White cassette shell. Distributed with a J-Card.
“Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will mark the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s chart-topping third album, The Number Of The Beast with a commemorative cassette release on 18th March 2022 (25th March in the US).
The cassette is comprised of the 2015 remastered recordings of the original eight songs on the album […], with front cover colour art based on the 1982 C-60 cassette release plus a re-designed & updated inlay. ”
‘The Number of The Beast’ is the first of Iron Maiden’s 4 consecutive classic releases, and an absolutely essential piece in any metal fan’s collection. For those not familiar with the metal genre, this is an excellent place to start, especially if they are familiar with the heavier bands of 70s rock, such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, and the Who. This album marks long-time singer Bruce Dickinson’s debut with the band, and he makes his mark quickly as Maiden pulls away from the punk influence of former vocalist Paul Di’Anno (who was kicked out of the band for his descent into alcoholism), and adopts the style that will make them pioneers in the genre. Steve Harris really steps into his own as a songwriter on this album, as both the lyrics and music become increasingly complex and showcase the instrumental talent of the band on a level that Maiden’s two previous albums, while strong in their own right, just never reached.
(Parlophone – 0190296278518)