The World Needs a Hero

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The World Needs a Hero
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 12, 2001 (2001-05-12)
Recorded2000 at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood; additional overdubs at Saltmine Studios in Mesa, Arizona and Scream Studios in Studio City, California
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal
ProducerBill Kennedy, Dave Mustaine
Megadeth chronology
The World Needs a Hero The System Has Failed
Singles from The World Needs a Hero
  1. "Moto Psycho"
    Released: April 2001
  2. "Dread and the Fugitive Mind"
    Released: 2001

The World Needs a Hero is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal band, Megadeth. The World Needs a Hero was released on May 12, 2001 through Sanctuary Records.[1] It is Megadeth's last album to feature original bassist David Ellefson until he returned in 2010. It is also the only Megadeth album to feature Al Pitrelli on lead guitar and the last of two studio albums to feature drummer Jimmy DeGrasso.

The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 and at #20 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[2][3]

Songs[change | change source]

All lyrics written by Dave Mustaine, all music composed by Mustaine, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Disconnect"   5:20
2. "The World Needs a Hero"   3:52
3. "Moto Psycho"   3:06
4. "1000 Times Goodbye"   6:25
5. "Burning Bridges"   5:20
6. "Promises" (music: Mustaine, Al Pitrelli) 4:28
7. "Recipe for Hate... Warhorse"   5:18
8. "Losing My Senses"   4:40
9. "Dread and the Fugitive Mind"   4:25
10. "Silent Scorn" (instrumental) 1:42
11. "Return to Hangar"   3:59
12. "When"   9:14
Total length:
Japanese edition bonus track
No. Title Length
3. "Coming Home"   2:35

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World Needs a Hero - Megadeth - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  2. "Megadeth Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  3. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2015-03-24.

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