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Live After Death

Live After Death

October 1985

90 minutes


Album Commentary

Vocals: Bruce Dickinson
Bass: Steve Harris
Guitar: Dave Murray
Guitar: Adrian Smith
Drums: Nicko McBrain

This legendary video was the very first (almost) full-length concert released by Iron Maiden.It was recorded during the four nights the band played at the Long Beach Arena ofLos Angeles from 14th to 17th March 1985 as part of the World Slavery Tour. It has been considered the best live video for a long time,and there isn't much more that can be said about it, except that every Maiden fandefinitely needs it in his collection. There isn't any best way to spend some90 minutes in front of a TV screen.

Live After Death hasn't to this day been released officially as a DVD. However,a Brasilian company has put a bootleg version of it on the market and it is not verydifficult to find it in music shops. Iron Maiden's management was quite naturallyangered by this and issued a warning on the official website. Their statement,published on 19th March 2003 under the title of "Bogus Product Warning!"on ironmaiden.com, was as follows:

Iron Maiden.com have been aware of the existence of a DVD featuring Iron Maiden's Live After Death video from a Brazilian company called Editora D+T Ltda that is available for sale on a number of online music sites around the world.
Iron Maiden.com would like to make all our users aware that this is NOT an endorsed product and it is neither officially licensed or of a high quality.

Many of you have been asking for DVD's of all the original Iron Maiden video releases and these will be made in the future when time allows the creative input from the band themselves to ensure the highest audio and picture quality possible.

We have received and examined examples of the 'pirate' version of Live After Death from D+T Editora Ltda and found this to be an inferior product and recommend that you do not purchase it. The 5.1 sound is not mixed 5.1 sound at all and the whole package is a cheap rip off and waste of your money. We are also currently seeking legal action to have this product removed from the general market place.

There is not much I can add to this official statement, except that they are right. I own a copy of this DVD and the sound is definitely not 5.1, as deceitfully advertised on the cover. Basically, it is like watching the original VHS, but on a different support. The only advantage this Brasilian release may have is that it won't wear out with time like a video tape does (I also bought the VHS when it was released and it is pretty worn-out now!). However, I trust Sanctuary to release a proper Live After Death DVD in due course.


1.  Intro: Churchill's Speech (Churchill) Lyrics
2.  Aces High (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
3.  2 Minutes to Midnight (Smith, Dickinson) Commentary Lyrics
4.  The Trooper (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
5.  Revelations (Dickinson) Commentary Lyrics
6.  Flight Of Icarus (Smith, Dickinson) Commentary Lyrics
7.  Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
8.  Powerslave (Dickinson) Commentary Lyrics
9.  The Number Of The Beast (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
10.  Hallowed Be Thy Name (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
11.  Iron Maiden (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
12.  Run To The Hills (Harris) Commentary Lyrics
13.  Running Free (Harris, Di'Anno) Commentary Lyrics
14.  Sanctuary (Harris, Di'Anno, Murray) Commentary Lyrics



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Churchill's Speech – Aces High

2 Minutes To Midnight

The Trooper


Flight of Icarus

Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (part 1)

Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (part 2)


The Number Of The Beast

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills

Running Free


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