As posted on the band's website, Iron Maiden will be releasing yet another "Best Of" CD:

"As you guys will have read from our press release, 'the best of' is to help introduce new friends into the world of Maiden. We are not trying to sell this to the legions of our well valued Maiden supporters who probably already have these 'tracks' (and no doubt the entire collection of albums!).

From the amount of tickets sold there are a lot of people coming to our shows this year who won't have seen us before, so this is intended for them as an introduction, similar to previous ones of this nature. As with 'Edward the Great' we will arrange for the front and back cd artwork to be available for you to print free nearer the release date so, if you want, you can have them for your collections."

New fans can download the entire album without charge from http://www.ironmaiden.com as a high-quality audio file (WMA) which is a typically powerful 320 kbps. Fans will then be able to listen to the entire album at their leisure three times before the download expires. The listener is then given a simple option to upgrade and purchase the album as a full traditional DRM-free download (so they can then copy or do as they like with the album)."

The compilation is entitled "Somewhere Back In Time" [cover] with the following tracklist:

01. Churchill Speech
02. Aces High
03. 2 Minutes To Midnight
04. The Trooper
05. Wasted Years
06. Children Of The Damned
07. The Number Of The Beast
08. Run To The Hills
09. Phantom Of The Opera [live]
10. The Evil That Men Do
11. Wrathchild [live]
12. Can I Play With Madness
13. Powerslave
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name
15. Iron Maiden [live]


Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
 
Posted: 12.03.2008 by Introspekrieg



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Ozman - 12.03.2008 at 08:28  
CASH IN.

ALL of these songs have been released on best of compilations before.

Totally redundant release, only the coer art is nice.
silvia - 12.03.2008 at 08:51  
defenitly no worth to buy it...
so commericialised.
DrunkenFuck - 12.03.2008 at 09:14  
Pretty clever move actually. Awesome cover!
LeChron James - 12.03.2008 at 09:20  
redundant. though its fully downloadable and is actually sorta encouraged to be copied and distributed "illegally". unusual and redundant.
insanity.peppers - 12.03.2008 at 09:26  
Not really worth getting unless youre an avid maiden collector, but one of the best CD covers they've used in a while
Talvi - 12.03.2008 at 09:36  
Yet another 'best of'... yawn...
Syk - 12.03.2008 at 09:54  
Ew... I don't really like that art. But you can't really fuck them for the commercial stuff, they're publicly announcing free downloading. Good on them for that. Of course the WMA format won't allow them to be shared over WinMX, and probably other P2P progs...
Ozman - 12.03.2008 at 09:56  
Written by Syk on 12.03.2008 at 09:54

Ew... I don't really like that art. But you can't really fuck them for the commercial stuff, they're publicly announcing free downloading. Good on them for that.


Read closer, the download only works for three spins and then you'll have to pay after that.
Stigma - 12.03.2008 at 10:15  
Meh, nothing special there. Just cashing.
BurbotsRevenge - 12.03.2008 at 10:38  
^^^ meh is exactly the right word
GT - 12.03.2008 at 11:10  
Damn that cover is awesome!.. and I have no problem with yet another "best of" if you don't like it, then don't buy it.

It's pretty cool that they sort of encourage copying too.
BloodTears - 12.03.2008 at 11:16  
Well its a marketing move, they always did it nicely. It'll be good for new fans yes, I have nothing against it.
Ozman - 12.03.2008 at 11:18  
Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:16

Well its a marketing move, they always did it nicely.


Did you actually see the orignal cds for A Real Live ONe & A Real Dead One, those were done atrociously nothing nice about those at all.
BloodTears - 12.03.2008 at 11:27  
Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 11:18

Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:16

Well its a marketing move, they always did it nicely.


Did you actually see the orignal cds for A Real Live ONe & A Real Dead One, those were done atrociously nothing nice about those at all.


Why arent they nice? Well actually, I never listened to a Real Live Dead One.
Ozman - 12.03.2008 at 11:31  
Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:27

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 11:18

Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:16

Well its a marketing move, they always did it nicely.


Did you actually see the orignal cds for A Real Live ONe & A Real Dead One, those were done atrociously nothing nice about those at all.


Why arent they nice? Well actually, I never listened to a Real Live Dead One.


Just a standard compilation with uninteresteing booklet and horrible artwork.
PLus the live one sound quite dodgy
BloodTears - 12.03.2008 at 12:20  
Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 11:31

Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:27

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 11:18

Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:16

Well its a marketing move, they always did it nicely.


Did you actually see the orignal cds for A Real Live ONe & A Real Dead One, those were done atrociously nothing nice about those at all.


Why arent they nice? Well actually, I never listened to a Real Live Dead One.


Just a standard compilation with uninteresteing booklet and horrible artwork.
PLus the live one sound quite dodgy


I noticed you have quite a long Iron Maiden collection, what live album would you recommend? I only have the Rock In Rio DVD, thats the only live experience I have from them. I forgot The history of Iron Maiden part 1, that also has some performances but from the older days. I might get part 2 it has pretty good songs besides the usual hits.
iaberis - 12.03.2008 at 12:30  
Again? Don't they have enough money already? Haven't those songs been released before again?
Ozman - 12.03.2008 at 12:33  
Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 12:20

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 11:31

Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:27

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 11:18

Written by BloodTears on 12.03.2008 at 11:16

Well its a marketing move, they always did it nicely.


Did you actually see the orignal cds for A Real Live ONe & A Real Dead One, those were done atrociously nothing nice about those at all.


Why arent they nice? Well actually, I never listened to a Real Live Dead One.


Just a standard compilation with uninteresteing booklet and horrible artwork.
PLus the live one sound quite dodgy


I noticed you have quite a long Iron Maiden collection, what live album would you recommend? I only have the Rock In Rio DVD, thats the only live experience I have from them. I forgot The history of Iron Maiden part 1, that also has some performances but from the older days. I might get part 2 it has pretty good songs besides the usual hits.


Get the Live After Death 2-disc dvd which has just been released, (that iincludes History part 2) that is THE definitive Live Iron Maiden registration. It was filmed in 1984 so when they were on the Powerslae tour and features ALL their old classics. And the band is really in its prime then.
HELLilac - 12.03.2008 at 13:23  
Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 12:33

Get the Live After Death 2-disc dvd which has just been released, (that iincludes History part 2) that is THE definitive Live Iron Maiden registration. It was filmed in 1984 so when they were on the Powerslae tour and features ALL their old classics. And the band is really in its prime then.


WRONG..

They're at their prime NOW. Their performance on LAD were great but it's nothing comepare to their live performance these days.
Ozman - 12.03.2008 at 13:44  
Written by HELLilac on 12.03.2008 at 13:23

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 12:33

Get the Live After Death 2-disc dvd which has just been released, (that iincludes History part 2) that is THE definitive Live Iron Maiden registration. It was filmed in 1984 so when they were on the Powerslae tour and features ALL their old classics. And the band is really in its prime then.


WRONG..

They're at their prime NOW. Their performance on LAD were great but it's nothing comepare to their live performance these days.




I have seen them last time around as well. But sorry to say back then they were MUCH MUCH better live plus they didn't play that many crappy songs.
Spyroid - 12.03.2008 at 14:07  
Isn't this like... a tour when they will only play tracks from Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, 7th son and No prayer for the dying? Why couldn't they just make an album to promote the tour instead of featuring the most boring and watered song ever (Run to the hills)??
HardSide - 12.03.2008 at 14:17  
What?! a compilation album after a release? NO WAY! It's been so long...no wait...
enumaelis - 12.03.2008 at 14:59  
and the next thing they release ... one live album! ...
... then ... one DVD of the live...
... then ... one new release...
and then.. back to the cycle... one "best of"
Ozman - 14.03.2008 at 13:07  
Written by Spyroid on 12.03.2008 at 14:07

Isn't this like... a tour when they will only play tracks from Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, 7th son and No prayer for the dying? ...


They said it would be a tour where they would only play tracks from Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, and 7Th Son so of albums 5, 6, 7
But I saw the setlist somewhere and they even included songs from Number Of The Beast and even played Fear Of The Dark aarrggghhh, so this shows that also Iron Maiden are a bunch of l***s ;-)
Bad English - 14.03.2008 at 13:24  
OMG how manyBest Of thay will realise in future

I had all studio + 4 live albums why I need that album only cover are good
Stalker - 14.03.2008 at 13:48  
Yeah... Nothing to say Except that cover is nice... Well, it cant be bad, since its just DR's work recycled.... And they used spiky letters in their logo again, YAAY for that!
Smurfophagist - 14.03.2008 at 14:02  
Most of metalheads have this stuff...or should I say all metalheads have it...
But i never thought I would live to see Maiden giving something for free
Warman - 14.03.2008 at 14:43  
Are they fucking kidding me?
Omni - 15.03.2008 at 11:17  
Oh God...another?
HELLilac - 15.03.2008 at 13:03  
Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 13:44

Written by HELLilac on 12.03.2008 at 13:23

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 12:33

Get the Live After Death 2-disc dvd which has just been released, (that iincludes History part 2) that is THE definitive Live Iron Maiden registration. It was filmed in 1984 so when they were on the Powerslae tour and features ALL their old classics. And the band is really in its prime then.


WRONG..

They're at their prime NOW. Their performance on LAD were great but it's nothing comepare to their live performance these days.




I have seen them last time around as well. But sorry to say back then they were MUCH MUCH better live plus they didn't play that many crappy songs.


I just saw them LAST MONTH though. The setlist was very similar to LAD but the were much MUCH better than what I'd seen from the vdo/dvd. IF LAD represents how the band performing live then I can only say they've come a long way from then. You shouldn't even argue with me here since you haven't even seen this tour.

Just go and check some youtube vdos. Bruce's 2008 versions make Aces high from LAD sound like shit.
Warman - 20.03.2008 at 19:41  
Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 08:28

ALL of these songs have been released on best of compilations before.

Which one was Children of the Damned featured on?
Ozman - 20.03.2008 at 19:55  
Written by Warman on 20.03.2008 at 19:41

Written by Ozman on 12.03.2008 at 08:28

ALL of these songs have been released on best of compilations before.

Which one was Children of the Damned featured on?


Maybe that one hasn't been featured on a studio best of but it was featured on Life After Death
GT - 20.03.2008 at 22:51  
They might have been on best of albums before all of them, but have they ever been on the same best of? I still have no problem with them releasing another best of...if you don't want it then don't buy it, simple as that. Nothing wrong in making a little money and it's not like the put a new song on to make sure we buy it, they even say that the release isn't something new.

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