FOUR CLASSIC MAIDEN LIVE ALBUMS
Originally released as a fourtrack EP in 1981, Maiden Japan captures Paul Di’Annoera Maiden conquering the Far East, sounding ferocious and unstoppable. The whole gig is out there somewhere, if you know where to, um, look… *cough* Hidden in the archives for 20 years, this classic show from Bruce’s first major Maiden tour was finally released in 2002. It’s an absolute facemelter and worth hearing for Bruce’s take on early crowdpleaser Drifter alone. A snapshot of a young band hitting a dizzying peak of power and popularity, Live After Death was recorded at “Scream for me” Long Beach Arena, California, and is simply the greatest live metal album of all time. What a setlist. What a band. The definitive statement that a freshly Bruce-powered Maiden were getting back to their best, Rock In Rio not only highlighted the power of Maiden’s Brave New World- era material, but the immense passion (and number!) of their South American fans.