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It marks their first line-up change since ; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking,  and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You". Although it received generally mixed to negative reviews, the album peaked Hooks In You - Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying No. The album departed from the keyboard- and synthesiser-saturated progressive rock direction of the band's two previous studio Hooks In You - Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying 's Somewhere in Time and 's Seventh Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, June Christy, The Four Freshmen - Road Show of a Seventh Son in favour of a more "stripped down," straightforward style, reminiscent of the band's earlier material,  which ushered in a change of vocal style for Bruce Dickinson from the operatic sound of the s to a raspier way of singing.
Dickinson states that this idea was a mistake, commenting that "It was shit! It was a shit-sounding record, and I wished we hadn't done it that way. At the time, I was as guilty as anyone else in going, 'Oh great! Look, we're all covered in straw! What a larf! The album also departed from literary and historical lyrical themes in favour of more political content, with songs focusing on religious exploitation such as in the record's first single, " Holy Smoke " and social concerns "Public Enema Number One".
Despite charting well in most countries, particularly in the UK where it debuted at No. Following Dickinson's departure from Iron Maiden insongs from No Prayer for the Dying have been largely ignored at live performances.
No Prayer on the Road was the tour in support of the album. No Prayer for the Dying does not follow the continuity of previous album covers, as Eddie no longer exhibits either his lobotomy or cyborg enhancements. Two versions of the cover exist. The original version has Eddie bursting from his grave and grabbing a gravedigger with the likeness of the band's manager, Rod Smallwood by the neck. However, Smallwood disliked the figure and asked artist Derek Riggs to remove him from the cover for the re-release,  although the original artwork is used on the disc itself.
Additionally an inscription was added to the plaque on the tomb, which Riggs had initially left blank to allow the band to add their own words,  and reads "After the Daylight, The Night of Pain, That is not Dead, Which Can Rise Again. It has the original cover on side two.
The album received generally mixed Live The Dream - Cast - Mother Nature Calls negative reviews, with AllMusic commenting that "the songwriting wasn't up to snuff when compared to such classics as Killers or Number of the Beast " and "as a whole doesn't measure up to the hits.
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Jul 22, · I've been waiting forever for Iron Maiden to re-release their entire catalogue on vinyl and there you have it. No Prayer for the Dying is by far not one of my favorite Iron Maiden records, but I'm giving it a 5 star for the sole reason because it is nevertheless a unique and indispensable album from Maiden's entire discography/5().
Hooks in you, hooks in me, hooks in the ceiling For that well hung feeling No big deal, no big sin, strung up on love I Got the hooks screwed in [Chorus] She's tied up she can't come to the phone, You must have got your wires crossed cos she ain't home Knock on wood - you know I like that sound She never could keep her feet on the ground [Chorus].
"No Prayer for the Dying" (from No Prayer for the Dying, ) "Hooks in You" (from No Prayer for the Dying, ) " The Clairvoyant " (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, )Associated album: No Prayer for the Dying.
No Prayer For the Dying Lyrics. Now there's something to bet on You've got nothing to lose When I've sat by the window And gazed at the rain With an ache in my heart But never feeling the pain And if you would tell me Just what my life means Walking a long road Never reaching the end God, give me the answer to my life God.
No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It marks their first line-up change since ; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking,  and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You Genre: Heavy metal.