Somewhere Back in Time - The Best of: 1980 - 1989 is a best of release by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, containing a selection of songs originally recorded for their first eight albums (including Live After Death). The album was released in conjunction with the band's Somewhere Back In Time World Tour to allow new fans to listen to a selection of the band's material that was played on the tour.
It was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the United States in 1998. It was the band's first album to feature guitar synthesisers. Since its release, it has been certified platinum by the RIAA, having sold over one million copies in the US. Somewhere on Tour was the release's supporting tour.
Bruce Dickinson: ‘Hell would have to freeze over before you’d stop me getting on stage’. Bruce Dickinson bounces into the room half an hour late for our interview, still wearing his military-green cycling helmet and bellowing cheery apologies. We are in a small west London members’ club, whose handful of early-morning clients look like the sort of people who sell penthouses to oligarchs. Dickinson lives nearby, but has never been here before. Last December, Dickinson was mixing the new Iron Maiden album in Paris with the band when he became aware of a lump in the side of his neck. He hadn’t noticed any change in his singing voice, so at first he just ignored it and carried on. I didn’t want to know, he says. I thought, ‘I’ve got an album to finish.
Radio personality Eddie Trunk recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson for MSG TV. Watch the six-minute clip below. Due on May 12 via EMI, "Somewhere Back In Time" charts the first decade of IRON MAIDEN's extraordinary career. The CD celebrates the essence of the current tour by featuring most of the essential tracks.
Bruce on the other hand felt that the next album should be a game changer: their Physical Graffiti. And instead of Physical Graffiti, Bruce said that they just made another Iron Maiden album. Bruce and Janick Gers acoustic, 1990. In spite of the lack of Bruce songs, Steve, Adrian Smith and even Dave Murray came in with enough songs for an album.
Somewhere Back in Time - The Best of: 1980 - 1989 is a best of release by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, containing a selection of songs originally recorded for their first eight albums (including Live After Death).
Made in EU. Glass mastered by EMI UK according to matrix pattern and mastering SID code. This is a repress probably made between 2004 and 2008 by Mediamotion, according to mould SID code etched on disc.
Iron Maiden’s erstwhile vocalist (and sometimes pilot) Bruce Dickinson is a classy guy. He comes across as kind, thoughtful, and personable, even when he’s spent an entire day cooped up in a cramped hotel room fielding questions from sweaty-palmed American fans-turned-writers like me. You're about interview number 58 today, he cackles into the phone when I call. How does that make you feel? He continues to chuckle to himself as I try desperately not to blurt out, Fucking terrified. See, Dickinson isn’t your garden variety heavy metal legend. I really have to take a back seat a lot of the time, because first of all, they don't need me interfering, and it is absolutely the kiss of death to to try and give your kids, you know, a leg up, or even to allow any perception that that was the case, you know, because the number of trolls and haters. You just as great on this record as when you did back in the 80s.
This brave new Maiden era reached an astonishing zenith during the band’s Somewhere Back In Time Tour that began in February 2008 and initially took the band 50,000 miles around the world in 45 days, flying in their own specially chartered Boeing 757, Ed Force One, piloted by Bruce Dickinson, a qualified airline captain, traversing the planet, from India to Costa. Rica, Australia to Argentina, Sao Paulo to Tokyo.
A four-minute promotional video for IRON MAIDEN's March 26, 2009 concert at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru can be viewed below. The clip includes a brief message from MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson for the band's Peruvian fans. He says, "To play in Peru is a bit of a result for us. We are really thrilled to play in Lima. Following the huge international success of their spectacular Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 08, IRON MAIDEN will be taking to the skies once again in 2009 for a fourth and final leg starting in Dubai on February 13. Loaded up with a full complement.
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