IRON MAIDEN - Seventh Son of the Seventh Son 12" Vinyl LP Album

- French Release

This is the "French" release of Iron Maiden's "Seven Son Of The Seventh Son"

"Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" is the seventh studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1988 by EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US. It is the second Iron Maiden release to feature keyboards (played by Michael Kenney) and, along with "The Number of the Beast" and, later, "Fear of the Dark" and "The Final Frontier", debuted at no.1 in the UK charts.

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Album Description & Collectors information:

 

"Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" is the seventh studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1988 by EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US. It is the second Iron Maiden release to feature keyboards (played by Michael Kenney) and, along with "The Number of the Beast" and, later, "Fear of the Dark" and "The Final Frontier", debuted at no.1 in the UK charts.

This album "IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son of the Seventh Son (France)" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Music Genre:

 
New Wave of British Heavy Metal / NWOBHM 

Album Production information:

The album: "IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son of the Seventh Son (France)" was produced by:

    Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Martin 'Disappearing Armchair' Birch.
  • Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
  • 2nd Engineer, Stephane "The Vardengrip" Wissner
  • Bernd Maier - Studio Boffin
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City

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  • All titles published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd
  • Sleeve Concept and Design: Derek Riggs and Rod Smallwood
  • Sleeve Illustrations: Derek Riggs
  • Inner Sleeve Photograph: Ross Halfin
  • Packaging: The Complete Works
  • Iron Maiden are managed by Rod Smallwood and Andy Taylor for Sanctuary Music

Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Deep Purple , Iron Maiden , Rainbow and others.

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Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.

Birch's approach to production was characterized by his use of powerful and dynamic sound, which helped to define the sound of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with, and for his willingness to experiment and take risks in the studio. He was also known for his commitment to quality and his attention to detail, which helped to ensure that the albums he produced had a timeless quality and still sound great decades after their original release.

Birch worked with Iron Maiden for over two decades, producing several of the band's most iconic and enduring albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Somewhere in Time." He was an important part of the band's creative process, and helped to shape the band's sound and style.

Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, but his legacy lives on through the music he produced and the countless musicians he inspired and influenced. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his contributions to the genre continue to be celebrated and revered.

Martin Birch's production style was known for its clarity, power and dynamic sound. He was an early adopter of using multi-track recording and employed innovative recording techniques, such as creating layered soundscapes by recording and re-recording guitar parts multiple times, to achieve his desired sound. He was also known for his use of echo and reverb to create a sense of depth and space in his recordings.

Birch was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with and his hands-on approach to production. He was often involved in the arrangements and would often suggest changes to the songs to enhance their impact. He was also known for his attention to detail, taking the time to get the sound just right, and his dedication to quality, always striving to make each album sound as good as it could.

Aside from his work with Iron Maiden, Birch also produced albums for several other influential heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest , Black Sabbath and Rainbow . He was also sought after by other musicians from outside of the heavy metal genre, and worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac , The Move, and Deep Purple .

Birch was awarded with several gold and platinum records for his work, and was recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre with induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2006.

Although Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians and producers today. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of the genre around the world.

Discover the man behind the monster: Derek Riggs, the artist who brought Iron Maiden's Eddie to life. Explore his artistic journey beyond heavy metal. Read it Here

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Record Label Information:

 
EMI 7 90258 1

Media Format:

 
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1988 France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son of the Seventh Son (France)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bruce Dickinson vocals

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  • Dave Murray guitar

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  • Adrian Smith guitar, backing vocals, synth

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  • Steve Harris bass guitar, backing vocals, string synth

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  • Nicko McBrain drums

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Complete Track-listing of the album "IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son of the Seventh Son (France)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son of the Seventh Son (France)" is:

    Track-listing:
  1. Moonchild (Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson) 5:39
  2. Infinite Dreams (Steve Harris) 6:09
  3. Can I Play with Madness (Smith, Dickinson, Harris) 3:31
  4. The Evil That Men Do (Smith, Dickinson, Harris) 4:34
  5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Harris) 9:53
  6. The Prophecy (Dave Murray, Harris) 5:05
  7. The Clairvoyant (Harris) 4:27
  8. Only the Good Die Young (Harris, Dickinson) 4:41

 

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IRON MAIDEN - Seventh Son of the Seventh Son France Release 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

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Full page artwork illustration of Eddy printed on the original custom inner sleeve

Full page artwork illustration of Eddy printed on the original custom inner sleeve

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Lyrics of all the songs on the album "Seventh Son of the Seventh Son" printed on the original custom inner sleeve with blue background colour and yellow lettering

Lyrics of all the songs on the album "Seventh Son of the Seventh Son" printed on the original custom inner sleeve with blue background colour and yellow lettering

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"Seventh Son of the Seventh Son" Record Label Details: Description © Copyright ℗ Sound Copyright

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Record Label Details: EMI 7902561, SACEM, SDRM , DMM

Record Label Details: EMI 7902561, SACEM, SDRM , DMM
 

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