Iron Maiden To Unleash Maiden England ’88

EMI are proud to announce the highly anticipated release of the Double Disc DVD MAIDEN ENGLAND ‘88 on 25 March. 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 thereby completing the full concert with a total running time of 110 minutes .

Maiden’s own Film Producer and Director Andy Matthews went back to the 1988 edit and painstakingly remastered each shot digitally; colour correcting and grading to give the image the best possible look from that time.  As well as the VHS stereo sound track 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.

The concert was meticulously directed and edited by bass player and founder member Steve Harris, so as to capture the performance from a fans-eye view of the stage, focusing fully on the music, the elaborate stage production and the lighting.  Add into the mix an electrifying set list and of course Eddie, and Maiden England now offers a snapshot of a bygone era in which the band, as they continue to do today, devote their all in delivering the ultimate live experience for their fans.

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, this interesting and insightful 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. As the Eighties began to draw to a close, so did another chapter in Maiden’s compelling history.

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 audioremastered in digital stereo.

Manager Rod Smallwood comments “We’ve been busy upgrading this concert footage for a long time, with our in-house Film Producer and Director Andy Matthews working tirelessly to weave his magic yet again!. The 1989 VHS video has been largely unavailable for many years and we know how eagerly our fans have been awaiting the new version so we wanted to give it the best possible treatment. The current Maiden England World Tour which continues later this year revisits much of the set list and production from the initial 1989 VHS release so it will be interesting to compare just how much has changed in terms of our 2013 live show production, especially with all the advances in modern technology and the improvements we’ve been able to make to the set”.

The Maiden England ‘88 concert soundtrack will also be made available on 2CD album, Limited Edition double vinyl picture disc and Digital Download formats. The audio had previously only ever been available before on CD as part of EMI’s 1994 Sound And Vision Series packaged alongside the VHS, but with two tracks fewer than the video contained. Can I Play With Madness and Hallowed Be Thy Name were not featured as there was no space on the 1CD disc. Now with the three encores also included the double disc offers a total of 5 tracks previously unavailable on CD making this the first full and complete audio recording release of this historic tour.

DISC ONE – MAIDEN ENGLAND ’88     

Set List –

Moonchild

The Evil That Men Do

The Prisoner

Still Life

Die With Your Boots On

Infinite Dreams

Killers

Can I Play With Madness

Heaven Can Wait

Wasted Years

The Clairvoyant

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

The Number Of The Beast

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills*

Running Free*

Sanctuary*

*previously unreleased.

DISC TWO – THE HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN PART 3

The History Of Iron Maiden – Part 3

12 Wasted Years

Wasted Years promo video

Stranger In A Strange Land promo video

Can I Play With Madness promo video

The Evil That Men Do promo video

The Clairvoyant promo video

2013 UPCOMING MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR DATES . MORE DATES TO BE ADDED – KEEP CHECKING WWW.IRONMAIDEN.COM FOR DETAILS

 

MAY

WED 29            ATLANTICO                               LISBON                        PORTUGAL

FRI 31               SONISPHERE FESTIVAL           MADRID                       SPAIN

 

JUNE

SAT 01             SONISPHERE FESTIVAL           BARCELONA                SPAIN

WED 05            BERCY                                     PARIS                          FRANCE

SAT 08             SONISPHERE FESTIVAL           MILAN                          ITALY

SUN 09             SONISPHERE FESTIVAL           AMNEVILLE NR METZ   FRANCE

TUE  11            FESTHALLE                              FRANKFURT                 GERMANY

WED 12            FESTHALLE                              FRANKFURT                 GERMANY

SAT  15            DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL             DONINGTON PARK       UK

TUE  18            02 WORLD                                BERLIN                         GERMANY

WED 19            02 WORLD                                HAMBURG                    GERMANY

FRI 21               SEEROCK FESTIVAL                SCHWARZLSEE/GRAZ AUSTRIA

SAT 22             HALLENSTADION                     ZURICH                        SWITZERLAND

TUES 25           ZIGGO DOME                           AMSTERDAM               NETHERLANDS

THUR 27           TOPFEST                                 BRATISLAVA                SLOVAKIA

SAT  29            OPEN AIR ARENA                    SINGEN                        GERMANY

SUN 30             GRASPOP FESTIVAL                GRASPOP                    BELGIUM

 

JULY

WED 03            ATLAS ARENA                          LODZ                           POLAND

THU 04             ERGO ARENA                          GDANSK                      POLAND

SAT 06             FREIGELANDE ARENA             OBERHAUSEN             GERMANY

WED 10            MALMO STADIUM                     MALMO                        SWEDEN

SAT  13            FRIENDS ARENA                      STOCKHOLM                SWEDEN

TUE 16             NEW ARENA                            ST PETERSBURG         RUSSIA

THU 18             OLYMPIC ARENA                     MOSCOW                     RUSSIA

SAT 20             OLYMPIC STADIUM                  HELSINKI                      FINLAND

 

SEPT

SUN 22             ROCK IN RIO FESTIVAL            RIO DE JANEIRO          BRAZIL

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