Piece of Mind
|Piece of Mind|
|Released||16 May 1983|
|Recorded||January – March 1983|
Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by the English
Piece of Mind was a critical and commercial success, reaching No. 3 in the
In December 1982, drummer
This is the first of five Iron Maiden albums that were not named after a song featured on the album itself (though the lyrics in the song "Still Life" contain the expression "peace of mind"). Originally, the release's working title was Food for Thought—once the band had decided that
Included in the liner notes is a slightly altered version of a passage from the
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more Death. Neither sorrow, nor crying. Neither shall there be any more brain; for the former things are passed away.
The actual text (from Chapter 21, Verse 4) is nearly identical, except that it reads, "neither shall there be any more pain" rather than "brain", which was added as a pun on the album's title.
In a lower corner on the back side of the album cover, there is this message: "No synthesizers or ulterior motives".