What happened to the four tracks that didn't make it into Fear Of The Dark?
Yes, I do. I have never seen Maiden sound as clear live as they do now with Pooch as FOH engineer.
For the sake of comparison using the same venue as the reference, I have seen Maiden six times at the O2 arena in London (2 in 2011 with Doug Hall, 2 in 2017 with Martin Walker and 2 in 2018 with Pooch). The best sound was, by far, with Pooch: loud whilst incredibly clear at the same time.
I saw an interview with Steve where he said they included too much on FOTD, he said Bruce put pressure to have Chains of Misery on and he didn't want it, and he said he wasn't singling out Bruce as one of his own wasn't good enough either and should't have been included (I took it to mean The Apparition)
I can't remember exactly what he said but there was a clue that pointed me to thinking he meant the Apparition.
Also, whatever one thinks of FHTE ( I like it), it's doubtful Steve meant it given it was in the set and a single.
PLEASE tell me you have the version that doesnt playIt's gone, I tried to get it again from the 7 digital store a few years ago, as my copy wouldn't play anymore as I lost the licence when I updated to Windows 10. 7 Digital were helpful enough and gave me replacement tracks but they just don't have that version of the Trooper anymore, nor the version of Different World from Aalborg which was also digitially released at the time.