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IRON MAIDEN Reissuing The Number Of The Beast With Rare Live Album

A vinyl release with "Total Eclipse" instead of "Gangland."

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Iron Maiden will reissue their classic 1982 album The Number Of The Beast on triple vinyl this November. This particular version of The Number Of The Beast will feature an alternative tracklisting to original vinyl release with "Total Eclipse" replacing "Gangland," as well as the first-ever vinyl release of the Beast Over Hammersmith live album. Beast Over Hammersmith was recorded in March 1982 at the Hammersmith Odeon London on the Beast On The Road World Tour. Pre-orders are available here.

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The tracklist runs as follows:

The Number Of The Beast

  1. "Invaders"
  2. "Children Of The Damned"
  3. "The Prisoner"
  4. "22 Acacia Avenue"
  5. "The Number Of The Beast"
  6. "Run To The Hills"
  7. "Total Eclipse"
  8. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"

Beast Over Hammersmith

  1. "Murders In The Rue Morgue"
  2. "Wrathchild"
  3. "Run To The Hills"
  4. "Children of The Damned"
  5. "The Number Of The Beast"
  6. "Another Life"
  7. "Killers"
  8. "22 Acacia Avenue"
  9. "Total Eclipse"
  10. "Transylvania"
  11. "The Prisoner"
  12. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
  13. "Phantom Of The Opera"
  14. "Iron Maiden"
  15. "Sanctuary"
  16. "Drifter"
  17. "Running Free"
  18. "Prowler"

The package features exclusive liner notes written by bassist Steve Harris, as well as restored and expanded artwork taken from the CD format of Beast Over Hammersmith, previously only available in the Limited Edition Eddie's Archive boxset originally released in 2002.

"On this vinyl release we get the chance to put 'Total Eclipse' in its rightful spot on the album for the first time," said Harris. "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."

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