|The X Factor|
|Studio album by Iron Maiden|
|Released||October 2, 1995|
|Recorded||Barnyard Studios, Essex, England, About 1994 - August 1995|
|Producer||Steve Harris and Nigel Green|
|Iron Maiden chronology|
The X Factor is the tenth studio album, released October 2, 1995, by Iron Maiden. A studio album is an original collection of new tracks by a recording artist For other uses see Iron maiden. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Essex is a county in the East of England. The County town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Stephen Percy Harris (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the Bassist, band leader and primary allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. Kerrang! is a weekly rock Magazine published by Bauer Consumer Media in the United Kingdom. For other uses see Iron maiden. This refers to the live album by Iron Maiden For other uses see Live at Donington. Best of the Beast was Iron Maiden 's first "best of" album released in 1996 in three formats a 34 track (four disc Vinyl, a 27 track (two A studio album is an original collection of new tracks by a recording artist Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 For other uses see Iron maiden. It is notable for being the band's first album to include Blaze Bayley, formerly of Wolfsbane, as vocalist, replacing Bruce Dickinson who left the band following their previous tour to pursue a solo career. Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Alexander Cook, 29 May 1963, Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British singer Airline pilot, radio show
The album title came about in the early part of the recording. According to producer Nigel Green:
Supporting the album was the X Factour tour. The X Factour was a Concert tour by the Heavy metal band Iron Maiden from September 28 1995 to September 7 1996 A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. Much like the tour for their following album, Virtual XI, it was cut short after Blaze suffered a violent allergic reaction to certain elements used on the stages where the band performed. Virtual XI (pronounced Virtual Eleven is the 11th studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Allergy is a disorder of the Immune system often also referred to as Atopy.
The X-Factor's cover art depicts the operation which left Eddie's head broken (first seen on the Piece of Mind album cover) and was created by Hugh Syme. Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Hugh Syme is a Graphic artist who is best known for his artwork and cover concepts for rock and metal bands In some releases, the cover was replaced with a less graphic alternative, showing Eddie from a distance, with the original artwork on the back of the booklet.
This is the second album after Piece of Mind that was not named after a song on the album. Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. The words The X Factor do not appear in any of song's lyrics. This album is also unusual for the band in that it produced several band compositions that did not make it onto the album. "Justice of The Peace" and "Judgement Day" would turn up on the Best of the B'Sides collection and the Eddie's Archive box set, but "I Live My Way" would not. Best of the B'Sides is a compilation of b-sides by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on November 4, 2002 Eddie's Archive is a box set by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 16 November 2002 All three were released at the time of the album as B-sides. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s
The album was not well received by fans or critics, and is to date the worst selling Iron Maiden studio album.
"Man on the Edge" and "Lord of the Flies" were released as singles. " Man on the Edge " is a single from the Iron Maiden Album The X Factor. " Lord of the Flies " is an Iron Maiden single and second track album on their 1995 album The X Factor. Both of these songs, and "Sign of the Cross," remained in Maiden set lists following Bruce Dickinson's return. Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British singer Airline pilot, radio show Live versions of these songs can be found on the single for "The Wicker Man" and the live albums Death on the Road and Rock in Rio respectively. Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on Rock In Rio is a live album recorded in Brazil by Iron Maiden in 2001
"The Edge of Darkness" is based on the 1979 movie, Apocalypse Now, and "Man on the Edge" is based on the 1993 movie, Falling Down. The year 1979 in film involved some significant events Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode The year 1993 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages Falling Down is a 1993 Film directed by Joel Schumacher about the character William "Bill" Foster (played by Michael Douglas Live versions of "Blood on the World's Hands" and "The Aftermath" can be found in Best of the B'Sides compilation album. Best of the B'Sides is a compilation of b-sides by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on November 4, 2002
withBlaze Bayley (born Bayley Alexander Cook, 29 May 1963, Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the Dave Murray (born David Michael Murray on 23 December 1956, Edmonton, London) is an English Guitarist The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Janick Robert Gers (pronounced YA-nik Gerz (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current Guitarists An electric guitar is a type of Guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into an electrical current which is made louder Stephen Percy Harris (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the Bassist, band leader and primary The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the Michael Henry McBrain (born June 5, 1952 in Hackney, London, England) is the Drummer for heavy metal band A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells Michael Kenney is the live keyboard player for the British band Iron Maiden as well as Steve Harris 's bass technician An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is a type of Keyboard instrument.