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Release date: 6 June 2011
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. The Wicker Man
02. Holy Smoke
03. El Dorado
04. Paschendale
05. Different World
06. Man On The Edge [live]
07. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
08. Blood Brothers
09. Rainmaker
10. Sign Of The Cross [live]
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark [live]

Disc II
01. Be Quick Or Be Dead
02. Tailgunner
03. No More Lies
04. Coming Home
05. The Clansman [live]
06. For The Greater Good Of God
07. These Colours Don't Run
08. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
09. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Dance Of Death
11. When The Wild Wind Blows



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Angelic Storm - 15.03.2011 at 19:58  
Rating: 8 Woah, seems like all the X Factor and Virtual XI songs are live versions with Bruce singing... lol

No need for yet another Maiden compilation though...
BloodTears - 15.03.2011 at 20:07  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.03.2011 at 19:58

Woah, seems like all the X Factor and Virtual XI songs are live versions with Bruce singing... lol

No need for yet another Maiden compilation though...


Agreed.

I have "Best of the Beast", I don't think we need to have so many compilations.
Sepulnation - 15.03.2011 at 20:15  
Rating: 6 I don't need another "Best Of" ...
Silent Jay - 15.03.2011 at 20:19  
  To be honest I was hoping ever since 'The Early Days' for a '1990-1999' album and tour to come after 'Somewhere Back in Time'. This would give the band a good opportunity to cover some of the forgotten stuff from the 90's, in particular some more Blaze-era material, with Bruce and Adrian. Then another studio album followed by one last 'history tour' covering Brave New World onwards. Sounds much more logical and neat than what they have done here, and rushing through the history like this is hinting towards a retirement sooner rather than later. Not impressed with the small amount of Blaze-era material either, which looks like it's going to be live versions with Bruce singing. Poor show.


That said I do like the artwork. Still has that lame look to it that brought down 'Death on the Road' and 'The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg' IMO but beats them by miles...
Captain Obvious - 15.03.2011 at 20:23  
  I hate to play the role of John Madden Captain Obvious. But compilation albums, especially in today's mp3 age, are completely useless.
metalbandi - 15.03.2011 at 21:21  
 
Written by Captain Obvious on 15.03.2011 at 20:23

I hate to play the role of John Madden Captain Obvious. But compilation albums, especially in today's mp3 age, are completely useless.


Absolutely seconded. Maybe a compilation of those songs would be nice though that aren't that easily available. Like demos, Soundhouse Tapes, stuff like that (though I guess in case of IM there aren't too many songs that are not available).
Kalmari - 15.03.2011 at 22:34  
  Apart from the Man On The Edge live version with Bruce and the great looking artwork this cd is pretty useless. I'm waiting more for the dvd they just confirmed, it's going to be recorded from the shows of Chile and Argentina and released later this year /,,/
JohnDoe - 15.03.2011 at 22:48  
  Another pretty much pointless release.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 00:30  
  Great! Exactly what we needed.
Another utterly pointless Maiden compilation.

Capitalism in all its splendour.
Marcel Hubregtse - 16.03.2011 at 08:34  
  Cashgrab galore. Iron Maiden meet Manowar, Manowar meet Iron Maiden.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 13:29  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.03.2011 at 08:34

Cashgrab galore. Iron Maiden meet Manowar, Manowar meet Iron Maiden.


Years ago, I would never have thought I could one day put Iron Maiden and Manowar in the same sentence. But today I must admit Maiden are as bad as Manowar when it comes to pointless releases, crappy new albums, ticket prices and all kind of cashgrab we can imagine.

Really, Iron Maiden should have called a quit before they became so pathetic.
The only thing I still have respect for, when it comes to Iron Maiden, is their 80s albums. They were very good and will ever be. As for the rest, I feel only disgust for this band. I guess we need to have been there in the 80s to measure all the extent of the difference between what Maiden were back then and the joke they are nowadays.
Marcel Hubregtse - 16.03.2011 at 13:34  
 
Written by RavenKing on 16.03.2011 at 13:29

I guess we need to have been there in the 80s to measure all the extent of the difference between what Maiden were back then and the joke they are nowadays.


Having grown up with the band's 80s releases it saddens me as much as it does you. Up to and including 7th they did almost no wrong in my eyes back then (excpet that I found and still find Somewhere in Time the weakest of the first 7) but then... they released No Prayer For The Dying, my God did I cry my self to sleep when I bought it and listened to it at home. Especially what I consider Maiden's worst song ever... Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. Thinking they could not sink any lower they released Fear Of The Dark. Wow, they had just outdone themselves in shittiness. And the rest is of course history.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 13:47  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.03.2011 at 13:34

Written by RavenKing on 16.03.2011 at 13:29

I guess we need to have been there in the 80s to measure all the extent of the difference between what Maiden were back then and the joke they are nowadays.


Having grown up with the band's 80s releases it saddens me as much as it does you. Up to and including 7th they did almost no wrong in my eyes back then (excpet that I found and still find Somewhere in Time the weakest of the first 7) but then... they released No Prayer For The Dying, my God did I cry my self to sleep when I bought it and listened to it at home. Especially what I consider Maiden's worst song ever... Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. Thinking they could not sink any lower they released Fear Of The Dark. Wow, they had just outdone themselves in shittiness. And the rest is of course history.


If you read my long post in the "Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier" thread (in the Reviews section), you know it's pretty much how I feel too. I agree on everything, except for the part about "Somewhere In Time". I think SIT is a great album and among my favorite Maiden albums of the 80s. But it's only a matter of tastes. Our analysis of the band and their (d)evolution is quite similar.

I would add that it's easy for the young ones to overlook the 90s, how Maiden sucked at that time, how nearly everyone considered the band dead, the blandness and totally uninspired albums they released after Bruce's comeback, etc. They weren't there to see those shitty years while still having in mind the golden years.
lingus99 - 16.03.2011 at 15:53  
  I'm sure it's a record company decision and not necessarily the band. But can anyone say cash-in.

It's disappointing but cause they were my favourite band until this endless stream of greatest hits and live albums.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 18:55  
 
Written by lingus99 on 16.03.2011 at 15:53

I'm sure it's a record company decision and not necessarily the band.


Could be. But I believe a band as famous and rich as Iron Maiden could prevent such pointless releases if they wished to.
However, no matter who's really guilty, it is no less a useless cashgrab.

I have nothing against compilations (even though it doesn't worth it, imo) when it is done reasonably. But, like you said, an endless stream like that is ridiculous. Same for lives and DVDs.
(((O))) - 16.03.2011 at 18:58  
  Wow, another completely pointless compilation, just to suck every single nickel from their fans..
Angelic Storm - 16.03.2011 at 19:00  
Rating: 8 I do have a feeling this is more the record companies' doing than Maiden themselves. But like Ravenking said, they probably could prevent them (compilations/greatest hits) from being released if they really wanted to. Though Im not really sure how it works. Motorhead have probably had the most of these compilations released out of any metal band. But a lot of them are unauthorised and not endorsed by the band themselves. So bands can't always be blamed for these type of record company cash grabs. I know Judas Priest have complained before about compilations being released without their knowledge, or backing. Mainly from their old record companies.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 19:08  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.03.2011 at 19:00

I do have a feeling this is more the record companies' doing than Maiden themselves. But like Ravenking said, they probably could prevent them (compilations/greatest hits) from being released if they really wanted to. Though Im not really sure how it works/ Motorhead have probably had the most of these compilations released out of any metal band. but a lot of them are unauthorised and not endorsed by the band themselves. So bands can't always be blamed for these type of record company cash grabs. I know Judas Priest have complained before about compilations being released without their knowledge, or backing. Mainly from their old record companies.


In Maiden's case, I would be less quick to blame them for it, if it wasn't that I have a feeling it is a general attitude and they milk their fans in every kind of way we can imagine. I don't think the events of the last 15 years and especially since Bruce's comeback are speaking in their favor.
@gent_-_orange - 16.03.2011 at 23:54  
  Is this is what Maiden are coming to now? Damn shame...
DoomGuard - 17.03.2011 at 00:30  
  I loved TFF and this album looks great, too bad the comments are so negative
Void Eater - 17.03.2011 at 01:47  
  God damnit, another compilation... Don't they allready have around 4 million of those? Not to mention that they're basically giving a big Fuck You to Blaze, by only having Bruce versions of the Blaze era songs. I love Maiden. but this is getting ridiculous... Don't yall have enough cash? At least Metallica, who everybody knows sold out, doesn't release all sorts of pointless compilations... Not to mention that they're not having any 80's material... Yeah I know they just released Somewhere Back in Time... But do they really need ANOTHER compilation, dedicated to the lesser part of their career? God damnit Maiden...
Troy Killjoy - 17.03.2011 at 02:46  
  I'm looking forward to their 2000-20010 compilation next.

Let's be honest, is there anything post-1990 worth compiling when it comes to these guys?
RavenKing - 17.03.2011 at 05:34  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.03.2011 at 02:46

Let's be honest, is there anything post-1990 worth compiling when it comes to these guys?


If you ask me, the answer is simple: a big NO.
arwestromen - 17.03.2011 at 12:01  
  Wow you guys don't like compilation albums huh
I wont buy this one but I have nothing against it...my first IM album was a comp album (best of the beast 97 or 98) and it made me the fan I am today
Prowler84 - 21.03.2011 at 14:54  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.03.2011 at 13:34

Written by RavenKing on 16.03.2011 at 13:29

I guess we need to have been there in the 80s to measure all the extent of the difference between what Maiden were back then and the joke they are nowadays.


Having grown up with the band's 80s releases it saddens me as much as it does you. Up to and including 7th they did almost no wrong in my eyes back then (excpet that I found and still find Somewhere in Time the weakest of the first 7) but then... they released No Prayer For The Dying, my God did I cry my self to sleep when I bought it and listened to it at home. Especially what I consider Maiden's worst song ever... Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. Thinking they could not sink any lower they released Fear Of The Dark. Wow, they had just outdone themselves in shittiness. And the rest is of course history.


as you should know,tastes differ. you consider somewhere in time weakest among holy first seven releases unlike most maiden fans who can easily put it in his/her all time favourite. By the way, albums like x factor,brave new world,matter of life and death,vs.. are all great releases that noone should ignore. Yes,most compilation releases are pointless but we can not say they are making shitty albums. You can dislike them but no to say they are lacking quality.
RavenKing - 21.03.2011 at 23:15  
 
Written by Prowler84 on 21.03.2011 at 14:54

Yes,most compilation releases are pointless but we can not say they are making shitty albums. You can dislike them but no to say they are lacking quality.


Oh sure, we can. Maiden released shitty albums and very mediocre songs and no one will ever prevent me to say it out loud.
It's not only because Iron Maiden is printed on the cover that it means it's quality stuff.
Head_Crusher - 25.03.2011 at 18:57  
  The need for these albums is not necessary, but cool cover though
Head_Crusher - 25.03.2011 at 19:00  
 
Written by Void Eater on 17.03.2011 at 01:47

God damnit, another compilation... Don't they allready have around 4 million of those? Not to mention that they're basically giving a big Fuck You to Blaze, by only having Bruce versions of the Blaze era songs.


ya but Blaze never had anything decent anyway, Bruce actually made them listenable.
JeffreyAgente - 27.04.2011 at 18:58  
  Wasting love?!
erykk - 23.05.2011 at 11:54  
Rating: 5 Iron Maiden = My favorite band
Another "Best Of" = Error
Met2Heav - 23.05.2011 at 18:29  
  Where is the Ghost Of The Navigator?
Kallis Helmi - 24.05.2011 at 02:09  
 
Written by Met2Heav on 23.05.2011 at 18:29

Where is the Ghost Of The Navigator?


+1
juanopereira - 24.05.2011 at 23:21  
  It's a good compilation album but i miss Ghost of the Navigator, Out of the Silent Planet, Judas Be my Guide, The Alchemist and Wasting Love.
x-avier - 25.05.2011 at 23:05  
  The first 7 albums will never be replicated or done the same. You can´t tell a band to play the same priceless music forever, is just not gonna happen. I´m also not in favour of taking so many albums out there. But people, music is a business, most of the times not even them decide to release this compilation albums and DVDs. So you can´t jugde the band about that. Saying that they are SHIT after the 80´s means that your lack of knowledge in the music field is huge. No matter what you´re taste is, to create and compose music is not that easy as it seams and when you are so famous your fans expectations are bigger each time and yet they´ve release so many albums and keep been so famous. What I will really like is a tour with all their no popular songs, I can tell you a set list

1. Sea of Madness
2. Back to the Village
3. The Prisoner
4. The clairvoyant
5. Deja Vu
6. Infinite Dreams
7. Killers
8. To Tame a Land
9. The assassin
10. The Clansman
11. The ghost of the navigator
12. The thin line between love and hate
13. Face in the sand
15. Age of innoccence
metallica2598 - 28.05.2011 at 04:18  
Rating: 7 Looking forward to buying this!!!!
metallica2598 - 28.05.2011 at 04:18  
Rating: 7 Looking forward to buying this!!!!
mikeprado30 - 18.08.2014 at 08:16  
  I would have added Dream of Mirrors, The Nomad, Out Of The Silent Planet, Run Silent Run Deep, The Apparition, just to mention ones...

And yes, no love 4 ca$hgrab like this one anyway...
deadone - 18.08.2014 at 08:27  
  Far better than the average best of which has same old songs ala Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills etc etc. It'd actually be interesting listening to this one as you can hear how the various modern tracks stack up against each other in terms of vibe and sound.

My personal favourite Iron Maiden best of was Best Of The Beast simply cause it had an all new track (Virus).

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