A Matter Of Life And Death (2015 Remaster) Iron Maiden

Album info

Album-Release:
2006

HRA-Release:
15.06.2015

Label: Parlophone UK / Warner Music

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Metal

Artist: Iron Maiden

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Different World (2015 Remaster)04:18
  • 2These Colours Don't Run (2015 Remaster)06:52
  • 3Brighter Than A Thousand Suns (2015 Remaster)08:46
  • 4The Pilgrim (2015 Remaster)05:08
  • 5The Longest Day (2015 Remaster)07:48
  • 6Out Of The Shadows (2015 Remaster)05:37
  • 7The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg (2015 Remaster)07:22
  • 8For The Greater Good Of God (2015 Remaster)09:25
  • 9Lord Of Light (2015 Remaster)07:25
  • 10The Legacy (2015 Remaster)09:23
  • Total Runtime01:12:04

Info for A Matter Of Life And Death (2015 Remaster)

Like all the best metal bands, Iron Maiden has never shied away from grandiosity in both material and presentation--'Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' anyone?--and „A Matter Of Life And Death“ follows in this same bigger-is-better tradition. From the cover art depicting tanks and skeletal soldiers to standout tracks like 'These Colors Don't Run' and 'For the Greater Good of God,' „A Matter Of Life And Death“ finds these elder statesmen of metal simultaneously reveling in and protesting the horrors of modern warfare and the irony of holy war. Bruce Dickinson proves once again that he is one of metal's greatest vocalists, and Kevin Shirley's no-frills production keeps the focus on the band's trademark guitar interplay. The mood is somber, but the riffs kill and the refreshingly strict 4/4 tempos keep the band close to the script that made them metal legends.

„2003's Dance of Death marked the triumphant return of old-school Iron Maiden. Gone were the murky, over-produced set pieces that clogged 2000's Brave New World and in their place fell blistering slabs of Piece of Mind-era metal. That trend continues with their 14th full-length album, Matter of Life and Death, a more elaborate and meandering experience than Dance of Death, but a rewarding one for fans willing to indulge the group's occasional excess. At over 70 minutes, Matter of Life and Death is closer to 1988's woefully underrated Seventh Son of a Seventh Son than it is to Piece of Mind, but with far less keyboard tickling. Recorded live in the studio, epics like 'Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg,' 'Brighter Than a Thousand Suns,' and the brutal 'Longest Day' -- the whole record is a loosely-knit song cycle with war at its core -- exhume prog rock complexity and discipline yet manage to bristle with the kind of small-club intensity usually reserved for acts half their age. At just over four minutes, opener 'Different World' -- a near twin of Dance of Death's 'Wildest Dreams' -- is the only cut that screams single, but it's also the most misplaced. On a record that positions beloved avatar Eddy on top of a tank with a machine gun leading a weary troop of skeletal soldiers to their doom, any act of brevity, no matter how expertly crafted, sticks out like a saxophone solo.“ (James Christopher Monger, AMG)

Bruce Dickinson, vocals
Dave Murray, guitar, guitar synthesizer
Adrian Smith, guitar
Janick Gers, guitar
Steve Harris, bass, keyboards
Nicko McBrain, drums

Recorded March - May 2006 at Sarm West Studios, London
Engineered and mixed by Kevin Shirley
Produced by Kevin Shirley, Steve Harris

Digitally remastered


Iron Maiden
was formed in the year 1976 by bassist Steve Harris. They released their first album in 1980 as a five piece band with Paul Di’Anno on vocals. Later, Bruce Dickinson replaced him in 1981. With several line-up changes Steve Harris would remain the only original member never to have had a hiatus. When Bruce Dickinson quit in 1994 and was replaced by Wolfsbane’s Blaze Bayley, the band lost a lot of their fanbase. They recorded two albums with Blaze before Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the fold for 2000’s “Brave New World”, and 2003’s “Dance of Death”, making them a six-piece. As of 1999 the line-up hasn’t changed. Here’s the biography of this popular band.

Known for such powerful hits as “Two Minutes to Midnight” and “The Trooper,” Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band has existed for over nearly four decades, pumping out wild rock similar to Judas Priest. Iron Maiden have always been an underground attraction; although failing to ever obtain any real media attention in the U.S. (critics claimed them to be Satanists due to their dark musical themes and their use of grim mascot “Eddie”), they still became well-known throughout the world and have remained consistently popular throughout their career. Iron Maiden were one of the first groups to be classified as “British metal,” and, along with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and a host of other bands, set the rock scene for the ’80s.

Band Members:

Vocals:
Paul Mario Day (1975-1976)
Dennis Wilcock (1976-1977)
Paul Di’Anno (1978-1981)
Blaze Bayley (1994-1998)
Bruce Dickinson (1981-1993 and 1999-present)

Drums:
Barry “Thunderstick” Purkis (1977)
Doug Sampson (1977-1979)
Clive Burr (1980-1982)
Nicko McBrain (1982-present)

Guitar:
Dave Murray (2) (1976-present)
Dennis Stratton (1979-1980)
Adrian Smith (2) (1980-1990 and 1999-present)
Janick Gers (1990-present)

Bass:
Steve Harris (1975-present)

Keyboards:
Michael Kenny (1986-present) (Live performances only, not a full member)

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