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Iron Maiden - An Introduction To... Virtual XI mp3 album

  • Performer: Iron Maiden
  • Title: An Introduction To... Virtual XI
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 1998
  • Style: Heavy Metal
  • MP3 album: 1430 mb
  • FLAC album: 1525 mb
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Iron Maiden - An Introduction To... Virtual XI mp3 album

Virtual XI (pronounced: Virtual Eleven) is the eleventh studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 23 March 1998. It is the band's second and final album with Blaze Bayley on vocals. Virtual XI's title is tied in with two extra-musical events: the release of the band's computer game, Ed Hunter, and the fact that the 1998 FIFA World Cup would be taking place in June of that year.

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Apart from the bonus CD it also comes with an explanation sheet on the origins of the songs, written by Steve Harris (with a Japanese translation, as well as translations to all the lyrics). It also comes with a 1998 calendar. Disc 2 live tracks recorded live at Karen Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 1, 1995.

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Virtual XI met the same fate as The X Factor. It was even more unpopular among fans than its predecessor, and it suffered in sales, and is to this very day, the only Maiden album to not hit the 1 million mark. Despite this, the band still plays two songs off Virtual XI in their shows, Futureal and the 9 minute epic, The Clansmen. Opening the album is one of the band’s shortest songs, Futureal. The opener is very energetic, fast, and upbeat.

Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Futureal
Written-By – Bayley*, Harris*
2 The Angel And The Gambler
Written-By – Harris*
3 Lightning Strikes Twice
Written-By – Murray*, Harris*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd.
  • Licensed From – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd.
  • Produced At – Barnyard Studios
  • Pressed By – EMI Swindon


  • Producer – Nigel Green, Steve Harris


The first three unmastered tracks on Virtual XI direct from the studio, release date: 23rd March 1998

for promo use only
sale is strictly prohibited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: VIRTDX1-001 1:1:2 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1422
  • Label Code: LC 0542

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VIRTCDX1-001 Iron Maiden Virtual XI ‎(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, TP) EMI VIRTCDX1-001 UK 1998

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