Thursday, June 2, 2011

FREE Iron Maiden downloads

Iron Maiden’s new “best of” collection is on its way June 6 (UK, June 7 in US).

“From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010” is a double-CD set spanning twenty years, coming on the heels of the success of Maiden’s 2010 studio album, “The Final Frontier,” which hit the number one spot in 28 countries around the world. It also became the band's highest-charting album in the US, where Maiden were awarded their first Grammy for Best Metal Performance, for the song “El Dorado.”

“From Fear To Eternity” is a chance for new fans of the band to explore Iron Maiden's history, with the highlights of their last eight studio albums distilled into this collection, which follows 2009's compilation of their earlier work, the "1980-1990 Somewhere Back In Time” album.

This new collection charts the musical development of Britain's most successful metal band as they have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge critical acclaim in the process.

Featuring many of the epics for which the band has become renowned, it is being released as a double-CD, but will retail for the price of a single album.

A special two-track promo-only CD single is being made available featuring "The Wicker Man," which was a UK Top Ten hit and originally appeared on the 2000 album "Brave New World," and "The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg," which was the lead track from 2006's "A Matter Of Life And Death" album.

Both tracks are now available for free download until June 22 from Maiden’s website, as follows:

UK residents click here.

US residents click here.

No word on access for other territories, so please check with Maiden’s official website for further details.

The full tracklisting for the CD album* is as follows:

1. The Wicker Man 4.36
2. Holy Smoke 3.49
3. El Dorado 6:49
4. Paschendale 8.28
5. Different World 4.19
6. Man On The Edge (LIVE) 4.40
7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg 7.22
8. Blood Brothers 7.14
9. Rainmaker 3.49
10. Sign of the Cross (LIVE) 10.49
11. Brave New World 6.19
12. Fear Of The Dark (LIVE) 7.41

1. Be Quick Or Be Dead 3.24
2. Tailgunner 4.15
3. No More Lies 7.22
4. Coming Home 5.52
5. The Clansman (LIVE) 9.06
6. For the Greater Good of God 9.25
7. These Colours Don't Run) 6.52
8. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter 4.44
9. Afraid to Shoot Strangers 6.57
10. Dance of Death 8.36
11. When the Wild Wind Blows 11.02

*It will also be made available as a Digital Download Album and as a Limited Edition Triple Vinyl Picture Disc.

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