They've all* had spectacular howlers in their time, as their kids would later point out to themIf that is the best, I wonder what is the worst!
Well Google isn't being too helpful at the moment but you could well be right because this seems to belong to the same set (they are wearing the same clothes, although Steve has donned a jacket):The picture was used as part of the promo material for A Matter of Life and Death. It could have been taken at Hook End Manor, a residential recording studio near Reading, where they met with journalists for the promotion of said album.
Well Google isn't being too helpful at the moment but you could well be right because this seems to belong to the same set (they are wearing the same clothes, although Steve has donned a jacket):
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And here is Hook End Manor by daylight, and coincidentally from almost the same angle:
The outline is very similar
Indeed - the picture was taken on the outside of a corner.Anyway…I think it's not the same part of the wall where the band were photographed
Again you could well be right - without 45 degree/birds' eye imagery (which no-one seems to have any more) it's difficult to tell what the various boundaries/walls are made of. I must admit I hadn't noticed there was a walled garden inside the grounds.I think the wall doesn't continue all the perimeter of the property. Instead of that the wall only surrounds glass houses. Your places that you marked with arrows are too far to say to the band hey guys we must walk a little bit to take some pictures. IMO.
I think the right place of the wall is the same I said before. In the picture there's something black that doesn't allow to see the corner of the wall made by red bricks. But I think that is the place. It must be the wall that surrounds glass houses. This place is surrounded by conifers. In the picture I post here I marked the exact places where the band were photographed. 1. In front of the house and 2. In the corner of the wall.
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I've a bootleg of an episode of Headbanger's Ball called Iron Maiden Makes an Album, which was clearly partly recorded at the press sessions Ghost of Cain is talking about.
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Does that building look familiar?
Bruce isn't wearing the same clothes but H is,
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Dave Murray has the same coat but a different tshirt on.
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The rest of the interviews and footage seems to have been conducted in the studio where the Benjamin Breeg video was recorded, so MTV mustn't have got access to Steve, Nicko and Janick on that day.
I'd conclude that's the location you were looking for.