2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette)

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Like their two previous single covers, the artwork for "Twilight Zone" was subject to criticism in the press, where it was interpreted as "gratuitous sexism". The media were offended by what appeared to be the band's mascot, Eddie, spying on a young girl in her bedroom.

Garry Bushell points out that the critics were mistaken, as the song lyrics and picture on the girl's dressing table insinuate that Eddie is dead and contacting his lover "Charlotte" from beyond the grave, thus making it the band's first love song.

At the time of its release, it was the band's second most successful single, peaking at No. Also it is the band's first single to feature guitarist Adrian Smith. Twilight Zone Side B: 2. The song did not appear in the original UK album in February, but was included in the US and Canadian release in June and the internationa. First re-release of the fourteenth single by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. It's the first single for the band's sixth full-length studio album, "Somewhere In Time" It was the first single solely written by guitarist Adrian Smith, who also sings backing vocals.

Wasted Years" is the only song on the album that features no synthesizers. The song deals with subject of homesickness and alienation, as well as the negative aspects of the band's nearly yearlong previous tour and personal problems that Smith and other band members were going through in that period. At the same time the chorus suggests the idea that one should move beyond past troubles and look forward. The original working title was "Golden Years", as can be heard on numerous "Somewhere On Tour" bootlegs.

The song is composed in the key of E minor. Adrian Smith plays the guitar solo. The guitar line here is probably one of the most memorable in the realm of Metal, and is sort of a rite of passage for any lead guitar player who wishes to tear it up with a band in the Metal genre. The chorus is very easy to sing along to and is a regular favorite at live performances. This track is another rare treat. Smith does an excellent job on the vocals, but his strength on this one is his catchy guitar riffs.

This song has a solo that is so idiomatic that you could easily hum the tune along with it, something that Metal guitar solos are not often famous for.

This single is probably a bit hard to come by at this point, but if you can find it - it's recommend it highly! It's a great song from Maiden's greatest album, and a pair of tracks that will make you smile and make you laugh, something that Metal is allowed to do to people, despite what the no-fun elitists of the darker scene.

Wasted Years Side B: 2. First time on black vinyl, remastered re-release of the thirteenth full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. When picking this album up, we could not help but notice the artwork. And art is not so good. Apparently, his time cost the band enough money; the band stopped him because they thought the work was good enough as is, which the artist claimed was still in its prototype stages. The artwork would be notorious for its epic fail among the Metal community and placed on some worst artwork lists of Metal fans.

Iron Maiden recorded the album the old-fashioned way: on analog tape, which adds a layer of warmth to the LP. But the record clocks in at nearly 70 minutes, making it somewhat long and demanding. They still sound like they did in the 80's! Pure brilliance. One thing extremely unique on the album is that it has a great deal of orchestration and an almost Arabic-style vibe too, especially in "No More Lies" and "Dance Of Death". The rhythm guitar really tuned down heavy on the song "Montsegur".

There were other powerful songs such as "Wildest Dreams", "Rainmaker", and the graceful epic "Paschendale". This album is not by any means a concept album, but the central theme of Death is recurrent in one form or another.

This is their second studio release since the return of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in The album features the band's first ever fully acoustic track, "Journeyman", as well as their only song co-written by drummer Nicko McBrain, "New Frontier".

The album was recorded on magnetic analogue tape. Aside from the artwork, the 13th album by Iron Maiden is still a solid listen. Although it does not succeed in usurping that magnum opus, Iron Maiden proved that they still had a lot of energy left to write good music. Many older fans will complain that there is nothing really new and ground-breaking here, but the band cannot release a "Piece Of Mind" or a "Powerslave" every time they put an album out on the market.

First time on black vinyl; remastered; double g vinyl with hardcover inner sleeves. Made in Germany. First press on black vinyl! Tracklist: Disc One Side A 1. Wildest Dreams 2. Rainmaker 3. Dance Of Death 6. New Frontier 2.

Paschendale 3. Age Of Innocence 5. Journeyman Total playing time: min. First time on black vinyl, remastered re-release of the eighth full-length live album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. While blissfully heavy on the band's excellent - and suitably theatrical - new material, longtime fans do not need any more live versions of "Number of the Beast", "Hallowed Be Thy Name", "Run to the Hills", or "The Trooper".

All that said, Iron Maiden do not disappoint, laying to waste any notions that they can't hold themselves to the performance standards of their younger days. Even Bruce Dickinson, despite a voice that's now often more choked than feral, can barely keep himself from leaping into the crowd, and it's that kind of enthusiasm that makes each and every live release - and there are a lot of them - worthwhile to some degree!

First press on black vinyl, 2x vinyls in gatefold cover. Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd. Tracklist: LP 1 Side A 1. Wrathchild 3. Can I Play With Madness 4. The Trooper 5. Dance Of Death Side B 6. Rainmaker 7. Brave New World 8. Paschendale 9. No More Lies 2. Hallowed Be Thy Name 3. Iron Maiden 5. Journeyman 6. The Number Of The Beast 7. Run To The Hills Total playing time: min.

First time on black vinyl remastered re-release of the tenth live album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. First time on black vinyl, remastered, this triple g vinyl release includes hardcover inner sleeves with tour dates, lyrics and graphics.

Tracklist: Side 01 Satellite 15 The Final Frontier El Dorado Side 02 The Talisman Coming Home Side 03 Dance Of Death The Trooper The Wicker Man Side 04 Blood Brothers The Evel That Man Do Fear Of The Dark Iron Maiden Side 06 The Number Of The Beast Hallowed Be Thy Name Running Free Total playing time: min. The ninth live album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.

The original soundtrack for the concert documentary film featuring the British Heavy Metal legend. It was shot in high-definition video with accompanying 5. It was distributed by EMI except in the U. First press. Tracklist: LP 1 1.

Revelations 5. The Trooper 6. Wasted Years 7. The Number Of The Beast 8. Can I Play With Madness 9. Powerslave 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette).

Heaven Can Wait 3. Run To The Hills 4. Fear Of The Dark 5. Iron Maiden 6. Moonchild 7. The Clairvoyant 8. Hallowed Be Thy Name. It was shot in h. The fifth official re-release of the second full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.

The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and their last with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage performance, arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use. This sophomore Iron Maiden's effort is mostly composed of pre-existing material that had been left off the debut, with just a few new additions.

It's certainly a better-sounding release than the debut, with new producer Martin Birch beefing up the band's studio presence and lending their instrumental attack a newfound clarity that throws their considerable skills into sharp relief.

In fact, this helps mask the fact that the songwriting is not quite as strong overall as it was on the debut. Plus, bassist Steve Harris' busy, driving lines are now consistently audible in the mix. The resulting instrumental fireworks are what truly make the album tick. That said, there is a much smaller percentage of catalog standards here than on the previous album. There is a fair bit of unity in the lyrical themes, with a parade of murderers, fugitives, and characters otherwise torn from 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette) roots.

The biggest departure here is the almost Supertramp-like Prog-Pop of "Prodigal Son," a melodic, uptempo offering with an arrangement based around acoustic guitars. Despite some inconsistency in the material, "Killers" is clearly the work of a top-notch ensemble, and in order to take the next step forward, their musical ambitions were clearly going to require a vocalist as technically accomplished as the band.

It's worth noting that some Maiden fans actually prefer the rawness of the Di'Anno years to the polish of the Bruce Dickinson era though, it should also be noted, they're in the minority. This is essential Metal classic! Made in EU. Tracklist: Side A 1. The Ides Of March 2. Murders In The Rue Morgue 4.

Another Life 5. Genghis Khan 6. Innocent Exile Side B 7. Killers 8. Prodigal Son 9. Purgartory Drifter Total playing time: min. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and their last with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage performance, arose due to his alcohol and cocain.

First re-release of the eighth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. Although it received generally mixed to negative reviews, the album peaked at No. The album departed from the keyboard- and synthesiser-saturated Progressive Rock direction of the band's two previous studio outings 's "Somewhere In Time" and 's "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" in favour of a more "stripped down", straight forward style, reminiscent of the band's earlier material, which ushered in a change of vocal style for Bruce Dickinson from the operatic sound of the s to a raspier way of singing.

The album also departed from literary and historical lyrical themes in favour of more political content, with songs focusing on religious exploitation and social concerns. It's the only Iron Maiden studio album to date without a song exceeding six minutes in length and the only one to contain profanity in the lyrics.

Album marks band's first line-up change since ; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking, and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You". Smith was replaced by Janick Gers, who had previously worked with singer Bruce Dickinson on his first solo-album, "Tattooed Millionaire", and had also worked with Ian Gillan and White Spirit.

Remaster Tailgunner 2. Holy Smoke 3. No Prayer For The Dying 4. Public Enema Number One 5. Fates Warning Side B 6. The Assassin 7. Run Silent Run Deep 8. Hooks In You 9.

Mother Russia Total playing time: min. Second re-release of the seventh full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. By this point, Maiden had earned the respect of Metalheads the world over with their steadfast adherence to unadulterated Metal and their grandiose aesthetic. They'd made concessions neither to Pop-Metal nor to Thrash, and their passionate fan base would never have tolerated a radical reinvention.

But what do you do when your epic ambition itself has become a formula? You go even bigger and make a concept album, of course, and that's what Maiden does here, breaking out of the creative rut they'd fallen into on "Somewhere In Time".

The concept is based on the European folklore which held that the "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" would be born with special powers that could be used for good or evil and probably also in part by fantasy author Orson Scott Card, who'd touched on this idea in his own work. As such, the lyrics are 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette) at their most gothic, obsessed with supernatural mysticism of all stripes; the story line concerns the title character, born with a gift for prophecy but mistrusted by his village, which ignores his warnings of apocalyptic doom and makes him a tormented Cassandra figure.

Musically, this is Maiden at their Proggiest, with abrupt, stop-on-a-dime transitions between riffs, tempos, time signatures, and song sections. Yet nearly every song has a memorable chorus, with only "The Prophecy" falling short in that department.

They've also switched from the guitar synths of "Somewhere In Time" to full-fledged keyboards, which are used here more to add atmosphere rather than taking center stage; this restores the crunch that was sometimes lacking in the shinier production of the previous album.

The title track is this album's extended epic though the songs are longer in generaland it's moved out of the closing spot in yet another subtle statement about shaking things up. If "Seventh Son" doesn't epitomize their sound or define an era the way the first three Dickinson albums did, it nonetheless ranks among their best work! Adrian Smith left the band after this record, closing the book on Maiden's classic period and heralding a dire - and distressingly immediate - creative decline.

Limited Edition to copies. Moonchild 2. Infinite Dreams 3. The Prophecy 7. First time on black vinyl remastered re-release of the fourteenth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. This darker direction of the lyrical viewpoint can even be seen in the shorter songs "Different World" and "The Pilgrim".

In order to provide a more "live" sound, the album was not mastered. No added EQ, compression, analog widening, etc. It is the first album in Iron Maiden's career to enter the U. Billboard charts in the top 10, achieving significant chart success in many other countries as well. First time on black vinyl, remastered, this double g vinyl release includes hardcover inner sleeves with band photos.

First press on black vinyl. Tracklist: Side One 1. Different World 2. These Colours Don't Run 3. The Pilgrim 2. The Longest Day 3. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg 2. Lord Of Light 2.

The Legacy Total playing time: min. The first re-release of the ninth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. While 's "Fear Of The Dark" was definitely more of a return to form for Iron Maiden, it still wasn't quite on par with their exceptional work from the '80s. The serene "Wasting Love" proves to be one of Maiden's better ballads of the '90s, while the rockers "Fear Is the Key" and "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" are also standouts.

It was the first album to be produced by bassist and band founder Steve Harris, and last to feature the work of producer Martin Birch who retired after its release. The cover of album was the band's first not to be designed by artist Derek Riggs, whose contributions were rejected in favour of Melvyn Grant's. According to Iron Maiden's manager, Rod Smallwood, the band began accepting contributions from other artists as "We wanted to upgrade Eddie for the 90s.

We wanted to take him from the sort of comic-book horror creature and turn him into something a bit more straightforward so that he became even more threatening". Melvyn Grant has since drawn several more covers for Iron Maiden, making him the band's second most-frequent artist after Riggs.

This is a good thing, as Bruce admitted that he was not totally into singing for Maiden, and wanted to focus more on his solo career. This album is certainly different. They display what we all love about Iron Maiden. Maybe it's not the best horse in the Iron Maiden stable, but still a Rock-hard classic for most HM-fans!

From other side this is a very good record, if not a great record like the Iron Maiden offerings before it!! Be Quick Or Be Dead 2. From Here To Eternity 3. Fear Is The Key 5. Childhood's End 6. The Fugitive 2. Chains Of Misery 3. The Apparition Side B 4. Judas Be My Guide 5. Weekend Warrior 6. Fear Of The Dark Total playing time: min. The sixth official re-release of the debut full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.

Inalong with the rest of the band's pre-"X Factor" releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with "Sanctuary" added in all territories. Often overlooked and overshadowed by the glorious Bruce Dickinson years, it's easy to forget that Iron Maiden was itself a game-changer when it appeared on the scene in Top Five and establishing them as an outfit with the talent to build on Judas Priest's late-'70s innovations. On the other hand, Maiden had all the creative ambition of a Prog Rock band.

Compositionally, even their shortest and most straightforward songs featured abrupt changes in tempo and feel.

Their musicianship was already light years beyond Punk, with complicated instrumental passages between guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton and bassist Steve Harris. When Murray and Stratton harmonize their leads, they outdo even Priest's legendary tandem in terms of pure speed. The lyrics have similarly high-flying aspirations, spinning first-person stories and character sketches with a flair for the seedy and the grotesque. Add it all up, and Iron Maiden performs the neat trick of reconciling two genres seemingly antithetical to one another, using post-Judas Priest Heavy Metal as the meeting ground.

Although Iron Maiden have since criticized the quality of the album's production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. Prowler 2. Remember Tomorrow 3. Running Free 4. Transylvania 6. Strange World 7. Charlotte The Harlot 8.

Iron Maiden Total playing time: The US release also included the song "Sanctuary". As a "thank you" to the hundreds of thousands of fans who packed arenas the world over, the double-disc live set "Live After Death" was issued in Disc one is comprised of selections from a four-night stand at L.

The album is essentially a best-of of sorts, since most of their singles released up to this point are featured in all of their high-decibel glory, making it a near-complete overview. Cut from original vinyl production masters.

Tracklist: LP 1 Side 1: 1. Intro: Churchill's Speech 2. Revelations 6. Flight Of Icarus Side 2: 7. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner 8. Powerslave 9. Hallowed Be Thy Name 2. Iron Maiden 3. Running Free Side 4: 5. Wrathchild 6. Children Of The Damned 8. Die With Your Boots On 9. Phantom Of The Opera Total playing time: Lasting from. While this version only has three more tracks than its predecessor, it shows that a little change can go a long way, adding classics like "Run to the Hills", "Running Free" and "Sanctuary".

Though it doesn't seem like much, these single cuts help to turn the live set into a more well-rounded listening experience, as the band forgoes the more far out tracks from "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" and "Somewhere In Time" in favor of some of their earlier, more direct work.

Also it is the band's first single to feature guitarist Adrian Smith. Twilight Zone Side B: 2. The song did not appear in the original UK album in February, but was included in the US and Canadian release in June and the internationa. First re-release of the fourteenth single by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. It's the first single for the band's sixth full-length studio album, "Somewhere In Time" It was the first single solely written by guitarist Adrian Smith, who also sings backing vocals.

Wasted Years" is the only song on the album that features no synthesizers. The song deals with subject of homesickness and alienation, as well as the negative aspects of the band's nearly yearlong previous tour and personal problems that Smith and other band members were going through in that period.

At the same time the chorus suggests the idea that one should move beyond past troubles and look forward. The original working title was "Golden Years", as can be heard on numerous "Somewhere On Tour" bootlegs. The song is composed in the key of E minor. Adrian Smith plays the guitar solo. The guitar line here is probably one of the most memorable in the realm of Metal, and is sort of a rite of passage for any lead guitar player who wishes to tear it up with a band in the Metal genre.

The chorus is very easy to sing along to and is a regular favorite at live performances. This track is another rare treat. Smith does an excellent job on the vocals, but his strength on this one is his catchy guitar riffs. This song has a solo that is so idiomatic that you could easily hum the tune along with it, something that Metal guitar solos are not often famous for. This single is probably a bit hard to come by at this point, but if you can find it - it's recommend it highly! It's a great song from Maiden's greatest album, and a pair of tracks that will make you smile and make you laugh, something that Metal is allowed to do to people, despite what the no-fun elitists of the darker scene.

Wasted Years Side B: 2. First time on black vinyl, remastered re-release of the thirteenth full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. When picking this album up, we could not help but notice the artwork.

And art is not so good. Apparently, his time cost the band enough money; the band stopped him because they thought the work was good enough as is, which the artist claimed was still in its prototype stages.

The artwork would be notorious for its epic fail among the Metal community and placed on some worst artwork lists of Metal fans. Iron Maiden recorded the album the old-fashioned way: on analog tape, which adds a layer of warmth to the LP.

But the record clocks in at nearly 70 minutes, making it somewhat long and demanding. They still sound like they did in the 80's! Pure brilliance. One thing extremely unique on the album is that it has a great deal of orchestration and an almost Arabic-style vibe too, especially in "No More Lies" and "Dance Of Death". The rhythm guitar really tuned down heavy on the song "Montsegur". There were other powerful songs such as "Wildest Dreams", "Rainmaker", and the graceful epic "Paschendale".

This album is not by any means a concept album, but the central theme of Death is recurrent in one form or another.

This is their second studio release since the return of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in The album features the band's first ever fully acoustic track, "Journeyman", as well as their only song co-written by drummer Nicko McBrain, "New Frontier". The album was recorded on magnetic analogue tape. Aside from the artwork, the 13th album by Iron Maiden is still a solid listen.

Although it does not succeed in usurping that magnum opus, Iron Maiden proved that they still had a lot of energy left to write good music.

Many older fans will complain that there is nothing really new and ground-breaking here, but the band cannot release a "Piece Of Mind" or a "Powerslave" every time they put an album out on the market. First time on black vinyl; remastered; double g vinyl with hardcover inner sleeves. Made in Germany. First press on black vinyl! Tracklist: Disc One Side A 1. Wildest Dreams 2. Rainmaker 3. Dance Of Death 6. New Frontier 2. Paschendale 3. Age Of Innocence 5. Journeyman Total playing time: min.

First time on black vinyl, remastered re-release of the eighth full-length live album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. While blissfully heavy on the band's excellent - and suitably theatrical - new material, longtime fans do not need any more live versions of "Number of the Beast", "Hallowed Be Thy Name", "Run to the Hills", or "The Trooper".

All that said, Iron Maiden do not disappoint, laying to waste any notions that they can't hold themselves to the performance standards of their younger days. Even Bruce Dickinson, despite a voice that's now often more choked than feral, can barely keep himself from leaping into the crowd, and it's that kind of enthusiasm that makes each and every live release - and there are a lot of them - worthwhile to some degree!

First press on black vinyl, 2x vinyls in gatefold cover. Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd. Tracklist: LP 1 Side A 1. Wrathchild 3. Can I Play With Madness 4. The Trooper 5. Dance Of Death Side B 6. Rainmaker 7. Brave New World 8. Paschendale 9. No More Lies 2. Hallowed Be Thy Name 3. Iron Maiden 5. Journeyman 6. The Number Of The Beast 7. Run To The Hills Total playing time: min.

First time on black vinyl remastered re-release of the tenth live album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. First time on black vinyl, remastered, this triple g vinyl release includes hardcover inner sleeves with tour dates, lyrics and graphics. Tracklist: Side 01 Satellite 15 The Final Frontier El Dorado Side 02 The Talisman Coming Home Side 03 Dance Of Death The Trooper The Wicker Man Side 04 Blood Brothers The Evel That Man Do Fear Of The Dark Iron Maiden Side 06 The Number Of The Beast Hallowed Be Thy Name Running Free Total playing time: min.

The ninth live album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. The original soundtrack for the concert documentary film featuring the British Heavy Metal legend. It was shot in high-definition video with accompanying 5. It was distributed by EMI except in the U. First press. Tracklist: LP 1 1. Revelations 5. The Trooper 6. Wasted Years 7. The Number Of The Beast 8. Can I Play With Madness 9. Powerslave 2. Heaven Can Wait 3. Run To The Hills 4. Fear Of The Dark 5. Iron Maiden 6. Moonchild 7.

The Clairvoyant 8. Hallowed Be Thy Name. It was shot in h. The fifth official re-release of the second full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and their last with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage performance, arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use. This sophomore Iron Maiden's effort is mostly composed of pre-existing material that had been left off the debut, with just a few new additions.

It's certainly a better-sounding release than the debut, with new producer Martin Birch beefing up the band's studio presence and lending their instrumental attack a newfound clarity that throws their considerable skills into sharp relief. In fact, this helps mask the fact that the songwriting is not quite as strong overall as it was on the debut.

Plus, bassist Steve Harris' busy, driving lines are now consistently audible in the mix. The resulting instrumental fireworks are what truly make the album tick.

That said, there is a much smaller percentage of catalog standards here than on the previous album. There is a fair bit of unity in the lyrical themes, with a parade of murderers, fugitives, and characters otherwise torn from their roots.

The biggest departure here is the almost Supertramp-like Prog-Pop of "Prodigal Son," a melodic, uptempo offering with an arrangement based around acoustic guitars. Despite some inconsistency in the material, "Killers" is clearly the work of a top-notch ensemble, and in order to take the next step forward, their musical ambitions were clearly going to require a vocalist as technically accomplished as the band.

It's worth noting that some Maiden fans actually prefer the rawness of the Di'Anno years to the polish of the Bruce Dickinson era though, it should also be noted, they're in the minority. This is essential Metal classic! Made in EU. Tracklist: Side A 1. The Ides Of March 2.

Murders In The Rue Morgue 4. Another Life 5. Genghis Khan 6. Innocent Exile Side B 7. Killers 8. Prodigal Son 9. Purgartory Drifter Total playing time: min. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and their last with 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette) Paul Di'Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage performance, arose due to his alcohol and cocain.

First re-release of the eighth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. Although it received generally mixed to negative reviews, the album peaked at No. The album departed from the keyboard- and synthesiser-saturated Progressive Rock direction of the band's two previous studio outings 's "Somewhere In Time" and 's "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" in favour of a more "stripped down", straight forward style, reminiscent of the band's earlier material, which ushered in a change of vocal style for Bruce Dickinson from the operatic sound of the s to a raspier way of singing.

The album also departed from literary and historical lyrical themes in favour of more political content, with songs focusing on religious exploitation and social concerns.

It's the only Iron Maiden studio album to date without a song exceeding six minutes in length and the only one to contain profanity in the lyrics. Album marks band's first line-up change since ; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking, and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You".

Smith was replaced by Janick Gers, who had previously worked with singer Bruce Dickinson on his first solo-album, "Tattooed Millionaire", and had also worked with Ian Gillan and White Spirit. Remaster Tailgunner 2. Holy Smoke 3. No Prayer For The Dying 4. Public Enema Number One 5. Fates Warning Side B 6.

The Assassin 7. Run Silent Run Deep 8. Hooks In You 9. Mother Russia Total playing time: min. Second re-release of the seventh full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. By this point, Maiden had earned the respect of Metalheads the world over with their steadfast adherence to unadulterated Metal and their grandiose aesthetic.

They'd made concessions neither to Pop-Metal nor to Thrash, and their passionate fan base would never have tolerated a radical reinvention. But what do you do when your epic ambition itself has become a formula?

You go even bigger and make a concept album, of course, and that's what Maiden does here, breaking out of the creative rut they'd fallen into on "Somewhere In Time". The concept is based on the European folklore which held that the "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" would be born with special powers that could be used for good or evil and probably also in part by fantasy author Orson Scott Card, who'd touched on this idea in his own work.

As such, the lyrics are Maiden at their most gothic, obsessed with supernatural mysticism of all stripes; the story line concerns the title character, born with a gift for prophecy but mistrusted by his village, which ignores his warnings of apocalyptic doom and makes him a tormented Cassandra figure. Musically, this is Maiden at their Proggiest, with abrupt, stop-on-a-dime transitions between riffs, tempos, time signatures, and song sections.

Yet nearly every song has a memorable chorus, with only 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette) Prophecy" falling short in that department. They've also switched from the guitar synths of "Somewhere In Time" to full-fledged keyboards, which are used here more to add atmosphere rather than taking center stage; this restores the crunch that was sometimes lacking in the shinier production of the previous album.

The title track is this album's extended epic though the songs are longer in generaland it's moved out of the closing spot in yet another subtle statement about shaking things up. If "Seventh Son" doesn't epitomize their sound or define an era the way the first three Dickinson albums did, it nonetheless ranks among their best work!

Adrian Smith left the band after this record, closing the book on Maiden's classic period and heralding a dire - and distressingly immediate - creative decline. Limited Edition to copies. Moonchild 2. Infinite Dreams 3. The Prophecy 7.

First time on black vinyl remastered re-release of the fourteenth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. This darker direction of the lyrical viewpoint can even be seen in the shorter songs "Different World" and "The Pilgrim". In order to provide a more "live" sound, the album was not mastered. No added EQ, compression, analog widening, etc.

It is the first album in Iron Maiden's career to enter the U. Billboard charts in the top 10, achieving significant chart success in many other countries as well. First time on black vinyl, remastered, this double g vinyl release includes hardcover inner sleeves with band photos.

First press on black vinyl. Tracklist: Side One 1. Different World 2. These Colours Don't Run 3. The Pilgrim 2. The Longest Day 3. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg 2. Lord Of Light 2. The Legacy Total playing time: min. The first re-release of the ninth full-length studio album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.

While 's "Fear Of The Dark" was definitely more of a return to form for Iron Maiden, it still wasn't quite on par with their exceptional work from the '80s. The serene "Wasting Love" proves to be one of Maiden's better ballads of the '90s, while the rockers "Fear Is the Key" and "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" are also standouts. It was the first album to be produced by bassist and band founder Steve Harris, and last to feature the work of producer Martin Birch who retired after its release.

The cover of album was the band's first not to be designed by artist Derek Riggs, whose contributions were rejected in favour of Melvyn Grant's. According to Iron Maiden's manager, Rod Smallwood, the band began accepting contributions from other artists as "We wanted to upgrade Eddie for the 90s.

We wanted to take him from the sort of comic-book horror creature and turn him into something a bit more straightforward so that he became even more threatening". Melvyn Grant has since drawn several more covers for Iron Maiden, making him the band's second most-frequent artist after Riggs.

This is a good thing, as Bruce admitted that he was not totally into singing for Maiden, and wanted to focus more on his solo career. This album is certainly different. They display what we all love about Iron Maiden. Maybe it's not the best horse in the Iron Maiden stable, but still a Rock-hard classic for most HM-fans!

From other side this is a very good record, if not a great record like the Iron Maiden offerings before it!! Be Quick Or Be Dead 2. From Here To Eternity 3. Fear Is The Key 5. Childhood's End 6. The Fugitive 2. Chains Of Misery 3. The Apparition Side B 4. Judas Be My Guide 5. Weekend Warrior 6. Fear Of The Dark Total playing time: min.

The sixth official re-release of the debut full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band. Inalong with the rest of the band's pre-"X Factor" releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with "Sanctuary" added in all territories.

Often overlooked and overshadowed by the glorious Bruce Dickinson years, it's easy to forget that Iron Maiden was itself a game-changer when it appeared on the scene in Top Five and establishing them as an outfit with the talent to build on Judas Priest's late-'70s innovations.

On the other hand, Maiden had all the creative ambition of a Prog Rock band. Compositionally, even their shortest and most straightforward songs featured abrupt changes in tempo and feel. Their musicianship was already light years beyond Punk, with complicated instrumental passages between guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton and bassist Steve Harris.

When Murray and Stratton harmonize their leads, they outdo even Priest's legendary tandem in terms of pure speed. The lyrics have similarly high-flying aspirations, spinning first-person stories and character sketches with a flair for the seedy and the grotesque.

Add it all up, and Iron Maiden performs the neat trick of reconciling two genres seemingly antithetical to one another, using post-Judas Priest Heavy Metal as the meeting ground.

Although Iron Maiden have since criticized the quality of the album's production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. Prowler 2. Remember Tomorrow 3. Running Free 4. Transylvania 6. Strange World 7. Charlotte The Harlot 8.

Iron Maiden Total playing time: The US release also included the song "Sanctuary". As a "thank you" to the hundreds of thousands of fans who packed arenas the world over, the double-disc live set "Live After Death" was issued in Disc one is comprised of selections from a four-night stand at L.

The album is essentially a best-of of sorts, since most of their singles released up to this point are featured in all of their high-decibel glory, making it a near-complete overview. Cut from original vinyl production masters. Tracklist: LP 1 Side 1: 1. Intro: Churchill's Speech 2.

Revelations 6. Flight Of Icarus Side 2: 7. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner 8. Powerslave 9. Hallowed Be Thy Name 2. Iron Maiden 3. Running Free Side 4: 5. Wrathchild 6. Children Of The Damned 8. Die With Your Boots On 9. Phantom Of The Opera Total playing time: Lasting from. While this version only has three more tracks than its predecessor, it shows that a little change can go a long way, adding classics like "Run to the Hills", "Running Free" and "Sanctuary".

Though it doesn't seem like much, these single cuts help to turn the live set into a more well-rounded listening experience, as the band forgoes the more far out tracks from "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" and "Somewhere In Time" in favor of some of their earlier, more direct work. Whichever way you slice it, though, "Maiden England '88" is a solid concert that shows one of the most influential bands in Heavy Metal getting down to business and bringing some Epic Metal to an enthralled crowd, making it an easy recommendation for any Iron Maiden fans out there who haven't already checked this one out.

Re-titled remastered re-edition includes new artwork and three unreleased before encores! Tracklist: LP 1 Side 1. The Evil That Men Do 3. The Prisoner 4. The performances on this double cd are flawless. You get excerpts from two nights at Long Beach areana and a few songs from Donnington. This is pure greatness in my opinion. It could well be the best live album of all time in my book. Listen to the samples if you have any doubt.

I have bought this album many times on all three major forms of media I just worn them out. This reissue is better than the innitial release because you get all the songs that were on the record set instead of one condensed cd that was originally released in the 80's.

One person found this helpful. Okay, I bought this mainly for nostalgia's sake. The reason I picked this record to buy is because it's a good overview of 'Maiden from that period. There isn't a bad song on it although after a couple of listens the long audience participation segment in the otherwise classic Running Free begins to grate and I find myself skipping to the next song after the first 2.

The production values are very good, and the crowd noise isn't obnoxious like on some live records. Maybe they didn't include every one of my favorite songs, but this was a big deal when it hit in the mid-eighties. Iron Maiden's first live album! I kind of quit listening to them after that. I understand they've made a ton more albums including some live records and best of discs.

That's cool but for me the initial burst of power summed up on this collection defines an era and still blows me away. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Mr Tibbs - Davinia's kitty-Kat. Live After Death was originally released back inwhen I was a 15 year old rocker and Iron Maiden fan sincewhen I saw the sleeve artwork on the single "Purgatory".

And now, I have been buying copies of the LPs and 7" singles that I had in my youth - A must-have for any rocker and Irons fan. Dude, this concert CD is just unbelievable! Iron Maiden is one of the very few groups which sound better live than in the studio.

The way how all is mixed on this CD is shocking. It is a masterpiece, by far the best album I have ever heard! And believe me or not it was recoded and mixed 30 years ago. When I was just I 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron Maiden - Hit Collection 2000 (Cassette) regret such stuff comes out every two generations or so.


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