Tuesday, March 19, 2013

VIDEO: Iron Maiden preview Maiden England ‘88 DVD

Iron Maiden will release the double- disc DVD “Maiden England ‘88” on March 25 (UK; March 26 in North America).

The metal legends are offering up a preview of the set with the posting of “Wasted Years” from the package (note: video access is restricted in some territories).

Now available for the very first time on DVD, this live show was filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band’s “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour.”

Disc one contains the concert which has been specially upgraded and extended from the existing 1989 longform VHS release and now includes three previously unreleased encores: “Running Free”, “Run To The Hills” and “Sanctuary.”

As well as the VHS stereo soundtrack by Martin Birch, the band’s producer between 1981 and 1993, the DVD also includes a brand new 5.1 audio surround mix by Maiden’s current producer Kevin Shirley.

Disc two is an extensive bonus disc featuring an exclusive documentary charting Part 3 in the History of Iron Maiden. This 40-minute film comprises recent interviews with the five band members and manager Rod Smallwood. Picking up the story in the aftermath of the ‘84/85 World Slavery tour, the documentary sees the band speak candidly about their memories of an exciting and occasionally turbulent period from which would emerge the albums “Somewhere In Time” and “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son.”

Other special extras on the bonus disc include Twelve Wasted Years. First released as a longform VHS in 1987 and available for the first time on DVD, this documentary runs for 90 minutes and includes archive interviews and dynamic live footage from the band’s beginnings in the now legendary Ruskin Arms pub, via London’s Marquee club and three World Tours. Five promo videos for the singles from the aforementioned albums are also featured and have been carefully restored and improved upon from the original films using the very latest software with the audio remastered in digital stereo.

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