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    Well after all these years, I think I'm gonna go get a Maiden album. Yes I've never had one. Anyways, what should I get. I only want the Dickinson stuff, screw the other guys. I am leaning towards "Number Of The Beast," but I like "Flight Of Icarus" and my band actually covers it. The funny thing is I've never really heard the song, our singer brought in the live version, played it once for me, so I acually just really know it from us playing it. Comments?

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    Get "Live After Death". It's got a good overall mixture of their songs. Unless you hate live albums of course.

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    Yeah I was thinking about that, but I don't want a live album, and "Live After Death" is the "Icarus" our singer played for me. I know they have a "Greatest Hits" album, but it doesn't have "Flight Of Icarus." So that's a possibility, I can live without that one song.

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    I see that the positive Maiden comments from a vast number of vhlinkers had its effect.

    Number Of The Beast (1982) has NOTB, Hallowed be thy Name, Run To The Hills, Children of the Damned.

    Piece Of Mind (1983) has Flight of Icarus, and The Trooper. That's the album you should buy.

    Powerslave (1984) has Powerslave, Aces High.
    Largely considered Maiden's best by older Maiden fans.

    Somewhere in time (1986) has Wasted Years, Alexander The Great.

    7th son of a 7th son (1988) has Evil That Men Do, Can I Play with Madness. Largely considered Maiden's best by hardcore fans.

    Basically, there are two compilations: Best Of The Beast (1998) and Ed Hunter (1999). Ed Hunter has 20 songs.

    There are a total of 12 studio albums, 2 with PauL DiAnno, 8 with Bruce, 2 with Blaze.

    By the way: I think the second album with Dianno (Killers, 1981) is awesome.

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    Thanks a lot Doc, I've always liked some Maiden stuff, just really never got that into them. So I figured, "well there's nothing new out I like, why not try something old?"

    So I went to Best Buy at lunch and I was either going to get "Number Of The Beast," "Piece Of Mind," or "Best Of The Beast." Well they didn't have "POM" and on "Best Of The Beast," I knew about 90% of the songs on it, so I figured I'd start there. The only two songs I like that aren't on it that I like are "Iron Maiden" and like I've said a bunch of times, "Flight Of Icarus." I got a funny look from the cashier, I guess a guy in a suit looks odd buying an Iron Maiden CD. Oh well.

    Listened to it my car on the way back, brings back memories of junior high. Some good stuff! BTW, those early records are mixed like crap, everything sounds muddy to me. I guess it's just that early 80's thing.

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    Yeah the production kinda sucks for the first few albums.

    I live in Montreal, the largest city in Quebec province, Canada. And here we are THE biggest hardcore Iron Maiden fanbase in North America, and this is a statistically proven fact.

    So in the biggest HMV record store downtown, there is a HUGE Maiden rack and they carry 3-4 copies of each old album, and some interviews & singles also. I'd say it's about two times the size of the Van Halen rack.

    So I'm a little bemused that you couldn't find Piece Of Mind, but understand where you're from

    By the way, do you also plan buying their latest album? The production on it is absolutely killer, and musically it stands up to their old stuff easily.

    About Best Of The Beast:

    I have it but haven't listened to it in 2 years. I remember that I hate the song Virus.
    Very strange that their namesake song isn't on it: they play it at EVERY concert.

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    Actually Maiden is still huge is So Cal, I just think the Best Buy I went to was of out it. Best Buy doesn't do a very good job stocking VH either cause they're not the "flavor of the month" anymore either.

    People always say VH's early stuff needs to be remastered, but compared to the other heavy metal acts of the early 80's, Maiden, Judas Priest, VH's production quality is top notch.

    I might get their new album, but I'd need to hear some of it first, and if it sounds anything like their last album, I think it's called "Virtual XI" or something like that, I won't buy it. The stuff I heard from that was just terrible, makes "VH3" look like "Fair Warning." I am just skipping over the new stuff on that CD I bought, I have no desire to hear that Bayley guy.

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    About Virtual XI...

    The Angel and the Gambler is their most embarrassing song, EVER, end of story.

    If you want I can email you a song. Do you want me to send it to you directly by email?

    If not then you could install ICQ...

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    Yeah sure e-mail it to me.

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    Ok. Now sending Ghost of the Navigator.

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    Didn't work, got my email back saying that the max. size allowed is 3 megs. Bummer.

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    "Sea of Madness" off of "Somewhere In Time"!!!

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    I would recommend the albums that the doc has already mentioned:
    Beast
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    Seventh Son...
    and Brave New World. Thrashing it at the moment so I am ready for the Maiden gig at Earls Court in London next week.
    Up the Irons!

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    Brett,

    The new album kicks ass! It is much better than Virtual IX. Bruce is back and in fine form. High points: The Wicker Man, Ghost of the Navigator, Brave New World, The Fallen Angel.

    Also, Span Doc, the last album with Bruce before he left the band, 'Fear of the Dark' ain't that bad. I actually think its good. It was a low seller in North America because by 1992, people were uninterested in Maiden because all that other crap came along (Pearl Jam, Nirvana).
    High points on that album: Be Quick or Be Dead, Fear of the Dark, From Here to Eternity.

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    I still wouldn't recommend Fear of the Dark because it's too much an uneven album. Even Bruce and Steve will tell you in agreement today that it's one of their weakest album.

    It an uneven album because half of it is great (be quick, title track, afraid to shoot strangers), and half of it is terrible (weekend warrior, apparition, chains of misery).

    I wouldn't recomment No Prayer for the Dying either: very bad production, mediocre vocals (Bruce was tired of the air-raid-siren stuff by then) and very few catchy riffs.

    This tour they are playing "Sign Of The Cross", from X-Factor. I can't wait to hear that song sung by Bruce Dickinson.

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