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Iron Maiden

The Number Of The Beast

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Category: Heavy Metal

Year: 1982

Label: Castle Records

Catalog Number: Castle 104-2

Average Rating: 92 / 100 (14 ratings)

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Personnel
Bruce Dickinson vocals
Steve Harris bass guitar
Adrian Smith guitars
Dave Murray guitars
Clive Burr 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.
Tracks
Disc 1
1.  Invaders  3:22
2.  Children Of The Damned  4:33
3.  The Prisoner  6:00
4.  22, Acacia Avenue  6:34
5.  The Number Of The Beast  4:49
6.  Run To The Hills  3:50
7.  Gangland  3:47
8.  Hallowed Be Thy Name  7:10
  
Total Running Time:  40:05

Disc 2
9.  Total Eclipse  4:28
10.  Remember Tomorrow live  5:27
  
Total Running Time:  9:55

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From: Colin Date: October 27, 2001 at 20:54
one of the best iron maiden cds there is, best song is 'Hallowed be thy Name.'

From: Y2Clay Date: February 22, 2002 at 22:21
Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea...... . This line is the root of my musical heritage. Maiden Rules !! This is just one of many great Maiden albums but this one was the one to introduce to sound of metal and I've never looked back.

From: Motley Date: May 14, 2002 at 13:43
Brothers and sister: We have a reason to live: Iron Maiden. One of the most important bands to come out of England and to make millions of marks duringh their long metal ride. Hands down. 'scream for me donington.......' ghoost bumbs...........

From: the SLUT Date: August 26, 2002 at 2:46
FUCKING MUSIC THE BEST CRACK U R SKULLS SMASH U R BRAINS

From: The Fizzy One Date: November 11, 2002 at 21:32
My favorite of the Maiden albums I own. (I actually have the '95 reissue too.) I had to take off a point for a muddy production that at times buries the drums and covers up the intricate guitarwork on 'Hallowed Be Thy Name.' The only song I haven't quite gotten into is 'Gangland.' The Fizz Picks: 'Prisoner,' 'Number of the Beast,' 'RUn to the Hills' and 'Hallowed.'

From: Fizz Again Date: November 11, 2002 at 21:33
WAit! I forgot to mention: notice how Bruce DIckinson, on his first outing with the band, hasn't yet adopted that annoying full-time yodeling operatic shit that he will, alas, on later albums.

From: Great Dane Date: January 11, 2003 at 2:19
Superb release. All good tracks.

From: Tailgunner Date: February 7, 2003 at 18:42
Six, six, six, the number of the beast, sacrifice is going on tonight...

From: iaffprofireman Date: February 21, 2003 at 4:10
One of the best metal albums of all time. Classic! What more can be said about this one. Not a weak song on here. It set the standard as far as Iron Maiden's music!

From: tailgunner Date: March 3, 2003 at 20:44
UP THE IRONS, MAIDEN RULES

From: IM Date: March 3, 2003 at 21:39
Iron Maiden RULES

From: slashh Date: March 4, 2003 at 19:22
man what an album

From: Rycheage Date: March 28, 2003 at 1:32
This is one of the best pure metal CDs of all time. It is a classic. Everyone who listens to metal should have this one.

From: SMX Date: April 8, 2003 at 5:12
This album changed my life! Steve Harris is the greatest metal bassist that ever shall exist. Every song except 'Gangland' is absolutely amazing (and even 'Gangland' has its merits, like a great Dickinson vocal). I've seen Maiden twice, and both times 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' blew me away. 'The Prisoner' is another fave of mine. Classic all around; it should be required listening for everyone, metal fan or not. Sure the production is substandard, but the performance makes up for it and then some.

From: tailgunner Date: April 11, 2003 at 14:05
si es q no tiene desperdicio, desde la gran invaders hasta la mitica e inmortal hallowed be thy name, TODAS las cnciones son buenas, por eso tiene esta puntuacion de casi 9'8. yo le doy un 10, y porq no se puede mas.

From: mrs. Harris Date: October 13, 2003 at 11:15
Great album, the best song is Hallowed Be Thy Name. Iron Maiden is the best!!!

From: Hellscream Date: November 3, 2003 at 4:31
What can i say,they just simply the best band ever!!!!Iron Maiden Rulez!

From: Date: November 9, 2003 at 4:46
When you have literally dozens and dozens of both no name AND famous bands coverring songs from this album (especially 'Hallowed') then that pretty much tells you how influential and just simply kick ass this album is.... If the words 'Anthems of Metal' ever apply more directly to any album, Behold...search no further for here it is.....MAIDEN FOREVER!!

From: fallenangel Date: December 12, 2003 at 20:21
joyita.himnos del metal son number of the beast y hallowe the name.ya ke mas se puede decir de undisco como este . sencillamente imprescindible.

From: GABO Date: December 30, 2003 at 22:05
What can I say, I´m only human, but these is MAIDEN, and The Number of the Beast is one of their Finest moments.period

From: Metal Date: January 31, 2004 at 19:53
The hystory of the classic metal is here! IN THIS ALBUM!!

From: love metal Date: February 21, 2004 at 22:55
this is what true METAL is! bang your head!! New bands should bend down and kiss maiden's ass!!

From: love metal Date: February 21, 2004 at 22:55
this is what true METAL is! bang your head!! New bands should bend down and kiss maiden's ass!!

From: Tocallo Date: March 30, 2004 at 16:51
Tenia que ser de IRON MAIDEN que disco,100 alidad. EXELENTE...

From: GABO Date: April 5, 2004 at 19:48
The most popular Maiden album, and one of their gratest along with Powerslave an Piece of Mind. 9.5/10

From: twitch Date: April 29, 2004 at 2:19
Yeah, but I always thought Gangland was pretty weak...

From: MaidenWV Date: May 4, 2004 at 11:40
Maiden fans, you Haven't lived until you see them open a live show with number of the beast. Thousands chanting 6-66 led by a huge set of the same numbers lighting up in sequence as Bruce shouts them out. Damn!

From: Pete Date: May 20, 2004 at 14:41
I saw Maiden with Dianno in support of their first album. They were okay. But, much as I love metal music, I can't get the huge status these guys have. To me, they are simply alright, take it or leave it. And Bruce Dickinson has such an annoying voice. Can anyone explain to me what I've been missing - what makes Iron Maiden great?

From: Shannon Date: June 19, 2004 at 20:53
THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST METAL ALBUMS I EVER OWNED AS A KID. 'NUFF SAID!!! A+ 'UP THE IRONS, YOU PRICKS!!'

From: Rockhead Date: June 22, 2004 at 13:24
Great Cd-Legendary BUT, Piece of Mind IMO was better. Better songs and more grown up sounding. Number of the beast 20 years on sounds a little childish compared to Icarus, Trooper, Die and Where Eagles.

From: Big Papa K Date: July 1, 2004 at 17:38
The big breakthrough album for the band, this is not the classic as it is made out to be. Sure, it is excellent with the title track, "Run To The Hills", and "Hallowed Be Thy Name". But opener "Invaders" is weak and "Gangland" is awful. 8/10

From: joe maiden Date: August 4, 2004 at 14:09
the greatest album ever in heavy metal with the greatest song ever the number of the beast it's a prayer for all maiden fans

From: adanevans Date: August 6, 2004 at 7:39
Este disco supuso el salto definitivo del grupo al estrellato. Bruce no lo pudo hacer mejor, la portada es la polla y las canciones....heavy metal at all!!!!. Despues del Somewhere In Time, el mejor.9,5/10

From: Fabi_vaz Date: August 24, 2004 at 1:24
When I heard this album, i couldn't believe it !!!! Bruce singing was a Beast, really...! And the Band ... BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!

From: Steve Date: August 31, 2004 at 9:26
Metal Albums dont get much better than this!! Hallowed be thy Name is one of the best songs I have ever heard!!

From: Metalhead66 Date: October 28, 2004 at 13:59
Woe to you Oh Metal lovers,For the corporate A/R's send music that sucks cause They know their time is short. Let him how hath understanding buy this record,for it is a Great record..The Record is a 10/10.......

From: thetrooper78 Date: January 3, 2005 at 18:20
hey if you all think you know more about maiden than email me at thetrooper78@yahoo.com

From: EDDIE Date: February 4, 2005 at 8:01
The "grand daddy" of their albums. The one that rules all the other ones, not saying that the other albums from this band suck, in fact I love 'em all. But this is an absolute CLASSIC! When I heard Run To The Hills for the first time I was an instant fan ever since. You don't deserve to call yourself a metal fan if you don't have this cd. No metal and no Maiden collection are complete without this one. If you don't have it, get your lazy ass up and go fast and buy it!!!

From: holy metal Date: March 10, 2005 at 14:48
The best Album Of power metal and the best of iron maiden hallowed be thy name is the best song of iron maiden a fuckin masterpiece of maiden. Iron Maiden rules!!!

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 11:04
holy metal-Iron maiden isn't power metal. They are nwobhm and they are a simply straight ahead metal band like judas priest,dio and savatage. Helloween,blind guardian,hammerfall-now that's power metal. But manowar though can be labelled as power metal(just listen to hail to england).

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 11:14
This album is worth every cent of mine. The ultimate metal album of all time-highly influencial and popular. Hallowed thy name is without a doubt the best ever metal song while run to the hills and the title track are a pair of all time classic anthem. Because of the demonic title track which cause controvery among relgious believer,they were wrongly labelled as devil worshipper. Because much like satan(one of the lesser known nwohbm band),they are

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 11:18
being lumped as black metallers because of image or name(in the case of satan). But in truth,those 2 band(maiden and satan) are pure,straightforward classic metal band that are very different from devil worship black metal band at that era(venom,merciful fate,celtic frost). Not a single weak track is on this disc.

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 11:24
To sum it up,it is simply the best metal album of the 80's. I know that this post is not for talking about the best album,but here's my list of the top 20 metal album(excluding glam and hard rock) of the 80's: 1.Number of the beast-Iron maiden ,2.Master of puppet-Metallica, 3.Reign in blood-Slayer, 4.Sreaming for vengeance-Judas priest, 5.Peace sells-Megadeth,6.Ace of spades-Motorhead,7.Don't break the oath-Merciful fate, 8.To mega therion-Celtic frost, 9.Holy diver-Dio, 10.Among the living-Anth

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 11:34
rax, 11.Welcome to hell-Venom, 12.Ride the lightning-Metallica,13.Hail to england-Manowar, 14.Piece of mind-Iron maiden, 15.Pleasure to kill-Kreator, 16.Seasons in the abyss-Slayer, 17.Operation mindcrime-Queensryche,18.Blizzard of ozz-Ozzy, 19.W.A.S.P-W.A.SP, 20.No sleep till hammersmith-Motorhead. Other metal masterpice are like british steel(priest),altars of madness(morbid angel),kill em all(metallica),Blackout(Scorpions),The years of decay(overkill),powerslave(maiden),Rust in peace(megadeth

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 11:40
,Fistful of metal(anthrax),the last command(w.a.s.p),choas a.d(sepultura),both keeper of the keys part I and II(Helloween),Them(king diamond),Leprosy(death),Hell awaits(Slayer),The legacy(testament) all are also worthy candidate for the top 20. I'm sure i miss out some but i've already give it my best shot. Anyway,ratings for this album:10/10(of course!)

From: Brigette Date: April 25, 2005 at 14:54
Brigette@aol.com e mail me for bootlegs of early celtic frost / angel witch diamond head venom

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 30, 2005 at 10:05
Killer an SUPERCLASSIC Heavy Metal album, Y Rafo Phoenix entra a Brutal Metal, sin duda el mejor de la banda y para mi uno de ls discos mas grandes el heavy metal por no decir el mejor, para mi este esta en la abeza de todos los discos de heavy metal, el numero 1 de todos, y la banda de heavy mas grande de todos los tiempos. junto a los Judas Priest. todo esta dicho compra o muere

From: Painkiller Date: June 10, 2005 at 6:17
This is a great album, but it will never surpass the first 2 albums.

From: Date: September 16, 2005 at 9:56
when i think about heavy metal this album imediately springs on my mind . i blelieve this is where it whent big to maiden , showing they would be around for quite a while.

From: juan carlos Date: November 20, 2006 at 8:55
Este es el tercero en la lista. Otra vez de principio a fin un DISCAZO de polendas. Cuando se escuchó esto por primera vez por esos años de niño pues uno quedo estupefacto, ya despues la cosa cambiaría pero como negar algo tan evidente en un disco que cambió, a pesar de ser del 82, el rumbo del metal. "The Prisoner" "Acacia Avenue" "Run To The Hills" "TNOTB" y "Hallowed By Thy Name" son ESENCIALES en cualquier fan del METAL, otra joya. 9.9/10

From: rockhardrock Date: August 26, 2010 at 5:19
paul was cool singer but he didn't totaly fitted in maiden sound, but Bruce did (does). my favs: run to the hills, the prisoner, the number of the beast and hallowed be thy name

From: pie75 Date: September 5, 2010 at 4:09
maiden have made many great albums but this my friends is their best with the exception of invaders (though not a bad song)every song is a classic and seeing them live and hearing everybody sing the title track and run to the hills sends shivers down your spine the title track may just about be the greatest metal song ever every metal fan should own this simple as that

From: edwithmj Date: March 21, 2011 at 18:01
Not one bad song on here. My favourite will always be Number of the Beast though.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 8, 2014 at 18:37
The ultimate Maiden disc right here. Enter Bruce Dickinson, a singer who, for better or worse, whose yodelly opera-singer's voice and prissy inflections make it possible for Steve Harris to write the complex, grandiose tunes Maiden would soon come to exemplify. Back in the day, when anybody tried to say metalheads were stupid and so was the music, Maiden was the first band you'd go to in your rebuttal. On Number Of The Beast, they stilll retain a bit of the raw aggression of the DiAnno albums, but theere's no denying this album was a turning point for the band. Of course, three of the band's best-loved songs and most-played songs hail from within, and Bruce's terrified scream in the title track is one of those golden metal moments. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is Maiden's first epic that really feels complete and natural, despite its utter lack of any kind of chorus. Really, not a bad song on the disc, although "Invaders" and "Gangland" are mostly overshadowed by the other songs.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 3, 2016 at 21:17
First album with vocalist Bruce Bruce(his real name) on board and that contains one of the most representative songs in HM history in the shape of "The Number Of The Beast"...some other fine moments to me are "The Prisoner","Run To The Hills" & "Hallowed Be Thy Name"...for me the album is a good one,just that...86/100


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