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No Prayer for the Dying
Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released 1 October 1990
Recorded June – September 1990 at Barnyard Studios, Essex
Genre Heavy metal
Length 43:42
Label EMI
Producer Martin Birch
Iron Maiden chronology
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
No Prayer for the Dying
Fear of the Dark
Singles from No Prayer for the Dying
  1. "Holy Smoke"
    Released: 10 September 1990
  2. "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter"
    Released: 24 December 1990

No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by Iron Maiden. It marks their first line-up change since 1982; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking, and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You". Smith was replaced by Janick Gers, who had previously worked with singer Bruce Dickinson on his first solo-album, Tattooed Millionaire, and had also worked with Ian Gillan, former Marillion singer Fish, and new wave of British heavy metal band White Spirit.

Although it received generally mixed to negative reviews, the album peaked at No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart and contains the band's only UK Singles Chart No. 1, "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter".

Track listing[]

Original track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tailgunner" Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson 4:13
2. "Holy Smoke" Harris, Dickinson 3:47
3. "No Prayer for the Dying" Harris 4:22
4. "Public Enema Number One" Dave Murray, Dickinson 4:03
5. "Fates Warning" Murray, Harris 4:09
6. "The Assassin" Harris 4:16
7. "Run Silent Run Deep" Harris, Dickinson 4:34
8. "Hooks in You" Dickinson, Adrian Smith 4:06
9. "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" Dickinson 4:42
10. "Mother Russia" Harris 5:30
1995 reissue bonus disc
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All in Your Mind" (Stray cover) Del Bromham 4:31
2. "Kill Me Ce Soir" (Golden Earring cover) George Kooymans, John Fenton, Barry Hay 6:17
3. "I'm a Mover" (Free cover) Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers 3:29
4. "Communication Breakdown" (Led Zeppelin cover) Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham 2:42