- Product Code: 0190295852351
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First re-release of the eighth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.
"No Prayer For The Dying" is one of the best Metal albums of 1990. Although it received generally mixed to negative reviews, the album peaked at No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart and contains the band's only UK Singles Chart No. 1, "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter".
The album departed from the keyboard- and synthesiser-saturated Progressive Rock direction of the band's two previous studio outings (1986's "Somewhere In Time" and 1988's "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son") in favour of a more "stripped down", straight forward style, reminiscent of the band's earlier material, which ushered in a change of vocal style for Bruce Dickinson from the operatic sound of the 1980s to a raspier way of singing. The album also departed from literary and historical lyrical themes in favour of more political content, with songs focusing on religious exploitation and social concerns. It's the only Iron Maiden studio album to date without a song exceeding six minutes in length and the only one to contain profanity in the lyrics.
Album marks band's first line-up change since 1983; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking, and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You". Smith was replaced by Janick Gers, who had previously worked with singer Bruce Dickinson on his first solo-album, "Tattooed Millionaire", and had also worked with Ian Gillan and White Spirit.
It was also the band's first release with Epic Records in the US, after the band left Capitol Records, but was sold through EMI for all territories outside the US.
Iron Maiden LLP/Parlophone Records Ltd., 1990/2017 (0190295852351). Made in Germany. 180 g vinyl. Remaster 2015.
1. Tailgunner 4:13
2. Holy Smoke 3:47
3. No Prayer For The Dying 4:22
4. Public Enema Number One 4:03
5. Fates Warning 4:09
6. The Assassin 4:16
7. Run Silent Run Deep 4:34
8. Hooks In You 4:06
9. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter 4:42
10. Mother Russia 5:30
Total playing time: 43:42 min.