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IRON MAIDEN – Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack

If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the Flight 666 documentary covering this mammoth tour by one of the world’s biggest Metal bands of all time, do yourself a favour.
This soundtrack covers 16 songs from the tour on two discs, recorded around the globe on their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour, where they hit 38 countries over 45 days in a Boeing 757 flown by none other than the band’s vocalist Bruce Dickinson(!). The tour focused on material from the amazing first half of the band’s history (and also my favourite era), including songs from their debut self-titled album, Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, (their total breakthrough record) Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, and Fear Of The Dark. Each of the tracks were recorded in a different city and include: Aces High (Mumbai), 2 Minutes To Midnight (Melbourne), Revelations (Sydney), The Trooper (Tokyo), Wasted Years (Monterrey), The Number Of The Beast (LA), Can I Play With Madness (Mexico City), the complete 14 minute version of Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (New Jersey), Powerslave (San Jose), Heaven Can Wait (Sao Paulo), Run To The Hills (Bogota), Fear Of The Dark (Buenos Aires), Iron Maiden (Santiago), Moonchild (San Juan), The Clairvoyant (Curitiba), Hallowed Be Thy Name (Toronto).
Having honed their skills and built their fan base as a live act, growing to incorporate huge stage sets, Iron Maiden is most comfortable on stage. Their live performances captured over the years (both audio and visual), is always an explosive, magnetic and precisely executed spectacle as any Maiden fan would confirm.
The album (and DVD soundtrack) was mastered by South African born Kevin Shirley who has been a permanent fixture in the Iron Maiden productions for many years now.
On the DVD you also get an extra disc with the live performance of these songs on the CD, so economically it might be well worth choosing that option. But unless you have a DVD set-up rigged in your car, how will you be able to relive this energetic experience while driving? Hardcore fans will not have a problem picking up both the DVD and CD.

PS. Calling it a “World Tour” is fine & well and cannot be disputed, but they could’ve swung by South African shores for a show or two, the only time we had the chance on local soil was during the mid-‘90s period when seminal vocalist Dickinson left and was replaced by Wolfsbane singer Blaze Bayley.

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