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I Was There,
This review is from: Piece Of Mind (Audio CD)
Piece Of Mind was the first Maiden tour I experienced ..... and they were awesome. Mind you, they had a damn fine album to promote on the road. From the opening drum sequence on the first track 'Where Eagles Dare' it becomes obvious they have stepped up their game and enlisted an incredible new drummer in Nico McBrain to replace the very capable Clive Burr. Nico's power and energy runs through every track and this really does rank as possibly my favourite of their albums .... probably as much due to the romanticism attached to my first live experience of Eddie on stage as anything else. This came as part of a sequence of barnstorming albums that had started with Number Of The Beast and Iron Maiden suddenly became the dominant force in world metal. They had managed to find an incredible singer in Bruce Dickinson and a tremendous drummer in Nico ... both of whom were the icing on the cake to the power guitar work of Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Adrian Smith.
This is Maiden in their pomp ... fresh with energy and vitality and before the drudgery and politics of the music business began to wear them down. They are back now with renewed vigour but the spirit of this era is hard to re-create. Some cracking tracks on here and I heartily recommend it to any budding newcomer to world of Iron Maiden.