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Live After Death [2 CD] Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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THE DISC: (1985) Originally 12 tracks (approximately 71 minutes) on one disc when first released on Capital. This digitally remastered edition (2002) gives you two discs containing all 17 tracks that came on the original vinyl album (an additional 25+ minutes). Disc-2 also features 4 multimedia tracks for your PC. Included with the discs is a 26-page booklet containing many band pictures, song titles/credits, song lyrics, tour dates and cities along the 'The World Slavery Tour 84/85', music equipment used on the tour, the band's catalogue of albums, band history, a 1-page intro to the live recording itself from producer Martin Birch, and thank you's. Recorded at Long Beach Arena over 4 nights (March 14-17, 1984). Cover art by the one and only Derek Riggs. Label (2002 edition) - Sanctuary Maiden.
COMMENTS: Trade in your original "Live After Death" disc for the remastered 2-disc set. It's criminal that Capital was able to release this on disc back in the late 80's with only 12 of the 17 songs that were on the original vinyl record. I mean, can you imagine Casablanca releasing Kiss' "Alive!" minus the last 5 songs because they wanted to fit it all on one disc? Thankfully, Sanctuary Maiden gave this legendary recording the (digitally) remastered touch and full length treatment it deserves. Looking back over the decades, there's a handful of 'live' rock recordings that can rightfully sit at the top - Deep Purple's "Made In Japan", UFO's "Strangers In The Night", Peter Frampton's "Frampton Comes Alive", Kiss' "Alive!", Rush's "All The World's A Stage"... and Iron Maiden's "Live After Death".Read more ›
All in all, this set is necessary for any lover of metal. Maiden fans all across the board rave this album with little to no variation. Enjoy!
The more popular songs don't need much explanation here, except to note there is a great sing-along section in the middle of 'Running Free' where Bruce tells the crowd that he wants the crowd to sing so loud he wants to be able to go back to the hearing doctor in London and say, "Doctor, Long Beach f***ed up my hearing for good." Hilarious.
The best parts of this release are the songs we don't hear on any other live Maiden albums. Those would be 'Powerslave,' 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' 'Wrathchild,' 'Aces High,' 'Revelations,' 'Flight of Icarus,' '22 Acacia Avenue,' 'Children of the Damned,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' and 'Die With Your Boots On.' You can actually see them perform some of those songs on the MAIDEN ENGLAND home video, but they never appeared on any of the other four live maiden albums.
This is also a great introduction for anyone new to this band. It's a great live performance of Maiden songs from 1980-1984, plus you get to hear Paul DiAnno songs with Bruce on vocals.
Being born in 1982, this band is special to me. When I listen to '80s Maiden, I remember how we used to go over to my cousins house and they would listen to Maiden, AC/DC, Sabbath, etc. and my Mom wouldn't let me listen to it with them. I thought it was cool back then, and I think it's even cooler now. Iron Maiden will ALWAYS be a classic metal band, and no release by any band could ever think of topping the stuff they put out in the '80s.
Now if I were you, I would start collecting as much of this stuff as I could, especially with all this bland, faceless, uninspired, not to mention poser, "nu-metal" corrupting the airwaves today.
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A favorite band that never disappoints. Music that penetrates the body.Published 7 days ago by Miggaddymugsy
Would have been better if there was more concert on disc two, but for fans it's a top choice.Published 19 days ago by Frank J. Altschul
Received the disc earlier than expected at a good price too. Disc like new, thanks.Published 1 month ago by Colin MacDonald
Great way to get the best music without the hassel of driving to the store.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
My favorite Live cd of all time. Iron Maiden sounded really good here for being live and this is the reason why I started to listen to the band in the first place. Read morePublished 2 months ago by God-Of-Lyf