Wednesday, September 20, 2017

VIDEO: Iron Maiden preview The Book Of Souls concert film and live album

Iron Maiden are streaming footage of the track, “Speed Of Light”, as a preview to the November 17 release of “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter.”

Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, it’s one of 15 songs featured on the project, which was recorded during the group’s world tour in support of 2015’s “The Book Of Souls.” The 2016-2017 trek saw Iron Maiden perform before more than two million fans in 39 countries across six continents.

“The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter” will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD and vinyl audio formats, with the concert film offered as a digital download available to purchase following its free online premiere – more details on the launch will follow soon.

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founding member and bassist Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from “The Book Of Souls”, the band's most recent studio album, alongside classics and fan favourites.

"We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world,” explains Harris. “This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”

"The release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world,” adds manager Rod Smallwood. “We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour.”

A track list detailing the location of each song’s recording can be found below.

Ahead of the live project, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will publish his memoir, “What Does This Button Do?”, on October 19 via HarperCollins.

A man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life, the book sees the rocker share – for the first time – details of his years with the band, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

Iron Maiden
“The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter”

Release date: November 17

01. “If Eternity Should Fail” - Sydney, Australia
02. “Speed Of Light” - Cape Town, South Africa
03. “Wrathchild” - Dublin, Ireland
04. “Children Of The Damned” - Montreal, Canada
05. “Death Or Glory” - Wroclaw, Poland
06. “The Red And The Black” - Tokyo, Japan
07. “The Trooper” - San Salvador, El Salvador
08. “Powerslave” - Trieste, Italy
09. “The Great Unknown” - Newcastle, UK
10. “The Book Of Souls” - Donington, UK
11. “Fear Of The Dark” - Fortaleza, Brazil
12. “Iron Maiden” - Buenos Aires, Argentina
13. “Number Of The Beast” - Wacken, Germany
14. “Blood Brothers” - Donington, UK
15. “Wasted Years” - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See also:

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson to release solo box set
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson to publish memoir this fall
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