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Iron Maiden will release their 17th album "SENJUTS...
19 Jul 2021 13:21

We are thrilled to announce the release of IRON MAIDEN’s 17th studio album Senjutsu on September 3rd through Parlophone Records (BMG in the USA). It was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris.  [ ... ]

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Iron Maiden to play in Athens on 16.07.2022?
20 Apr 2021 14:59

According to our Greek friends from ironmaidenfc.gr, Iron Maiden will visit Athens on July 16, 2022.
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Iron Maiden & West Ham launch new Die With Your Bo...
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IRON MAIDEN EUROPEAN LEGACY OF THE BEAST SUMMER 20...
13 Apr 2021 17:23

We regret to announce that the IRON MAIDEN 2021 June & July dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel. The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour wil [ ... ]

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Smith/Kotzen - Debut album to be released on 26th ...
26 Jan 2021 18:38

Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, this nine track opus is a consummate collaboration between these two highly respected musicians who co-wrote all the  [ ... ]

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Iron Maiden return to Rock In Rio in 2021
16 Dec 2020 20:44

Iron Maiden return to Rock In Rio to headline the prestigious opening day of the 2021 Festival on Friday September 24th. Bruce Dickinson says: “When we were offered the chance to return to Rock in Rio and play the opening night next year of cours [ ... ]

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BLAZE BAYLEY to release new studio album in April ...
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Adrian announces new collaboration with Richie Kot...
10 Dec 2020 20:55

BMG are thrilled to announce that two of rock’s most admired musicians have joined forces for an exciting new side-project. Smith/Kotzen is the electrifying collaboration between guitarists & vocalists Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen. Part-tim [ ... ]

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IRON MAIDEN LIVE ALBUM COMING NOVEMBER 20TH
01 Oct 2020 14:27

NIGHTS OF THE DEAD, LEGACY OF THE BEAST: LIVE IN MEXICO CITY
Parlophone Records (BMG in the USA) are pleased to announce the release of IRON MAIDEN’s new double live album on November 20th worldwide. Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden mus [ ... ]

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IRON MAIDEN Announce 40th Anniversary Crystal Clea...
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LEGACY OF THE BEAST TOUR POSТPONED FOR 2021
07 May 2020 14:37

Message from Rod Smallwood:

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently. Due to the continuing health issues Worldwide around Covid-19 we regretful [ ... ]

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IRON MAIDEN Launches New Range Of Soccer Shirts
06 May 2020 17:23

According to Footy Headlines, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have teamed up with Brazilian brand WA Sport for three soccer shirt designs, based around the covers of the MAIDEN albums "Piece Of Mind" (1983), "Powerslave" (1984) and "Fear Of T [ ... ]

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24th November 2003

1. Rainmaker (Murray, Harris, Dickinson)
2. Dance Of Death (orchestral version) (Gers, Harris)
3. More Tea Vicar (Dickinson, Gers, Harris, McBrain Murray, Smith)

This is the second single from the Dance Of Death album. Like the Wildest Dreams single, the cover is a still taken from the corresponding video directed by Howard Greenhalgh. This single also contains a double-sided poster.


Rainmaker (Murray, Harris, Dickinson)
This is the same version as the one that appears on the Dance Of Death album.

Dance Of Death (orchestral version) (Gers, Harris)
This is the "orchestral" version of the song that appears on the Dance Of Death album. Quite a lot of arrangements have been added and make this version of the song quite interesting, as well as enjoyable.

More Tea Vicar (Dickinson, Gers, Harris, McBrain Murray, Smith)
'More Tea Vicar' (MTV for short!) is yet again the recording of a jam session in the same vein as 'Pass The Jam', with Bruce doing some interesting rapping. There isn't a lot to say about it, except that it is less enjoyable than 'Pass The Jam', even if it's shorter.

 

For those who are not familiar with "British things", just know that a vicar is a priest of the Church of England. This name could have been chosen to have the "V" of "MTV", as this song seems to be some sort of piss-take of that particular channel that calls itself a "music channel" but only plays mainstream commercial crap. The lyrics of 'More Tea Vicar' make no sense at all and reflect perfectly those of the so-called "hits" sung by the talentless monkeys that MTV airs profusely.

On the other hand, an even more logical explanation to such a title comes from a common joke, as the expression "more tea, vicar?" is sometimes used down the pub – and often in an exclusively male company – to acknowledge that somebody has farted. It is normally said in a posh voice in a parody of the behaviour in "upper class" circles. The whole song is in this case simply a big joke with no real meaning.

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