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Iron Maiden songs – a rough overview of their “live history”

Discussion in 'Commentary Discussion' started by Forostar, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    I'm another 1991 fan, and ARLO was the first album I bought rather than taped off a mate, loved it when it came out and played it non stop for months. ARDO not so much, I remember thinking how wimpy the riff from Two Minutes to Midnight sounded, how sloppy Where Eagles Dare was and how vastly inferior the songs were to the versions on Live After Death. But the version of Hallowed on it, is still for me the definitive version.

    Haven't listened to either in a long time though. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that the songs are mixed and matched from different gigs and are shoe horned into one album being before LAD and the other after it. It makes them feel not like a real album.
     
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  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Very interesting. Which bootlegs do you prefer from the 1992 and/or 1993 tour?
     
  3. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    I have fond memories of the Bremen 1993 bootleg, but it's been ages since I have listened to it.
     
  4. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    I am listening to ARDO at the moment and had forgotten about the 2MTM riff (your comment is spot on).

    It feels like a compilation of live tracks (with very poor production) more than a real live album.

    The fact that Maiden released these poorly produced albums suggests that nobody in Maiden-land dared to criticise anything Steve did back then. It is not surprising that they have not re-released them with the last batch of vinyl releases.
     
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    This is a legit discussion, guys, but do you mind if we move that to another thread?
     
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  6. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Sorry for going off topic!
     
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  7. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    The dublin gig was the first one I was at, and luckily the boot was pretty good as the standards of that tour go. Don't check out the Torino gig!
     
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  8. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Being spat on is not nice.
     
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  9. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    No need to be sorry, just thinking of the future when we want to use this thread for reference.
     
  10. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

  11. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

  12. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    I'd completely forgotten that, I remember it being discussed at time (one of the "anonymous" accounts on there might even be my old account), it's a shame the links Gor has for the two other threads don't work anymore.

    My speculation is they knew they were going to release Donington anyway as they had taped it for video, so they pretended it was from Mannheim instead, although that would ask the question as to why not use another version of BQOBD?
     
  13. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Live recordings list updated to include The Book of Souls: Live Chapter.
     
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  14. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Thx. Can we repeat the verdict on two Back in the village Polish dates, The Untouchables Metal Hammer video features an interview and Smith specifically says Maiden never played this tune.
     
  15. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels



    5:40 "We've pulled out the song Back in the Village. I don't think Maiden ever played it live".
     
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  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Nice to have that song mentioned. I never ever heard someone from Maiden mentioning that song before.
    He says "think". And in 1985 he said it was dropped from the setlist. Hard to take quote from the earlier nineties over the other quote. Usually memory gets worse over the years, not better.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017 at 6:20 PM
  17. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Keep in mind that was a printed interview, and the quote might mean they've rehearsed it but decided not to play it. Dropped from the setlist isn't exactly the same as dropped from the set.
     
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I agree that both outings are not 100% solid.
     

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