|Brave New World|
|Release||May 29, 2000|
|Recorded||Summer 1999 - April 2000 at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris|
Sony, Portrait (United States)
|Producer||Steve Harris and Kevin Shirley|
Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on May 29, 2000. It was their first studio release since the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson (who left in 1993) and guitarist Adrian Smith (who left in 1990) in 1999, as well as the band's first studio recording with their current three guitar line-up, as Janick Gers remained with the band.
The album art and title song are references to the novel of the same name, written by Aldous Huxley. The upper half of the artwork was created by Derek Riggs, with the bottom half by digital artist Steve Stone.
The songs "The Wicker Man" and "Out of the Silent Planet" were both released as singles. "The Wicker Man"'s promotional radio release featured extra vocals in the chorus, not present in any other versions of the song.
Brave New World peaked at No. 7 in the UK Albums Chart, and has since been certified Gold. In the United States, it debuted at No. 39 in Billboard 200, and registered over 307,000 sales on the Nielsen SoundScan system in 2008.
- "The Wicker Man" - 4:35
- "Ghost of the Navigator" - 6:50
- "Brave New World" - 6:18
- "Blood Brothers" - 7:14
- "The Mercenary" - 4:42
- "Dream of Mirrors" - 9:21
- "The Fallen Angel" - 4:00
- "The Nomad" - 9:06
- "Out of the Silent Planet" - 6:25
- "The Thin Line Between Love & Hate" - 8:26
- Iron Maiden
- Bruce Dickinson - lead vocals
- Dave Murray - guitar
- Adrian Smith - guitar, background vocals
- Janick Gers - guitar
- Steve Harris - bass, background vocals, keyboards, orchestration on "Blood Brothers" & "The Nomad"
- Nicko McBrain - drums
- Additional Personnel
- Jeff Bova - orchestral arrangements on "Blood Brothers" & "The Nomad"
- Producers: Steve Harris, Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
- Engineers: Denis Caribaux, Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
- Mixing: Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
- Mastering: George Marino
- A&R: James Diener, John Kalodner
- Assistants: Nicholas Meyer, Rory Romano