(N) Press Release: Maiden England '88 to be Remastered and Re-released

EMI have announced plans to release Maiden England ‘88 on 25 March. Available for the very first time on DVD, the live show was filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son World Tour. The actual concert is on disc 1, and has been specially upgraded and extended from the original 1989 long form VHS release; with an extended (compared to original tape) run time of 110 minutes. The double disc set includes three previously unreleased encores - Running Free, Run to the Hills and Sanctuary – missing from the original release.

Disc 2 features the third part in the documentary chronicling Iron Maiden's history - continuing on from the '84/85 World Slavery Tour - and another documentary, Twelve Wasted Years, which focuses on the band's beginnings and first shows. 

The footage has been digitally remastered and upscaled to 5.1 audio surround sound to provide the best possible experience. Bass player, and founder member, Steve Harris himself recorded and edited the footage; adopting a fan-eye view of the stage, as to focus fully on the music, the elaborate stage production and the lighting.  With one of Maiden’s strongest set lists, and of course Eddie, Maiden England now offers a snapshot of a bygone era in which the band, devote their all in delivering the ultimate live experience for their fans.

Manager Rod Smallwood comments:
“We’ve been busy upgrading this concert footage for a long time, with our in-house Film Producer and Director Andy Matthews working tirelessly to weave his magic yet again!. The 1989 VHS video has been largely unavailable for many years and we know how eagerly our fans have been awaiting the new version so we wanted to give it the best possible treatment. The current Maiden England World Tour which continues later this year revisits much of the set list and production from the initial 1989 VHS release so it will be interesting to compare just how much has changed in terms of our 2013 live show production, especially with all the advances in modern technology and the improvements we’ve been able to make to the set”.

The complete soundtrack will also be released on 2 disc CD, Vinyl and digitally. It will feature 5 songs missed off previous releases.

Disc I – Maiden England ‘88

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 (Not featured on original release)
Running Free (Not featured on original release)
Sanctuary  (Not featured on original release)

Disc II - The History of Iron Maiden

Documentary: The History Of Iron Maiden - Part 3
Documentary: 12 Wasted Years
Promo Video: Wasted Years
Promo Video: Stranger In A Strange Land
Promo Video: Can I Play With Madness
Promo Video: The Evil That Men Do

Featured below is the official launch trailer.