It was the band's first effort to top the UK charts, and enter the Billboard 200—at number 150. The Number of the Beast marked Bruce Dickinson's debut with the band. This was the debut of vocalist Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden. For it is a human number. The album reached the top 10 in Austria and Sweden, and hit number 11 and 13 in Canada and Norway respectively. This album is the only one to feature songwriting by drummer Cliv… In fact, he reviews so many books that he is, at the time of writing, the #181 ranked reviewer across the site. Barry Clayton, the man behind the spoken-word introduction to "The Number Of The Beast", the title track of IRON MAIDEN's classic 1982 album, has died at the age of 80.. During the recording sessions for "The Number Of The Beast", the band reportedly asked the famous horror film actor Vincent Price to read the intro text to the title song. The song is inspired by both a nightmare bandleader and bassist Steve Harris had after watching the movie Damien: Omen II, and the storyline of the poem Tam o' Shanter. [Barry Clayton] Woe to you, oh, ... 666, the number of the beast Sacrifice is going on tonight. The Number of the Beast marked Bruce Dickinson's debut with the band. Do it." Die Ex-Sängerin von Visions Of Atlantis wurde […] It has been routinely ranked among the greatest heavy metal albums of all time and topped the charts in the U.K., being one of the first albums to move into more commercial territory in a genre that got close to zero airplay at the time. [Barry Clayton] Woe to you, oh, earth and sea For the devil sends the beast with wrath Because he knows the time is short Let him who hath understanding reckon The number of the beast for it is a human number Its number is six hundred and sixty six [Bruce Dickinson] I left alone, my mind was blank I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind What did I see? Fair use rationale for Image:Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast.jpg. Metal-Rules.com named this the second greatest heavy metal album of all time. 2020) Producer, Engineering (Track 1) Barry Clayton (R.I.P. it's number 666 Běda vám! Clayton produced the show from its 1974 debut until he left in 1988 to join Capital Radio. On a recent "Bruce Dickinson Rock Show" on BBC Radio 6, Dickinson told Ronnie James Dio that Children of the Damned was inspired by Black Sabbath's "Children of the Sea". Barry Clayton, the man behind the spoken word introduction to Iron Maiden's iconic song 'The Number of the Beast,' has died at the age of 80. The Number of the Beast also cemented Iron Maiden as one of "the biggest metal bands on the planet". Hell and fire was spawned to be released. 2013) Drums : Bruce Dickinson: Vocals : Doug Hall: Mixing : Martin Birch (R.I.P. The album is also Iron Maiden's highest selling album worldwide with over 14 million sales estimated. The Number Of The Beast [Barry Clayton] Woe to you, oh, earth and sea For the devil sends the beast with wrath Because he knows the time is short Let him who hath understanding reckon The number of the beast for it is a human number Its number is six hundred and sixty six [Bruce Dickinson] I left alone, my mind was blank I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind What did I see? [Spoken intro: Barry Clayton] Woe to you, o'er Earth and Sea For the Devil sends the beast with wrath Because he knows the time is short Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast Image: Iron ... the name of the actor was Barry Clayton —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.146.171.216 19:49, 16 February 2010 (UTC) Compositions by Bruce Dickinson. Barry Clayton was born in 1931 in Islington, London, England. Since this album (and its tour, Beast on the Road), "The Beast" has become something of a nickname for the band and possibly Eddie, as suggested by albums such as Best of the Beast (which featured a 'best of Eddie' mural on the cover), Beast over Hammersmith, and the DVD Visions of the Beast. This cover art was originally intended for an earlier single, "Purgatory", but the band felt the cover was too high of caliber for just a single and a less complex image was used for the single instead. 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