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1. The Paul Dianno era, which includes some of Maiden's best-loved classics, is completely ignored.
2. Several of the band's best songs are missing (most notably "Aces High" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name"), while fully half of the Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son album is included.
3. The disc includes two of Maiden's worst songs, "Holy Smoke" and "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter".
With two best-of compilations already out there, Edward The Great is completely unnecessary...with no new or unreleased material there's no reason for established fans to buy it, and for newcomers looking for a quick overview, Best Of The Beast and Ed Hunter are both much better choices. Do yourself a favour...skip this one and just buy all the albums instead!
4.The Ides Of March/Wrathchild
5.The Number Of The Beast
6.Hallowed Be Thy Name
7.Run To The Hills
9.2 Minutes To Midnight
11.The Evil That Men Do
13.Man On The Edge
15.The Wicker Man
16.Fear Of The Dark(Live At Rock In Rio)
However if you want to buy an official Greatest Hits album then buy the 2 CD set for "Best Of The Beast" This is what is on there:
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)
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Even though it has missed some great songs it does not lack in quality. For any new comers to Maiden this album will be great for you. It will give you a taste of some of their best work and leave you wanting the goods that have been left out. However if you are a long time Maiden fan this will be somewhat of a disappointment due to the tracks which have been left out, although I still suggest you pick it up as it is worthy of a place in your CD collection.
And now onto the tracks:
Run To The Hills - A Maiden classic. The only thing I will critise is the drums. Could have been a little more adventurous but still great. (4/5)
The Number Of The Beast - Great guitar, great drums, great bass,
great vocals. Just all round great. (5/5)
Flight Of Icarus - This one isn't quite as hard as the previous two but it's still good Although it doesn't have anything that will WOW you either. (3.5/5)
The Trooper - Great guitar in this song. One of my favourite Maiden songs. It couldn't be a greatest hits album without it. (5/5)
2 Minutes To Midnight - The drums here are awesome. It couldn't be a greatest hits album without this song. (5/5)
Wasted Years - This one slows down the album a little, although it's still not really that slow. Even though it's kind of different it's still good. (3/5)
Can I Play With Madness - Everything about this song is great except for the guitar. It's good but nothing special which is a disappointment for Maiden. Still great song though.Read more ›
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Just got it today-8/4/2015!! I love it!! Awesome!! Fantastic!! Amazon is like a Xmas Wonderland!! I will be doing all of my shopping here!! Great music store!! Great!! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Thomas E Shelton
I loved iron maiden when I was a kid now at 53 I am rediscovering good old metal. Maiden is awesome and anything they do is infinitely worth having in your collection. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by Ray Eaton
Awesome hard to find all of the old school iron Maiden it is the essential classic was originally an importPublished on June 7, 2014 by Richard Brown
I LOVE Iron Maiden, let me say that from the start but this should not be called a best of the band. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by T. Wilson-Ripsom
good cd, for iron maiden fans, though it has the same songs from other cdsPublished on December 16, 2009 by Adalberto Herrera Najera
Edward the Great: Greatest Hits being Iron Maiden's 3rd best of album and was released 2002. Here we get classic tracks such as "Run To The Hills", "2 Minutes to Midnight", and... Read morePublished on December 4, 2009 by Bjorn Viberg
I can't believe someone would rant about people giving this compilations bad reviews.
There were 2 Maiden compilations before: Best of the Beast, The Essential Iron... Read more
I may go to an all clasical school, and only play clasical insruments, but hell, you've got to love Iron Maidens music. On this album, my favourite song is Wasted Years. Read morePublished on March 24, 2007
ALL I GOT TO SAY ABOUT THIS BEST OF IRON MAIDEN CD IS THAT ITS F**KING GREAT. MY ONLY COMPLAINT ON THIS ALBUM IS THAT TWO OF MY FAVORITE IRON MAIDEN SONGS AREN'T ON HERE. Read morePublished on August 17, 2005 by Marcelino Marquez