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On Board Flight 666 [Hardcover]

Iron Maiden , John McMurtrie
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Book Description

20 Oct 2011


IRON MAIDEN are a global phenomenon. On board their customised Boeing 757 plane named ED FORCE ONE, and piloted by lead singer and Airline Captain Bruce Dickinson, the band, crew and 12 tonnes of equipment traversed the planet and broke the mould of traditional touring forever by playing concerts in every continent except Antarctica! Setting off in early 2008 on the Somewhere Back In Time World Tour, through to the epic Final Frontier tour which included an Around The World In 66 Days jaunt between February-April 2011, Maiden finally came in to land in August with two sold-out shows in their native London at the O2 Arena. The Final Frontier Tour celebrates their 15th and most successful studio album to date, hitting the No 1 spot in at least 28 countries. Throughout this mammoth and ground-breaking undertaking, the band's official photographer John McMurtrie accompanied them and the exciting results of his fly-on-the-wall coverage are represented here in this unique, pictorial odyssey .

John's unrestricted access has allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in over 600 spectacular photographs annotated with individual insights and anecdotes.

With a personal foreword by Captain Bruce Dickinson, ON BOARD FLIGHT 666 takes you up close with IRON MAIDEN as they circumnavigate the globe playing to their loyal legions of fans and provides an unprecedented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken; and into what makes this band so special.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (20 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409141365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409141365
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 23.7 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This stunning coffee-table tome gives an intimate insight into the touring machine that covered the globe not once but twice between 2008 and 2011... McMurtrie puts the reader in the heart of the action with some excellent photography. (GUITARIST)

This photo book by the official band photographer is perfect for ageing rockers in search of vicarious thrills, documenting two world tours from 2008-2011 and featuring baying fans, model monsters and backstage/mid-air japes aplenty (Arthur House THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

On Board Flight 666 is an exclusive behind the scene photo book by band snapper John McMurtrie. As Brucie says in the introduction "if it's not in here, it probably didn't happen"...John catches spectacular live moments and candid snippets of life on the road with the band (TERRORIZER)

a mighty tome, focusing as much on the offstage and on-plane shenanigans as much as the enormo-shows themselves... tons of gobsmacking scenes to digest - partly because the epic scale of the tours is so hard to comprehend. Few other bands have this much budget, let alone the creative vision, to attempt such a journey: this book is testimony to that (Joel McIver RECORD COLLECTOR)

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The first and only official book from Britain's biggest Heavy Metal band. With a foreword by frontman, Bruce Dickinson

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready for take off 20 Oct 2011
I loved this book on sight. the look, the feel, the whole package. And the content is amazing - the whole tour literally unfolds in pictures in front of you and makes you feel like you're right there with them. I'm a huge fan of the band anyway and got goosebumps looking at the expressions on the faces of all the fans pictured, they jump out at you as much as the photos of the band do. All the offstage photos are so fascinating, the personality of each individual in the band is captured to perfection I think. The captions are both concise and explanatory (and often very witty) and in Bruce Dickinson's foreword it really hits home what a truly mammoth task it was to get the whole project off the ground. Mindblowing stuff! I recommend this book as a self-help manual to anyone interested in seeing how crazy dreams can come true!
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5.0 out of 5 stars COOLEST BOOK OF MY ENTIRE LIFE 5 Dec 2011
Despite my fanaticism about Iron Maiden, the book is one of the best things i've ever get about Maiden. It tells the whole story of the Somewhere Back In Time Tour and the Final Frontier Tour with photos. By the way, excelent job of John McMurtrie.

I'm really enjoying my book!!! Get Yours fast!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book, ideal present!! 1 Dec 2011
You must buy this book, Its amazing, I bought it as a gift and the recipient was delighted.
Fabulous book, amazing photos and great story, highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden on board Flight 666 28 Nov 2011
By Erika
I bought this book for my husband as he is a die-hard Iron Maiden fan. The book is fantastic from cover to cover!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FAN-tastic 25 Nov 2011
By Mike M.
this book is just great for maiden fans. the pictures are brilliant, and the quality of the pictures and resolution are amazing. very nice hard cover and very thick book. well worth the money! easily the best band the world has ever or will ever see/hear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars on board flight 666 23 Nov 2011
This is the best of Iron Maiden, but I'm not in the book and I do not care because I know I was in two concerts of them and it makes me happy
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5.0 out of 5 stars On Board Flight 666 22 Nov 2011
Great book! A must have for any Maiden fan, specially if you have experienced them live in the last two tours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book ... 27 Nov 2011
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What an awesome book. Been on tour to see the band in 2011 and great to see how others (people/cities/countries) saw them too!
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4.0 out of 5 stars this book about "flight 666" is beautiful. Nice pictures
In the same vein of Motley Crue or Def Leppard, this book about "flight 666" is beautiful. Nice pictures, great product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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I love iron maiden but I thought there would be more to read don't get me wrong I love all pictures but would of loved to read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a total must for every Maiden fan!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great visualy...for maiden fans
being also an airplane lover not so much...
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Published 15 months ago by Joao Pimentel
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
it's a really good book and good piece for the fans to have - Up the iron's . . .
Published 16 months ago by Carlos Luque Olivo
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD PRESENT
arrived within a few days of ordering this book my wife for which the book was bought for is very happy with it and is
better than described on Amazon.
Published 19 months ago by MR BRIAN J DAVIES
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!
Excellent book about the Somewhere Back in Time/The Final Frontier tours.An essential purchase for every Maiden fan. Read more
Published 19 months ago by George Thessaloniki,GR
5.0 out of 5 stars MAIDEN !
The whole tour now showed in this book. Amazing pictures just reveal the feeling of Iron Maiden's fan all around the world !
Published 19 months ago by Antonio Lessa
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pressy for the bf and he loves it - iron maiden are his life!! oh well if i gotta come 2nd best may as well be to maiden
Published 20 months ago by Carole OBrien
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