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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Iron Maiden: "The Number of the Beast"; Classic Albums Complete Episode

A documentary from the Classic Albums series about Iron Maiden's masterpiece; "The Number of the Beast". You can now watch the full feature below.

Originally released on March 29th in 1982, The Number of the Beast is the 3rd album by Iron Maiden – and the first to include vocalist Bruce Dickinson. It`s also the last album with drummer Clive Burr who later was replaced by Nicko McBrain. Well, actually the switched between Maiden and French metallers Trust.

According to several interviews with Bruce Dickinson, he was heavily involved in the writing process of several of the album's songs, mentioning in particular the tracks "Children of the Damned", "The Prisoner" and "Run to the Hills". Due to his previous band, Samson`s , ongoing contractual problems, Dickinson couldn't legally be part of any of the record's song-writing, having to give, what he calls, a "moral contribution", i.e. having an influence on particular tracks without giving enough creative input to earn a writing credit.

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