Iron MaidenSeventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Label:Parlophone – 2564624849
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180 gram
Style:Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal


Written-BySmith*, Dickinson*
A2Infinite Dreams
A3Can I Play With Madness
Written-BySmith*, Dickinson*, Harris*
A4The Evil That Men Do
Written-BySmith*, Dickinson*, Harris*
B1Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
B2The Prophecy
Written-ByMurray*, Harris*
B3The Clairvoyant
B4Only The Good Die Young
Written-ByDickinson*, Harris*

Companies, etc.



© 1988 Iron Maiden LLP.

Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
Bernd Maier - Studio Boffin
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
Managed for Sanctuary Music

All titles published by Imagem London Ltd.

[Back Cover]
℗ 1988 the copyright in the original sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company. © 1988 Iron Maiden LLP. © 2014 Parlophone Records Ltd. Made in the EU.

[Label B]
All titles published by Imagem London Ltd.
℗ 1988 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd., a Warner Music Group Company. © 1988 Iron Maiden LLP.
Made in E.U.

Issued with original artwork, including printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits. / 180 Gram.

Durations do not appear on this release.

Runouts are etched.
Additional, faintly inscribed geometric marks mirrored in runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 25646 24849 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 825646248490
  • Rights Society: GEMA-MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, center label): 2564624849 / 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, center label): 2564624849 / 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Original UK cat#, side B center label): EMD 1006
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, center label): (EMD 1006B)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 9729561 BC93287-01 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 9729561 BC93287-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 9729561 BC93287-01 A2 V12
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 9729561 BC93287-01 B1 3X
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): 9729561 BC93287-01 A2 T3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): 9729561 BC93287-01 B1 =l4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): 9729561 BC93287-01 A2 T3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): 9729561 BC93287-01 B1 =I+
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): 9729561 BC93287-01 A2 5IX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): 9729561 BC93287-01 B1 ⑁❘
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): 9729561 BC93287-01 A2 3V
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): 9729561 BC93287-01 B1 ⑁❘

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (LP, Album)EMI, EMI, EMI064 7 90258 1, 7 90258 1, 064-79 0258 1Europe1988
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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (LP, Album)Capitol Records, EMIC1-90258Canada1988
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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Cassette, Album)EMI, EMI238 7 90258 4, 7902584Europe1988
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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (LP, Album)EMI, EMIEMC.790258, EMC 790258Australasia1988
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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (LP, Album)EMI, EMIEMD 1006, 79 0258 1UK1988



  • mobdnb87's avatar
    The cover is made very dimly and with printing errors, the album title is printed crookedly and there are defects in the letters, as if when a hair was printed on the matrix, the sound is terrible, not saturated and flat... I really love this album, but you can't do reissues like that, take an example from Metallica and the Blackened label
    • jonnyretro's avatar
      Epic mint pressing dynamics are vg+ vocals very clear and centred bass is plentiful but not super heavy.
      Mastered very good by George Marino doing his very best to lay down a brilliant cut Mastered disc.
      • Full-of-Hate's avatar
        Edited 3 months ago
        "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" is one of the major albums in Iron Maiden's career, a cult classic of the eighties and their last album of that great decade. The number of versions that have been marked on Discogs with a span of 35 years is simply amazing, to find differences among them and chek features this is a work that can be used as the basis for a dissertation on the work of Iron Maiden. Of course, finding some vintage copy in good condition is always good, but a relatively fresh remastered copy is not as bad as it is written here.

        It's worth starting with the fact that this version has DR13, which is an excellent value, comparable to earlier editions (and in some cases slightly superior to them). However, the frequency characteristics and balance of the instruments are slightly different. The 2014 version has a very pronounced range of medium frequencies, which significantly exceeds low and high. This album initially did not sound heavy (it was recorded like that!), given the lack of low-frequency pressure, the sound on this press is perceived even more "lightweight". The balance of instruments is dominated by bass and vocals, however, both bass parts and vocals are also accentuated in the mid-frequency range. Even the guitar solo parts, which sound very, very good here, with sufficient depth, are also mostly in the middle. This kind of remastering sounds crystal clear and transparent, just to the point of indecency clear. Perhaps this version will scare off the owners of 666-fold rewritten cassettes, but in fact, even on the simplest amplifier, you can always slightly increase the low frequencies and, accordingly, make the sound more dense. In Direct mode everything is also very good, in any case, after several listening "the puzzle took shape".

        This version doesn't sound quiet, this version doesn't sound deaf, and this version doesn't have noises or pops (except maybe some damaged copies, it's not always clear in what condition the reviewer received his copy). The new copy that came into my hands a few days sealed, after a little preparation for listening, sounds perfect. In terms of printing, everything is also very good, the outer sleeve is made of thick paper, good detail and contrast, there are no questions about the insert either, although a protective antistatic envelope would definitely not hurt. If you are not a parishioner of the "First Press" seсt, a copy from this edition will cover the needs for a nice-sounding album.
        • phil18210's avatar
          Edited 4 months ago
          je confirme le son est vraiment pourri ,aucun relief,le support lui est silencieux
          • heckla's avatar
            Edited 6 months ago
            I don't know if I just have bad luck or what but according to identifiers this is the version I have and it sounds like trash. And no I'm not talking about it being quiet, I have a high quality preamp so no trouble with compensating for that, and I'm not even talking about the surface noise either. Problem is the sound is so hollow that hollow doesn't even begin to describe it. Sounds like someone stuck a tin can somewhere in the mastering chain. Have a 3 channel EQ so tried endlessly to adjust it to be at least listenable, but no luck with that either. Artwork isn't great either so not even like it's a nice wall piece. The hunt for a good copy of this album continues. Made even more difficult by the fact that people are apparently rating the music itself as opposed to the pressing, so who knows what version is actually worth buying.
            • shymanseeks's avatar
              it’s s a good pressing, dead silent but it sounds a bit dull. maybe there are different mastering standards today or the original material wasn’t that good anymore.
              • Holland4you's avatar
                Edited 9 months ago
                Artwork isn't good/blurry but the sound of the vinyl is great, maybe even better than my original pressing.
                I read a lot of positive and negative but mine sounds Great :)
                • c_bourke's avatar
                  Great quality pressing, going by the reviews here I was expecting it to be a quiet record, but by all accounts it sounded great.
                  • MajorTom77's avatar
                    this is a very good pressing.I have an original copy but played a lot and i needed a mint. Sounds very nice to my ears. Completely satisfied
                    • TheVril's avatar
                      Great pressing, highly recommended. I’ve been reading a lot of reviews that this pressing somehow isn’t as good as an original press or is “to quiet”? If it’s “to quiet” for your liking than you should use your volume control, if that causes distortion it’s probably because you’re listening through subpar equipment? I’m not insinuating that everyone should be able to afford the best equipment but if you’re listening to a $35 LP on a $10 thrift store piece of Chinese junk what else can you expect? I’ve owned many original copies of this album and this one is super quiet and sounds just as good if not better than the original. As long as you are cleaning your new records before you play them for the first time to remove any debris from the grooves you shouldn’t be having any issues unless you truly are dealing with some sort of defect. Cartridges and styluses don’t last forever, old equipment hits a service limit eventually and all speakers are not created equally because equality is a myth that doesn’t translate to reality.


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