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Best of the Beast

Iron Maiden

Release date:
September 23rd, 1996
Catalog ID:
CDEMD 1097
Version desc.:
4 reviews (avg. 58%)
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2. Can I Play with Madness 03:32   Show lyrics
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3. Fear of the Dark 07:23   Show lyrics
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4. Run to the Hills 03:56   Show lyrics
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5. Bring Your Daughter... To the Slaughter 04:46   Show lyrics
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6. The Evil That Men Do 04:36   Show lyrics
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7. Aces High 04:31   Show lyrics
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8. Be Quick or Be Dead 03:24   Show lyrics
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9. 2 Minutes to Midnight 06:05   Show lyrics
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10. Man on the Edge 04:13   Show lyrics
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11. Virus 06:13   Show lyrics
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12. Running Free 03:29   Show lyrics
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13. Wasted Years 05:08   Show lyrics
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14. The Clairvoyant 04:28   Show lyrics
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15. The Trooper 04:15   Show lyrics
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16. Hallowed Be Thy Name 07:16   Show lyrics
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Miscellaneous staff
Derek Riggs Cover art
Martin Birch Producer
Nigel Green Producer
Steve Harris Producer
Will Malone Producer
Derek Riggs Cover art
Martin Birch Producer
Nigel Green Producer
Steve Harris Producer
Will Malone Producer
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Read The only best-of worth... 100% gor May 8th, 2004

"Best of the Beast" is the first major Iron Maiden compilation. It contains a sampling of songs from Maiden's entire career, from the earliest Soundhouse recordings up through "The X Factor".

There are two major highlights of "Best of the Beast": the new single "Virus", "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (live '95) and two songs from the original Soundhouse Tapes, "Strange World" and "Iron Maiden", which were previously unavailable on CD.

Track 11 is previously unreleased.

Former members when this compilation was released:
- Doug Sampson
- Dennis Stratton
- Paul Di'Anno
- Clive Burr
- Adrian Smith
- Bruce Dickinson

Recording information:

Track 3 recorded live on August 27th, 1992 in Helsinki, Finland.
Track 12 recorded live on March 14th-17th, 1985 in Long Beach, California, US.


Barcode: 724385318429
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 853184 2 .1 EMI SWINDON
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 853184 2 .1 :3:6: EMI SWINDON
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1443
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1445

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