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  IRON MAIDEN "THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST" 1982 INVADER S - This third album by the band features singer Bruce Dickinson for the first time and this opening track is a rip roaring, frenetic guitar and drum festival! It is almost like a Punk Metal song with searing guitar parts and Bruce exercising his vocal chords to full effect. CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED - This track opens like a Gothic/Progressive Rock track.  It epitomises the sound of Dickinson's Iron Maiden in the future.  The metallic operatic style is more powerful than that of previous vocalist, Paul Di'Anno.  Classic Iron Maiden. THE PRISONER - A track in the chug-a-chug guitar style of Black Sabbath and inspired by the TV series The Prisoner.  It includes spoken parts from the series but the awesome searing guitar solo after the 4 minute mark makes up for it. 22 ACACIA AVENUE - This is a retro 70s Classic Rock style track that is a decent song but is nothing unusual that you've not heard before. THE NUMBER


U2 "THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE" 1984 A SORT OF HOMECOMING - The opening track is a bit of a shock after the previous guitar-led and anthemic albums.  This is a more orchestral sounding track with guitars not at the forefront as those on the last album, "War".  It actually reminded me more of the Pop Rock that Simple Minds were also doing at the time, not to say that is a bad thing.  It is still a great track once over the initial change of sound for the band. PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) - One of my favourite tracks of the 80s and U2.  An awesome guitar based rocker.  An almost Punk angst ridden vocals from singer Bono  carries this to enormous heights.  An absolute classic written about Martin Luther King Jr., reminding us when U2 were just a great Rock band before all the god-like rants from Bono and lesser experimental work after "Rattle And Hum".  True classic anthemic Rock.     WIRE - An Electro Punk rocker that pumps along with a pace.  No catchy choru