IRON MAIDEN To Issue Box Set

IRON MAIDEN will issue Eddie's Archive — a three double-CD set containing the band's earliest live recordings from 1979 through to their headlining performance at Donington in 1988 — on November 5th through Columbia Records. In addition to this, the compilation The Best Of The B'sides will be made available for the first time as one collection.

Rod Smallwood, manager of the band since mid 1979, comments "We've been talking for a while about issuing a special release for our fans and I think the live recordings are very important to the history of the band. In fact, other than the Maiden Japan EP and a couple of live B-sides, there were no live recordings released until Live After Death in 1986. These recordings encompass the early days with Paul Di'Anno through to Bruce Dickinson's arrival. MAIDEN's career went on from one high to another — it really was a rollercoaster ride! I think they capture the essence of what the band was and still is all about: pure, raw energy, great musicianship and an in-your-face attitude. I've seen the casket and it looks fantastic. This is a great way to celebrate our history with the people who helped us make it."

The set will be presented in a unique 270x190x60 mm limited edition silver Eddie embossed casket. Alongside the music, fans will find a crystal Eddie Head shot glass and an individually numbered Pete Frame family tree on parchment scroll, detailing the complete IRON MAIDEN history and rolled in a specially designed Eddie ring! Each of the three double CDs have full color 24 page booklets, two with new Eddie artwork with previously unseen photos of the various line ups and one based on the original classic '82 tour program.

The full track listing for Eddie's Archive is as follows:

CD 1 - BBC Archive

Disc 1
Friday Rock Show Session 1979
01. Iron Maiden
02. Running Free
03. Transylvania
04. Sanctuary

Reading Festival 1982
05. Wrathchild
06. Run To The Hills
07. Children Of The Damned
08. The Number of The Beast
09. 22 Acacia Avenue
10. Transylvania
11. The Prisoner
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name
13. Phantom Of The Opera
14. Iron Maiden

Disc 2
Reading Festival 1980
01. Prowler
02. Remember Tomorrow
03. Killers
04. Running Free
05. Transylvania
06. Iron Maiden

Monsters Of Rock Festival Donington 1988
07. Moonchild
08. Wrathchild
09. Infinite Dreams
10. The Trooper
11. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
12. The Number Of The Beast
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
14. Iron Maiden

CD2 - Beast Over Hammersmith

Disc 1
01. Murders In The Rue Morgue
02. Wrathchild
03. Run To The Hills
04. Children Of The Damned
05. The Number of The Beast
06. Another Life
07. Killers
08. 22 Acacia Avenue
09. Total Eclipse

Disc 2
01. Transylvania
02. The Prisoner
03. Hallowed Be Thy Name
04. Phantom Of The Opera
05. Iron Maiden
06. Sanctuary
07. Drifter
08. Running Free
09. Prowler

CD3 - Best Of The B'sides

Disc 1
01. Burning Ambition
02. Drifter (live)
03. Invasion
04. Remember Tomorrow (live)
05. I've Got The Fire
06. Cross-Eyed Mary
07. Rainbow's Gold
08. King Of Twilight
09. Reach Out
10. That Girl
11. Juanita
12. The Sheriff Of Huddersfield
13. Black Bart Blues
14. Prowler '88
15. Charlotte The Harlot '88

Disc 2
01. All In Your Mind
02. Kill Me Ce Soir
03. I'm a Mover
04. Communication Breakdown
05. Nodding Donkey Blues
06. Space Station No.5
07. I Can't See My Feelings
08. Roll Over Vic Vella
09. Justice of The Peace
10. Judgement Day
11. My Generation
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Blood On The Worlds Hands (live)
14. The Aftermath (live)
15. Futureal (live)
16. Wasted Years '99 (live)

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