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MAIDEN ENGLAND ‘88 CONCERT TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

 

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is proud to announce the highly anticipated release of the double-disc DVD MAIDEN ENGLAND ‘88 on March 26, 2013. 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; color 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 in order 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 ‘88 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 80s 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 audio remastered 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 as a 2-CD set, 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 single 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. MORE DATES TO BE ADDED

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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

TUE18                    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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