From Here to Eternity (Iron Maiden song)

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"From Here to Eternity"
MaidenEternity.jpeg
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Fear of the Dark
B-side
  • "I Can't See My Feelings"
  • "Roll Over Vic Vella"
  • "No Prayer for the Dying (Live)"
  • "Public Enema Number One (Live)"
Released29 June 1992
Recorded1992
GenreHeavy metal
Length3:37
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Steve Harris
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Be Quick or Be Dead"
(1992)
"From Here to Eternity"
(1992)
"Wasting Love"
(1992)
12" Gatefold cover
From Here To Eternity 12" Cover.jpg
Picture Disc cover
FHTE Picture Disc.jpg

"From Here to Eternity" is a song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released as the second single from their album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The song is the fourth and most recent song in the ongoing saga of "Charlotte the Harlot" (other songs include "Charlotte the Harlot," "22 Acacia Avenue," and "Hooks in You", although the status of the latter song is a point of debate among fans since it does not actually mention Charlotte, just "the keys to a view at number 22"). The song tells the tale of Charlotte going on a fateful motorcycle ride with the Devil.

This is the first studio single to not feature Eddie in the artwork - second overall, after the live version of "Running Free" - using a picture of the song's music video instead. The cover of the 7" Etched Disc is the cover most people associate with the single, though the 12" was a very different picture from the clip. The CD Maxi used the 7" etched cover, but a different shot again from the clip is on the Netherlands release of the CD.[2]

The single was released in several formats: 7" etched disc with the tracks on one side and an image etched into the other;[3] 7" cut to shape picture disc;[4] 12" with fold-out sleeve;[5] and a cd-single.[6]

It charted and peaked at #21 on the UK Singles Chart.

B-sides[edit]

"Roll Over Vic Vella" is a cover of Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" featuring spoken intro and outro pieces by longtime Iron Maiden roadie and friend Vic Vella talking with Steve Harris. The song appeared on all formats except the 7" shaped picture disc which featured "I Can't See My Feelings", a cover of the Welsh band Budgie from their 1975 album Bandolier. The song didn't appear on any digital format until 1995 when Fear of the Dark was reissued with a bonus CD containing b-sides from the album's singles. The live versions of "Public Enema No One" and "No Prayer for the Dying" on these singles are the only time either has appeared live on any Iron Maiden release.

Track listing[edit]

7" Etched Single
Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."From Here to Eternity"Steve Harris3:37
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2."Roll Over Vic Vella" (Chuck Berry Cover) (With Different Lyrics)Berry4:46
7" Pictured Single
Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."From Here to Eternity"Harris3:37
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2."I Can't See My Feelings" (Budgie Cover)Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge3:50
12" Single
Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."From Here to Eternity"Harris3:37
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2."Roll Over Vic Vella" (Chuck Berry Cover) (With Different Lyrics)Berry4:46
3."No Prayer for the Dying" (Live at the Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 December 1990)Harris4:23
CD-Maxi Single
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."From Here to Eternity"Harris3:37
2."Roll Over Vic Vella" (Chuck Berry Cover) (With Different Lyrics)Berry4:46
3."Public Enema Number One" (Live at the Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 December 1990)Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray3:57
4."No Prayer for the Dying" (Live at the Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 December 1990)Harris4:23

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[7] 27
UK Singles Chart[8] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Here To Eternity". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  2. ^ "Netherlands CD Maxi Cover". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  3. ^ "Etched Single Sided 7". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  4. ^ "Picture Disc 7". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  5. ^ "Fold Out Sleeve 12". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  6. ^ "CD Maxi-Single". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  7. ^ "Irish singles archive". IRMA. irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive 18 July 1992". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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