|Single by Iron Maiden|
|from the album Virtual XI|
|Released||28 July 1998|
|Songwriter(s)||Steve Harris |
|Iron Maiden singles chronology|
|Derek Riggs poster|
The song was voted as one of the most popular Iron Maiden songs of all time in a fan poll taken during the making of the Ed Hunter album and video game. It is one of two Blaze Bayley era songs to make it onto the Edward the Great compilation, along with "Man on the Edge". The cover of the single is also notable for depicting band mascot Eddie, in CG form, as the cyborg form he had on Somewhere in Time.
Iron Maiden frequently played this song during the Ed Hunter tour in 1999 and more recently played on their Legacy of the Beast tour in 2018, making it one of five Bayley era songs to survive in concerts after his departure.
A 1999 live recording of this song appears on the band's next single release, "The Wicker Man".
During live performances on the Ed Hunter tour a giant robot Eddie appeared from backstage and "battled" members of the band.
The guitar solo in "Futureal" is played by Dave Murray.
The single came with a poster by Derek Riggs that for some reason did not make the cover.
- "Futureal" – (Blaze Bayley, Steve Harris) – 3:00
- "The Evil That Men Do (live - Kåren, Gothenburg, 1 November 1995)" (Bruce Dickinson, Harris, Adrian Smith) – 4:20
- "Man on the Edge (live - Kåren, Gothenburg, 1 November 1995)" (Bayley, Janick Gers) – 4:09
- "The Angel and the Gambler (video)" (Harris) – 9:51
- Blaze Bayley – vocals
- Dave Murray – guitar
- Janick Gers – guitar
- Steve Harris – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Nicko McBrain – drums
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