The Number of the Beast, Side B

Stu and Ed are back to talk Side B of the iconic Iron Maiden album, The Number of the Beast, discussing everything from Bruce’s blood-curdling scream from the titular song to the epic chorus of “Hallowed Be Thy Name!”

It’s easy to see why this album has been certified platinum in the UK and USA, but where will the album rank on Stu and Ed’s definitive list of Iron Maiden albums? What will be their favorite and least favorite songs on the album? Who is the Vincent Price imitator that performs the spoken word intro for “NotB” and how much did Vincent Price want when he was approached to do it?

Side B
5. The Number of the Beast
6. Run to the Hills
7. Gangland
8. Hallowed Be Thy Name

Number of the Beast Album Personnel
Bruce Dickinson – vox
Dave Murray – guitars
Adrian Smith – guitars
Steve Harris – bass guitar
Clive Burr – drums

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