Our voyage continues as we discuss Side A of Iron Maiden’s epic concept album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (hereinafter “7th Son” for brevity’s sake). Ed and Stu wind up having a lot to say about this album and its tale of a boy born with special powers because he had a bunch of brothers and uncles!
Maiden’s back on top with this album, both creatively and in terms of record sales. 7th Son debuted at #1 in the UK, spending 18 weeks on the charts. The fellas can see why as they enjoy listening along, trying to decipher the album’s narrative as they go.
2. Infinite Dreams
3. Can I Play With Madness?
4. The Evil that Men Do
Bruce Dickinson – vox
Dave Murray – guitars
Adrian Smith – guitars
Steve Harris – bass guitar
Nicko McBrain – drums
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