- Product Code: 2564624840
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First re-release of the eighteenth single by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.
It's the third single for the band's seventh full-length studio album, "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" (1988).
"The Clairvoyant" was the first track written for the album. According to Steve Harris, the song's lyrics were inspired by the death of psychic Doris Stokes, after which he wondered to himself whether "she could foresee her own death". The song starts in the first person, from the main character's point of view. Later, when he is dead it is in the third person. Harris then began to write the song "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son", which gave him the idea of turning the full album into a concept record given that the main character would also have the power of clairvoyance. The song's guitar solo is played by Dave Murray.
B-side contains live performance, “The Prisoner”, from Maiden's 1988 headlining at the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington Park, on August 20th.
The single debuted at number six in the British charts.
Recorded from the original analogue master tapes.
Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 1988/2014 (2564624840). Made in EU.
1. The Clairvoyant 4:27
2. The Prisoner (live) 6:07
Total playing time: 10:34