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This is probably my favourite Maiden cover - and the reissue looks great with ...
on 30 May 2015
This is probably my favourite Maiden cover - and the reissue looks great with cyber Eddie looming over his victim with his gun still smoking! There a plenty of little secrets hidden on here - so it's great to sit and listen to the record while hunting them down (give yourself a treat and have a Trooper while you listen too)
Aurally this record is awesome - the mix is vast improvement over the 1998 CD master (which I felt sounded badly compressed), The spectrum is wide and you can hear everything - it's easily as good as my 1986 original. There are some really standout tracks on this record - Wasted Years, Stranger in a Strange Land and the (almost) title track to name three; while Loneliness of the Long Distance runner and Deja Vu come back like familiar friends you haven't heard from in a while. The epic closer Alexander the Great is no ROATM - but it's still classic maiden.
The disk feels great on the new thick Vinyl and plays well. The inner sleeve artwork suffers an little of the blurring common to the reissues - but it's not too bad on this one,
If you're reading this review, you are clearly a Maiden fan, so don't delay, order today these re-issues won't be around forever.