Wasting Love

Last updated

"Wasting Love"
Wasting Love.jpg
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Fear of the Dark
B-side
  • "Tailgunner" (live)
  • "Holy Smoke" (live)
  • "The Assassin" (live)
Released1 September 1992 (1992-09-01)
Recorded1991 – April 1992
Studio Barnyard (Essex)
Genre Heavy metal
Length
  • 4:52
  • 5:46 (album version)
Label EMI
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"From Here to Eternity"
(1992)
"Wasting Love"
(1992)
"Fear of the Dark (live)"
(1993)
Music video
"Wasting Love" on YouTube

"Wasting Love" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is the third single from their ninth studio album, Fear of the Dark , released in 1992.

Contents

Synopsis

The song was a collaboration of singer Bruce Dickinson, and guitarist Janick Gers. The lyrics deal with the subject of loneliness brought on by sex outside the context of love.

The single was only officially released in the Netherlands, although different one-track promotional CDs exist, one for U.S. radio stations and another for Spain, which had the only vinyl version of the single. [1]

The single cover is the third Iron Maiden single not to feature the band's iconic mascot Eddie on the front cover (the previous examples being "Running Free (live)" and "From Here to Eternity"). The cover photo alludes to the music video, which portrays a man tattooing the names of women all over his body. The song's video was directed by Samuel Bayer.

The guitar solo in "Wasting Love" is played by Janick Gers.

B-sides

The B-side features three live tracks recorded at London's Wembley Arena on the "No Prayer On The Road" tour to support the No Prayer for the Dying album in 1990. [2] These live recordings of "Tailgunner", "Holy Smoke" and "The Assassin" are also available on a very rare Australian digi-pack (CD) version of the Fear of the Dark album that was released to promote the Australian leg of the tour in 1992.

Track listing

CD-Maxi Single
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wasting Love" (radio edit)4:52
2."Tailgunner" (live at Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 December 1990)
4:04
3."Holy Smoke" (live at Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 December 1990)
  • Harris
  • Dickinson
3:34
4."The Assassin" (live at Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 December 1990)Harris4:25
7" Canada Single
Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wasting Love" (radio edit)
  • Dickinson
  • Gers
4:52
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2."Wasting Love" (album version)
  • Dickinson
  • Gers
5:46

Personnel

Related Research Articles

<i>Fear of the Dark</i> (Iron Maiden album) 1992 album by Iron Maiden

Fear of the Dark is the ninth studio album released by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Released on 11 May 1992, it was their third studio release to top the UK albums chart, and the last to feature Bruce Dickinson as the group's lead vocalist until his return in 1999.

<i>Tattooed Millionaire</i> 1990 studio album by Bruce Dickinson

Tattooed Millionaire is the first solo album by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, released in 1990.

<i>Live at Donington</i> (Iron Maiden album) 1993 live album and video by Iron Maiden

Live at Donington is a live album and video by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, documenting their second headlining appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park, a motorsport circuit located near Castle Donington. The concert took place on 22 August 1992 during the Fear of the Dark Tour in front of a crowd of almost 80,000.

The Wicker Man (song) 2000 single by Iron Maiden

"The Wicker Man" is a song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released on 8 May 2000 as the first single and opening track from their twelfth studio album, Brave New World (2000). It preceded the release of Brave New World by three weeks. It is also the first single by the band since 1989's single "Infinite Dreams" to feature "The Trooper"-era lineup with vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith returning to the band in 1999. It was co-written by Smith, Dickinson and Steve Harris. It was co-produced by Kevin Shirley and Harris. The title is inspired by the British cult film of the same name. The song should not be confused with "Wicker Man" from Dickinson's solo career, the lyrics of which are more closely themed around the film. The latter song can be found on the 2 disc edition of The Best of Bruce Dickinson.

Run to the Hills 1982 single by Iron Maiden

"Run to the Hills" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released as their sixth single and the first from the band's third studio album, The Number of the Beast (1982). It is their first single with Bruce Dickinson as vocalist. Credited solely to the band's bassist, Steve Harris, although significant contributions were made by Dickinson, it remains one of their most popular songs, with VH1 ranking it No. 27 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs and No. 14 on their list of the Greatest Hard Rock Songs.

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast. It has been acclaimed as one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time and is also considered one of the band's signature songs.

"Fear of the Dark" is a song by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Written by Steve Harris, the band's bass player and primary songwriter, it serves as the title track to Iron Maiden's 1992 album Fear of the Dark.

Rainmaker (Iron Maiden song) 2003 single by Iron Maiden

"Rainmaker" is the 37th single by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released on 24 November 2003 as the second single from their 13th studio album, Dance of Death (2003). It was written by Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson, and produced by Harris and Kevin Shirley.

Wasted Years 1986 single by Iron Maiden

"Wasted Years" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is the band's fourteenth single released and the first from their sixth studio album, Somewhere in Time (1986). It is the only song on the album that features no synthesizers. Released in 1986, it was the first single solely written by guitarist Adrian Smith, who also sings backing vocals. It reached number 18 in the UK Singles Charts.

Holy Smoke (song) 1990 single by Iron Maiden

"Holy Smoke" is a song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It is the first single release to feature guitarist Janick Gers, who joined the band in mid-1990. It was released just weeks before the album, No Prayer for the Dying, and climbed to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter 1989 song by Bruce Dickinson

"Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" is the second single from the 1990 Iron Maiden album No Prayer for the Dying.

Be Quick or Be Dead 1992 single by Iron Maiden

"Be Quick or Be Dead" is a song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released as the first single release from their ninth studio album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992. The single peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and in Finland while reaching the top 10 in Denmark, Ireland and Norway.

From Here to Eternity (Iron Maiden song) 1992 single by Iron Maiden

"From Here to Eternity" is a song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released as the second single from their album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992.

Man on the Edge 1995 single by Iron Maiden

"Man on the Edge" is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor released in 1995. The song is based on the film Falling Down, starring Michael Douglas. It was the first single the band released with Blaze Bayley on vocals.

Futureal 1998 single by Iron Maiden

"Futureal" is a single from the Iron Maiden album Virtual XI, released in 1998. It is the last single by the band to feature vocalist Blaze Bayley, as he parted ways with the band in February 1999.

Out of the Silent Planet (song) 2000 single by Iron Maiden

"Out of the Silent Planet" is a single from the Iron Maiden album Brave New World, released in 2000.

Wildest Dreams (Iron Maiden song) 2003 single by Iron Maiden

"Wildest Dreams" is a song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released on 1 September 2003 as the lead single from their 13th studio album, Dance of Death (2003). It was written by guitarist Adrian Smith and bassist Steve Harris, and produced by Kevin Shirley and Harris.

El Dorado (song) 2010 single by Iron Maiden

"El Dorado" is the second track from English heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2010 album The Final Frontier. The song is the band's forty-first single, and the only one from the album. It is also the last single to use the band's alternate logo. It was released as a free download on the band's official site at 00:01 on 8 June 2010 (UTC), one day before the album's supporting tour began. The cover art was created by Anthony Dry and is based on the covers of the EC Comics published by William Gaines that were popular in the 1950s. Regarding the early online release of the song, vocalist Bruce Dickinson explained, "El Dorado is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour, we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release."

<i>From Fear to Eternity</i> (album) 2011 compilation album by Iron Maiden

From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990–2010 is a compilation album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, containing a selection of songs originally released on the eight studio albums from No Prayer for the Dying to The Final Frontier. The title is lifted from the 1992 single, "From Here to Eternity", although it is not featured in this release.

References

  1. "Wasting Love Vinyl". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. "No Prayer On The Road". The Iron Maiden Commentary. Retrieved 31 August 2018.