Jan 30th, 2012

Classic Albums - The Number Of The Beast

Iron Maiden's album The Number of the Beast is featuring as part of the Internationally acclaimed Classic Albums TV Series and is being broadcast on New Years Day in the UK.

Among the people interviewed on the show include the original band members including Clive Burr, Manager Rod Smallwood, Long time producer Martin Birch and journalists from both sides of the Atlantic as well as some surprise artists!

It is probably one of the most in depth documentaries that has ever been made about the band and their history.

The program will be aired in the UK on Channel 5 on January 1st 2002 at 11.30pm and will be broadcast in other countries around the same time so check your local paper for details.

However if you can't wait that long you will be able to buy the DVD which is being released by Eagle Rock on Monday December 3rd in Europe and December 4th in North America.

Along with the show the DVD features 25 minutes of extra footage which won't appear in the TV Broadcast and also includes an EXCLUSIVE preview of "Hallowed Be The Name" taken from the forthcoming Rock in Rio DVD due out next year.

The BONUS "Hallowed Be Thy Name" track also has the 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound (although not as a separate option) for those who have it and want to feel like they are there in the front row.

The Classic Albums series has run for a couple of years now and has covered a variety of artists from Fleetwood Mac (Rumours), Meat Loaf (Bat Out Of Hell), Judas Priest (British Steel) and recently Metallica (Black).

For those of you who haven't seen the Classic Albums series it is an hour long documentary discussing everything from the concept, the recording and the creation of music and the impact it had on the music world at the time.