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The 2013 version of this show offers many new things to those still holding on to their original copy or those who may have missed the boat the first go around. First, it's now entitled 'Maiden England '88', my guess because their current tour is entitled Maiden England but who knows. Next, the artwork. Now, I like the artwork, but for such a classic and iconic show, they should've stuck with Derek's original cover, though it is featured on Disc 2's art so they didn't totally forget. The sound on this set is fantastic compared to the original, bringing out every instrument in a clear mix. Now for the closing 3 tracks, they have never been issued before, as the original Maiden England was only issued as a edited single-disc. Reading the liner notes reveals they were specially mixed by Kevin Shirley, and they sound great and keep the flow best as possible with the original release. Overall, if you're a Maiden fan and don't own this at all or lost your old copy, now's the perfect time to get this historic show in it's entirety and sounding better than ever. Up the Irons!
As a bonus for people who already owned the older version, the CD includes three encore songs that have never been released; Run to the Hills, Running Free, and Sanctuary. Also cool is that the inlay booklet includes full lyrics for each song and nice concert pics of the band. Performed nearly 25 years ago, this show displays Maiden at the height of their prowess, though I honestly don't think they've lost a step in all those years. Their last live album, En Vivo!, which focused on their most recent full-length, was stunning it its own right, but if you love classic Maiden (and who doesn't?), this CD provides 18 tracks of pure ear candy.
Some people are still whining about Iron Maiden releasing "yet another live album" but it was in concert where Maiden's true colors are shown. Maiden England had been out of print from video for years but in 2013 (25 years after it was first recorded), the concert is re-released on CD, limited 2-LP, DVD and Blu-Ray. The Maiden England concert sees Iron Maiden (at the time consisted of Bruce Dickinson on vocals; guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (this was Smith's last shows with the band until his 1999 return); bass player Steve Harris and drummer Nicko McBrain) perform at the tail end of the tour to support its Seventh Son Of a Seventh Son Tour. Brilliantly recorded by Martin Birch (now retired), this captures the band as they finished the Seventh Son Tour before Adrian Smith would leave the band in 1989 for ten years and one of the best Maiden performances ever (as I found out back in late 1993 after I stole the VHS from an ex-buddy).
We begin things with "Moonchild" which seamlessly goes from the intro from the record into a blazing live version. Next is a stellar "The Evil That Men Do". Next is a track (not performed live at the time since 1982) "The Prisoner" and a stellar version. Next is "Still Life" which was an awesome deep track performed live. Next is a stellar live version of "Infinite Dreams" which is superior to the studio version. We follow with a great version of "Killers". Next is "Can I Play With Madness" and still my favorite version of the track (this was excised from the CD that came with the Maiden England video in the 1990s)!Read more ›
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Great time in maiden history.reproduced I like the final better. It was more raw.Published 11 days ago by Terry Loftus
I'm just two CDs away from owning the entire Iron Maiden Collection and I can't believe I didn't purchase this live set earlier. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Gothic
What a great live album! A classic Iron Maiden productionPublished 8 months ago by Plejanov V. Hernandez
Probably the best live album I have EVER! Had the pleasure of hearing.Published 9 months ago by MetalMike626
Just got it today-7/30/2015!! 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 12 months ago by Thomas E Shelton