Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time: The Best of 1980-1989
Kerrang (Magazine): "These tracks are the absolute bread and butter of an Iron Maiden gig..."
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- Released: May 13, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sanctuary Records
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.49"These tracks are the absolute bread and butter of an Iron Maiden gig..."
Q (Magazine) - p.1544 stars out of 5 -- "Maidens' anthems dealt with war, Egyptian folklore, Satan and prostitutes, all irresistible fodder for the adolescent male."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.904 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's something gnarly about Di'Anno's 'Wrathchild' and the mighty 'Phantom Of The Opera' that, on record, captures something wicked and gleeful."
- 1.Churchill's Speech
- 2.Aces High'
- 3.2 Minutes To Midnight
- 4.The Trooper
- 5.Wasted Years
- 6.Children of the Damned
- 7.The Number of the Beast
- 8.Run To the Hills
- 9.Phantom of the Opera - (live)
- 10.The Evil That Men Do
- 11.Wrathchild - (live)
- 12.Can I Play With Madness
- 14.Hallowed Be Thy Name
- 15.Iron Maiden - (live)
Audio Mixer: Martin Birch.
Liner Note Author: Rod Smallwood.
Recording information: Batter Studios, London, England; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles, CA; Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
Illustrator: Derek Riggs.
Photographer: Ross Halfin.
Inarguably one of heavy metal's most important and influential acts, Iron Maiden were at the forefront of the new wave of British heavy metal at the dawn of the 1980s. While Maiden remained popular for decades to come, SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME covers the band's vital heyday, beginning with their first album and moving right into the arrival of wailing banshee Bruce Dickinson and the tremendous success that followed him. SOMEWHERE was tied into their monster 2008 tour, which, like the album featured smashes from their '80s albums such as POWERSLAVE, NUMBER OF THE BEAST, and SOMEWHERE IN TIME. Classics like the galloping "Run to the Hills" and the gritty "The Trooper" are here in their full glory, and songs like "Wrathchild" that predate Dickinson are represented by live tracks with the iconic singer on vocals. Previous greatest hits had most of these songs, but this is a no-filler addition for new fans.