Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast – Live in Philadelphia
“The Number of the Beast” is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is Iron Maiden’s seventh single release and the second single from their 1982 studio album of the same name. It was reissued in 2005 and also prior to that in 1990 in The First Ten Years box set on CD and 12″ vinyl, in which it was combined the previous single, “Run to the Hills”.
Upon release in 1982, the song caused controversy in the United States where its religious subject matter caused outrage amongst religious groups. In spite of this, it remains one of the band’s more popular songs, reaching No. 18 in the UK singles charts on its original release, and No. 3 on two successive occasions in 1990 and 2005. It has been performed on almost all of their concert tours. Additionally, the song has been covered numerous times and has appeared in several video games and films.
A photo set from this show is also available.