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Best of the Beast

4.2 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews

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Audio CD, September 24, 1996
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The cover of the Iron Maiden retrospective Best of the Beast features the band's zombie mascot Eddie in seven of the various ghastly guises he assumed for the band's records. The image conveys volumes about the group's brash, visual form of heavy metal. Starting with Maiden's most well known track "Number of the Beast" (which was actually featured on the band's third album), the disc progresses through eight singles recorded during the height of its career and a handful of less memorable cuts that followed its glory years. Galloping beats, twin guitar leads, and eardrum-shattering vocals abound, along with lyrics that could have been plucked straight from the Tales of the Crypt comic books. Overall, a valid collection, but it suffers from the omission of classics like "Die with Your Boots On," "Flight of Icarus," and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." --Jon Wiederhorn

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Virus
  2. Sign Of The Cross
  3. Man On The Edge
  4. Afraid To Shoot Strangers (Live)
  5. Be Quick Or Be Dead
  6. Fear Of The Dark (Live)
  7. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
  8. Holy Smoke
  9. The Clairvoyant
  10. Can I Play With Madness?
  11. The Evil That Men Do
  12. Heaven Can Wait
  13. Wasted Years
  14. The Clairvoyant - Iron Maiden
  15. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
  16. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Disc: 2

  1. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Live)
  2. Running Free (Live)
  3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
  4. Aces High
  5. Where Eagles Dare
  6. The Trooper
  7. The Number Of The Beast
  8. Run To The Hills
  9. Hallowed By The Name
  10. Wrathchild
  11. Phantom Of The Opera
  12. Sanctuary
  13. Strange World
  14. Iron Maiden

Product details

  • Audio CD (September 24, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Castle records
  • ASIN: B000006JQ5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,422 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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