Out of the Silent Planet (song)


Out of the Silent Planet (song)
"Out of the Silent Planet"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Brave New World
B-side "Wasted Years" (live)
"Aces High" (live)
"Out of the Silent Planet" (video)
Released 23 October 2000
Recorded 1999/2000
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:25 (album version)
4:10 (single version)
Label EMI
Writer(s) Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"The Wicker Man"
(2000)
"Out of the Silent Planet"
(2000)
"Run to the Hills (live)"
(2002)
Alternative cover

"Out of the Silent Planet" is a single from the Iron Maiden album Brave New World, released in 2000. The single features two live tracks from the 1999 Ed Hunter tour, which featured the band reunited with guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as the promotional video for "Out of the Silent Planet." Cover art was by Mark Wilkinson. According to interviews with band members, the song was primarily influenced by the science fiction movie Forbidden Planet. (In addition, the name "Out Of The Silent Planet" is a reference to the 1938 C.S. Lewis science fiction novel by the same title.)

It's a peculiarity in that despite being one of only 2 singles from the album, this was not played on the majority of the accompanying world tour - only in a few encores in South America and the Brixton Academy concerts.

The guitar solo in "Out of the Silent Planet" is played by Janick Gers.

The music video is a recording of the band's European leg of their Brave New World Tour.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Out of the Silent Planet" (Single Edit) (Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris) – 4:10
  2. "Wasted Years" (Live At Filaforum, Milano - 23 September 1999) (Adrian Smith) – 5:07
  3. "Aces High" (Live At Plaza Del Toros, Madrid - 26 September 1999) (Steve Harris) – 5:24
  4. "Out of the Silent Planet (video)" (Steve Harris) – 4:10

Personnel

Charts

Year Single Chart Position Album
2000 "Out of the Silent Planet" Dutch Singles Chart 87[1] Brave New World
Finnish Singles Chart 13[2]
French Singles Chart 72[3]
German Singles Chart 66[4]
Italian Singles Chart 10[5]
Swedish Singles Chart 35[6]
UK Singles Chart 20[7]

References

  1. ^ "Dutch Singles Charts". http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Finnish Singles Charts". http://finnishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  3. ^ "French Singles Charts". http://lescharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  4. ^ "German Singles Charts". http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/IRON+MAIDEN/single?sort=entry. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Italian Singles Charts". http://italiancharts.com/search.asp?cat=s&search=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  6. ^ "Swedish Singles Charts". http://swedishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  7. ^ "UK Singles Chart". http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=464. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 



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