i got my hands on a few free tickets to see iron maiden next wednesday in stockholm, sweden. i only know a few of their songs though; fear of the dark, murder in the rue morgue, the trooper, run to the hills etc.

which album should i listen to to get a good general overview of their songs so that i know more/recognise more.

i realise theres a good chance that im gonna get flamed for this

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A compilation?

Anyway, this is in the wrong forum, man.
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number of the beast
hallowed be thy name
the pilgrim
2 minutes to midnight
Children of the damned
aces high
the trooper

those are a few of my favs
how the hell did u get your hands on free tickets to iron maiden!
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Try and get a copy of the 2 disc edition of "Best Of the Beast" it's a great compilation of everything pre-Brave New World.

Honestly though, get everything.
01. Intro - Churchill's Speech
02. Aces High
03. 2 Minutes to Midnight
04. Revelations
05. The Trooper
06. Wasted Years
07. The Number of the Beast
08. Run to the Hills
09. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
10. Powerslave
11. Heaven Can Wait
12. Can I Play With Madness?
13. Fear of the Dark
14. Iron Maiden
15. Moonchild
16. The Clairvoyant
17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

That's the set list.

I saw them on June 3rd. It was an awesome gig...

(But really, you should give one of those tickets to someone who would love to go.)
You have no idea what you're about to see do you? This will be the greatest thing you will ever see, trust me. I saw them at Twickenham last Saturday and they absolutely blew me away.

The songs that will really get the crowd going are:

Aces High
Revelations (fucking great song, worth listeing to a few times to really get into it)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (this is like the centre piece of the entire show. it's 13 minutes long, but the crowd will go fucking wild for it)
Run to the Hills
Hallowed be thy Name

Know these songs inside out! Also, I'd say the sweedish crowd will be insane. Make sure you push up the front and go crowd surfing!

listen to them all... You have enough time. One album a day. Possible.

DO it.

EDIT: To get all albums, go to www.play.com or a similar website and search for iron maiden. This will give u a list of every album available. Then you know which albums you need to "obtain" lol.

I'm not suggesting illegal downloads. Honestly. :P
how do you not have every song by Maiden memorized?


really though, just get a compilation and really learn those songs.
dont get every album and only listen once, because then when you see them live, you won't even remember all the songs, just get the good ones that they'll most likely play (a compilation)
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You spelt it wrong there and in your name

And I would have thought that listening to Live After Death would be a good bet.
oooo you are going to love it!#$!@#

i saw one of their first shows of the tour down in Melbourne (Aus)

my big sisters boyfriend is a marketing manager or something for sony-ericsson who are sponsoring it so he gave me a ticket. absolute legend, he gave me a ticket to bruce springsteen a week ago. best boyfriend shes had yet.

yea, ive heard that theyre absolutely amazing live, i mean cmon, theyve got like 7 live albums or something.

bruce dickinson has one of the best voices around. im def gonna get in the moshpit!

thanks for all the help pit
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listen to best of the beast.
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They just released a compilation for this tour, so I would say to get that, or Live after Death.

You'll love it, I saw them saturday and there are no adjectives that can justify how incredible it was.
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Jesus, learn to spell

they're on the somewhere back in time tour i believe, so brush up on your powerslave
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