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Maiden England (re-released in 2013 as Maiden England '88) is a live video by Iron Maiden during their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son world tour, which was dubbed 7th Tour of a 7th Tour.
It was recorded at the NEC in Birmingham, England on 27 and 28 November 1988, released on VHS in November 1989, followed by a limited VHS/CD edition in 1994. The CD in this package does not include two songs that are in the video ("Can I Play with Madness" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name"), due to space limitations. In 2013, the full concert footage, including encores which were not featured in the original VHS, was reissued on DVD, CD and LP under the new title, Maiden England '88.

The video was directed and edited by Steve Harris, Iron Maiden's founder and bassist.

After sitting in on the editing process of their music videos, and having been less involved in their previous concert video, Live After Death, the band's bassist, Steve Harris, decided that he would direct and edit their next film. According to Harris, the band decided to document the Birmingham concerts because he wanted to film with 10 cameras the band needed to do it in a place where that amount of equipment wouldn't get in the way of the paying punters.

This narrowed the band's options down to the NEC and Wembley Arena, but eventually chose the former as they were more "amenable about the idea". According to manager Rod Smallwood, Harris' briefing to the camera crew was to try and film "as the fans saw it", with Harris arguing that this would be a good way to capture the concert's atmosphere.

So that he could edit the video at his own place, Harris bought all of the necessary equipment himself and installed it at his home in Essex, where he worked on the film for six months. Although they occasionally visited Harris to check on his progress, the rest of the band were largely uninvolved in the project.

A DVD re-issue of the concert film was first mentioned by Iron Maiden in September 2007, with a release date set for 2008, but was later delayed. In an interview with German magazine Rock Hard in August 2012, Harris confirmed that Maiden England will be re-released in 2013, with the concert footage expanded to comprise the show's encores which were not included in the original VHS. On 12 February 2013, Iron Maiden announced that Maiden England would be re-released on DVD, CD and picture disc on 25 March 2013 under the title Maiden England '88. Along with the aforementioned encores, the new video also includes the third part of the "History of Iron Maiden" documentary series (continuing from 2004's The Early Days and 2008's Live After Death re-issue) as well as promo videos and the 1987 documentary 12 Wasted Years.

1989 VHS track listing

All composed by Steve Harris (except where noted)

1. "Moonchild" (Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith)
2. "The Evil That Men Do" (Dickinson, Steve Harris, Smith)
3. "The Prisoner" (Harris, Smith)
4. "Still Life" (Dave Murray, Harris)
5. "Die with Your Boots On" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
6. "Infinite Dreams"
7. "Killers" (Paul Di'Anno, Harris)
8. "Can I Play with Madness" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
9. "Heaven Can Wait"
10. "Wasted Years" (Smith)
11. "The Clairvoyant"
12. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
13. "The Number of the Beast"
14. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
15. "Iron Maiden"

2013 DVD track listing

DVD 1

All composed by Steve Harris (except where noted)

1. "Moonchild" (Dickinson, Smith)
2. "The Evil That Men Do" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
3. "The Prisoner" (Harris, Smith)
4. "Still Life" (Murray, Harris)
5. "Die with Your Boots On" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
6. "Infinite Dreams"
7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris)
8. "Can I Play with Madness" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
9. "Heaven Can Wait"
10. "Wasted Years" (Smith)
11. "The Clairvoyant"
12. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
13. "The Number of the Beast"
14. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
15. "Iron Maiden"
16. "Run to the Hills"
17. "Running Free" (Di'Anno, Harris)
18. "Sanctuary" (Di'Anno, Harris, Murray)

DVD 2

"The History of Iron Maiden" - Part 3 (40 minutes approximately)
Continuation of "The History of Iron Maiden" documentary series, following 2004's The Early Days and 2008's Live After Death. Band members, crew, friends and associates talk about the period in the band's career which saw the writing, recording and release of the Somewhere in Time (1986) and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) albums, their respective tours (1986-87's Somewhere on Tour and 1988's 7th Tour of a 7th Tour) respectively, and the recording of the Maiden England live video.

12 Wasted Years (90 minutes approximately)

1987 film documenting the band's first 12 years with interviews and live footage.
Promotional clips for "Wasted Years", "Stranger in a Strange Land", "Can I Play with Madness", "The Evil That Men Do" and "The Clairvoyant".

1989 VHS track listing

All composed by Steve Harris (except where noted)

  1. "Moonchild" (Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith)
  2. "The Evil That Men Do" (Dickinson, Steve Harris, Smith)
  3. "The Prisoner" (Harris, Smith)
  4. "Still Life" (Dave Murray, Harris)
  5. "Die with Your Boots On" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
  6. "Infinite Dreams"
  7. "Killers" (Paul Di'Anno, Harris)
  8. "Can I Play with Madness" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
  9. "Heaven Can Wait"
  10. "Wasted Years" (Smith)
  11. "The Clairvoyant"
  12. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
  13. "The Number of the Beast"
  14. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
  15. "Iron Maiden"

2013 DVD track listing

DVD 1

All composed by Steve Harris (except where noted)

  1. "Moonchild" (Dickinson, Smith)
  2. "The Evil That Men Do" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
  3. "The Prisoner" (Harris, Smith)
  4. "Still Life" (Murray, Harris)
  5. "Die with Your Boots On" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
  6. "Infinite Dreams"
  7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris)
  8. "Can I Play with Madness" (Dickinson, Harris, Smith)
  9. "Heaven Can Wait"
  10. "Wasted Years" (Smith)
  11. "The Clairvoyant"
  12. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
  13. "The Number of the Beast"
  14. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
  15. "Iron Maiden"
  16. "Run to the Hills"
  17. "Running Free" (Di'Anno, Harris)
  18. "Sanctuary" (Di'Anno, Harris, Murray)

 

DVD 2

"The History of Iron Maiden" - Part 3 (40 minutes approximately)
Continuation of "The History of Iron Maiden" documentary series, following 2004's The Early Days and 2008's Live After Death. Band members, crew, friends and associates talk about the period in the band's career which saw the writing, recording and release of the Somewhere in Time (1986) and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) albums, their respective tours (1986-87's Somewhere on Tour and 1988's 7th Tour of a 7th Tour) respectively, and the recording of the Maiden England live video.

12 Wasted Years (90 minutes approximately)
1987 film documenting the band's first 12 years with interviews and live footage.

Promotional clips for "Wasted Years", "Stranger in a Strange Land", "Can I Play with Madness", "The Evil That Men Do" and "The Clairvoyant".

12-wasted-yearsThis video documents Iron Maiden's progress from their very beginnings in 1975, when they mainly played pub gigs, all the way to the Somewhere On Tour concerts. These are 90-odd minutes of rare footage and interviews, with full songs as well as excerpts of various other songs, including "She's A Roller" performed by Adrian Smith's first band, Urchin. A great video and a fascinating document about the rise of Maiden.
Be also aware that a bootleg DVD is available, distributed by a Brasilian company (see cover on the right). The sound is advertised on the box as Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1, but it is in fact a simple stereo sound, indicating that this is a mere copy of the original VHS on a DVD support. The quality is pretty low and I would suggest that you get hold of the official product on video tape, or simply wait until Sanctuary decide to release it as a DVD.

Track listing

  1. "Stranger in a Strange Land" - Video recorded in Sheffield, 15 October 1986
  2. "Charlotte the Harlot" - Live in London, 8 March 1980
  3. "Running Free" - Top of the Pops live performance 22 February 1980
  4. "Women in Uniform" - Promo video (Skyhooks Cover)
  5. "Murders In The Rue Morgue" - Live in London, 20 March 1982
  6. "Children of the Damned" - Live in London, 20 March 1982
  7. "The Number of the Beast" - Live in Los Angeles, 16 March 1985
  8. "Total Eclipse" - Live in London, 20 March 1982
  9. "Iron Maiden" - Live in Dortmund, 18 December 1983
  10. "Sanctuary" - Live in London, 20 March 1982
  11. "The Prisoner" - Live in London, 20 March 1982
  12. "22, Acacia Avenue" - Live in Dortmund, 18 December 1983
  13. "Wasted Years" - German TV playback performance, August 1986
  14. "The Trooper" - Live in Los Angeles, 16 March 1985