IRON MAIDEN - Live After Death 2LP 12" ALBUM VINYL

- German Release, World Slavery Tour 1984/85

In Europe two different versions of "Live After Death" with the SAME catalog nr have been released. These two versions can be distinguished from each other by the position of the "Rights Society" text on the record's label. In this version of the album. The Rights Society Gema/Stemra is printed on the record's label just below the catalognr (at 3 o'clock position)

 

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Powerslave Unleashed: Live After Death, Iron Maiden's Triumph on Vinyl
Album Description:

In the heart of the heavy metal explosion of the 1980s, Iron Maiden, the British titans of the genre, embarked on their ambitious World Slavery Tour, a global conquest that pushed their musical boundaries and solidified their status as a live force to be reckoned with. Culminating in the legendary "Live After Death" album, this double LP vinyl release, particularly the German pressing, stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication to the craft and the unbreakable bond with their devoted followers.

The World Slavery Tour, launched in support of their critically acclaimed *Powerslave* album, marked a turning point in Iron Maiden's career. With their elaborate stage productions, featuring a towering Egyptian-themed set and the menacing presence of Eddie, their iconic mascot, the band transported audiences to a realm of pure metal mayhem. The tour's monumental scale, spanning continents and pushing the limits of endurance, mirrored the epic narratives embedded within their music.

Recorded across multiple shows during the tour, "Live After Death" captures the raw energy and unbridled passion that defined Iron Maiden's live performances. From the opening roar of "Aces High" to the closing crescendo of "Iron Maiden," the album encapsulates a musical journey through their iconic catalog, showcasing their evolving sound and the undeniable chemistry between the band members.

The German pressing of "Live After Death", like its international counterparts, boasts a sonic clarity and dynamic range that faithfully reproduces the immersive experience of witnessing Iron Maiden in their element. The vinyl format, with its warm analog sound and tactile engagement, enhances the listening experience, drawing fans into the heart of the mosh pit.

"Live After Death" transcends its role as a mere live album; it serves as a historical document, capturing a band at the pinnacle of their powers. Its impact reverberated through the metal community, solidifying Iron Maiden's reputation as one of the genre's most captivating live acts and inspiring countless musicians to follow in their footsteps.

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal, NWOBHM 

Album Production information:

The album: "IRON MAIDEN Live After Death World Slavery Tour 1984/85 2LP Germany" was produced by: Martin "Live Animal" Birch

Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Deep Purple , Iron Maiden , Rainbow and others.

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Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.

Birch's approach to production was characterized by his use of powerful and dynamic sound, which helped to define the sound of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with, and for his willingness to experiment and take risks in the studio. He was also known for his commitment to quality and his attention to detail, which helped to ensure that the albums he produced had a timeless quality and still sound great decades after their original release.

Birch worked with Iron Maiden for over two decades, producing several of the band's most iconic and enduring albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Somewhere in Time." He was an important part of the band's creative process, and helped to shape the band's sound and style.

Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, but his legacy lives on through the music he produced and the countless musicians he inspired and influenced. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his contributions to the genre continue to be celebrated and revered.

Martin Birch's production style was known for its clarity, power and dynamic sound. He was an early adopter of using multi-track recording and employed innovative recording techniques, such as creating layered soundscapes by recording and re-recording guitar parts multiple times, to achieve his desired sound. He was also known for his use of echo and reverb to create a sense of depth and space in his recordings.

Birch was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with and his hands-on approach to production. He was often involved in the arrangements and would often suggest changes to the songs to enhance their impact. He was also known for his attention to detail, taking the time to get the sound just right, and his dedication to quality, always striving to make each album sound as good as it could.

Aside from his work with Iron Maiden, Birch also produced albums for several other influential heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest , Black Sabbath and Rainbow . He was also sought after by other musicians from outside of the heavy metal genre, and worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac , The Move, and Deep Purple .

Birch was awarded with several gold and platinum records for his work, and was recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre with induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2006.

Although Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians and producers today. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of the genre around the world.

Album cover design: Derek "R.I.P." Riggs

Discover the man behind the monster: Derek Riggs, the artist who brought Iron Maiden's Eddie to life. Explore his artistic journey beyond heavy metal. Read it Here

Album photography: Ross "Mr. Manners" Halfin.

Dive into the world of rock photography with Ross Halfin. Discover iconic images, behind-the-scenes stories, and the essence of rock and roll captured through his lens. Read it Here

Record Label Information:

 EMI Records Ltd 1C 162-24 0426

Media Format:

 Gatefold album cover, Double

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

 1985 DE (Gema/Stemra)
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: IRON MAIDEN Live After Death World Slavery Tour 1984/85 2LP Germany
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bruce Dickinson

    From humble beginnings to a heavy metal icon, Bruce Dickinson's journey is filled with powerful vocals, epic stage performances, and a passion for flight. Discover the life of a true renaissance man. Read it Here

  • Dave Murray

    Discover the life and musical journey of Dave Murray, a guitar virtuoso who shaped the sound of Iron Maiden and left an indelible mark on heavy metal. Read it Here

  • Adrian Smith

    Discover the journey of Adrian Smith, the melodic maestro behind Iron Maiden's iconic sound. From humble beginnings to heavy metal stardom, explore his passion for music, songwriting prowess, and enduring legacy. Read it Here

  • Steve Harris

    Discover the man behind Iron Maiden's galloping basslines and epic anthems. From football dreams to heavy metal legend, Steve Harris's journey is as captivating as his music. Read it Here

  • Nicko McBrain

    From Hackney pubs to global stadiums, Nicko McBrain's journey to Iron Maiden's drum throne is a story of passion, perseverance, and unparalleled drumming prowess. Read it Here

Complete Track-listing of the album "IRON MAIDEN Live After Death World Slavery Tour 1984/85 2LP Germany"

The detailed tracklist of this record "IRON MAIDEN Live After Death World Slavery Tour 1984/85 2LP Germany" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Intro:
  2. Churchill's Speech
  3. Aces High
  4. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  5. The Trooper
  6. Revelations
  7. Flight of Icarus
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  2. Powerslave
  3. The Number of the Beast
    Track-listing Side Three:
  1. Hallowed by thy Name
  2. IRON MAIDEN
  3. Run to the Hills
  4. Running Free
    Track-listing Side Four:
  1. Wrathchild
  2. 22 Acacia Avenue
  3. Children of the Damned
  4. Die with your boots on
  5. Phantom of the Opera

 


 

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