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Full-length, EMI Records
October 2nd, 1995

Blaze Bayley - Vocals
Dave Murray - Guitar
Janick Gers - Guitar
Steve Harris - Bass
Nicko McBrain - Drums

Guest: Michael Kenney - Keyboards

Music videos were made for the songs "Man on the Edge," "Afraid to Shoot
Strangers (live)," and "Lord of the Flies (live)."

First album with new singer Blaze Bayley.

Produced and mixed by Steve Harris and Nigel Green at Barnyard Studios, Essex.
Mastered at Chop 'Em Out by Ronal Whelan.

Japan edition comes with a 2nd disc with the following bonus tracks:
1. Justice of the Peace (3:34)
2. I Live My Way (3:48)
3. Judgement Day (4:02)

This album was also released in a gatefold double LP clear vinyl with poster.

Fun Fact: With Bruce Dickinson leaving the band during this time, the cover and
artwork of the album symbolize the death of the classic Iron Maiden, with Eddie
sitting in an electric chair.

The artwork shown is the original cover. A toned down version was created after
many British chain-stores threatened to boycott the album over the graphic
nature of the original artwork. The CD booklet is reversible with the original
artwork printed upside-down on the other side, so either version can be
1.Sign of the Cross11:17
2.Lord of the Flies05:04
3.Man on the Edge04:14
4.Fortunes of War07:23
5.Look for the Truth05:11
6.The Aftermath06:20
7.Judgement of Heaven05:13
8.Blood on the World's Hands05:58
9.The Edge of Darkness06:39
10.2 A.M.05:38
11.The Unbeliever08:10
Total playing time01:11:07

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