This is the second single from the
Dance Of Death album. Like the
Wildest Dreams single, the cover is a still taken from the corresponding
video directed by Howard Greenhalgh. This single also contains a double-sided poster.
Poster included with the Rainmaker single.
Rainmaker (Murray, Harris, Dickinson)
This is the same version as the one that appears on the
Dance Of Death album.
Dance Of Death (orchestral version) (Gers, Harris)
This is the "orchestral" version of the song that appears on the
Dance Of Death album. Quite a lot of arrangements have been added
and make this version of the song quite interesting, as well as enjoyable.
More Tea Vicar (Dickinson, Gers, Harris, McBrain Murray, Smith)
'More Tea Vicar' (MTV for short!) is yet again the recording of a jam session in the same vein as
'Pass The Jam',
with Bruce doing some interesting rapping.
There isn't a lot to say about it, except that it is less enjoyable than
'Pass The Jam',
even if it's shorter.
For those who are not familiar with "British things", just know that a vicar is a priest of the
Church of England. This name could have been chosen to have the "V" of "MTV",
as this song seems to be some sort of piss-take of that particular channel that calls itself a "music
channel" but only plays mainstream commercial crap. The lyrics of 'More Tea Vicar' make no sense
at all and reflect perfectly those of the so-called "hits" sung by the talentless monkeys that MTV
On the other hand, an even more logical explanation to such a title comes from a common joke,
as the expression "more tea, vicar?" is sometimes used down the pub –
and often in an exclusively male company – to acknowledge that somebody has farted.
It is normally said in a posh voice in a parody of the behaviour in "upper class" circles.
The whole song is in this case simply a big joke with no real meaning.