Infinite Dreams

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"Infinite Dreams (live)"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album ''Maiden England
B-side "Killers (live)"
"Still Life (live)"
Released 6 November 1989
Recorded 27-28 November 1988
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:05[1]
Label EMI Records
Writer(s) Steve Harris
Producer(s) Martin Birch
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"The Clairvoyant"
(1988)
"Infinite Dreams (live)"
(1989)
"Holy Smoke"
(1990)

"Infinite Dreams" is a live single released in 1989 by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is the only single to be released in sync with a home video; 1989's Maiden England. The performance was recorded in Birmingham, England in 1988 towards the end of the massive world tour to support the album where the song originally appeared, being Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. It is the final single to feature Adrian Smith for an entire decade.

Synopsis[edit]

The song is about how the character of the song sees disturbing visions about afterlife and other mystic things in his dreams, but is scared about if he will ever be able to wake up again. It starts with a soft guitar solo, which is then joined by Bruce Dickinson's singing as well as the rest of the band. The song starts out quite peaceful, but gets progressively heavier towards the song's climax and the following final verse.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Infinite Dreams" (live - National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 27–28 November '88) (Steve Harris) – 6:05
  2. "Killers" (live - National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 27–28 November '88) (Paul Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01
  3. "Still Life" (live - National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 27–28 November '88) (Dave Murray, Harris) – 4:39

Personnel[edit]

Production credits are adapted from the 7 inch vinyl cover.[1]

Iron Maiden
Additional musicians
Production

Versions[edit]

Songs Country & Year Catalog Number Format
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) UK 1989 EMI EMS 117 Black Labels Single 7"
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) UK 1989 EMI EM 117 Silver Labels Single 7"
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) / Still Life (Live) UK 1989 EMI 12 EM 117 Maxi Single 12"
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) / Still Life (Live) UK 1989 EMI 12 EMP 117 Maxi Single Poster Sleeve 12"
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) UK 1989 EMI EMP 117 Shaped Picture Disc 7"
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) UK 1989 EMI EMP 117 Uncut Picture Disc 12"
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) / Still Life (Live) UK 1989 EMI CDEM 117 CD Single
Infinite Dreams (Live) / Killers (Live) UK 1989 EMI TCM 117 Cassette Single

Chart performance[edit]

Single Chart (1989) Peak
position
Album
"Infinite Dreams" Irish Singles Chart 6[2] Seventh Son of a Seventh Son / Maiden England
UK Singles Chart 6[3]
Single Chart (1990) Peak
position
Album
"The Clairvoyant / Infinite Dreams" UK Albums Chart[note 1] 11[4]

Cover versions[edit]

"Infinite Dreams" was covered on the album Across The Seventh Sea by the acoustic tribute project Maiden uniteD, featuring vocalist Damian Wilson and Apocalyptica cellist Perttu Kivilaakso.[5]

It is also included on Covers All by Waltari.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Re-release of both singles as part of The First Ten Years box set. Exceeded the length limit of the UK Singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Infinite Dreams" 7 Inch Single (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 6 November 1989. 
  2. ^ "Irish Charts Archive". IRMA. irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive 25 November 1989". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Top 40 Official Albums Chart UK Archive 28 April 1990". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "APOCALYPTICA's PERTTU KIVILAAKSO To Guest On MAIDEN UNITED Album". Blabbermouth.net. 13 August 2012. 

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