Classic Albums: Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast

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Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Video by Iron Maiden
Released 26 November 2001
Genre Heavy metal
Length 1:20:00
Label Isis Productions/Eagle Vision
Director Tim Kirkby
Producer Nick de Grunwald
Iron Maiden video chronology
Raising Hell
(1993)
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
(2001)
Rock in Rio
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Classic Albums: Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast is a documentary about the making of the album of the same name by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 26 November 2001 as part of the Classic Albums documentary series. Directed by Tim Kirkby, it featured cuts from the title track, "Children of the Damned", "Run to the Hills", and "The Prisoner," in addition to extended interviews and live footage of "Hallowed Be Thy Name," recorded during the band's performance at the Rock in Rio festival in 2001.

The video reached No. 9 on the Norwegian DVD Charts, and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

It was released in DVD, VHS and UMD formats, and featured subtitles in six different languages, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Chapter listing[edit]

  1. "The Number of the Beast"
  2. "22 Acacia Avenue"
  3. "The Prisoner"
  4. "Run to the Hills"
  5. "Children of the Damned"
  6. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"

Bonus material[edit]

  1. "Adrian Smith & Dave Murray Twin Guitars"
  2. "Beast Stories"
  3. "Reading Festival 1982"
  4. "Nicknames"
  5. "Rod Smallwood"
  6. "Adrian Smith Plays 'Children of the Damned'"
  7. "Adrian Smith Plays 'The Number of the Beast'"
  8. "A Message from Clive Burr"*
  9. "'Hallowed Be Thy Name' Rio 2001"

^ * Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr used the release to publicly announce that he had been diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis.[2] After finding out about Burr's condition through the DVD itself,[2] the band helped set up the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund, for which they raised money through several charity concerts and a live release of the "Run to the Hills" single.[3] Burr died on 12 March 2013.[4]

Credits[edit]

Production credits are adapted from the DVD cover notes.[5]

Charts[edit]

Country Chart (2008) Peak
position
Norway VG-lista 9[6]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[7] Gold 17,500^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast [Video/DVD] at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 360. ISBN 1-86074-542-3. 
  3. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 361. ISBN 1-86074-542-3. 
  4. ^ "Clive Burr, former Iron Maiden drummer, dies at 56". BBC News. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Classic Albums: Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast (Media notes). Iron Maiden. Eagle Vision. 4 December 2001. 
  6. ^ "Iron Maiden - VG-lista". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 April 2013.