Personnel: Bruce Dickinson (vocals); Dave Murray , Adrian Smith (guitar); Michael Kenney (keyboards); Nicko McBrain (drums).
Editor: Kevin Shirley.
Photographer: Ross Halfin.
A reissue of the similarly named concert film, Maiden England '88 expands on the epic set of the original with a two-disc CD set. While this version only has three more tracks than its predecessor, it shows that a little change can go a long way, adding classics like "Run to the Hills," "Running Free," and "Sanctuary." Though it doesn't seem like much, these single cuts help to turn the live set into a more well-rounded listening experience, as the band forgoes the more far out tracks from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and Somewhere in Time in favor of some of their earlier, more direct work. Whichever way you slice it, though, Maiden England '88 is a solid concert that shows one of the most influential bands in heavy metal getting down to business and bringing some epic metal to an enthralled crowd, making it an easy recommendation for any Iron Maiden fans out there who haven't already checked this one out. ~ Gregory Heaney