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KILLERS

 

Původní britské vydání:

    1. "The Ides of March" (Harris)– 1:46

   2. "Wrathchild" (Harris) – 2:54

   3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Harris) – 4:18

   4. "Another Life" (Harris) – 3:22

   5. "Genghis Khan" (Harris) – 3:06

   6. "Innocent Exile" (Harris) – 3:53

   7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01

   8. "Prodigal Son" (Harris) – 6:11

   9. "Purgatory" (Harris) – 3:20

  10. "Drifter" (Harris) – 4:48

 

Původní americké vydání

   1. "The Ides of March" (Harris) – 1:45

   2. "Wrathchild" (Harris) – 2:54

   3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Harris) – 4:19

   4. "Another Life" (Harris) – 3:22

   5. "Genghis Khan" (Harris) – 3:06

   6. "Innocent Exile" (Harris) – 3:53

   7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01

   8. "Twilight Zone" (Harris, Murray) – 2:34

   9. "Prodigal Son" (Harris) – 6:11

  10. "Purgatory" (Harris) – 3:21

  11. "Drifter" (Harris) – 4:48

 

Remaster 1998

    1. "The Ides of March" (Harris) – 1:45

   2. "Wrathchild" (Harris) – 2:54

   3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Harris) – 4:19

   4. "Another Life" (Harris) – 3:22

   5. "Genghis Khan" (Harris) – 3:06

   6. "Innocent Exile" (Harris)– 3:53

   7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01

   8. "Prodigal Son" (Harris) – 6:11

   9. "Purgatory" (Harris) – 3:21

  10. "Twilight Zone" (Harris, Murray) – 2:34

  11. "Drifter" (Harris) – 4:48

 

Znovuvydání 1995 s bonusy:

   1. "Women in Uniform" (Skyhooks cover)

   2. "Invasion"

   3. "Phantom of the Opera (live)"

   4. "Running Free (live)" (Di'Anno, Harris)

   5. "Remember Tomorrow (live)" (Di'Anno, Harris)

   6. "Wrathchild (live)"

   7. "Killers (live)" (Di'Anno, Harris)

   8. "Innocent Exile (live)"

 

Texty

1. The Ides Of March

 

[Instrumentální skladba]

 

2. Wratchild

 

[Steve Harris]

 

I was born into a scene of angriness and greed, and dominance and persecution.

My mother was a queen, my dad I've never seen, I was never meant to be.

And now I spend my time looking all around,

For a man that's nowhere to be found.

Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching,

I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around.

 

[refrén]

'Cos I'm a wrathchild, well I'm a wrathchild.

Yeah I'm a wrathchild. I'm coming to get you, oooh yeah.

 

Say it doesn't matter ain't nothin' gonna alter the course of my destination.

I know I've got to find some serious piece of mind, or I know I'll go crazy.

But now I spend my time looking all around,

For a man thats nowhere to be found.

Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching,

I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around.

 

[refrén]

 

3. Murders In The Rue Morgue

 

[Steve Harris]

 

I remember it as plain as day

Although it happened in the dark of the night.

I was strolling through the streets of Paris

And it was cold it was starting to rain.

And then I heard a piercing scream

And I rushed to the scene of the crime

But all I found was the butchered remains

Of two girls lay side by side.

 

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Someone call the Gendarmes

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Run before the killers go free

 

There's some people coming down the street

At last there's someone heard my call

I can't understand why they're pointing at me

I never done nothing at all.

But I must have got some blood on my hands

Because everyone's shouting at me

I can't speak French so I couldn't explain

And like a fool I started running away.

 

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Someone call the Gendarmes

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Am I ever gonna be free.

 

And now I've gotta get away from the arms of the law.

All France is looking for me.

I've gotta find my way across the border for sure

Down the south to Italy.

 

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Someone call the Gendarmes

Murders in the Rue Morgue

I'm never going home.

 

Well I made it to the border at last

But I can't erase the scene from my mind

Anytime somebody stares at me, well

I just start running blind

Well I'm moving through the shadows at night

Away from the staring eyes

Any day they'll be looking for me

'Cause I know I show the signs of...

 

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Running from the Gendarmes

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Running from the arms of the law

 

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Running from the Gendarmes

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Am I ever gonna be free

 

It took so long and I'm getting so tired

I'm running out of places to hide

Should I return to the scene of the crime

Where the two young victims died

If I could go to somebody for help

It'd get me out of trouble for sure

But I know that it's on my mind

That my doctor said I've done it before.

 

Murders in the Rue Morgue

They're never gonna find me

Murders in the Rue Morgue

I'm never going home.

 

4. Another Life

 

[Steve Harris]

 

As I lay here lying on my bed, sweet voices come into my head.

Oh what it is, I wanna know, please won't you tell me it's got to go.

There's a feeling that's inside me, telling me to get away.

But I'm so tired of living, I might as well end today.

 

[opakovat dvakrát]

 

5. Genghis Khan

 

[Instrumentální skladba]

 

6. Innocent Exile

 

[Steve Harris]

 

My life is so empty, nothing to live for.

My mind is all confusion, 'cos I defied the law.

When you weren't there to help me, I lost my mind and ran.

I never had no trouble before this all began.

 

My life is so empty, nothing to live for.

My mind is all confusion, 'cos I defied the law.

When you weren't there to help me, I lost my mind and ran.

I never had no trouble before this all began.

 

I'm running away, no where to go.

I'm lost and tired and I just don't know. Yeah...

They say I killed a woman, they know it isn't true.

They're just trying to frame me, and all because of you. Yeah...

 

7. Killers

 

[Paul Di'Anno, Steve Harris]

 

You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back,

A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.

Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,

Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs.

 

My innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise,

The mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night.

I have no one, I'm bound to destroy all this greed,

A voice inside me compelling to satisfy me.

 

I can see what a life's meant to be,

And you'll never know how I came to forsee, see, see.

 

My faith in believing is stronger than lifelines and ties,

With the glimmer of metal my moment is ready to strike.

 

Death call arises, a scream breaks the still of the night,

Another tomorrow, remember to walk in the light!

I have found you, and now there is no place to run,

Excitement shakes me, oh God help me what have I done?!

Oooh yeah, I've done it!

YEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH!

 

You walk through the subway, my eyes burn a hole in your back,

A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.

Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,

Killer behind you, my blood lust defies all my needs.

Oooh look out, I'm coming for you!

Ahahahaha!

 

8. Prodigal Son

 

[Steve Harris]

 

Listen to me Lamia, listen to what I've got to say.

I've got these feelings, and they won't go away.

I've got these fears inside that'll bring me to my knees.

Oh help me Lamia or I'm sure I'll die, oh please.

 

I feel unsettled, now I know that I've done wrong.

I've messed around with mystic things and magic for too long.

I feel I'm being paid with this nightmare inside me,

The devil's got a hold on my soul and he just won't let me be.

 

I'm on my knees, oh help me please.

I'm on my knees, help me please.

 

Oh Lamia please try to help me.

The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be.

Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad.

The devil's got a hold of my soul, and it's driving me mad. Oh

 

Oh Lamia please try to help me.

The devil's got a hold of my soul and he won't let me be.

Lamia I've got this curse, I'm turning to bad.

The devil's got a hold of my soul, and it's driving me mad. Oh

 

9. Purgatory

 

[Steve Harris]

 

Thinking of an age old dream, places I have never seen,

Fantasies lived times before.

I split my brain, melt through the floor.

 

Over clouds my mind will fly, forever now I can't think why.

My body tries to leave my soul.

Or is it me, I just don't know.

Mem'ries rising from the past, the future's shaddow overcast.

Something's clutching at my head, through the darkness I'll be led.

 

Oh another time, another place.

Oh another smile on another face.

When you see me floating up beside you,

You get the feeling that all my love's inside of you.

 

Please take me away, take me away, so far away.

Please take me away, take me away, so far away.

Please take me away, take me away, so far away.

 

Thinking of an age old dream, places I have never seen,

Fantasies lived times before.

I split my brain, melt through the floor.

 

Over clouds my mind will fly, forever now I can't think why.

My body tries to leave my soul.

Or is it me, I just don't know.

Mem'ries rising from the past, the future's shaddow overcast.

Something's clutching at my head, through the darkness I'll be led.

 

Oh another time, another place.

Oh another smile on another face.

When you see me walking up beside you,

You get the feeling that all my love's inside of you.

 

Please take me away, take me away, so far away.

Please take me away, take me away, so far away.

Please take me away, take me away, so far away.

 

10. Twilight Zone

 

[Steve Harris, Dave Murray]

 

She lays in bed at night and that is when I make my call.

But when she stares at me, she can't see nothing at all,

Because, you see, I can't take no shape or form.

It's been three long years since I've been gone.

 

I can't get used to purgatory, you know it really makes me cry.

I'll never know the reason why I had to go.

Oh, oh, I'm crying,

Oh, oh, oh, deep inside of me.

Oh, oh, oh, can't you see me?

Ah can't you see me?

 

I'm looking forward to her spirit coming over to me.

I feel tempted to bring her over to see just what it's

Like to be hanging on the other side.

I feel so lonely, it's a long time since I died.

 

I try to show her that she's never gonna be alone,

Because my spirit is imprisoned in the twilight zone.

Oh, oh, I'm crying,

Oh, oh, oh, deep inside of me.

Oh, oh, oh, can't you hear me?

Ah can't you see me?

 

11. Drifter

 

[Steve Harris]

 

Walk away!

 

Look out now, baby won't you take me away,

Sittin' here its gonna be a new day.

Gotta sing my song and I can't go wrong,

Gotta keep on roaming, gotta sing my song.

 

What you feeling when you hold me tight?

I'm gonna cuddle up with you tonight, gonna get you feeling so secure.

Listen child don't you see there's a cure?

Anywhere got to get you away, feels so good think it's gonna be a new day.

I'm gonna get my song till I can't go on,

I'm gonna keep on roaming gonna sing my song.

 

I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.

I want you to sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it along.

 

 

 

 

Původní obal

 

Datum vydání

9. 2. 1981 (UK)

červen 1981 (USA)

 

Doba nahrávání

 prosinec 1980 - leden 1981

 

Místo nahrávání

Battery Studios, Londýn

 

Celková délka

41:18 min

 

Vydavatelství

EMI (Británie, Evropa)

 Sanctuary Records a Columbia Records (USA)

 

Producent

Martin "Headmaster" Birch

 

Manažer

Rod Smallwood

 

Umístění v UK charts

12.

 

Sestava

Paul Di’Anno - zpěv

Steve Harris - baskytara

Dave Murray - kytara

Adrian Smith - kytara

Clive Burr - bicí

 

Singly k albu

Women In Uniform

 

Twilight Zone

 

 Purgatory

 

Maiden Japan

 

 

Ilustrátor obalu

Derek Riggs

 

Tour

Killer World Tour 1981

Setlist tour

Intro: The Ides Of March
Wrathchild
Purgatory
Sanctuary
Remember Tomorrow
Another Life [with drum solo]
Genghis Khan
Killers
Innocent Exile
Murders In The Rue Morgue
Twilight Zone
Phantom Of The Opera
Iron Maiden
Running Free
Transylvania
Guitar solo
Drifter
Prowler
Temas tocados solo en algunos conciertos:
Strange World
I've Got The Fire

 

Videa

Women In Uniform


 

Killers


 

Wrathchild


 

Druhá dlouhohrající deska Iron Maiden s názvem Killers vychází v únoru 1981. Z hlediska sestavy je to první album s Adrianem Smithem na postu sólové kytary (nahradil Dennise Strattona) a zároveň poslední s frontmanem Paulem DiAnnem, který opustil kapelu po svých problémech s alkoholem, kokainem a věčnou nechutí cestovat po dlouhých šňůrách. Poprvé se také ujal produkce Martin Birch a v této pozici setrval následujících osm alb, než definitivně odešel do důchodu po "Fear Of The Dark". Album se pyšní jedním z nejkrásnějších motivů Eddieho, ale také zároveň tím nejstrašnějším, když maskot Iron Maiden třímá v ruce zakrvácenou sekeru, zasazen do prostředí Manor Parku, jedné z drsných čtvrtí East Endu.

Ihned po vydání sklidilo album tvrdou kritiku od renomovaných časopisů, Souns udělil dokonce jednu hvězdičku z pěti, čili nejhorší možné hodnocení, i když podle vyprávění za to může Paul, který po neshodách dal redaktorce ránu loktem, ještě před tím, než recenzi dopsala. Každopádně deska dosáhla "pouze" na dvanáctou příčku UK Charts.

Asi nesmrtelnou se stala píseň "Wrathchild", jenž se na dlouhé roky dostala do většiny koncertních playlistů. Album je zvláštní tím, že obsahuje dvě instrumentální skladby napsané výhradně Stevem Harrisem, jen s minimálním přispěním zbytku kapely. Většina songů byla zkomponována ještě před vydáním jejich první dlouhohrající desky. O několik měsíců později spatřuje světlo světa i americká verze s přídavkem "Twilight Zone", který stejně jako v případě LP Iron Maiden a "Sanctuary", vychází v Anglii jako singl.

Pro úplnost je potřeba dodat, že desce předcházel též singl "Women In Uniform" (původně od australské skupiny "Skyhooks") s ne moc povedeným videoklipem, na kterém se ještě podílel i Dennis Stratton, pro něhož to byla labutí píseň. V té době nebylo zvykem natáčet podobná videa (snad kromě QUEEN) a napůl umělý klip se v hitparádách okamžitě propadl.

Albem Killers vyčerpali Iron Maiden všechny songy z prvního období své existence a bylo jasné, že s novým albem bude potřeba složit  kompletně nový repertoár. Že to bude i s novým frontmanem zatím nikdo netušil ...