I don’t think it’s terrible outright but otherwise I agree with you. The original was already pretty much perfect and it’s a shame they had to ruin it.Iron Maiden remaster cover is so ugly. Totally eliminates the raw comic book feel of the original that perfectly represented the music. The new Eddie is more polished and lacks any personality. Just a generic CGI zombie.
52. 12 Wasted Years (Riggs)
Even though this one comes in higher than many, it also didn't get any 10 votes, much like Holy Smoke. Someone liked it enough to give it a 9, though. Obviously a very hastily drawn Eddie that relies upon the various covers told at this point. The short hair is really odd to me, and the teeth appear, well, almost too white. The robot eye is off-centre, whereas the spark-filled eyes isn't, giving Eddie almost a cross-eyed look. This isn't a very pretty Eddie, and I'm surprised it got this high, especially when much better Eddies (like the Virtual XI Eddie) went low. It's enough to make me think people voted for the songs rather than the Eddie.
52 - 12 Wasted Years - video - Riggs
53 - Holy Smoke - single - Riggs
54 - Bring Your Daughter... ...To the Slaughter - original, single - Riggs
55 - Virus, original - single - Riggs
56 - Bring Your Daughter... ...To the Slaughter - alternate, single - Riggs
57 - El Dorado - single - Dry
58 - Live at Donington - live album - Wilkinson
59 - Be Quick or Be Dead - single - Riggs
60 - En Vivo! - live album - Grant
61 - Hallowed Be Thy Name - single - Riggs
62 - BBC Archives - live album - Riggs
63 - Rainmaker - single - Watson
62 - Edward the Great - compilation album - Adams
65 - No More Lies - EP - Patchett
66 - The Early Days - video - Peacock
67 - The Final Frontier - single - Dry
68 - Out of the Silent Planet, alternate - single - Wilkinson
69 - Different World - single - Greenhalgh
70 - Virtual XI - album - Grant
71 - The X Factor - album - Syme
72 - Visions of the Beast - video - Peacock
73 - Man on the Edge - single - Syme
74 - Run to the Hills, Rock in Rio - single - Unknown
75 - The X Factor, alternate - Syme
76 - Best of the B-Sides - compilation album - Wilkinson
77 - Wildest Dreams - single - Greenhalgh
78 - Virus, second alternate - single - Syme
79 - Dance of Death - album - Patchett
80 - Lord of the Flies - single - Syme
81 - Futureal - single - Synthetic Dimensions
82 - Virus, first alternate - single - Unknown
83 - Ed Hunter - compilation album - Synthetic Dimensions
84 - The Angel and the Gambler - single - Synthetic Dimensions
It would be interesting if some younger fans could confirm / disagree with your neophyte theory.
Personally I feel the new one lacks the raw charm of the original.
Edit: and thanks for resurrecting one of the best threads on the board
This seems to be a reference to Purgatory's devil.
That wouldn't make sense because that compilation was only intended to cover the 1990–2010 period. There aren't any other references to the '80s on the cover.
I agree! Or well, it’s really close with LAD’s artwork, but it’s definitely an underrated piece of art that I love a lot!My all time favorite Eddie is the Clairvoyant one. The old Eddie writing shit down with the candles. That's my all time favorite Eddie artwork. I think Eddie looks his most menacing when he's calm and composed, and that cover perfectly captures it.