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Maiden England '88
Maiden England '88
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great remaster from the Masters!, 27 May 2014
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This review is from: Maiden England '88 (Audio CD)
Finally, the complete recording of this 1988 classic show, originally released in 1989 as a home video. This new edition not only includes new previously unreleased encores, but the sound is also at a superior level, completely remastered.

Still, this live album isn't Maiden's best. The DVD edition has the picture and the 5.1 sound, which are awesome. But here, we're left with only the audio to focus on... and it seems the show had its good moments, its great moments and some 'disconnected' moments. Maybe the end of the tour was really heavy on the Irons. The 1988 studio album, "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son", was brilliant (number 1 in the UK). The tour was rock on, successful all over the globe. But, unfortunately, the live album just isn't up there, topping all that. Maybe that's why it wasn't originally released as a live album and instead as a live video only.

Having said that, it does rock. A lot! There are some golden oldies and, of course, all the classics from the 86-88 era. It's fun and pure 'Maidenesque'. Plus, it's now complete and sounding like it should.

All in all, this double CD edition of "Maiden England" is the one to have. But I'd recommend it mostly for fans. For those starting to know Iron Maiden, you'll be better served with "Live After Death" (1985) and/or "A Real Live/Dead One" (1993) albums, in my humble opinion.

Now I'm going to turn up the volume and travel back in time once again.

Up the Irons! :)

Maiden England '88 [DVD] [2013]
Maiden England '88 [DVD] [2013]
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the way to re-release a classic video!, 27 May 2014
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I've been a fan of Maiden and this era since... well, 1988! And this double DVD is like first class time travelling.

The show must have been awesome. The video recording is quite unique in its directing and editing, for its time. I believe it was all done by Steve Harris, the band's bass player (a first for him at the time). The audio rocks, now on 5.1, like it should and it takes me there. Great!

All the extras are metal candy for fans. The new instalment of their History documentary is pretty good, pretty interesting. The 1987 doc "12 Wasted Years" is somewhat rare and absolutely precious. And the music videos are a must for collectors.

For those who want to get to know Maiden live on their home theatre, this might not be the best starting point... but it will not disappoint at all. It's Iron Maiden at their best, rocking the 80s!

There are some tracks that were not available on the '88 VHS edition, new 5.1 mix, great extras from the past, preserved in digital. This is a fine DVD to own, if you like true British heavy metal...

Up the Irons! :)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Back in Trouble again!, 23 May 2014
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This review is from: Troublegum (Audio CD)
It feels great to blast my walls, head and hair again with the awesome Troublegum! And this time, it's on full overdrive.

The remastering work is fantastic. Monstrously loud, thick and clear. It's a very exciting experience to relive the album on this new edition.

Back in 1993, these guys were climbing to the top of the charts with Teethgrinder and Screamager. But no one knew where they were headed next year, with the follow up to Nurse, their debut album. The first single, Nowhere, became an instant classic, when it hit the charts in early 1994. It was clear to me that teen angst was to be the fuel to one of the most brilliant rock records of the 1990s. And that was exactly what hit so many teenagers, like me, in the head! We could relate to so many of these lyrics. I bet a lot of teenagers today can too. That's why I keep recommending this album to everyone, especially young rock'n'rollers.

This album can change your view on rock music and teen troublegums. You have been warned. :)

This Deluxe Edition is a killer release. There are 2 extra CDs, filled with great b-sides and remixes. For anyone who's interested in great rock music, with a punk/metal twist, you have to have this record. If you want it on CD, then get this release. Absolutely fan-freakin'-tastic! I'm sure the band is very proud to have this edition to show you guys how much they rocked back in the day.

There's also some extra juice for hardcore fans, like me: the last four tracks on CD3. Those are demos, previously unreleased. As far as I'm concerned, that's the kind of extra that makes this collection a 5+ star item. I loved those demos. They're an absolute proof of how much Therapy? rocked and still rock and will continue to rock, always blessed with impressive creativity.

All in all, there's no other sound on any album, from anyone, anywhere, like these guys achieved on Troublegum. It's unique in every way, as the band never cloned their own records. Remarkable work, sold over a million copies and this 3CD Deluxe Edition is a must-have for rockers everywhere!
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Infernal Love
Infernal Love
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4.0 out of 5 stars A powerful re-issue!, 16 May 2014
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This review is from: Infernal Love (Audio CD)
The 1995 classic Therapy? album - the one that sucker punched those expecting "Troublegum Part 2" at the time - sounds better than ever in this remastered edition. Just plain fantastic!

For alternative rock lovers, this bitter-sweet album is a must. Absolutely unique in the 1990s scene and still maturing, like a good wine. It's one of those albums which only makes sense if you listen from start to finish, a bunch of times. If you haven't heard it, get it, give it time, let it sink in, you won't regret it. Plus, you get an extra CD, full of great b-side tracks, clearly showing how bold and eclectic this band was/still is... making this the "Infernal Love" edition to own!

For the fans who know this record inside out, like me, there's a nostalgic value added to the revised decibels. But that's about it. It's good enough for me to have it remastered, but I would love to have something absolutely rare and unique in the extras. There are photos in the booklet that will surprise and the sleeve notes are a great, but I'm talking about music. I already owned and listened to death all the bonus tracks on the second CD. That's why this review won't be having the 5 star (4.5 would be the real star rating for me). Still, absolutely worth owning this edition if you still feel like listening to this record again. Really, get this one!

In retrospect, it's a singular album from a band that never repeated itself. In a powerful new edition. For fans to relive and new listeners to be surprised with a 90s gem!

Enjoy and Stay Happy! ;)

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