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Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast 

A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album 'The Number of the Beast'


Tim Kirkby




Episode cast overview:
Martin Birch Martin Birch ... Himself - Producer
Bruce Dickinson ... Himself - Lead Vocals
Steve Harris ... Himself - Bass and Vocals
Dave Murray ... Himself - Guitar
Adrian Smith ... Himself - Guitar and Vocals
Clive Burr Clive Burr ... Himself - Drums
Ross Halfin Ross Halfin ... Himself - Photographer
Masa Itoh Masa Itoh ... Himself - Music Journalist / DJ
Mick Wall Mick Wall ... Himself - Editor, Classic Rock Magazine
Paul DiAnno Paul DiAnno ... Himself - Lead Vocals 1976-1981 (archive footage) (as Paul Di'anno)
Malcolm Dome Malcolm Dome ... Himself - Total Rock
Rod Smallwood Rod Smallwood ... Himself - Manager
Dave Mustaine ... Himself - Megadeth
Don Zimmerman Don Zimmerman ... Himself - President, Capitol Records 1976-1987
Nicko McBrain ... Himself - Drums 1982-present


A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album 'The Number of the Beast'

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rock 'n' roll | heavy metal | See All (2) »


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Release Date:

4 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References The Prisoner (1967) See more »


22 Acacia Avenue (Live)
Written by Adrian Smith, Steve Harris
Performed by Iron Maiden
Published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.
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80s Heavy Metal At Its Best?
12 September 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

I do not know much about Iron Maiden, as they were popular a bit before my time. If I were maybe five years older I might have been one of their biggest fans.

I love that they had to record the same song over and over again for four hours to get it right. I love that they were more connected to fans than other bands up to that point, because the world of rock creates stars and idols and that is not necessary.

There is something odd about British folks singing about the subjugation of Native Americans. I wish this has been addressed more, but maybe it is not an important story for how the album was created...

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