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Screwing the fans yet again... - 50%

invaders, June 6th, 2008

Why the hell have Iron Maiden released another "Best of..."?
They obviously don't need the money. They have legions of fans that know the back catalogue like the back of there hands, and now that Maiden are very popular with the younger generation of metal fans, they will obviously have most if not all of their albums anyways.

Now, the CD itself.
It's not that the songs on this album are crap, far from it, the songs are excellent. It's just the fact that we have heard them many times already.
Nearly every song within this "Best of..." have been on the other "Best of..." releases.
Why couldn't they add some of the band's better songs, instead of just the singles.
Where is Caught Somewhere in Time, Powerslave, or Die With Your Boots On etc... songs that die-hard fans love and continue to hold up in high regard.

The ideal "Best of..." would have been:

1: Caught Somewhere in Time
2: Die with Your Boots On
3: Children of the Damned
4: Phantom of the Opera
5: Moonchild
6: Total Eclipse
7: PowerSlave
8: Remember Tomorrow
9: Murders in the Rue Morgue
10: Still Life
11: Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The only reason I gave this album 50% was because of the fact I am a Maiden fanatic and bought both the CD and double picture disc.

Hopefully, this will be the last "Best of..." from Maiden.
Why the hell can't they just release and album a year or two, just like the good ol' days.