A Matter of Life and Death

2006 studio album by Iron Maiden

A Matter of Life and Death is an album by Iron Maiden. It is their fourteenth album and went on sale on 5 September 2006.[1]

A Matter of Life and Death
Studio album by
Released5 September 2006
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerKevin Shirley
Iron Maiden chronology
'Death on the Road
A Matter of Life and Death 'Somewhere Back in Time - The Best of: 1980-1989

The album talks a lot about war and death, as well as other parts of life.[2] It was produced by Kevin Shirley.[3]

It is a popular album, and sold within the top ten most popular album in several countries when it was released.[4] It was the first Iron Maiden album to do this in the United States.[4]


Track listingEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Different World"  Steve HarrisAdrian Smith, Harris 4:17
2. "These Colours Don't Run"  Bruce DickinsonSmith, Harris 6:52
3. "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns"  Dickinson, HarrisSmith, Harris 8:44
4. "The Pilgrim"  Janick GersGers, Harris 5:07
5. "The Longest Day"  DickinsonSmith, Harris 7:48
6. "Out of the Shadows"  DickinsonDickinson, Harris 5:36
7. "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"  HarrisDave Murray, Harris 7:22
8. "For the Greater Good of God"  HarrisHarris 9:24
9. "Lord of Light"  DickinsonSmith, Harris 7:23
10. "The Legacy"  HarrisGers, Harris 9:22
Total length:
Bonus track (iTunes store edition)
No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
11. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)HarrisHarris 7:11


  1. "Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  2. "IRON MAIDEN Drummer, Guitarist Talk About New Album - July 5, 2006". Blabbermouth.net. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  3. "IRON MAIDEN Bassist Decides Against Mastering New Album - July 9, 2006". Blabbermouth.net. 9 July 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2006.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "A Matter Of Life And Death kills the charts worldwide!". Iron Maiden official website. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2010.