Iron Maiden “From Fear to Eternity: Best of 1990-2010″

DonnieCakes June 15, 2011 0

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Iron Maiden - From Fear to Eternity Best Of 1990-2010Iron Maiden needs no introduction or description. Either you like them or don’t, but everyone respects them. They have been churning out metal since the 70′s and through the years have released 15 studio albums. To put that on one compilation album would be way too cost effective for the fans, so they split it in two; “Somewhere Back in Time – The Best of: 1980 – 1989″ and “From Fear to Eternity – The Best of: 1990 – 2010.” “Somewhere Back in Time – The Best of: 1980 – 1989″ came out in 2008 and this review is going to talk about the follow-up, “From Fear to Eternity – The Best of: 1990 – 2010.”

The first thing you will notice, just like the 2008 release, the album is all songs sung by Bruce Dickinson instead of the Blaze Bayley days of “The X Factor” and “Virtual XI.” I am not as big a fan of later Iron Maiden compared to their 80′s material, although I am a big fan of “The Final Frontier” material, their last studio album. Regardless, this 2 disc set packs a great punch in any Maiden fan’s library, plus if you buy both releases you can pretty much pack up your 15 studio album collection and convert it to 3 discs. You get 23 songs on “From Fear to Eternity – The Best of: 1990 – 2010″, 4 of which are live.

Songs like “Signs of the Cross” and “The Clansman” sound better with Bruce at the helm anyways, and now you have them. I am not going to go over all the hits, they have too many. Iron Maiden are one of the first bands I can openly warrant a compilation album for so this is a must own. Being album to listen to “Blood Brothers” and “El Dorado” without changing discs is great.

Although I would like to see maybe a few different tracks, I understand not everyone’s tastes will be 100% met with such a vast library of music. But for fans of Maiden, this album accompanied with 2008′s “Somewhere Back in Time – The Best of: 1980 – 1989″ really do give you a great spectrum of one of the best metal bands in history. This is also good for casual listeners of Maiden as well.

Tracklisting:
Disc 1
1. “The Wicker Man” (from Brave New World)
2. “Holy Smoke” (from No Prayer for the Dying)
3. “El Dorado” (from The Final Frontier)
4. “Paschendale” (from Dance of Death)
5. “Different World” (from A Matter of Life and Death)
6. “Man on the Edge (live)” (B-side of “The Wicker Man” single; originally from The X Factor)
7. “The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg” (from A Matter of Life and Death)
8. “Blood Brothers” (from Brave New World)
9. “Rainmaker” (from Dance of Death)
10. “Sign of the Cross (live)” (from Rock in Rio; originally from The X Factor)
11. “Brave New World” (from Brave New World)
12. “Fear of the Dark (live)” (from Rock in Rio; originally from Fear of the Dark)
Disc 2
1. “Be Quick or Be Dead” (from Fear of the Dark)
2. “Tailgunner” (from No Prayer for the Dying)
3. “No More Lies” (from Dance of Death)
4. “Coming Home” (from The Final Frontier)
5. “The Clansman (live)” (from Rock in Rio; originally from Virtual XI)
6. “For the Greater Good of God” (from A Matter of Life and Death)
7. “These Colours Don’t Run” (from A Matter of Life and Death)
8. “Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter” (from No Prayer for the Dying)
9. “Afraid to Shoot Strangers” (from Fear of the Dark)
10. “Dance of Death” (from Dance of Death)
11. “When the Wild Wind Blows” (from The Final Frontier)

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