I used to think the best live album ever was Thin Lizzy's 'Live and Dangerous', but then I heard this one. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a mosher by any stretch of the imagination. I love music from all walks of life, but this one just totally rocks dude!
Even if you're not a fan of Maiden you can't help but admire the energy and excitement of this album. The crowd clearly loves them, the riffs are fast, furious and fired at you from all angles. Bruce Dickinsons vocals are loud and powerful, and he knows how to please. The tracks show a great deal of variety, inspiration and musical virtuosity.
I've owned several versions of this album over the last few years, on tape, vinyl, CD and (just bought) enhanced CD. It's stayed with me throughout my life, one I keep coming back and back to, and always enjoying. If there's any album that's ever been in my collection the longest, in all formats , played the most (to the point of destruction!) and still sounds fresh and alive, this is it.
I can't recommend it enough.