This is a brilliant DVD, cobbling all sorts of material together across 2 DVD's. There's a lot of live material on here from the period, not all of it sadly in its entirety but still a good chunk, with a lot of interviews from the time too. Some of the footage is understandably old and grainy, but I'm happy that it was included, it really fleshes out the set and shows the band finding their feet. There's a couple of segments exploring the metal scene at the time and people attending Iron Maiden gigs, which is interesting.
This really feels like a bundle sent in from the past and definitely worth a look for those who enjoy that period in Iron Maiden's career.
This is a very comprehensive history of one of the best bands ever to be seen and heard all over the world. It follows them in documentary and also in concert form from an unknown beginning, through the Paul Di Anno years and later with the brilliant Bruce Dickinson as frontman. I can hardly wait for the next part to be issued.
When I first heard of this release i thought "oh no not another package of archive material", but i'm pleased to say I was completely wrong. For the newish fans, the live stuff is a real treat. Bruce's vocals on Beast over Hammersmith have never been beaten in my opinion, and the Rainbow gig for anyone who's particularly into Paul Di'anno. My one complaint is that Iron Maiden (the song) from the Dortmund gig is missing, in which you can witness a frantic massacre of big Eddie in a rare scene of guitar trashing from the boys. The real treasures are found on the second disc, with 90mins of interviews with almost every member of iron maiden from the time (a lot more than you may think!), some great little stories about the band's rise to fame, very Spinal Tap in places! Also some old footage from the band in its earliest days, and although this is very poor quality its still a piece of history! Amazing purchase, can't wait for the next in the series..!