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Encyclopedia > The Evil That Men Do (song)
"The Evil That Men Do"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
B-side(s) "Prowler '88"
"Charlotte the Harlot '88"
Released August 1, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:33
Label EMI
Writer(s) Adrian Smith
Bruce Dickinson
Steve Harris
Peak chart positions
  • 6 (UK charts)
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Can I Play with Madness"
(1988)
"The Evil That Men Do"
(1988)
"The Clairvoyant"
(1988)

"The Evil That Men Do" was released in 1988 by Iron Maiden. It is the band's seventeenth single and the second from their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album. The single debuted at number six in the UK charts and quickly rose to number five . The single's B-sides are re-recordings of "Prowler" and "Charlotte the Harlot" which appear as tracks number one and seven/eight respectively on the band's debut album Iron Maiden. Image File history File links Theevilthatmendo-ironmaiden. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Can I Play with Madness was the seventeenth single released by Iron Maiden. ... The Clairvoyant was released in 1988 by Iron Maiden. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Prowler is an early song by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, believed to be one of the first songs written by Steve Harris. ... Charlotte the Harlot is the name of a song and a (presumably fictional) character who features in various tracks by the heavy metal group Iron Maiden. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The title of the song is taken from Marcus Antonius's speech while addressing the crowd of Romans after Caesar's murder (Act 3, scene 2, "The Forum") in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. However, the poetic lyrics of the song are unrelated to this. Bust of Marcus Antonius Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N¹) (c. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Gaius Julius Caesar [1] (Latin pronunciation ; English pronunciation ; July 12 or July 13, 100 BC or 102 BC – March 15, 44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader and one of the most influential men in world history. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar, more commonly known simply as Julius Caesar, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare probably written in 1599. ...


The guitar solo in "The Evil That Men Do" is played by Adrian Smith while the guitar solo in "Prowler '88" is played by Dave Murray. In "Charlotte the Harlot '88", the first guitar solo is played by Dave Murray followed by Adrian Smith. 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. ... Prowler is an early song by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, believed to be one of the first songs written by Steve Harris. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1956 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Charlotte the Harlot is the name of a song and a (presumably fictional) character who features in various tracks by the heavy metal group Iron Maiden. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1956 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... 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. ...


Track listing

  1. "The Evil That Men Do" (Smith, Dickinson, Harris) – 4:33
  2. "Prowler '88" (Harris) – 4:07
  3. "Charlotte the Harlot '88" (Dave Murray) – 4:11

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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Prowler is an early song by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, believed to be one of the first songs written by Steve Harris. ... Charlotte the Harlot is the name of a song and a (presumably fictional) character who features in various tracks by the heavy metal group Iron Maiden. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1956 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...

Covers

An all-star cover of the song can be found on the tribute album Numbers from the Beast which features Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho on vocals, Paul Gilbert and Bob Kulick on guitars, Mike Inez on bass, and Brent Fitz on drums. It follows the basic layout of the song, but varies in terms of guitar solos and vocal harmonics. Numbers From The Beast is a tribute album to Iron Maiden, performed by some of the leading names in heavy metal music. ... Fozzy is a heavy metal band, fronted by inactive professional wrestler Chris Jericho, and also including musicians from Stuck Mojo and on their recent album, guests from other established metal bands. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and inactive professional wrestler. ... Paul Brandon Gilbert (November 6, 1966) is a guitarist best known for his work with Racer X and Mr. ... Bob Kulick is an American guitarist best known for his studio work with KISS. He is the older brother of former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, and was the one to suggest KISS hire him. ... Alice in Chains Bass Player Mike Inez Michael Mike Inez (born May 14, 1966 in San Fernando, California) is a rock musician. ...


Symphonic metal band After Forever covered the song on their Exordium EP. After Forever is a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands, which relies on the use of both soprano vocals and death grunts. ... Exordium is a 2003 EP album by After Forever. ...


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