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SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

 

Původní celosvětové vydání:

  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

 

Znovuvydání 1995 s bonusy:

   1. "Black Bart Blues" (Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris) - 6:41

   2. "Massacre" (Brian Downey, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham) - 2:53

   3. "Prowler 88" (Steve Harris) - 4:07

   4. "Charlotte The Harlot 88" (Dave Murray) - 4:11

   5. "Infinite Dreams (live)" (Steve Harris) - 6:03

   6. "The Clairvoyant (live)" (Adrian Smith, Steve Harris) - 4:27

   7. "The Prisoner (live)" (Steve Harris) - 6:09

   8. "Killers (live)" (Paul Di'Anno, Steve Harris) - 5:03

   9. "Still Life (live)" (David Murray, Steve Harris) - 4:38

 

Remaster 1998:

  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

 

Texty

 

1. Moonchild

 

[Smith / Dickinson]

 

Seven deadly sins

Seven ways to win

Seven holy paths to hell

And your trip begins

 

Seven downward slopes

Seven bloodied hopes

Seven are your burning fires,

Seven your desires...

 

I am he the bornless one

The fallen angel watching you

Babylon, the scarlet whore

I'll infiltrate your gratitude

Don't you dare to save your son

Kill him now and save the young ones

Be the mother of a birth strangled babe

Be the devils own, Lucifer's my name

 

Moonchild - hear the mandrake scream

Open the seventh seal

Moonchild - You'll be mine soon child

Moonchild - take my hand tonight

 

I count the heads of those unborn

The accursed ones I'll find them all

If you die by your own hand

As a suicide you shall be damned

And if you try to save your soul

I will torment you - you shall not grow old

With every second and passing breath

You'll be so alone your soul will bleed to death

 

The twins they are exhausted, seven is the night

Gemini is rising as the red lips kiss to bite

Seven angels seven demons battle for his soul

When Gabriel lies sleeping, this child was born to die

 

One more dies one more lives

One baby cries One mother grieves

For all the sins you will commit

You'll beg forgiveness and none I'll give

A web of fear shall be your coat

To clothe you in the night

A lucky escape for you youngman

But I see you damned in endless night.

 

2. Infinite Dreams

 

[Harris]

 

Infinite dreams I can't deny them

Infinity is hard to comprehend

I couldn't hear those screams

Even in my wildest dreams

 

Suffocation waking in a sweat

Scared to fall asleep again

In case the dream begins again

Someone chasing I cannot move

Standing rigid a nightmare's statue

What a dream when will it end

And will it transcend?

 

Restless sleep the minds in turmoil

One nightmare ends another fertile

It's getting to me so scared to sleep

But scared to wake now, in too deep.

 

Even though it's reached new heights

I'd rather like the restless nights

It makes me wonder it makes me think

There's more to this I'm on the brink

It's not the fear of what's beyond

It's just that I might not respond

I have an interest almost craving

But would I like to get too far in?

 

Can't all be coincidence

Too many things are evident

You tell me you're an unbeliever

Spiritualists? Well me I'm neither

Wouldn't you like to know

The truth?

Oh what's out there to have the proof

And find out just which side

You're on

Where would you end in Heaven or

In Hell?

 

Help me. Help me to find my true

Self without seeing the future

Save me, save me from torturing

Myself even within my dreams

 

There's got to be just more to it

Then this

Or tell me why do we exist

I'd like to think that when I die

I'd get a chance another time

And to return and live again

Reincarnate, play the game

Again and again and again.

 

3. Can I Play With Madness?

 

[Smith / Dickinson / Harris]

 

Can I play with madness?

 

Give me the sense to wonder

To wonder if I'm free

Give me a sense of wonder

To know I can be me

Give me the strength to hold my head up

Spit back in their face

Don't need no key to unlock this door

Gonna break down the walls

Break out of this bad place

 

[Refrén]

Can I play with madness?

The prophet stared at his crystal ball

Can I play with madness?

There's no vision there at all

Can I play with madness?

The prophet looked at me and laughed at me (ha ha) He said:

Can I play with madness?

He said you're blind, too blind to see

 

Said you're too blind to see

 

I screamed aloud to the old man

I said don't lie, don't say you don't know

I say you'll pay for this mischief

In this world or the next

Oh and then he fixed me with a freezing glance

And the hell fires raged in his eyes

He said you wanna know the truth son?

Lord, I'll tell you the truth

Your soul's gonna burn in a lake of fire

 

[Refrén]

 

Listen to me, said the prophet

 

[Refrén]

 

Can I play with madness?

 

4. The Evil That Men Do

 

[Smith / Dickinson / Harris]

 

Love is a razor and I walked the line on that silver blade

Slept in the dust with his daughter, her eyes red with

The slaughter of innocence

And I will pray for her.

I will call her name out loud.

I would bleed for her.

If I could only see her now.

 

Living on a razor's edge.

Balancing on a ledge.

Living on a razor's edge on...

Balancing on a ledge on...

Balancing on a ledge on...

Living on a razor's edge.

Balancing on a ledge you know ... you know !!

 

The evil that men do lives on and on !....[x4]

 

Circle of fire my baptism of joy at an end it seems

The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me.

And I will pray for you.

...Some day I may return.

Don't you cry for me

Beyond is where I learn.

 

Living on a razor's edge.

Balancing on a ledge.

Living on a razor's edge you know... you know !!

 

The evil that men do lives on and on! [x4]

 

Living on a razor's edge.

Balancing on a ledge.

Living on a razor's edge you know ... you know !!

 

The evil that men do lives on and on! [x4]

The evil !

The evil !

The evil that men do...

The evil !

The evil !

The evil that men do...

Yeah yeah!!

 

5. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

 

[Harris]

 

Here they stand brothers them all

All the sons divided they'd fall

Here await the birth of the son

The seventh, the heavenly, the chosen one.

 

Here the birth from an unbroken line

Born the healer the seventh, his time

Unknowingly blessed and as his life unfolds

Slowly unveiling the power he holds

 

[Refrén:]

Seventh son of a seventh son [4 times]

 

Then they watch the progress he makes

The Good and the evil which path will he take

Both of them trying to manipulate

The use of his powers before it's too late

 

[Refrén:]

 

Today is born the seventh one

Born of woman the seventh son

And he in turn of a seventh son

He has the power to heal

He has the gift of the second sight

He is the chosen one

So it shall be written

So it shall be done

 

6. The Prophecy

 

[Murray / Harris]

 

Now that I know that the right time has come

My prediction will surely be true

The impending disaster it looms

And the whole of the village is doomed

Why won't you listen to me

Is it so hard to understand

That I am the real seventh son

Your life or death on me depends

 

Suffering and pain impending disaster

Souls crying the devil's laughter

Heard the cry of the seventh whistlers

Lucifer smiles looks on and waits

 

I'll take your life in my hands

Your fate your fortune's in my visions

Heed what I say and you'll see what

What will be

Please listen to me

 

Now that they see the disaster is done

Now they put all the blame unto me

They feel I brought on a curse

Don't they know that the torment

It stays with me knowing that I walk alone

Through the eyes of the future I see

They don't even know what fear is

Don't they know I'm the one who is cursed

 

Purgatory beckons souls lost forever

Life after death or heaven hereafter

Heard the call of the seven whistlers again

Now Lucifer laughs hell awaits

 

I had their lives in my hands

Their fates their fortunes in my visions

No one believed in my true prophecy

And now it's too late.

 

 

7. The Clairvoyant

 

[Harris]

 

Feel the sweat break on my brow

Is it me or is it shadows that are

Dancing on the walls.

Is this dream or is it now

Is this a vision or normality I see

Before my eyes.

 

I wonder why I wonder how

That it seems the powers getting stronger

Every day

I feel a strength an inner fire

But I'm scared I won't be able to control it anymore

 

There's a time to live and a time to die

When it's time to meet the maker

There's time to live but isn't it strange

That as soon as you're born you're dying.

 

Just by looking through your eyes

He could see the future penetrating right

In through your mind

See the truth and see your lies

But for all his power couldn't foresee his own demise

 

There's time to live and time to die

When it's time to meet the maker

There's time to live but isn't it strange

That as soon as you're born you're dying...

...and reborn again??

 

8. Only The Good Die Young

 

[Harris / Dickinson]

 

The demon in your mind will rape you in your bed at night

The wisdom of ages, the lies and outrages concealed

Time it waits for no man

My future is revealed

Time it waits for no man

My fate is sealed

 

If I cancel tomorrow the undead will thank me today

Fly in the face of the prophets I mock your morality plays

The moon is red and bleeding

The sun is burned and black

The book of life is silent

No turning back

 

[Refrén:]

Only the good die young

All the evil seem to live forever

Only the good die young

All the evil seem to live forever

Only the good die young

Only the good die young

 

Mystery madman, a victim of cruel charade

Some innocent pawn in an end game, one more stalemate

Is death another birthday?

A way to kiss your dreams goodbye?

Do the undead live within us?

And look through our eyes?

 

Walking on water are miracles all you can trust

Measure your coffin does is measure up to your lust?

So I think I'll leave you

With your bishops and your guilt

So until the next time

Have a good sin

 

[Refrén:]

 

Seven deadly sins

Seven ways to win

Seven holy paths to hell

 

Seven downward slopes

Seven bloodied hopes

Seven are your burning fires

Seven your desires.....

 

 

Původní obal

 

Datum vydání

11. 4. 1988

 

Doba nahrávání

konec roku 1987 - březen 1988

 

Místo nahrávání

Musicland Studios, Mnichov, Německo

 

Celková délka

43:55 min

 

Vydavatelství

EMI (Británie, Evropa, Amerika)

 

Producent

Martin Birch

 

Manažer

Rod Smallwood

 

Umístění v UK charts

1.

 

Sestava

Bruce Dickinson - zpěv

Steve Harris - baskytara, doprovodný zpěv

Dave Murray - kytara

Adrian Smith - kytara, doprovodný zpěv

Nicko McBrain - bicí

 

Singly k albu

Can I Play With Madness

 

 The Evil That Men Do

 

The Clairvoyant

 

Infinite Dreams

 

 Ilustrátor obalu

Derek Riggs

 

Tour

Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour 1988

Předkapely Iron Maiden


KISS, W.A.S.P., Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth, Guns'n'Roses, David Lee Roth, LA Guns, Helloween, Ace Frehley's Comet

Setlist tour

Moonchild
The Evil That Men Do
The Prisoner
Infinite Dreams
The Trooper
Can I Play With Madness
Heaven Can Wait
Wasted Years
The Clairvoyant
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
The Number Of The Beast
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Iron Maiden
Run To The Hills
Running Free
Sanctuary
Wrathchild
Still Life
Die With Your Boots On
Killers
22, Acacia Avenue
2 Minutes To Midnigh
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Videa

Can I Play With Madness


 

The Evil That Men Do

 


 

The Clairvoyant


 

Infinite Dreams


 

"Sedmé album Iron Maiden,  Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, předčilo po hudební stránce dalece očekávání všech, včetně skupiny samotné a pro mnohé fanoušky se stalo tím nejlepším, co kdy skupina vydala. V každém případě bylo toto album nejlepším dílem této konkrétní sestavy, i když v době jeho vzniku nikdo netušil, že bude v rámci tohoto obsazení zároveň posledním" (z knihy Run To The Hills).

Texty na albu se věnují velmi často filozofickým otázkám dobra a zla, mysticizmu, proroctví, posmrtnému životu a znovuzrození. Jako druhá v historii Iron Maiden se po "The Number Of The Beast" dostala deska na první příčku britských hitparád. Vyjma USA slavilo album též nevídaný celosvětový úspěch, i když 1,2milionů prodaných nosičů v Americe zajistilo skupině platinovou desku, nicméně oproti 2 milionům kusům "Somewhere In Time" to byl znatelný pokles.

K albu vyšly čtyři singly, z nichž největší úspěch zaznamenala hitovka s názvem "Can I Play With Madness", ke které také natočil videoklip Graham Chapman. Klip znázorňuje nepříjemného učitele, jenž se propadne do podzemní laboratoře. Zde nachází televizi, kde sleduje živé vystoupení Iron Maiden (viz videa).

Po albu "Somewhere In Time", kde skupina experimentovala s poslední generací kytarových syntetizátorů, se rozhodli členové Iron Maiden k ještě odvážnějšímu kroku a v několika skladbách, včetně té titulní použili syntetizátory klasické. Ty obsluhoval během tour Stevův basový technik Michael Kenney.

Poprvé v historii také skupina zavítala na tradiční mega festival v Castle Donnington, na který dorazilo více než sto tisíc fandů rockové a metalové hudby. Mezi tehdejším výkvětem (Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N`Roses, Helloween) si Iron Maiden vydobili místo headlinera. Tehdejší vrchol a oslava dosavadní kariéry skupiny byla poznamenána smrtí dvou fanoušků, kteří byli v obrovské tlačenici pod pódiem ušlapáni během dopoledne při vystoupení GNR, když uklouzli na bahnitém povrchu. O tragédii byli všichni účinkující zpraveni až večer po skončení festivalu. Nicméně atmosféra při samotném vystoupení Iron Maiden byla fantastická a zachycuje ji videoklip "The Clairvoyant". Po skončení tour sestříhal Steve záznamy z živých vystoupení a dal tím vzniknout videokazetě s názvem "Maiden England".

Kytarista Adrian Smith se začíná v té době věnovat svému sólovému projektu ASAP a Bruce ve spojení s Janickem Gersem spolupracuje na "Tattooed Millionaire".  Adrian ztrácí motivaci nahrávat další album a tak ho nahrazuje již zmíněný Janick. Končí "zlaté roky" Iron Maiden a nastává nová etapa života skupiny plná zvratů, pádů i vzestupů.

 

 

 

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