Weekend Warrior" and "Judas Be My Guide". While "Fear Of The Dark" is one of the bands great epic songs, "Afraid To Shoot Strangers" is among their most boring ones. About four strong tracks, with a bunch of crap. 5/10

From: Filipe Ferreira Date: August 8, 2004 at 19:30
Maiden rules yeahHHHHHHHHHH

From: Date: August 9, 2004 at 16:56

From: Sammy Date: August 16, 2004 at 14:59
Continued weak writing. Gers is so boring on the Adrian Smith parts. Dickinson's solo albums with Adrian Smith surpassed his final two IM albums (not counting his return to the band later).

From: pie75 Date: September 5, 2010 at 5:02
better and harder then no prayer some great songs still i don't think their's a bad song here but not as great as the classic albums people get caught up rating anything they do against the 80-88 period rate it for what it is and it's enjoyable good songs are be quick or be dead,from here to eternety,afraid to shoot strangers,wasting love,fugitive,judas be my guide and the best is saved for last the title track is good enough to be any of their albums

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 6, 2016 at 19:35
The band came to my country,Venezuela,for the very first time on this Tour,2 wild nights at the venue Poliedro De Caracas..."Be Quick Or Be Dead" is the best cut for me and my fave in here...tracks 6,10 & 12 are also in my book...86/100

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