A Real Dead One

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A Real Dead One
Iron Maiden A Real Dead One.jpg
Live album by
Released18 October 1993
Recorded25 August 1992 – 4 June 1993[1]
VenueVarious concerts throughout the Fear of the Dark Tour and Real Live Tour
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerSteve Harris
Iron Maiden live albums chronology
A Real Live One
A Real Dead One
Live at Donington
Singles from A Real Dead One
  1. "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)"
    Released: 4 October 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[3]

A Real Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, recorded in 1992/93 at concerts across Europe, and released on 25 October 1993. This album features songs from the very beginning of the band's career (1975) through the Powerslave era (1984) (hence the title, referring to the songs being old), while counterpart A Real Live One only contains songs from the post-Powerslave albums.

When Iron Maiden re-released all of their pre-X Factor albums in 1998, this album was combined with A Real Live One to form the 2-disc A Real Live Dead One.

The album cover was made by long-time Iron Maiden cover artist Derek Riggs, and depicts Eddie as a disc jockey in Hell.

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" was released as a live single. On the Billboard charts, "Hallowed Be Thy Name" hit No. 50 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Steve Harris, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original ReleaseLength
1."The Number of the Beast" (25 August 1992) 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast4:55
2."The Trooper" (27 August 1992) 1983 ~ Piece of Mind3:55
3."Prowler" (30 April 1993) 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:16
4."Transylvania" (17 April 1993) 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:26
5."Remember Tomorrow" (17 April 1993)Harris, Paul Di'Anno1980 ~ Iron Maiden5:53
6."Where Eagles Dare" (9 April 1993) 1983 ~ Piece of Mind4:49
7."Sanctuary" (27 May 1993)Iron Maiden1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:53
8."Running Free" (27 May 1993)Harris, Di'Anno1980 ~ Iron Maiden3:49
9."Run to the Hills" (5 April 1993) 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast3:58
10."2 Minutes to Midnight" (10 April 1993)Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson1984 ~ Powerslave5:37
11."Iron Maiden" (27 August 1992) 1980 ~ Iron Maiden5:25
12."Hallowed Be Thy Name" (4 June 1993) 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast7:52
Total length:59:48


Production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[1]

Iron Maiden
Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]

External links[edit]

A Real Dead One at MusicBrainz


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  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 212. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
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  11. ^ "Irish Singles database". Irish Recorded Music Association. Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
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