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Iron Maiden / Steve Harris now has “the chance to put Total Eclipse in its rightful spot”

Iron Maiden will release a commemorative triple black vinyl album in honour of the 40th Anniversary of their groundbreaking third album, The Number Of The Beast. The live concert from March 1982s, now legendary, Hammersmith Odeon London show from the Beast On The Road World Tour is included as Beast Over Hammersmith and available for the first time on vinyl.

“On this vinyl release, we get the chance to put Total Eclipse in its rightful spot on the album for the first time,” Steve Harris says. “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. 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.”

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Iron Maiden 8211 The Number Of The Beast

The package features exclusive liner notes written by 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 initially released in 2002.

Pre-orders are available from https://ironmaiden.lnk.to/NOTB40th

Number Of The Beast tracklisting

Disc 1 – The Number Of The Beast

Side 1:

  1. Invaders
  2. Children Of The Damned
  3. The Prisoner
  4. 22 Acacia Avenue

Side 2:

  1. The Number Of The Beast
  2. Run To The Hills
  3. Total Eclipse*
  4. Hallowed Be Thy Name

*alternative tracklisting to original TNOTB vinyl release. Total Eclipse replaces Gangland

Disc 2 – Beast Over Hammersmith

Side 3:

  1. Murders In The Rue Morgue
  2. Wrathchild
  3. Run To The Hills
  4. Children of The Damned
  5. The Number Of The Beast

Side 4:

  1. Another Life
  2. Killers
  3. 22 Acacia Avenue
  4. Total Eclipse
  5. Transylvania

Disc 3 – Beast Over Hammersmith

Side 5:

  1. The Prisoner
  2. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  3. Phantom Of The Opera
  4. Iron Maiden

Side 6:

  1. Sanctuary
  2. Drifter
  3. Running Free
  4. Prowler

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