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IRON MAIDEN THE X FACTOR VINYL RECORD “SEALED”

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IRON MAIDEN THE X FACTOR VINYL RECORD “SEALED”

Label: Parlophone
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: Europe
Released: May 19, 2017
Genre: Rock

 

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IRON MAIDEN THE X FACTOR VINYL RECORD

The X Factor is the tenth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 2, 1995 through EMI Records. CMC International released the album in North America. It is the first of two albums by the band to include Blaze Bayley, formerly of Wolfsbane, as vocalist, replacing Bruce Dickinson who left the band following their previous tour to pursue a solo career. It also saw the departure of the band’s longtime producer Martin Birch, who retired shortly after the release of their previous album. The album takes a darker tone than the band’s first nine releases, due to the lyrics being based on personal issues surrounding Steve Harris at the time, who was in the midst of a divorce. This is reflected in the cover artwork, which graphically depicts the band’s mascot, Eddie, being vivisected by machine.

Eddie (also known as Eddie the Head) is the mascot for the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He is a perennial fixture of the group’s artwork, appearing in all of their album covers (as well as most of their singles) and in their merchandise, which includes T-shirts, posters and action figures. On top of this, Eddie features in all of the band’s concerts, as well as in the first-person shooter video game, Ed Hunter, the mobile game, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast and a pinball game with the same name in 2018.

Originally a papier-mâché mask used in Iron Maiden’s stage backdrop, the band transferred the name “Eddie” from the mask to an illustration by Derek Riggs, which was used as the band’s debut album cover. Although he is occasionally described as “zombie-like” in the press, Eddie assumes a different guise relating to the themes of individual albums and their corresponding world tours, and has appeared as a cyborg, an Egyptian mummy and a lobotomised mental patient amongst others.

TRACK LIST

1. “Sign of the Cross” 11:16
2. “Lord of the Flies”5:02
3. “Man on the Edge”4:10
4. “Fortunes of War” 7:25
5. “Look for the Truth”5:10
6. “The Aftermath” 6:20
7. “Judgement of Heaven” 5:10
8. “Blood on the World’s Hands” 6:00
9. “The Edge of Darkness” 6:39
10. “2 A.M. “5:37
11. “The Unbeliever” 8:05
Total length: 70:54

DISCOGRAPHY

Iron Maiden (1980)
Killers (1981)
The Number of the Beast (1982)
Piece of Mind (1983)
Powerslave (1984)
Somewhere in Time (1986)
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
No Prayer for the Dying (1990)
Fear of the Dark (1992)
The X Factor (1995)
Virtual XI (1998)
Brave New World (2000)
Dance of Death (2003)
A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
The Final Frontier (2010)

Life After Death (2014)
The Book of Souls (2015)

Behind The Iron Curtain (2020)
Senjutsu (2021)