Death On The Road [2 CD]
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But, fortunately, six of the songs on here are from Maiden's 2003 album, "Dance of Death" (since this was recorded on the "Dance of Death" Tour), so, therefore, the live versions of these songs hadn't been heard before.
And "Death on the Road" is still a great live album. Frontman Bruce Dickinson's vocals are top-notch and the rest of the band are in fine form, as well. Bruce really has a wonderful voice, and, as he shows here, his vocal chords are very elastic. Songs like "Wildest Dreams," "Rainmaker," and "Brave New World" are very exciting because Bruce's almost soulful vocals triumph over running rhythms which consist of fast guitars and energetic drum beats. Elsewhere on the first disc, "Wraithchild," "Dance of Death," and "Paschendale" feature great, wild solos, and "The Trooper" and "Lord of the Flies" put catchy "Oooh-oh-oh" sing-alongs on top of walls of wailing guitars.
Later, Bruce digs deep for a lung-stretching vocal performance on the ultra-catchy and famous tune "Hallowed Be Thy Name.Read more ›
Once Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith rejoined Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Nicko McBrain and Janick Gers in 1999, Iron Maiden just got better and better and releasing excellent albums and tours making you forget that the 1990s never happened. When Iron Maiden hit the road to support their brilliant (but underrated) followup to 2000's comeback Brave New World entitled Dance of Death, the band decided to begin documenting all tours since then starting with Rock in Rio in 2002. Then in the fall of 2005, the band released Death On the Road. This show was recorded at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany (the famed venue that the band 20 years earlier killed their mascot Eddie on stage) by Kevin Shirley (who co-produced this with Steve Harris). This live album is a stellar document of a tour which I missed due to the fact that the band only played in two US cities the whole tour so a live document is welcome for me (as I found out in January of 2006 and recently rediscovered).
We begin things with entrance music which segues into a stellar "Wildest Dreams" which rocks in concert. Next is a stellar version of "Wrathchild" (though it is a repeat from Rock in Rio). Next is an excellent "Can I Play With Madness" (only the Maiden England '88 version is superior). We then have a song which was also on Rock in Rio (as well as Live After Death) "The Trooper" which is always brilliant live. Next is a stellar live version of of the title cut to Dance of Death which is superior to the studio version. We follow with a great version of "Rainmaker" which rocks. Next is another song which was on the previous live album as well "Brave New World" and is good but hard to top Rock in Rio's version.Read more ›
They sound very tired and worn on this live album.
I am a huge fan of these guys. I love all the albums, with the fact that some are stronger then others. Yet somehow each album fits that certain period of your life and when you listen to it, it gives a nostalgic factor that can only be describe by Maiden fans.
Here is the problem! Maiden finally get back together (with Dickinson and Smith) and make an epic album (Brave New World) and tour with a incredible double CD album tour called Rock in Rio. Then Dance of Death came out and was sorta shock to some fans since it was hot/cold between fans, some will agree that it was not their best, some will say nothing compares. I personally think it is a strong album with a direction to their roots, however it was a step down from BNW (IMHO). Since those 2 albums are out with the reintroduction of Dickinson and Adrian Smith, we expect top notch music.
PAY ATTENTION MAIDEN - We don't need anymore GREATEST HITS or LIVE albums!!!!! We want more studio albums!!!!!
Get in the studio and just keep making studio albums one after the other, no more tours or major breaks, pour that overflowing cup of talent in the studio and go back in and do it again before you guys retire!!!!Read more ›
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I've listened to almost everything Maiden has put out. This release kicks a$$. If you think this CD sucks then you are just plain stupid...ESPECIALLY if you are a Maiden fan. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Michael A. Rodrigue
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