Out of the Silent Planet (song)

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"Out of the Silent Planet"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Brave New World
B-side "Wasted Years" (live)
"Aces High" (live)
Released 23 October 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:25 (album version)
4:10 (single version)
Label EMI
Writer(s) Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"The Wicker Man"
(2000)
"Out of the Silent Planet"
(2000)
"Run to the Hills (live)"
(2002)
Limited Edition cover

"Out of the Silent Planet" is a single from the Iron Maiden album Brave New World, released in 2000.

Synopsis[edit]

The single features two live tracks from the 1999 Ed Hunter tour, which featured the band reunited with guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as the promotional video for "Out of the Silent Planet." Cover art was by Mark Wilkinson. According to interviews with band members, the song was primarily influenced by the science fiction movie Forbidden Planet. (In addition, the name "Out Of The Silent Planet" is a reference to the 1938 C.S. Lewis science fiction novel by the same title.)

It's a peculiarity in that despite being one of only 2 singles from the album, this was not played on the majority of the accompanying world tour - only in a few encores in South America.

The guitar solo in the song is played by Janick Gers.

The music video is a recording of the band's European leg of their Brave New World Tour.

The regular single [1] and the limited edition numbered single [2] were both the same, which was unusual for Iron Maiden releases. The 12" Picture Disc LP had the limited edition cover with Eddie at the podium on side A and the reporters on side B. [3] All three version had the same tracks, also unusual for multiple Iron Maiden singles of the same title.

Track listing[edit]

CD versions[edit]

  1. "Out of the Silent Planet" (Edited Version) (Janick Gers, Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson) – 4:10
  2. "Wasted Years" (live - Filaforum, Milano, Italy, 23 September 1999) (Adrian Smith) – 5:07
  3. "Aces High" (live - Plaza Del Toros, Madrid, Spain, 26 September 1999) (Harris) – 5:24
  4. "Out of the Silent Planet" (video) (Gers, Harris, Dickinson) – 4:10

12" Picture Disc[edit]

  1. A1 - "Out of the Silent Planet" (Edited Version) (Gers, Harris, Dickinson) – 4:10
  2. B1 - "Wasted Years" (live - Filaforum, Milano, Italy, 23 September 1999) (Smith) – 5:07
  3. B2 - "Aces High" (live - Plaza Del Toros, Madrid, Spain, 26 September 1999) (Harris) – 5:24

Personnel[edit]

Production credits are adapted from the CD,[4] and picture disc covers.[5]

Iron Maiden
Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 13
France (SNEP)[7] 72
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 66
Italy (FIMI)[9] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 87
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 35
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[13] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standard Edition". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Limited Edition Numbered CD". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "12" LP". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Out of the Silent Planet" CD Single (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 23 October 2000. 
  5. ^ "Out of the Silent Planet" Picture Disc Single (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 23 October 2000. 
  6. ^ "Iron Maiden: Out of the Silent Planet" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Iron Maiden – Out of the Silent Planet" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Iron Maiden > Out of the Silent Planet – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Iron Maiden – Out of the Silent Planet". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Iron Maiden – Out of the Silent Planet" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Iron Maiden – Out of the Silent Planet" Canciones Top 50.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Iron Maiden – Out of the Silent Planet". Singles Top 60.
  13. ^ "Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive 4 November 2000". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 August 2013.