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 (1993-10-18)
Recorded25 August 1992 – 4 June 1993 (1992-08-25 – 1993-06-04)
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"
    Released: 4 October 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]

A Real Dead One is a live album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 25 October 1993. It was recorded at various concerts across Europe, during the Fear of the Dark Tour in 1992 and the Real Live Tour in 1993. It features songs from the very beginning of the band's career (1975) through the Powerslave era (1984), while counterpart A Real Live One contains songs from only the post-Powerslave albums.

The album spent three weeks on the UK chart,[3] and was promptly followed by Live at Donington.

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

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

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" was released as a single and hit No.50 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart.

Track listing[edit]

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

A Real Dead One track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Venue (Date)Length
1."The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) Valby-Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark (25 August 1992)4:55
2."The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) Ice Hall – Helsinki, Finland (27 August 1992)3:55
3."Prowler" (from Iron Maiden, 1980) Palaghiaccio di Marino – Marino, Italy (30 April 1993)4:16
4."Transylvania" (from Iron Maiden, 1980) Grugahalle – Essen, Germany (17 April 1993)4:26
5."Remember Tomorrow" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)Grugahalle – Essen, Germany (17 April 1993)5:53
6."Where Eagles Dare" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) Rijnhal – Arnhem, Netherlands (9 April 1993)4:49
7."Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)Iron MaidenPatinoire du Littoral – Neuchâtel, Switzerland (27 May 1993)4:53
8."Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  • Harris
  • Di'Anno
Patinoire du Littoral – Neuchâtel, Switzerland (27 May 1993)3:49
9."Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) Ostravar Aréna – Ostrava, Czech Republic (5 April 1993)3:58
10."2 Minutes to Midnight" (from Powerslave, 1984)Élysée Montmartre – Paris, France (10 April 1993)5:37
11."Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980) Ice Hall – Helsinki, Finland (27 August 1992)5:25
12."Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) Olympic Stadium – Moscow, Russia (4 June 1993)7:52
Total length:59:48


Production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[4]

Iron Maiden
Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]

External links[edit]

A Real Dead One at MusicBrainz


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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, 1996 edition
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