The fourteenth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.It was released on 25 August 2006 in Italy and Finland, and 28 August worldwide, excluding the United States, Canada and Japan on 5 September 2006. “A Matter Of Life And Death” puts emphasis on creating atmospheres befitting the darker lyrical themes and long sprawling epics with changes in tempo and dynamics, in contrast to the riff-driven music of the band's early days. This darker direction of the lyrical viewpoint can even be seen in the shorter songs "Different World" and "The Pilgrim".In order to provide a more "live" sound, the album was not mastered. No added EQ, compression, analog widening, etc.At 72 minutes, “A Matter Of Life And Death” is the band's second longest album, exceeding 1995's “The X Factor” by approximately one minute, and exceeded by 2010's “The Final Frontier” by approximately four minutes.It is the first album in Iron Maiden's career to enter the U.S. Billboard charts in the top 10, achieving significant chart success in many other countries as well. Metal Hammer 10/10; Kerrang! 5/5.Toshiba / EMI, 2006 (TOCP-66666). Made in Japan. First press.
Tracklist:CD1.Different World 04:182.These Colours Don't Run 06:523.Brighter Than A Thousand Suns 08:464.The Pilgrim 05:075.The Longest Day 07:476.Out Of The Shadows 05:367.The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg 07:228.For The Greater Good Of God 09:249.Lord Of Light 07:2410.The Legacy 09:23DVD1.The Making Of A Matter Of Life And Death2.The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg3.Studio Performance Footage Of Different World4.Photo GalleryTotal playing time: 71:59