- Product Code: 2564624845
- You will get bonus-scraps: 15
- Availability: In Stock
- Price in bonus-scraps: 149
First re-release of the seventeenth single by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.
It's the second single for the band's seventh full-length studio album, "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" (1988).
"Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" is one of Iron Maiden's most acclaimed albums and with good reason. "The Evil that Men Do" has always been a standard track in and it makes for a great single with it's catchy feel. The song with an amazing harmony which stands out over virtually any other Iron Maiden song, from that opening few seconds you can tell you got an awesome song ahead.
The title of the song is taken from Marcus Antonius's speech while addressing the crowd of Romans after Caesar's murder (Act 3, scene 2, "The Forum") in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: "The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones." Bruce Dickinson may sometimes repeat this before playing the song, but in reverse (as he did in Rock in Rio). However, the poetic lyrics of the song are unrelated to this.
The guitar solo in "The Evil That Men Do" is played by Adrian Smith while the guitar solo in "Prowler '88" is played by Dave Murray.
The single's B-side is re-recording of "Prowler" appears as tracks number one on the band's debut album Iron Maiden. "The Evil That Men Do" is definitely a Maiden classic and one of their best songs to date, however, the real reason to get this single is because of the B-Side - remake of classic from their debut album with Bruce Dickinson on vocals as opposed to Paul Di'Anno! Bruce Dickinson completely outclasses Paul Di'Anno classic, with a more aggressive voice. So, this is an awesome title song but the B-Sides are the real reason to buy this thing!!
The single debuted at number six in the UK charts and quickly rose to number five.
Recorded from the original analogue master tapes.
Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 1988/2014 (2564624845). Made in EU.
1. The Evil That Men Do 4:33
2. Prowler '88 4:06
Total playing time: 8:39