The Ivo Andrić elementary school choir in Belgrade, Serbia has covered a variety of heavy metal and hard rock classics in the past, and Iron Maiden’s “Fear of the Dark” was now added on the list.
Written by Steve Harris, the band’s bass player and primary songwriter, the song serves as the title track to Iron Maiden’s 1992 album Fear of the Dark.
The single “Fear of the Dark (live)” is the 26th single released by the band. This live version of the song (as well as the live versions of “Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter”, “Be Quick or Be Dead”, and “Tailgunner”) are taken from the live album A Real Live One.
The single reached number 8 in the UK charts. The live version of “Hooks in You” was recorded at the Wembley Arena, London, UK on 17 December 1990. The initial pressing of the 7″ cut-to-shape vinyl picture disc listed Hooks In You (live) as the B-side but actually played Tailgunner (live). This mis-press was quickly corrected by EMI on future pressings.
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