A Matter of Life and Death

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A Matter of Life and Death
Studio album by
Released5 September 2006
GenreHeavy metal
Length71:54
LabelEMI
ProducerKevin Shirley
Iron Maiden chronology
'Death on the Road
(2005)
A Matter of Life and Death 'Somewhere Back in Time - The Best of: 1980-1989
(2008)

A Matter of Life and Death is an album by Iron Maiden. It is their fourteenth album and went on sale on 5 September 2006.[1]

The album talks a lot about war and death, as well as other parts of life.[2] It was produced by Kevin Shirley.[3]

It is a popular album, and sold within the top ten most popular album in several countries when it was released.[4] It was the first Iron Maiden album to do this in the United States.[4]

Musicians[change | change source]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Different World"  Steve HarrisAdrian Smith, Harris 4:17
2. "These Colours Don't Run"  Bruce DickinsonSmith, Harris 6:52
3. "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns"  Dickinson, HarrisSmith, Harris 8:44
4. "The Pilgrim"  Janick GersGers, Harris 5:07
5. "The Longest Day"  DickinsonSmith, Harris 7:48
6. "Out of the Shadows"  DickinsonDickinson, Harris 5:36
7. "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"  HarrisDave Murray, Harris 7:22
8. "For the Greater Good of God"  HarrisHarris 9:24
9. "Lord of Light"  DickinsonSmith, Harris 7:23
10. "The Legacy"  HarrisGers, Harris 9:22
Total length:
71:54
Bonus track (iTunes store edition)
No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
11. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)HarrisHarris 7:11

References[change | change source]

  1. "Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "IRON MAIDEN Drummer, Guitarist Talk About New Album - July 5, 2006". Blabbermouth.net. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "IRON MAIDEN Bassist Decides Against Mastering New Album - July 9, 2006". Blabbermouth.net. 9 July 2006. Archived from the original on 2 November 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "A Matter Of Life And Death kills the charts worldwide!". Iron Maiden official website. 11 September 2006. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)