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Best of the Beast [CD]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024O2Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

IRON MAIDEN Best Of The Beast (1996 UK 16-track CD compilation album features the single Virus along with the classics The Number Of The Beast The Trooper Run To The Hills and more lyrics/information booklet picture sleeve featuring greatmulti Eddie artwork CDEMD1097).

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Christopher W. Brierley TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Another and decent "best of" but obviously missing many great tracks as it has only 16, you need 2 or 3 CD's to cover all their great tracks, sadly there is no definitive "best of" that I know of, but others worth looking at are:
*Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of: 1980-1989:
*From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990-2010:
*Ed Hunter:
*Edward The Great - Greatest Hits:
*Best Of The Beast [Limited Edition] YES CONFUSING, same title as the CD under review, EVEN THE SAME COVER PHOTO, but 2 CD's and rarer, so expensive, see ASIN: B000024NDC, again no track listing but it maybe the same as ASIN: B000006JQ5 which is on amazon.com site.
*Greatest Hits 2 Cd SET currently listed on amazon.com see B003LNAXQY, I have also found it on ebay, from Russia, like China, a well known supplier of non legit goods. I also found a few more suspicious double CD's there too.

Track Listing for CD in this review
1. The Number Of The Beast
2. Can I Play With Madness
3. Fear Of The Dark (Live)
4. Run To The Hills
5. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
6. The Evil That Men Do
7. Aces High
8. Be Quick Or Be Dead
9. 2 Minutes To Midnight
10. Man On The Edge
11. Virus
12. Running Free (Live)
13. Wasted Years
14. The Calirvoyant
15. The Trooper
16. Hallowed By Thy Name
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ......... classic ......... 30 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
Right then, this was my preconceptions of Iron Maiden before I heard this CD. Mullets, leather, ridiculous riffs, screaming and all the other stereotypical "old skool" rock images.
Well they've been well and truely blown away! Here is a CD that manages to combine ball clenching vocals, gut wrenching riffs and lyrics that are thoughtful as they are direct.
It may not be for everyone, but if your taste in music is better than average buy this!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The CD to buy if you want to get into Maiden 13 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A few years ago, I decided that my CD collection wasn't as broad as I'd like it to be so I headed out to buy some albums from different genres. I hadn't heard any Maiden before but I picked up Best of the Beast to have something in the metal genre. Since hearing this CD I have bought every other Iron Maiden album, joined the fan club and am looking for an opportunity to get to a concert sometime soon.
If you want to get into Iron Maiden or are just mildly interested in hearing them, BUY THIS ALBUM. It'll change your life ;-)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Open your mind 5 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ok, I'll admit it. I used to HATE Iron Maiden. But I heard a cover of Hallowed Be Thy Name on the best of Cradle Of Filth album, and I loved the song. So, I thought I would invest in this Best Of The Beast. I am SO glad I did. The guitar work is breathtaking, and the songs amazing. If you love metal, but think that Maiden are too soft, or whatever, put aside your doubts and embrace one of the very best metal bands of all time. Before you know it you will have a HUGE collection of Maiden albums. Outstanding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!Play this loud in yer car! 3 Feb 2014
By Karl
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Woe to you,Oh Earth and Sea,for the Devil sends the Beast with wrath for he knows his time is short.Let him who hath the understanding reckon the Number of the Beast-for it is a Human Number-its number is:Six Hundred and Sixty Six.............
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Beast Iron Maiden 27 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Until I bought this I had no Iron Maiden in my collection. Am I sad or what? I Can now understand why this band has a huge following. I'm probably talking a load of rubbish but they didn't sound dissimilar to a superb band by the name of Rainbow. Nonetheless Iron Maiden have acquired a new fan and I shall definitely be purchasing more of their material from now on. This album has really whet my appetite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maiden Fans Alert!!!! 27 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album is an absolute MUST HAVE for any maiden fan, even the ones that have every other Iron Maiden album. This album contains a mix of Live and Studio recordings all of which you can get from purchasing the other albums except one song.

If you're still undecided then maybe the 'Virus' single that only appears on this album will help you decide. This is a Blaze Bailey recording that appears only on this album and is definetly worth a listen.

Those who are wondering how to get into Iron Maiden and are wondering which album to buy first, look no further. This 2 disc album has songs from their first album (The self titled 'Iron Maiden') right to the last Blaze album ('The X Factor') and aside from the Live/ Studio mixture, contains a lot of the mainstream songs ('The Trooper', 'Run to the Hills' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name') and a few of the not so often heard 'album fillers' (If the term can be used for a Maiden track) such as 'Where Eagles Dare', 'Sanctuary' and 'Sign of the Cross'.

Overall, wether your looking to get into Maiden or if you are and just feel you already have all of their albums, this is a must have. Ok so their is only one 'new' song on the album but if your like me and don't have an iPod player in your car, at least then you'll have a CD to play for those long car journeys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden - Best of the Beast (limited edition) 14 July 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic compilation of the best and most well known Maiden songs. This is the two CD limited edition which has almost double the number of songs as the standard edition. Maiden are one of the best live bands of all time (often besting the original album versions) and this is reflected in a selection of live tracks on this compilation. It is a must have for any Iron Maiden fan.
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Some things just can't be replaced by digital media, mostly because they don't bother to upload the recordings to the data banks, When I have to replace my media this seller is the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
one of the best best of albums, has all the classic maiden songs on it that any iron maiden fan will enjoy.
Published 11 months ago by lloydie4
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start point
Only having heard a handful of Maiden tracks, the big well known ones, I was after a start point to get into them. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Owen Beynon
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have.
This CD is a fantastic collection by 'in my opinion one of the greatest rock bands'. Only problem being is when i have it in the car,my excelerator foot can get a bit heavy!!
Published 17 months ago by Anthony Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intro to the band
First one I've bought from the band. Has their hits which is what I wanted.The other stuff is less impressive but still listenable to.
Published 19 months ago by concerned shopper 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Excellent album, I recommend to everyone, even for non-fan, it is an excellent disc to meet the band, here are the best songs of Iron Maiden until 1995 and the album booklet... Read more
Published on 3 April 2012 by Tiago
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Maiden's compilation!
This CD can not cover all of their best songs, but it is very well conceived and produced, so you can
hear the best of the best from their earliest days to the arrival of... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by Renato Medurecan
5.0 out of 5 stars The single: Virus
The only album containing the single "Virus". Daft me; I even had the "Virus" flag, but did not think, when selling my Iron Maiden singles collection, that I no longer had this... Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2011 by R. Le Quin
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