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Encyclopedia > Different World (song)
"Different World"
"Different World" cover
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album A Matter of Life and Death
B-side(s) US version
Hallowed Be Thy Name & The Trooper Radio 1 'Legends' Sessions / Hocus Pocus
Released November, 14, 2006
Format CD
Recorded Sarm West Studios, London in 2006
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 4:17
Label EMI / Sanctuary Records
Writer(s) Adrian Smith, Steve Harris
Producer(s) Kevin Shirley
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"
(2006)
"Different World"
(2006)

"Different World" is a song by Iron Maiden on their 14th studio album, A Matter of Life and Death. The song is the second single from the album, released on November 14th, 2006. The song has been stated by the band to be a tribute to Thin Lizzy due to the low sounding melodies sung by Bruce Dickinson that are reminiscent of those Phil Lynott would sing. "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, which features drummer Nicko McBrain on vocals, will be surface as a B-side. Image File history File links Iron_Maiden_-_Different_World. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. ... A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The EMI Group is a music company comprising the major record label, EMI Music, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... Sanctuary Records is the largest independent record label in the United Kingdom, and the largest music management company in the world, looking after around 120 acts. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Adrian Frederik H Smith (born February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a songwriter and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1957 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. ... A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band who formed in Dublin in 1969. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Hocus Pocus is a 1971 song by the Dutch rock group Focus off their second album Moving Waves. ... Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band. ... Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden Michael Henry McBrain (born June 5, 1952 in Hackney, London, England) is the drummer for heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and a songwriter. ...

Contents

Track listing

US Version

  1. "Different World" (Music: Adrian Smith/Steve Harris, Lyrics: Steve Harris) – 4:17
  2. "Hallowed Be Thy Name (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)" (Harris) – 7:13
  3. "The Trooper (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)" (Harris) – 3:59

Hallowed Be Thy Name is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of The Beast. ... The Trooper is a song by Iron Maiden, written by bass player Steve Harris, from their 1983 album Piece of Mind. ...

Music video

Different World's video begins with a man in white (who resembles lead singer Bruce Dickinson) looking over dozens of humanoid creatures putting an unknown purple substance into test tubes. The character takes a tube and puts it into a briefcase and makes a run for it, he is caught on camera and many robot spiders are sent after him. He is then seen running along a walkway above a futurisic city, after coming to the end of it, he makes a leap of faith and jumps onto another walkway, and when he comes to the end of that one, he jumps into a vent tube he comes out the other end with no safe landing and hanging on by one hand, he lets go, tumbling for seemingly hundreds (maybe even thousands) of stories and rather luckily, landing on a blimp, however, once he regains his bearings, the character is grabbed by one of a couple of flying snake like robots with grabber claws on the end, the one holding him crashes into the ground and the character rolls away unhurt. He runs into a building with a neon sign of Eddie (the mascot)above the door, there, he meets a tall alien woman who starts twirling an odd orb around, the character looks into it shocked, we (the viewers) see what is in this orb, it shows hundreds of small helicoptors drop small egg like objects ito an ocean, which soon is drained of the water by the objects and turns into a meadow of grass and flowers, a young boy who looks like the mysterious character appears with the very same briefcase, holding the very same tube, which the boy picks out and throws at the screen, seemingly causing the orb the alien woman prodused to explode, after that Eddie (the mascot) appears as a giant, and begins to smash things around him. It's safe to assume that Eddie was in fact the mystery character as he is wearing the same white trousers. The video ends with Eddie holding the world, then tossing it at the screen, the world then explodes in a big blue ball of fire.


External links

  • Music video (stream)
Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson | Dave Murray | Janick Gers | Adrian Smith | Steve Harris | Nicko McBrain | Eddie the Head
List of past and present Iron Maiden members
Discography
Studio albums: Iron Maiden | Killers | The Number of the Beast | Piece of Mind | Powerslave | Somewhere in Time | Seventh Son of a Seventh Son | No Prayer for the Dying | Fear of the Dark | The X Factor | Virtual XI | Brave New World | Dance of Death | A Matter of Life and Death
Live albums: Live After Death | A Real Live One | A Real Dead One | Live at Donington | A Real Live Dead One | Rock in Rio | The BBC Archives | Beast Over Hammersmith | Death on the Road
Compilations and box-sets: The First Ten Years | Best of the Beast | Ed Hunter | Edward the Great | Eddie's Archive | Best of the B'Sides | The Essential Iron Maiden
Videos and DVDs: Live at the Rainbow | Video Pieces | Behind the Iron Curtain | Live After Death | 12 Wasted Years | Maiden England | The First Ten Years: The Videos | From There to Eternity | Donington Live 1992 | Raising Hell | Classic Albums: The Number of the Beast | Rock in Rio | Visions of the Beast | The Early Days | Death on the Road
EPs: The Soundhouse Tapes | Live!! +one | Maiden Japan | No More Lies
Singles
"Running Free" | "Sanctuary" | "Women in Uniform" | "Twilight Zone" | "Purgatory" | "Run to the Hills" | "The Number of the Beast" | "Flight of Icarus" | "The Trooper" | "2 Minutes to Midnight" | "Aces High" | "Running Free (live)" | "Run to the Hills (live)" | "Wasted Years" | "Stranger in a Strange Land" | "Can I Play with Madness" | "The Evil That Men Do" | "The Clairvoyant (live)" | "Infinite Dreams" | "Holy Smoke" | "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter" | "Be Quick or Be Dead" | "From Here to Eternity" | "Wasting Love" | "Fear of the Dark (live)" | "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)" | "Man on the Edge" | "Lord of the Flies" | "Virus" | "The Angel and the Gambler" | "Futureal" | "The Wicker Man" | "Out of the Silent Planet" | "Run to the Hills (live)" | "Wildest Dreams" | "Rainmaker" | "The Number of the Beast (2005)" | "The Trooper (live)" | "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg" | "Different World" "Brighter than a Thousand Suns"
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