Iron Maiden in the Studio: The Stories Behind Every Album

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Apr 1, 2011 - Music - 236 pages
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Iron Maiden are without one of heavy metal's most successful indie bands. From their first album in 1980 they have led the way in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Billboard pointing out they have 'always been an underground attraction'. Though other pioneering peers like Metallica have been around on the scene just as long provided their own innovations metal and advanced the genre to a mainstream level, it was Iron Maiden who have been the fans' favourites. Their crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done. They were key in getting heavy metal to be accepted as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including Iron Maiden (1980), The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as 'The Number of the Beast', 'Flight of Icarus', 'Two Minutes to Midnight', 'Wasted Years', 'Can I Play with Madness' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are explored in-depth. This book takes you into the studio with a band who show no sign of slowing down and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.
 

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Contents

Title Page
IRON MAIDEN 1980
PIECE OF MIND 1983
POWERSLAVE 1984LIVE AFTER DEATH
SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH
FEAR OF THE DARK 1992
THE X FACTOR 1995
VIRTUAL XI 1998
BRAVE NEW WORLD 2000
DANCE OF DEATH 2003
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
THE FINAL FRONTIER 2010
EDDIE THE HEAD
AND BEYOND
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Jake Brown is the author of many books, including authorized In the Studio titles such as Heart: In the Studio, Kanye West: In the Studio, Motorhead: In the Studio, and Rick Rubin: In the Studio. He is also the owner of hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed in the United States by Big Daddy Music/MVD Distribution, and was recently nominated alongside Lemmy Kilmister for the 2010 Association for Record Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Record Sound Research. He lives in Nashville.

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