A Real Live One

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A Real Live One
Iron Maiden - A Real Live One.jpg
Live album by
Released22 March 1993
Recorded17 August 1992 – 12 September 1992[1]
VenueVarious concerts throughout the Fear of the Dark Tour
GenreHeavy metal
Iron Maiden live albums chronology
Live After Death
A Real Live One
A Real Dead One
Singles from A Real Live One
  1. "Fear of the Dark (live)"
    Released: 1 March 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[3]

A Real Live One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in March 1993. The album tracks were recorded at 9 different venues in Europe on the Fear of the Dark Tour. This album features songs from the Somewhere in Time (1986) through Fear of the Dark (1992) eras, while counterpart A Real Dead One only contains songs from the pre-Somewhere in Time albums.

When Iron Maiden re-released all of their pre-X Factor albums in 1998, this album was combined with A Real Dead One to form the 2-disc A Real Live Dead One. The album cover was made by longtime Iron Maiden cover artist Derek Riggs, whose work for the Fear of the Dark album was rejected. "Fear of the Dark" was released as a single.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original ReleaseLength
1."Be Quick or Be Dead" (22 August 1992)Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers1992 ~ Fear of the Dark3:17
2."From Here to Eternity" (25 August 1992)Steve Harris1992 ~ Fear of the Dark4:20
3."Can I Play With Madness" (2 September 1992)Adrian Smith, Dickinson, Harris1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son4:42
4."Wasting Love" (5 September 1992)Dickinson, Gers1992 ~ Fear of the Dark5:48
5."Tailgunner" (4 September 1992)Harris, Dickinson1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying4:09
6."The Evil That Men Do" (17 August 1992)Smith, Dickinson, Harris1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son5:26
7."Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (29 August 1992)Harris1992 ~ Fear of the Dark6:48
8."Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" (27 August 1992)Dickinson1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying5:18
9."Heaven Can Wait" (7 September 1992)Harris1986 ~ Somewhere in Time7:29
10."The Clairvoyant" (27 August 1992)Harris1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son4:30
11."Fear of the Dark" (27 August 1992)Harris1992 ~ Fear of the Dark7:11
Total length:58:58


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

Iron Maiden
Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[15] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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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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  15. ^ "French album certifications – Iron Maiden – A Real Live One" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Iron Maiden – A Real Live One". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 March 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type A Real Live One in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.