From Here to Eternity (Iron Maiden song)

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"From Here to Eternity"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Fear of the Dark
B-side "I Can't See My Feelings"
"Roll Over Vic Vella"
"No Prayer For The Dying (live)"
"Public Enema Number One (live)"
Released 29 June 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:37
Label EMI
Writer(s) Steve Harris
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Be Quick or Be Dead"
(1992)
"From Here to Eternity"
(1992)
"Wasting Love"
(1992)
12" Gatefold cover
Picture Disc cover

"From Here to Eternity" is the second single from the Iron Maiden album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The song is the fourth and most recent song in the ongoing saga of "Charlotte the Harlot" (other songs include "Charlotte the Harlot," "22 Acacia Avenue," and "Hooks in You", although the status of the latter song is a point of debate among fans since it does not actually mention "Charlotte", just "the keys to a view at number 22"). The songs tells the tale of Charlotte going on a fateful motorcycle ride with the Devil.

This is the first studio single to not feature Eddie in the artwork - second overall, after the live version of "Running Free" - using a picture of the song's music video instead. The cover of the 7" Etched Disc is the cover most people associate with the single, though the 12" was a very different picture from the clip. The CD Maxi used the 7" etched cover, but a different shot again from the clip is on the Netherlands release of the CD.[2]

The single was released in several formats: 7" etched disc with the tracks on one side and an image etched into the other;[3] 7" cut to shape picture disc;[4] 12" with fold-out sleeve;[5] and a cd-single.[6]

It charted and peaked at #21 on the UK Singles Chart.

B-sides[edit]

"Roll Over Vic Vella" is a cover of Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" featuring spoken intro and outro pieces by longtime Iron Maiden roadie and friend Vic Vella talking with Steve Harris. "I Can't See My Feelings" is a cover of the Welsh band Budgie from their 1975 album Bandolier. The live versions of "Public Enema No 1" & "No Prayer For The Dying" on these singles are the only time either has appeared live on any Iron Maiden release.

Track listing[edit]

7" etched vinyl[edit]

  1. "From Here to Eternity" (Steve Harris) – 3:37
  2. "Roll Over Vic Vella" (Chuck Berry cover with different lyrics) – 4:48

7" picture vinyl[edit]

  1. "From Here to Eternity" (Harris) – 3:37
  2. "I Can't See My Feelings" (Budgie cover) – 3:50

12" gatefold vinyl[edit]

  1. "From Here to Eternity" (Harris) – 3:37
  2. "Roll Over Vic Vella" (Chuck Berry cover with different lyrics) – 4:48
  3. "No Prayer for the Dying" (live - Wembley Arena, London 17 December '90) (Harris) – 4:24

CD Maxi-Single[edit]

  1. "From Here to Eternity" (Steve Harris) – 3:37
  2. "Roll Over Vic Vella" (Chuck Berry cover with different lyrics) – 4:48
  3. "Public Enema Number One" (live - Wembley Arena, London 17 December '90) (Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray) – 3:57
  4. "No Prayer for the Dying" (live - Wembley Arena, London 17 December '90) (Harris) – 4:24

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart 27[7]
UK Singles Chart 21[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Here To Eternity". Retrieved 09/04/2012. 
  2. ^ "Netherlands CD Maxi Cover". Retrieved 09/04/2012. 
  3. ^ "Etched Single Sided 7". Retrieved 09/04/2012. 
  4. ^ "Picture Disc 7". Retrieved 09/04/2012. 
  5. ^ "Fold Out Sleeve 12". Retrieved 09/04/2012. 
  6. ^ "CD Maxi-Single". Retrieved 09/04/2012. 
  7. ^ "Irish singles archive". IRMA. irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive 18 July 1992". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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