Sound: This is essentially my gateway into the world that is Maiden... And it didn't disappoint. My love for Iron Maiden spawned from this greatest hits album. The album ONLY features vocals by Bruce Dickinson, even on the songs from "Iron Maiden" and "Killers" (they use the versions from "Live After Death").
The tracklist is:
01. Churchill's Speech/Aces High
02. 2 Minutes To Midnight
03. The Trooper
04. Wasted Years
05. Children Of The Damned
06. The Number Of The Beast
07. Run To The Hills
08. Phantom Of The Opera
09. The Evil That Men Do
11. Can I Play With Madness?
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
14. Iron Maiden
Nuff Said. // 10
Lyrics: Steve Hunter may be one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His lyrics are brilliant and his instrumentation is phenomenal. Bruce Dickinson is by far one of the greatest metal singers ever. Right up there with the Late great Dio and Rob Halford. By far my favorite lyrics come from "Powerslave", I love mythology and it is perfect. // 10
Overall Impression: This is the perfect "starter kit" for a blossoming Iron Maiden fan. I was completely blown away by it.
- "2 Minutes To Midnight" - originally from "Powerslave"
- "The Trooper" - originally from "Piece Of Mind"
- "Run To The Hills" - originally from "Number Of The Beast"
- "Phantom Of The Opera" - originally from "Iron Maiden", taken from "Live After Death"
- "Wrathchild" - originally from "Killers", taken from "Live After Death"
- "Powerslave" - originally from "Powerslave"
Of all other compilations, this one takes the case for the best... But buy "From Fear To Eternity" (The sequel that covers 1990-2010). If you wanna discover Maiden, BUY THIS, if you are a Maiden Purist, pass this unless your a collector or something. // 10