According to CBBC Newsround, IRON MAIDEN's "Number of the Beast" was the "surprise new entry" on the U.K. singles chart, where it landed at No. 3 this week.EMI released "Number of The Beast" as a single last Monday (Jan. 3) in celebration of IRON MAIDEN's phenomenal 25-year history and in keeping with the recent international chart success of their double DVD, "The Early Years". The title track of the band's third (and first No 1!) album, this single was a Top 20 hit when originally released in 1982, and is rightly regarded as an all-time MAIDEN classic. This song typifies the band's sound signature of that era, from the chilling spoken introduction to the throat ripping opening scream from Bruce Dickinson. The single was released in three very special limited-edition formats, featuring never-before-available live recordings from the Clive Burr charity shows at Brixton Academy in March 2002.
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