Not just a nostalgia fest..
When I saw that Maiden we're bringing out a DVD and album of concerts recorded 20 years plus ago I was more than a little sceptical. "Easy money" I thought! After a little while I became curious to have a look, especially as I was at one of the concerts on the tour (Hammersmith, not the NEC concert on this DVD). Anyone who has been a Maiden fan since the start would probably share the opinion that the first 8 albums were the "peak" Maiden period (sorry Janick!) and they're all represented here, although the concert does lean heavily towards the Seventh Son album, which presumably is why the Seventh Son track is here as the more longwinded track as opposed to Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The concert is well recorded, the sound is great considering its 25 years plus old, and the band are on fine form. With this disc you also get the original videos for the five singles from Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son, plus the 10 Wasted Years history to now documentary, which is far better than you may think. It's also revealing how different the landscape was in 1988 compared to now (no mobile phones, some Berlin Wall). Definitely worth your time and investment, especially for newer fans.