22 september 2017

Weer een liveplaat voor Iron Maiden

Geschreven door: Richard Verbrugge

Label: PLG

Het is al jaren traditie dat Iron Maiden na elke studioplaat en tournee een liveregistratie uitbrengt. Na het zeer succesvolle album The Book Of Souls en de nog succesvollere wereldtournee over zes continenten, brengt de band op 17 november een live album uit. Dat album heet The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter. Die naam verdient geen originaliteitsprijs, maar is wel logisch als je bedenkt dat er maar liefst zes nummers van het gelijknamige studioalbum opstaan.

Bassist en bandleider Steve Harris: “We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”

Manager Rod Smallwood voegt daaraan toe: “’The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release.”

Tracklisting met locatie van opname

  1. If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
  2. Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
  4. Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
  5. Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
  6. The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
  7. The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
  8. Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
  9. The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
  10. The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
  11. Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
  12. Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  13. Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany