Brave New World

Label
EMI UK
Release date
30 May 2000
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
67:21

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Wicker Man 4:36 315,151
2 Ghost of the Navigator 6:49 182,848
3 Brave New World 6:20 240,939
4 Blood Brothers 7:15 226,985
5 The Mercenary 4:43 153,145
6 Dream of Mirrors 9:38 157,699
7 The Fallen Angel 4:00 130,778
8 The Nomad 9:07 118,801
9 Out of the Silent Planet 6:26 132,677
10 The Thin Line Between Love and Hate 8:27 88,573

About this album

Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on 30 May 2000. It marked the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith to the band. It was also the band’s first studio recording with three guitar players, as Janick Gers stayed with the band after Smith’s return.

The album art and title song are references to the novel of the same name written by Aldous Huxley. The upper half of the album art was done by Derek Riggs, and is the last new artwork done by Riggs to be used on an Iron Maiden release.

The songs “The Wicker Man” and “Out of the Silent Planet” were both released as singles. “The Wicker Man” was released in the U.S as a promo single with extra vocals in the chorus.

“The Nomad”, “Dream of Mirrors”, and “The Mercenary” were originally written for Virtual XI, according to Adrian Smith in an interview. He said there was a fourth song, but he didn’t know which one it was and that Steve Harris did not remember either. Former singer Blaze Bayley also co-wrote “Dream Of Mirrors”, but wasn’t credited.

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  • Failure2Conform

    This is without a doubt my favorite Maiden album and always will be. It was the first one I bought with my own money.. mainly because it was the only one they had at the particular store I purchased it from. But I always adored that cover as well. It represents the tone and feel of the material so well. The only blemish if you wanna call it that to me is The Fallen Angel. I think it would be absolutely flawless album without it. Still my favorite and most listened to Maiden record though.

    12 Sep 1:40am Reply
  • ImpotentGod

    No fillers? Out of the silent planet is just as repetitive and boring as The Apparition

    26 Jul 2:56am Reply
  • IronPenguin

    No, lots of filler on this album. Sorry but Fallen Angel and The Mercenary are far worse than most of the so-called "fillers" from the 80s albums. Dream of Mirrors and The Nomad are also far too repetative for me. While this album is good, especially the first 4 tracks, which are awesome, it still sounds too much like "Blaze era" material in places to be truly great release.

    14 May 9:45am Reply
  • Heijohpeih

    My favorite album from Iron Maiden

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • microtesla

    This album got me into Maiden. I love it!

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • FIL1994

    great album.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ilovemusix

    If this was released in the 80's it would be considered Maiden's masterpiece. Almost no filler tracks unlike many of the "classic" albums. [3] Probably their best album. [5]

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • kick_yr_crutch

    Spent 13 years enjoying this album

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DarkVictim

    one of my favs from maiden

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ivor138

    one of the very first albums i ever bought in my life.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    NWOBHM tag? Are people really that fucking stupid? [2]

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    I honestly think this is one of, maybe even their best. Pretty much a masterpiece

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • FelipeBarbosaFr

    THE BEST !!

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SaltyandPep

    A great return to form.

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TheLe0

    If this was released in the 80's it would be considered Maiden's masterpiece. Almost no filler tracks unlike many of the "classic" albums. [4] Probably their best album. [2]

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • FelipeBarbosaFr

    <333

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    f this was released in the 80's it would be considered Maiden's masterpiece. Almost no filler tracks unlike many of the "classic" albums. [4]

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Sammy20

    It's albums like this that actually make me want to pay for music. Was that tasteless? Sorry if it was, I just wanted to point out that this album and me go way back, its such a epic rocker - no cheese. The last 4 minutes of 'The thin line between love and hate' almost, always blow me away.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ScorpionsPriest

    If this was released in the 80's it would be considered Maiden's masterpiece. Almost no filler tracks unlike many of the "classic" albums. [3] Probably their best album.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DonMatt447

    If this was released in the 80's it would be considered Maiden's masterpiece. Almost no filler tracks unlike many of the "classic" albums. [2] Totally agreed

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
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