51 minutes | Dec 11, 2020

Episode 15 - No Prayer for the Dying (Side A)

Coming off the highs of Seventh Son of a Seventh Son ("7Soa7S"), the band has its first lineup change in 8 years, since the album Piece of Mind. Guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Smith left the band and was replaced by Jancik Gers. Ed and Stu struggle to pronounce his name properly because they are stupid Americans, and they have way too much information about the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio which was used to record the album in a barn on Steve Harris' property. The album received mixed reviews, but the momentum of 7Soa7S still propelled the album to hit #2 in the UK, spending 14 weeks on the charts. It also managed to hit #17 in the US.  Side A Tailgunner Holy Smoke No Prayer for the Dying Public Enema Number One Fates Warning Album Personnel Bruce Dickinson - vox Dave Murray - guitars Janick Gers - guitars Steve Harris - bass guitar Nick McBrain - drums Michael Kenney - keyboards * * * If you are enjoying the show, join us on the Maiden Voyage Patreon to support what we're doing! Patrons are our best friends! Like, Rate, Subscribe and Review the Maiden Voyage Podcast. We're desperate for your approval! Send questions, comments and praise to MaidenVoyagePodcast@gmail.com Follow Maiden Voyage on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Stu and Ed on Twitter. Check out Stu's other podcast, Vintage RPG, and follow Vintage RPG on Instagram for an in-depth dive into the art & history of tabletop roleplaying games, and check out unwinnable.com for the best cultural commentary around. The Maiden Voyage illustration is by Shafer Brown. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Maiden Voyage is a Hamfisted Production and is researched and edited by Ed Coleman. Theme music composed by Sam Retzer, under license from SmartSound. This podcast is a labor of love based on decades of devoted fandom. We strongly encourage listeners to buy Iron Maiden's albums or listen to them using your favorite streaming music service to support these heavy metal legends. To check out the cover art for the band's albums and singles, visit the band's excellent website.
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