Wherever you yadda yadda" for years, and I don't intend to stop. I was trying to figure out if this was the first live album I ever owned, but that distinction may go to Judas Priest's Unleashed in Album) East. I can't recall for sure. At one point, though, when I The Duellists - Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Cassette had something like ten cassettes and as many albums, total, Live After Death was the coolest thing I owned.
Hell, it still might be. The World Slavery Tour was the biggest in the band's history to that point gigs over days. It was the first time they played the Rock in Rio festival in Album) topeople and the first time any metal act toured behind the iron curtain in Poland, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia.
When it ended in mid-summer, the band took the rest of the year off to recover. As a result of their collective mental and physical exhaustion, all subsequent outings incorporated strategic blocks of days off and downtime.
Leading to all those amusing "day off" special features on the DVDs. Released as part of the Eddie's Archives box set, I'm not sure if this technically counts towards their "official" live releases, but for my money, this is the most interesting of them. It's a blistering set recorded in at London's famed Hammersmith Odeon that captures the band at a real crossroads between their first era and everything to come.
Di'Anno had just left the band, and this was Bruce's trial by fire as Maiden vocalist. There's a different energy to his performance as a result; he's not quite sure how hard to hit, so he's hitting harder than he needs to.
Which would be a bit much if he did it all the time, but it's nice to have here. The real difference, though, is Clive Burr on drums. Nicko is the better of the two Maiden drummers, but Clive's style as evidenced here and on the BBC Archives recordings was perhaps more straight-forwardly aggressive. He gives an altogether different punch to the rhythm section.
Some drummers Anton Fig play just behind the beat, some are dead Album) top of it John Bonhamand others are a bit wild Keith Moon. Every drummer I've named is great, so don't take this as a knock on anyone.
Bruce puts his own spin on the Di'Anno era songs especially Album) Another Life " and the band just sounds great. I did not get this one when it came out. I was big into hippie and neo-hippie stuff at the time.
Typically, Steve is a lot more down-to-earth when discussing the genesis of this remarkable piece of work. I had an idea back in Jersey, but really it was at Compass Point Studios where it all came together. The funny thing is, no one actually thought it was 13 minutes long at all. We were all so into making it work, and we all enjoyed it so much that we thought it was only eight or nine minutes long, maximum.
I mean, this guy had got the best out of Ritchie Blackmore and recorded the In Rock album and all that. No other album so clearly captures the spirit of power, fantasy, and emotion. The album cover perfectly sets the mood of power and mystery.
The songs are for the most part superb, with four of them becoming timeless Maiden classics. To post your review of this album, you must have an account and be logged in. Login or register using the 'Sign-in' box to the left. This is one of Maiden's best efforts, probably only behind Piece Of Mind.
Aces High is a song loved and cherished by every Maiden fan, but ranks about third on this album overall. Losfer Words ranks as Maiden's best instrumental song and second on the album overall behind 2 The Duellists - Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Cassette To Midnight. Flash Of The Blade seems almost to be a precursor to Anthrax's rap metal of the early 90s. The Duellists is a joyous romp with Losfer Words-like riffs. Powerslave ranks behind only Number Of The Beast for best title track.
Back In The Village is pretty good, but nothing special. It is still a great tune, but it could be shortened to about 7 minutes if that slow middle part was cut out or reduced. Still, it is the perfect closing track to a great album. Powerslave as an album is very different to any other album in many ways. One of the biggest differences that spring to mind, are the length of the two singles. Both singles are over four minutes long which is quite un-usual for IRON MAIDEN singles, it is also sadly the last maiden album to have an instrumental in it, it has epic tracks such as "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" to its name but doesnt have the songs that gets the crowd going like other albums Iron Maiden,Wrathchild.
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