Fetch your walkmans, Maniacs, because Parlophone Records will mark the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s third album, The Number Of The Beast with a commemorative cassette and its available to preorder right now from Maniacs!
This seminal recording, first released in the UK on 22nd March 1982 - and the first to feature Bruce Dickinson as vocalist – catapulted Iron Maiden to international stardom and set them on course for the spectacular trajectory of success which the band continues to enjoy and develop to this day.
Watch the video for The Number Of The Beast below.
The cassette is comprised of the 2015 remastered recordings of the original eight songs on the album as listed below, with front cover colour art based on the 1982 C-60 cassette release plus a re-designed & updated inlay. Ultimately it’s a tribute to a watershed album that sold in its millions in record stores all around the world; a celebration of those bygone times and a fitting souvenir for the fans who have loyally followed the band ever since.
2. Children Of The Damned
3. The Prisoner
4. 22 Acacia Avenue
1. The Number Of The Beast
2. Run To The Hills
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
Iron Maiden released their 17th studio album Senjutsu earlier this year. We spoke to guitarist Dave Murray from the band about the album's creation and the bands enduring legacy. During the interview, Murray names The Number Of The Beast track, Hallowed Be Thy Name as one of his all-time favourite contributions to the band.
Watch Iron Maiden perform Hallowed Be Thy Name below.
Listen to The Number Of The Beast now