Visions of the Beast

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Visions of the Beast
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Video by
Released2 June 2003
GenreHeavy metal
Length150:00
LabelEMI
Iron Maiden chronology
Rock in Rio
(2002)
Visions of the Beast
(2003)
The Early Days
(2004)

Visions of the Beast was released by Iron Maiden on 2 June 2003 and contains every promotional video through 2001's Rock in Rio. It is basically an updated version of The First Ten Years: The Videos and From There to Eternity. It also includes never-before-seen Camp Chaos animated versions of six definitive Iron Maiden songs, interactive menus and discographies, and some special hidden extras.

Track Listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ReleaseLength
1."Women in Uniform"Greg Macainsh1980 ~ Women in Uniform 
2."Wrathchild" (Live in 1980)Steve Harris1981 ~ Live at the Rainbow 
3."Run to the Hills"Harris1982 ~ The Number of the Beast 
4."The Number of the Beast"Harris1982 ~ The Number of the Beast 
5."Flight of Icarus"Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson1983 ~ Piece of Mind 
6."The Trooper"Harris1983 ~ Piece of Mind 
7."2 Minutes to Midnight"Smith, Dickinson1984 ~ Powerslave 
8."Aces High"Harris1984 ~ Powerslave 
9."Wasted Years"Smith1986 ~ Somewhere in Time 
10."Stranger in a Strange Land"Smith1986 ~ Somewhere in Time 
11."Can I Play With Madness"Smith, Dickinson, Harris1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 
12."The Evil That Men Do"Smith, Dickinson, Harris1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 
13."The Clairvoyant"Harris1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 
14."Infinite Dreams" (Live in 1988)Harris1989 ~ Maiden England 
15."Holy Smoke"Harris, Dickinson1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying 
16."Tailgunner"Harris, Dickinson1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying 
Extra Videos (Disc 1)
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ReleaseLength
17."Aces High" (Camp Chaos Version)Harris1984 ~ Powerslave 
18."The Number of the Beast" (Camp Chaos Version)Harris1982 ~ The Number of the Beast 
19."Futureal" (Football Version)Harris, Blaze Bayley1998 ~ Virtual XI 
20."Fear of the Dark" (Live in 2001)Harris2002 ~ Rock in Rio 
21."Man on the Edge" (Fun Version) (Easter Egg)Bayley, Janick Gers1995 ~ The X Factor 
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ReleaseLength
1."Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter"Dickinson1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying 
2."Be Quick or Be Dead"Dickinson, Gers1992 ~ Fear of the Dark 
3."From Here to Eternity"Harris1992 ~ Fear of the Dark 
4."Wasting Love"Dickinson, Gers1992 ~ Fear of the Dark 
5."Fear of the Dark" (Live in 1992)Harris1993 ~ Live at Donington 
6."Hallowed Be Thy Name" (Live in 1992)Harris1993 ~ Live at Donington 
7."Man on the Edge"Bayley, Gers1995 ~ The X Factor 
8."Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (Live in 1995)HarrisPreviously Unreleased 
9."Lord of the Flies"Gers, Harris1995 ~ The X Factor 
10."Virus"Harris, Gers, Dave Murray, Bayley1996 ~ Virus 
11."The Angel and the Gambler"Harris1998 ~ Virtual XI 
12."Futureal"Harris, Bayley1998 ~ Virtual XI 
13."The Wicker Man"Smith, Harris, Dickinson2000 ~ Brave New World 
14."Out of the Silent Planet"Gers, Dickinson, Harris2000 ~ Brave New World 
15."Brave New World" (Live in 2001)Murray, Harris, Dickinson2002 ~ Rock in Rio 
Extra Videos (Disc 2)
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ReleaseLength
16."The Wicker Man" (Camp Chaos Version)Smith, Harris, Dickinson2000 ~ Brave New World 
17."Run to the Hills" (Camp Chaos Version)Harris1982 ~ The Number of the Beast 
18."Flight of Icarus" (Camp Chaos Version)Smith, Dickinson1983 ~ Piece of Mind 
19."The Trooper" (Camp Chaos Version) (Easter Egg)Harris1983 ~ Piece of Mind 


  • To access this easter egg on disc 1, play track 6 ("The Trooper") three consecutive times, to form 666... "The Number of the Beast".
  • To access this easter egg on disc 2, play track 6 ("Hallowed Be Thy Name") twice, then track 4 ("Wasting Love"), in consecutive order, to form 664.

Personnel[edit]

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

Iron Maiden
  • Steve Harris – bass guitar, director (Disc one; tracks 12 to 16, Disc two; tracks 1, 8 to 10), editor (Disc one; tracks 12 to 16, Disc two; tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 to 10, 12 and 15), producer (Disc one; tracks 19 to 21, Disc two; tracks 5 to 13, 15)
  • Dave Murray – guitar
  • Paul Di'Anno – lead vocals (Disc one; tracks 1 and 2)
  • Bruce Dickinson – lead vocals (Disc one; tracks 3 to 18, 19, Disc two; tracks 1 to 6, 13 to 19)
  • Blaze Bayley – lead vocals (Disc one; tracks 19 and 21, Disc two: tracks 7 to 12)
  • Dennis Stratton – guitar (Disc one; track 1)
  • Adrian Smith – guitar (Disc one; tracks 2 to 14, 17 and 18, Disc two; tracks 13 to 19)
  • Janick Gers – guitar (Disc one; tracks 15, 16, 19 and 21, Disc two; tracks 1 to 16)
  • Clive Burr – drums (Disc one; tracks 1 to 4, 18, Disc two; track 17)
  • Nicko McBrain – drums (Disc one; tracks 5 to 17, 19 to 21, Disc two; tracks 1 to 16, 18 and 19)
Production
  • Doug Smith – director (Disc one; track 1)
  • Dave Hillier – director (Disc one; track 2)
  • David Mallet – director (Disc one; tracks 3 and 4)
  • Jim Yukich – director (Disc one; tracks 5, 6, 8 and 9)
  • Tony Halton – director (Disc one; track 7)
  • Julian Caidan – director (Disc one ; tracks 10 and 13)
  • Julian Doyle – director (Disc one; track 11)
  • Toby Philips – director (Disc one; track 12)
  • Wing Ko – director (Disc two; tracks 2 and 7)
  • E. Matthies – director (Disc two; track 2)
  • Ralph Ziman – director (Disc two; track 3)
  • Samuel Bayer – director (Disc two; tracks 4 to 6)
  • Steve Lazarus – director (Disc two; tracks 8 to 10, 12), editor (Disc two; tracks 8, 10, 12)
  • Simon Hilton – director (Disc two; track 11)
  • Dean Karr – director (Disc one; track 20, Disc two; tracks 13 and 15)
  • Dave Pattenden – director (Disc two; track 14)
  • Trevor Thompson – director (Disc two; track 14)
  • Bob Cesca – director (Disc one; tracks 17 and 18, Disc two; tracks 16 to 19)
  • Jerry Behrens – editor (Disc one; tracks 12 and 13)
  • Will Malone – producer (Disc one; track 1)
  • Doug Hall – producer (Disc one; track 2)
  • Martin Birch – producer (Disc one; tracks 3 to 18, Disc two; tracks 17 to 19)
  • Tony Wilson – producer (Disc one; track 13)
  • Nigel Green – producer (Disc one; tracks 19 and 21, Disc two; tracks 7 to 12)
  • Kevin Shirley – producer (Disc one; track 20, Disc two; tracks 13 to 16)
  • Peacock – sleeve illustration, sleeve design
  • Rod Smallwood – management
  • Andy Taylor – management
  • Merck Mercuriadis – management

Charts[edit]

Country Chart (2003) Peak
position
Austria Ö3 Austria Top 10 DVD[2] 5
Netherlands MegaCharts[3] 6
Sweden Sverigetopplistan[4] 1
United Kingdom UK Music Video Charts[5] 2
Country Chart (2004) Peak
position
Finland The Official Finnish Charts[6] 1
Spain PROMUSICAE[7] 1
Country Chart (2005) Peak
position
Greece IFPI Greece[8] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Platinum 15,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[10] 3× Platinum 30,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[11] 2× Platinum 21,309[11]
France (SNEP)[12] Gold 10,000*
Germany (BVMI)[13] Gold 25,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] Platinum 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Platinum 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] 2× Platinum 100,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visions of the Beast (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 2 June 2003.
  2. ^ "Austria Top 40 – Musik-DVDs Top 10 22.06.2003". Austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Dutch Music DVD Top 30". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 January 2013. Search for Visions of the Beast and click Sök.
  5. ^ "Official Music Video Chart Top 50 08 June 2003 - 14 June 2003". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Musiiki DVD:t". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Lista de DVD's Musicales" (PDF). PROMUSICAE (in Spanish). Media Control. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Top 20 DVD/Video". IFPI Greece (in Greek). Archived from the original on 30 September 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Canadian video certifications – Iron Maiden – Visions of the Beast". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Iron Maiden" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  12. ^ "French video certifications – Iron Maiden – Visions of the Beast" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Iron Maiden; 'Visions of the Beast')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Lista de DVD's Musicales" (PDF). PROMUSICAE (in Spanish). Media Control. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  15. ^ "British video certifications – Iron Maiden – Visions of the Beast". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 January 2013. Select videos in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Visions of the Beast in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American video certifications – Iron Maiden – Visions of the Beast". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 11 January 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH. 

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