Iron MaidenThe Number Of The Beast

Label:EMI – EMC 3400, EMI – 0C 062-07 608
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Heavy Metal


A2Children Of The Damned
A3The Prisoner
Written-BySmith*, Harris*
A422, Acacia Avenue
Written-BySmith*, Harris*
B1The Number Of The Beast
Speech [Uncredited]Barry Clayton
B2Run To The Hills
Written-BySmith*, Burr*
B4Hallowed Be Thy Name

Companies, etc.



Issued with a die cut card inner sleeve with rounded corners, including a photo montage, lyrics and credits. Some copies also include an Iron Maiden Fan Club insert.

Track A4 appears as "22 Acacia Avenue" (the continuing saga of Charlotte the Harlot) on the inner sleeve.

Rear Cover:
℗ 1982 Original Sound Recordings made by EMI Records Ltd.

Inner Sleeve:
© 1982. All Lyrics used by permission.
Iron Maiden wanna thank the following for their support: Dave Lights, Vic "Crazy Innit" Vella, Tony "Wiggy" Wigens, Nigel Gibbons, Colin "know wot I mean John" Claydon, Doug "Professor" Hall, Bill Barclay, Pete Brotzman, Pete "Institute" Kirkman, Dave "Alright shirt" Evans, Tom Vallance: Loopey: Ronan, Roger and Derek at Meteorlites: Charlie Kail and his Brilliant Constructions: Neal Peppé: Derek "Blood 'n' Guts everywhere" Riggs: Home Boy: John "We want more" Jackson: Wally Meyrowitz: Howard "Hawk-eye" Jones: Alex "Alectron" Alexandro: Mike Kenny: Bernie, NoNo, ViVi, Moro (Trust): Nico: Maurice, Thomas, Werner, Albert, Alain, Franco, Max, Leon, Andre, Mr. Udo, Tak, Ishi and Carlos - the promoters: Tama, Ibanez, Paiste, Picato, Marshall, Rotosound: R.S.D.: Ross Halfin: Keith Wilfort: Auntie Tina: Paul Ratsworthy: Ken Jenkins: Paull Sears: Trevor Searle: Paul Aquilina.

The first part of the runouts "EMC 3400..." are stamped, the second two parts "GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS" and "NICKZ" are etched.

Side B Label:
Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Rear cover): *
  • Other (Rear cover): TM 8203 GL
  • Other (Inner Sleeve): EMC 3400(I)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label matrix side B): EMC 3400B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): EMC 3400 A-2 GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): EMC 3400 B-2 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): EMC 3400 A-2 GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): EMC 3400 B-3 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): EMC 3400 A-2 GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): EMC 3400 B-4 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): EMC 3400 A-2 1 2 3 GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): EMC 3400 B-3 1 3 2 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): EMC 3400 A-2 2 7 GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): EMC 3400 B-2 2 7 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): EMC 3400 A-2 4 3 1 GIVE IT SOME HEADBUTTS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): EMC 3400 B-3 1 NICKZ

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The Number Of The Beast (LP, Album)EMI, EMIEMC 3400, 0C 062-07 608New Zealand1982
The Number Of The Beast (LP, Album)EMI, EMI2C 070 07608, 2C 070-07608France1982
The Number Of The Beast (Cassette, Album)EMITC-7463644New Zealand1982
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The Number Of The Beast (LP, Album)EMI, EMI Electrola1C 064-07 608Europe1982
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The Number Of The Beast (LP, Album)HarvestST-12202Canada1982
  • renegadeviking's avatar
    Number of the Beast is one of the best heavy metal albums ever released. Iron Maiden has no shortage of legendary albums in their discography, and this one is absolutely amazing! This is their third album, but it is the first to feature Bruce Dickinson as the lead singer; boy, does he impress in his debut! He delivers every note with precision and emotion! Every song on this album is memorable. Every metal fan should have this classic album in their collection!
    • CrashDDZ's avatar
      Can some one point me to a version that has an etched message on the vinyl? I have one that has a phrase about the mark of the beast etched o. The bands on the vinyl. Doesn't effect play but I can't find a corresponding description.
      • Hudba-Brno's avatar
        H A P P Y 4 0, T N O T B ! :-D
        • tantalustorment's avatar
          personne ne sonnait aussi propre a cette époque , des compos admirables .. leur plus grand succès ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟎
          • Mpawood's avatar
            Iron Maiden - The Number of The Beast
            Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to 41 albums, including 17 studio albums, 13 live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations. They have also released 47 singles and 20 video albums. Two electronic games have been released with Iron Maiden soundtracks, and the band's music is featured in a number of other video games.
            The Number of the Beast is the third studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released on 22 March 1982 in the United Kingdom by EMI Records and in the United States by Harvest and Capitol Records. The album was their first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson and their last with drummer Clive Burr.
            A1 Invaders
            A2 Children Of The Damned
            A3 The Prisoner
            A4 22, Acacia Avenue
            B1 The Number Of The Beast
            B2 Run To The Hills
            B3 Gangland
            B4 Hallowed Be Thy Name
            I listened to this album to see what the band was like before buying their new album, Senjutsu, too see if it would be worth it or not. The first side was fairly mediocre so I didn't really want to try the B side. But god am I glad I did! The two best songs of the album were on there and sound great! 'The Number of the Beast' and 'Run to the Hills' are now among my favourite heavy metal songs and I can't praise them enough. It's worth the buy just for them.
            Album Score: 7.5/10
            • Neonknightprowler's avatar
              ALL HAIL THE BEST HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF ALL TIMES ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
              • davidallanic's avatar
                How is the sound quality from youglosavia original lp please?
                • pablomartinlazare's avatar
                  Revelation 13:16-18
                  King James Version
                  16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

                  17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

                  18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
                  • sboraston's avatar
                    This is the pressing you need in your life. So full of life even after nearly 40 years.
                    • Vinyl_Beatle98's avatar
                      Edited 8 months ago
                      So happy I found an OG UK for a good price in great condition. It's everything that the 2014 so called remaster isn't, it has punch, dynamic range, and rocks like an Iron Maiden album should



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