Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released 11 April 1988
Recorded February - March 1988 at Musicland Studios, Munich
Genre Heavy metal
Length 43:51
Label EMI
Producer Martin Birch
Iron Maiden chronology
Somewhere in Time


Seventh Son of a Seventh Son


No Prayer for the Dying


Singles from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  1. "Can I Play with Madness"
    Released: 20 March 1988
  2. "The Evil That Men Do"
    Released: 1 August 1988
  3. "The Clairvoyant (live)"
    Released: 7 November 1988

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is the seventh studio album by Iron Maiden released on 11 April 1988. It is the first album in Iron Maiden's career to feature keyboards. Like The Number of the Beast and, later, Fear of the Dark, The Final Frontier and The Book of Souls, it debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart. It also marks the first appearance of many progressive rock elements which would be used frequently in later albums, seen in the length and odd time signatures of the title track "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son", and by the fact that it is a concept album.

Track ListingsEdit

Original track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Moonchild" Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson 5:38
2. "Infinite Dreams" Steve Harris 6:08
3. "Can I Play with Madness" Smith, Dickinson, Harris 3:30
4. "The Evil That Men Do" Smith, Dickinson, Harris 4:33
5. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" Harris 9:52
6. "The Prophecy" Dave Murray, Harris 5:04
7. "The Clairvoyant" Harris 4:26
8. "Only the Good Die Young" Harris, Dickinson 4:40
1995 reissue bonus disc
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Bart Blues" Harris, Dickinson 6:41
2. "Massacre" (Thin Lizzy cover) Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey 2:53
3. "Prowler '88" Harris 4:07
4. "Charlotte the Harlot '88" Murray 4:11
5. "Infinite Dreams" (live) Harris 6:03
6. "The Clairvoyant" (live) Harris 4:27
7. "The Prisoner" (live) Smith, Harris 6:09
8. "Killers" (live) Harris, Paul Di'Anno 5:03
9. "Still Life" (live) Murray, Harris 4:38