Twenty-five years after embarking on their 7th Tour of a 7th Tour, Iron Maiden are commemorating their 1988 tour with an expansive, multi-format 25th anniversary package at the end of March.
Maiden England ’88, filmed over two nights at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, sees the band touring in support of the polished, prog-influenced Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Featuring nearly all of the album – including U.K. Top 10 hits “Can I Play with Madness,” “The Evil That Men Do,” “The Clairvoyant” and “Infinite Dreams” – as well as other favorites like “Number of the Beast” and “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Maiden England was a high watermark for the band, and they’re celebrating it in style.
The two-disc DVD of Maiden England will feature a remastered and expanded presentation of the original concert on the first disc. Iron Maiden bassist and concert film director Steve Harris oversaw a complete remaster of the original picture, as well as the addition of the complete encore to the show, with “Running Free,” “Run to the Hills” and “Sanctuary” appended to the 15-track set list. The audio will be presented not only in the original stereo track, but a newly-commissioned 5.1 surround mix by producer Kevin Shirley, who’s co-produced every Iron Maiden album since 2000’s Brave New World.
Additionally, a bonus disc is packed with old and new features, including remastered promo videos, the third installment in the band’s History of Iron Maiden documentary series and Twelve Wasted Years, a 1987 documentary on the band making its DVD debut. The show’s audio will also be released as a double-disc CD and double picture vinyl set as well; the first home audio release for this material since a limited reissue of the Maiden England video in 1994.
Maiden England is unleashed on March 25. As far as domestic pre-order links, only an import of the picture vinyl shows up on Amazon. But Amazon U.K. has pre-order links for all formats, which you can find after the jump!
Maiden England ’88: Deluxe Edition (EMI, 2013)
Disc 1: Original concert film on DVD (originally released as Picture Music International VHS MVN 9911953 (U.K.), 1989)
- The Evil That Men Do
- The Prisoner
- Still Life
- Die With Your Boots On
- Infinite Dreams
- Can I Play with Madness
- Heaven Can Wait
- Wasted Years
- The Clairvoyant
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- The Number of the Beast
- Hallowed Be Thy Name
- Iron Maiden
- Run to the Hills *
- Running Free *
- Sanctuary *
* indicates previously unreleased track
Disc 2: Bonus DVD
- The History of Iron Maiden Part 3 documentary (4o minutes)
- Twelve Wasted Years documentary (originally released as Picture Music International VHS MVN 9911522 (U.K.)/MP 1613 (U.S.), 1987)
- Wasted Years (promo video)
- Stranger in a Strange Land (promo video)
- Can I Play with Madness (promo video)
- The Evil That Men Do (promo video)
- The Clairvoyant (promo video)