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Hello everyone. I am creating this topic as a 'directory' where members can post their Maiden and related bootlegs they'd be willing to share with others around here.

It's up to people to arrange transfers between themselves, and abide by the hard and soft rules of bootleg trading, e.g. no commercial stuff and no lossy media.

Here's my list :

Blaze Bayley - 2001.11.16 - JB's, Dudley (PRO DVD)
Blaze Bayley - 2004.05.22 - Discovery, Split (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1996.xx.xx - Acoustic Works, London (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1997.10.24 - Hilversum, Holland (FM)
Bruce Dickinson - 1997.11.15 - Skol Rock, Sao Paolo (SBD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1997.11.15 - Skol Rock, Sao Paolo (TV DVD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1997.11.21 - Santiago, Chile (TV DVD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1998.07.11 - Music Hall, Cologne (AUD, wrong speed)
Bruce Dickinson - 1998.11.07 - Music Hall, Cologne (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1998.11.08 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1998.11.26 - Biebob, Vosselaar (AUD DVD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1998.12.12 - Peristeri Arena, Athens (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1999.04.23 - Forum, Curitiba (PRO DVD)
Bruce Dickinson - 1999.04.24 - Adler, Sao Paolo (AUD DVD)
Bruce Dickinson - 2000.11.09 - Rockline Studios Interview, Los Angeles (FM)
Bruce Dickinson - xxxx.xx.xx - B Sides and Demos
Iron Maiden - 1979.09.10 - Music Machine, London (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1979.11.14 - BBC Studios, London (FM)
Iron Maiden - 1980.07.04 - Marquee Club, London (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1980.10.11 - Brondby Hallen, Copenhagen (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1980.20.06 - Rainbow Theatre, London (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1981.03.30 - Rolling Stone, Milan + Rome 1993 (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1981.03.xx - Interview 1 week prior to Killers release
Iron Maiden - 1981.04.29 - Beat Club, Bremen (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1981.05.24 - Sun Plaza, Tokyo (FM)
Iron Maiden - 1982.03.09 - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1983.05.08 - Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1983.05.10 - Nottingham (DMM 005)
Iron Maiden - 1983.05.26 - Hammersmith Odeon, London (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1983.06.05 - Issadion, Stockholm (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1983.08.05 - Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1985.01.11 - Rock In Rio, Rio De Janeiro (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1986.09.06 - Somewhere in Time Premiere (FM)
Iron Maiden - 1986.09.10 - Pioneer Hall, Belgrade (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1986.10.08 - Colston Hall, Bristol (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1986.10.15 - City Hall, Sheffield (V3 AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1986.10.16 - City Hall, Sheffield (V1 AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1986.11.15 - Scandinavium, Gothenburg (2 AUD DVD, V3 Ironkim)
Iron Maiden - 1986.11.23 - Leiden, Holland (Countdown) (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1986.11.29 - Omnisport Bercy, Paris (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1987.01.11 - Troy Arena, New York (V2 AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1987.01.13 - Spectrum, Philadelphia (PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1987.01.13 - Spectrum, Philadelphia (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1987.03.11 - Rosemont Horizon, Chicago (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1987.05.21 - Festival Hall, Osaka (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1988.04.09 - Seventh Son World Premiere (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1988.08.20 - Donington Park, Castle Donington (FM)
Iron Maiden - 1988.11.27 - NEC Arena, Birmingham (LASERDISC RIP)
Iron Maiden - 1988.22.09 - Monsters of Rock, Barcelona (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1988.xx.xx - MTV Donington Special (DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1991.01.29 - Spectrum, Philadelphia (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1991.06.29 - Roskilde Festival (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1992.07.25 - Ferrocarill Oeste, Buenos Aires (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1992.10.10 - Poliedro, Caracas (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1993.09.05 - Forum, Milan (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1995.09.30 - Cinerama Theatre, Tel Aviv (FM)
Iron Maiden - 1995.17.10 - Polyvalent Hall, Bucharest (PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1996.08.24 - Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1996.08.24 - Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.04.27 - Le Zenith, Nancy (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.05.19 - Real Madrid Pavilion, Madrid (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.06.28 - Copps Coliseum, Hamilton (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.09.25 - Hovet, Stockholm (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.12.06 - Pedreira Paulo Leminsk, Curtiba (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.12.12 - Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires (PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1998.12.12 - Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 1999.09.09 - Omnisport Bercy, Paris (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1999.09.23 - Filaforum, Milan (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1999.09.26 - La Cubierta Bullring, Madrid (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1999+1993 - Friday Rock Show + Ostrava (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2000.06.01 - Brave New World Premiere
Iron Maiden - 2000.08.17 - Arts Centre, New Jersey (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 2002.03.21 - Brixton Academy, London (WEBCAST VCD)
Iron Maiden - 2003.06.06 - Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring (PRO)
Iron Maiden - 2003.06.21 - Waldrock, Burgum (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 2003.07.23 - Tweeter Center, Camden (PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2004.xx.xx - MTV2 HHB Special (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2005.04.06 - Nurburg, Germany (SBD)
Iron Maiden - 2005.06.04 - Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2005.07.09 - Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg (FM)
Iron Maiden - 2005.07.09 - Ullevi Stadium, Sweden (TV DVD-9 DL)
Iron Maiden - 2006.11.18 - Globe Arena, Stockholm (FM)
Iron Maiden - 2006.12.08 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (2 AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2006.12.10 - Abbey Road Studios, London (TV DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2008.03.09 - Pista Atletica Estadio Nacional, Santiago (FM)
Iron Maiden - 2008.05.03 - Gigantinho, Porto Allegre (PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2008.08.10 - Stadion Poljud, Split (AUD)
Iron Maiden - 2009.03.22 - Club Hipico, Santiago (PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2009.03.22 - Club Hipico, Santiago (V2 patched PRO DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2010.07.12 - Madison Square Garden, New York (V1 NYCBC AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 2011.03.28 - HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro (AUD DVD (HD))
Iron Maiden - 2012.07.16 - Darien Center, New York (AUD TAY043)
Iron Maiden - 2014.05.06 - Rock am Ring, Nurburgring (SDB)
Iron Maiden - 2016.04.08 - Wacken, Wacken Open Air (WEBCAST)
Iron Maiden - 2016.21.04 - Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo (PRO MULTIMATRIX)
Iron Maiden - 2016.26.06 - Download Festival Highlights (HDTV)
Iron Maiden - Bruce and Blaze interviews and promo (DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - Bruce Dickinson Demo Tape
Iron Maiden - High Vaultage Vol 2
Iron Maiden - Invasion of Rarities
Iron Maiden - Maiden Digitized Vol. 2 (DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - Maiden Digitized Vol. 3 (DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - No Prayer On The Road '90-'91 (DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - NZ Live Volume 1 Compilation (SBD)
Iron Maiden - NZ Live Volume 2 Compilation (SBD)
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son TV Media Collection (DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time TV Media Collection (2 DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - The Kings Of The Twilight Zone
Iron Maiden - Tour Programs
Iron Maiden - VH1 Reunion Special
Psycho Motel - 1996.02.02 - Nottingham, UK
Reunited Compilation DVD 1999-2004
Urchin - 1977.xx.xx - Friday Rock Show (FM)

Latest acquisitions :
Iron Maiden - 1999.25.09 - Palau Olympic, Barcelona (AUD DVD)
Iron Maiden - 1999.01.10 - Peristeri Arena, Athens (AUD DVD V2)
Maiden '77 - Lossy MP3 version [op.e AFAIK the only one existing, it's from the hub, therefore allowed?]
Iron Maiden - Bloopers of the Beast vol 1 (DVD compilation)
Iron Maiden - Bloopers of the Beast vol 2 (DVD compilation)

P.S. DC++ is still good for every audio concert recording for Iron Maiden. Any and every. If anyone wants a particular audio bootleg or wants to enhance his collection with original, lossless version, contact me and I'll get it for you.
 
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Mosh

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This is great thank you. I’ll post my list in a few.
 

Mosh

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My list:
1979-10-05 London, England (Ruskin Arms)
1980-06-20 London, Rainbow Theatre, England - (AUD Vinylrip)
1980-12-21 Rainbow Theater London UK
1981-03-31 - Reggio Emilia, Italy - V3 (The Time Conquerors 2-LP) (Taurus Records) (Vinyl rip by Atmosfear, correct track order) (75.06)
1981-03-xx - Interview 1 week prior to Killers release
1981-04-28 - Nijmegen, Holland - V1 (Killing Time) (Metal Memory Records) (Incomplete show) (43.52) (flac)
1981-05-24 - Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan [SBD]
1981-10-27 - Rome, Italy v.1
1981-10-30 - Milan, Italy - V2 (Innocent Exile) (Lizard Records) (Without Rome bonus tracks) (59.36, 39.55)
1981-11-15 - London, England - V1 (Rainbow Warriors) (67.39, 22.48)
1981-12-23 - London, England - V4 (Genghis at the Ruskin 2-LP Vinyl Rip) (Qua B Records) (incl. The Prisoner & Drifter, missing Prowler, incl. Soundcheck) (88.11)
1982-03-09 - Oxford, England, New Theatre [Smiler's version]
1982-03-24 - Paris, France - V5 (WRTL Radio - FM Broadcast, upgrade, better sound) (67.37)
1982-06-29 - New York City, USA - What Are We Doing This For - awesome quality! [FM]
1982-08-28 - Reading, England, Reading Festival - V1 (Prisoners Live at Reading Festival 1982) (Amsterdam Records) (55.25, 43.10)
1982-08-28 Reading, England (AUD - Prisoners live at Reading Festival 1982)
1982-10-12 - Philadelphia, PA, USA [tape transfer by Smores] (55.58)
1982-11-27 - Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo Japan
1983-05-06 - Leicester, England - V2 (Taped by Gig Addiction) (I'm Not Going Insane) (DMM 018) (77.23, 34.24)
1983-05-08 Live in Ipswich
1983-05-26 - London, England - V2 (10 Years Old, Eddie's Boys) (X Records) (73.02, 37.02) (2)
1983-09-30 - Chicago, USA - V1 (Flight of Chicago) (51.47, 50.14)
1983-12-18 - Dortmund, Germany - V4 (Complete show) (54.46)
1984-08-22 - Pietra Ligure, Italy - V4 (From Rummenigge's 2nd gen analog tape, transferred by LDB) (LDB Special Series #426) (98.22)
1984-09-16 - Newcastle, England - V1 (Taped by Gig Addiction) (Mariners in Newcastle) (DMM 014) (75.42, 27.26)
1984-09-18 - Ipswich, England - V3 (Gaumont Slaves) (British Metal Onslaught - Maiden England 82-83-84) (The Godfatherecords) (59.28, 44.03)
1984-10-12 - London, England - V2 (Taped by Gig Addiction) (Balls Up in the Balcony) (DMM 024) (68.48, 47.09)
1984-10-29 - Paris, France - V2 (Paris FM) (Incomplete) (49.09) (flac)
1984-12-21 - Chicago, USA - V2 (Golden Goose) (Different times, Run to the Hills and Running Free are split) (40.24, 42.13)
1985-03-xx - Metal Shop Special - Interview w. Steve & Bruce - V2 (Official tracks removed, tape transfer by Smores, from Eddie7679) (7.47)
1985-04-28 - 3EON FM - Bruce Interview - V2 (Official tracks removed, tape transfer by Smores, from Eddie7679, edited & mastered by Neoplasmah) (19.36)
1986-09-06 - Friday Rock Show, Maida Vale Studios, London, England (Somewhere in Time Premiere) (61.07)
1986-09-10 - Belgrade, Yugoslavia - V3 (Navigator version, remastered by Invader) (59.53, 46.12)
1986-10-03 - Oxford, England - V3 (Best one) (54.08, 56.14)
1988-04-29 - Cologne, Germany - V4 (From 2nd gen tape, speed corrected) (AUD)
1988-08-17 London, England
1990-09-19 - Milton Keynes, England (Taped by Carl P) (Enter Janick) (Transferred from master tape to CDR by Maidenessex) (45.11, 57.14)
1990-10-02 - Leicester, England - V1 (Taped by Gig Addiction) (This is Thirsty Work) (DMM 004) (58.22, 41.21)
1990-12-18 - London, England - V3 (Sledgehammer) (V2 + 2 official songs, edited by Masentak) (73.51) (flac)
1990-12-18 - London, England - V3 (Sledgehammer) (V2 + 2 official songs, edited by Masentak) (73.51) (flac) copy
1991-01-21 - Bruce on Howard Stern Show
1992-05-08 - Metal Shop #432 - Fear of the Dark Premiere (Bequick version, transfered and edited by Paule) (53.55)
1995-09-30 - Tel Aviv, Israel - V3 (Tel Aviv 1995 - Ultimate Edition) (Toxik666 version, stereo, incomplete show, 8 songs) (45.49)
1995-11-01 - Gothenburg, Sweden - V2 (The Eternal Flame) (Incomplete show, with tunes from Glasgow gig) (Oxygen Records) (51.16, 22.22)
1996-xx-xx - The B Factor (Live tracks recorded live at BBC Studios, London 1995 and Live in Japan 1996) (Collect Songs) (37.02)
1998-05-19 - Madrid, Spain - V1 (63.17, 67.30)
2000-06-01 - Brave New World Radio Special, SFX Radio Network, Eddie Trunk & Stash, London, England - Brave New Rehearsals (official tracks removed) (35.02)
2000-11-06 - Essen, Germany (Brave New Germany) (Incl. Halford gig) (78.54, 78.55)
2006-11-8Stockholm, Sweden FM
2008-03-00 - Bruce Dickinson Interviewed by Eddie Trunk (17.29)
2008-06-09 - Steve Harris Interviewed by Eddie Trunk (broadcast on 2008-07-04) (27.18)
The Entire Population of Hackney - 1985-12-19 - Marquee Club, London, England - V4 (Different duration) (44.21, 43.37)
0000-00-00 - 1982-1987 Interview Sessions 2 - Navigator Collection
0000-00-00 - 1986-1987 Somewhere in Time TV Media Collection 2 DVD
1981-03-30 - Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy [Pro NTSC] (DVD)
1981-10-26 - Palasport, Bologna, Italy [Aud NTSC] (DVD) - Bruce's First Show
1982-03-20 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England [Pro PAL] (DVD)
1985-01-11dvd
1985-11-10dvd
1986-10-15dvd 2
1986-10-16dvd
1986-11-15dvd
1986-11-20dvd
1986-11-29 Paris, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, France (##Pro Shot##)
1986-12-05dvd
1986-12-17dvd
1987-01-11dvd 2nd
1987-01-13dvd 2nd
1987-03-20dvd 1st
1987-04-02dvd
1988-05-08dvd
1990-10-21 Barcelona, Spain (Palau Dels Esports) AUD PAL [v.1 - 2 DVD's]
1992 07 25 Buenos Aires, Arg. ver.3
1992-07dvd FOTD Tour Promos
1992-10-02dvd 1DVD
1992-10-02dvd 2DVD
1995-10-16dvd
1995-11-16dvd
1996-08-31dvd
1998-12-12dvd
2000-06-03 Holland Nijmegen V4 (30 min) PRO
2000-06-03 V1 A Day At The Park (LGP) - Nijmegen, Holland
2000-06-14 - Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France (Version 4 - Wicker Man Over Paris - DL-DVD)
2000-08-30dvd
2001-01-13dvd
2001-01-15dvd 1st
2001-01-15dvd 2nd
2006-10-12dvd
2006-10-12dvd.zip
2010-06-12 San Antonio, TX ()
ironmaiden2010-06-19dvd 1st
ironmaiden2010-06-19dvd 2nd
ironmaiden2010-07-11dvd
ironmaiden2010-07-12dvd
ironmaiden2010-07-30dvd
ironmaiden2010-08-14dvd
ironmaiden2010-08-17dvd

Bruce Dickinson - 2002-06-08 - Solverborg, Sweden (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 2002-07-06 - Dessel, Belgium
Bruce Dickinson - 2002-07-14 - Helsinki, Finland
Bruce Dickinson - 2002-07-21 - Athens, Greece (AUD)
Bruce Dickinson - 2002-07-27 - Moncofa, Spain
Bruce Dickinson - 2002-08-02 - Wacken, Germany (AUD)

Also, stickying this topic. The DC hub is increasingly less active and can't be accessed by people who didn't make an account on the site before they closed to new users who knows how long ago. This seems like as good a place as any to rebuild a digital sharing community for Maiden.
 
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The DC hub is increasingly less active and can't be accessed by people who didn't make an account on the site before they closed to new users who knows how long ago. This seems like as good a place as any to rebuild a digital sharing community for Maiden.

It's a sad affair. I wasn't aware that registration is closed - I'm sure the admins would be willing to register a new user that already has a collection - via a private message of a hub member. "Invite" system of sorts.

The hub's numbers are being kept alive by people from other hubs (such as Echoes of PF) and 80% of the shares isn't Maiden or related. But it's up and running, therefore I don't see the point of denying new people access. But even getting to the right URL of the hub on the web is not straightforward.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Iron Maiden 1978-1988 (MP3s) 1990-1990 see my 1 September 2021 post below.
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1980-10-04 Hamburg
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1981-05-21 Koseinenkin-Kaikan Dai-Hall, Tokyo
1981-05-23 Another Live, Live in Nagoya

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1982-08-28 Reading Festival
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1986-10-19 De Montforthall, Leicester
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Bruce (MP3s)
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Janick (MP3s)
1980-09-20 Live at Leeds
1981-03-17 Studio Demos
1982-08-23 Live at Reading

Maiden video's:
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(this 95 one is Copenhagen, 1995-11-02)

1987 Philadelphia DVD
 
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@Zare what do you mean by no lossy media?

Well the general rule (in bootleg community) is no MP3, AVI/MP4 and such compressed formats.
99.8% of time such bootleg will be second-hand, meaning someone compressed the optimal version for whatever reason.

I did this before with concerts I wanted to listen on my cellphone so I'd convert them to MP3 for storage sake. But if I wanted to share it with you I would send you the original version, which would be in FLAC or some other lossless codec.

Edit : Foro I presume those are audio concerts in your list? No videos?
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Ah, I may need to remove most of what I have posted then (in most cases I do not have better quality than the obtained MP3s).
I'd say lossless is important but secondary to the content itself (especially if one does not have these gigs!), but who am I.

EDIT: If you're okay with it I rather add the note that these are MP3's.
 
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Ah, I may need to remove most of what I have posted then (in most cases I do not have better quality than the obtained MP3s).
I'd say lossless is important but secondary to the content itself (especially if one does not have these gigs!), but who am I.

EDIT: If you're okay with it I rather add the note that these are MP3's.

Of course by all means do.

We are here mostly to enrich collections in between ourselves.

I can get you those in lossless format if you want it - I'll edit the intro post for this.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Okay. A lot of these files are 15 to 18 years old. Flac wasn't that popular, or at least I do not remember it from that time.
So still very authentic stuff. ;--) I wouldn't rule out that some of these flacs were created out of audio CDs, created out of ancient MP3s. :p
 
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I wouldn't rule out that some of these flacs were created out of audio CDs, created out of ancient MP3s. :p

You can rule that out 100%. Why and how is offtopic but you can rule that out 100% ;)

Do you happen to know anything about a "Pre-Broadcast Master" of this Ullevi show?
Iron Maiden – Gothenburg 2005: The Pre-Broadcast Master (Discogs)
For some reason, it can't be found anywhere but apparently some Japanese bootleg stores have it. I'm wondering if it's really an upgrade.

I've not ran into a variant designated like that.

I do know the DVD-DL variant is a rerun over digital TV recording. Unlike the original which was is a recording of a standard def. TV.
I do not believe there were other sources. Original broadcast, and rerun about 10 years after in HD. The variants might differ in whether they have interviews, TV commentator intro and other goodies, but the sauce is either original or HD rerun.

V1 - Maidenboots's version - With TV intro + Backstage interview (133 min runtime)
V2 - Nokiabox's version - Widescreen 16:9 (103 min runtime)
V3 - V1 in two DVDs (103 min runtime)
V4 - Team Pipari's version - 16:9 with optional 5.1 with small fan interview (107m runtime)
V5 - DVD-DL 16:9 5.1 with intro, backstage and other side material (140m runtime)
V6 - DVD-DL 16:9 5.1 with optional LPCM including Reading 2005 (123m runtime)

The DVD-DL in my collection is V5 or V6 while the DVD is I believe V1. I'll recheck that.

The disc linked on that side is 99% V5 or V6.
 
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Why and how is offtopic ;)

Well it isn't that much of a topic so let's talk about it here.

15ish years ago I was starting with digital trading. I came to the hub with 0 files, over a promise I'll create an initial pool of 1 Gig of audio bootlegs and seed them. That initial pool was made slowly from hub downloads. However hub is a small community and everyone knows everyone. I wanted to go grab DVDs (Spectrum 1987!!) and I didn't want others to see me as a leecher. Although I was free to download anything after making the initial 1Gig audio stash, I wanted to contribute to the thing, so I went hunting for the bootleg that everyone wanted and it wasn't on the hub - "Kings of the Twilight Zone". I managed to get it somehow from elsewhere, I don't remember how but I brought it in and everyone was happy.

Although I know there's a completely deterministic way to see if the audio signal has went lossy compression from the frequency analysis, I did not know people on the hub would be so dilligent about it. I also thought, well it's FLAC so it's ok.

I believe it was Tommy the hub admin/owner who contacted me and said there's a problem, the first track has been transcoded from lossy, all others accross multiple CDs are ok. We agreed to take it down and instead of files i put readme.txt in that dir which outlined that available bootleg is partially lossy and its not auto shared but contact me for transfer.

Some time after, someone else brought the 100% correct bootleg in. The first track was indeed a different digital file - all other files had the same hash signature. So I just got that file and completed the bootleg.

Whether you find lossless as benefit to you or not (many people have a ton of portable music where size could be a problem) - it's deterministically detectable and a rule in the community which these old cats really abide to. As I was a new kid around I decided to take those rules to heart.
 

Zubeley

Nomad
I've not ran into a variant designated like that.

I do know the DVD-DL variant is a rerun over digital TV recording. Unlike the original which was is a recording of a standard def. TV.
I do not believe there were other sources. Original broadcast, and rerun about 10 years after in HD. The variants might differ in whether they have interviews, TV commentator intro and other goodies, but the sauce is either original or HD rerun.

V1 - Maidenboots's version - With TV intro + Backstage interview (133 min runtime)
V2 - Nokiabox's version - Widescreen 16:9 (103 min runtime)
V3 - V1 in two DVDs (103 min runtime)
V4 - Team Pipari's version - 16:9 with optional 5.1 with small fan interview (107m runtime)
V5 - DVD-DL 16:9 5.1 with intro, backstage and other side material (140m runtime)
V6 - DVD-DL 16:9 5.1 with optional LPCM including Reading 2005 (123m runtime)

The DVD-DL in my collection is V5 or V6 while the DVD is I believe V1. I'll recheck that.

The disc linked on that side is 99% V5 or V6.
Thanks mate, that's very detailed and helpful. My copy is probably V5 because it doesn't have the Reading footage.

I first thought that it must have been leaked form the Swedish TV station if it was a "pre-broadcast" video at all just like pre-FM recordings leaked from radio stations, but now I feel it's pretty unlikely.
 

Herz666

Trooper
Also, stickying this topic. The DC hub is increasingly less active and can't be accessed by people who didn't make an account on the site before they closed to new users who knows how long ago. This seems like as good a place as any to rebuild a digital sharing community for Maiden.
Its not closed to new users, the web address for the forum has changed. Tommy666 took it over because he did not want it to close when the other Maiden site closed years ago. If you go to THIS forum, create an account and read the info and then PM Tommy you can still get an account on the DC++ hub.

Oh and I do have some Maiden stuff myself on my trade site. Always looking for lossless trades. :) https://herzeleidmeister.com
 
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