The Early Days, Part 1 [DVD] review by Iron Maiden

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  • Released: Nov 23, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.8 (8 votes)
Iron Maiden: The Early Days, Part 1 [DVD]

Sound — 10
Here you got the best of the best, the first four albums. As always Maiden plays flawless at live gigs. On top of loads of Maiden gigs you get a documentary which tells of the very start of Iron Maiden. These gigs feature both Di'Anno and Dickinson.

Content — 10
This is a doble disc, the whole first disc containes several hours of live footage, including "Live At The Rainbow," "Beast Over Hammersmith" from World Beast Tour and Live from Dorthmund from World Piece Tour. Here they play everything from "Phantom Of The Opera" to "Flight Of Icearus." On the secnd disc you get a deepgoing documentary on the early days of Maiden. And there are some fun features, such as documentary about the band made by 20th Century Box in '81 and a gig called "Live At The Ruskin." This gig was preformed on the day of realease for "Iron Maiden."

Production Quality — 8
Some of the footage are of poor quality. "Live At The Ruskin" was filmen on home video camera in the middel of a big crowd, but still kicks ass. The Beast Of Hammersmith is reconstructed from unseen footage. The light setting was bad at this gig, but here the quality is ok. The rest is flawless.

Overall Impression — 10
This disc is perfect if you want the early Maiden and some background info on them. The most impressive thing on this disc is Live At The Rainbow, pure Maiden spirit. The thing I love about this disc is all the things you get for a little price. If this was lost, I would buy a new one. If somebody stole it.

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