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Iron Maiden To Release 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “The Number Of The Beast” In November


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A new 3x LP release of British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden‘s platinum-selling 1982 album “The Number Of The Beast” is being prepared in honor of its 40th anniversary. Arriving on vinyl for the first time as part of the release will be the group’s 2002 live album “Beast Over Hammersmith“, which itself was originally recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK back in March of 1982.

Notably, the Japanese b-side track “Total Eclipse” will replace the song “Gangland” on this new vinyl reissue of “The Number Of The Beast“. The band’s founder, bassist Steve Harris, oversaw the new liner notes for the release and had the following to say of the set and the track listing change:

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“On this vinyl release we get the chance to put ‘Total Eclipse‘ in its rightful spot on the album for the first time. The reason it didn’t make it in the first place was that it was all a mad rush when we were finishing the record and we had to get the ‘Run To The Hills‘ single out before the tour and we basically had to pick a B-side and it was between ‘Gangland‘ and ‘Total Eclipse‘ and we just picked the wrong one, really! I think ‘Total Eclipse‘ is a stronger song and the album would have been stronger if it had been on there.”

Pre-orders for this set, which will be out on November 18th, can be found here

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