View Full Version : Iron Maiden-Live After Death DVD

02-06-2008, 09:29 PM
I just bought it tonight and it pretty fucking awesome. The concert itself is as good as ever and even better sound. I watched probably less than half of the second disc but from what I've seen so far it is really cool. The 'Behind the Iron Curtain' part has little clips between songs showing the guys driving around Eastern Europe. Anyways I would definetely recommend buying this. Best part is I got it for $13. :)

Anyone else get it yet and if so what do you think?

02-07-2008, 08:46 PM
Don't have it yet, but I will definitely pick it up in the near future. I generally think that the album is a little overrated due to Bruce's lackluster vocals, but the setlist fucking rules and I'd love to see the Powerslave stage set in all its glory.

02-08-2008, 05:10 AM
It's hard to imagine now, but I remember when MTV broadcast a show from the World Slavery Tour. Not sure if it's the same recording as the Live After Death DVD, but it was pretty great.

02-08-2008, 11:45 AM
I'll get it when I get paid Monday. Should rule.

02-08-2008, 04:48 PM
getting this is on my to do list

02-08-2008, 09:33 PM
I have it, I just haven't watched it yet (and truth be told, I want to wait till I actually accomplish some school work this weekend before I do so).

02-08-2008, 10:35 PM
Got it last night but I only saw the first half of the show and it looked great! I'm so pumped to see them on the 19th!! :rocker:

02-09-2008, 08:02 PM
Steve Harris: "Originally [the song Powerslave] was three seperate song ideas, so I told Bruce, just put them all together and make it one long fantastical song."

Sounds like someone deserves a songwriting credit. :dorky:

02-09-2008, 09:14 PM
Got it on Tuesday (the first day). I'm very happy with it. The LAD concert is fantastic to watch, but a disclaimer for those who have never seen it: The video of LAD is taken from a different night at Long Beach than the audio (or at least majority of audio), so a lot of the bits between tracks and whatnot are completely different than what you're used to hearing at this point. Special features are nice, I'm happy with the quality of everything, but only complaint is that in 2 hours worth of bonus live material, you get a total of ONE song that doesn't appear on Live After Death itself. Way to be boring (again) Maiden.

02-09-2008, 09:14 PM
Well I just finished watching "The History Part 2" and I have mixed feelings about it. I mean on the one hand, it was very cool to watch and I liked how intimate they were about writing Powerslave (its almost as if they're putting out another Classic Albums DVD :lol: ) and the tour, but on the other hand, why did they limit this to just Powerslave and Live After Death? They seriously couldn't spend an extra 30 minutes talking about Somewhere In Time & 7th Son? For that matter, why the hell isn't 12 Wasted Years and Maiden England on this? Did we really need 3 near identical setlists from the same fucking tour? I wouldn't complain so much if there were clips of...I don't know, Phantom Of The Opera and Losfer Words? I mean, the previous one in the series did the bands early years and the first four albums, and this next one only talks about two (one if you don't count live albums)? Someone's losing ground here Steve.

02-09-2008, 09:17 PM
As far as I know, they're going to be doing another DVD which has Maiden England on it (probably 12 Wasted Years also) and the rest of the documentary.

02-09-2008, 09:25 PM
BTW...I might have complained less as a result of "OMG LIVE AFTER DEATH ON DVD" ecstasy if I didn't get a used VHS copy for my birthday years ago.

That was a good day. :bliss:

02-09-2008, 11:06 PM
I'm just finishing watching the main concert now. Couldn't be any happier with it. It takes a couple minutes to really get rolling, and a couple songs for Bruce to get it together, but it's game over after that. All I have to say is "Rime of the Ancient Mariner".

I also got the Unholy Alliance DVD, and together they came out to under 30 bucks, coming out of Hot Topic store credit from returned christmas t-shirts.
Slayer, Lamb of God, CoB are all somewhat sloppy, but right now Mastodon and Maiden are as tight and intense as it gets. And who cares about Tom Araya's brother's band, really?

02-10-2008, 09:51 AM
It's hard to imagine now, but I remember when MTV broadcast a show from the World Slavery Tour. Not sure if it's the same recording as the Live After Death DVD, but it was pretty great.

Actually,MTV aired LAD five or six times(when they were about music),last one was in early 1987.

Just got my copy friday of LAD DVD...a bit disappointed with the graphics of the concert itself.
Of course I wasn't expecting HD resolution,but apparently no time was spent in improving the picture quality.
The Ello Texas was cool,it was here in San Antonio...nice!

04-01-2008, 05:53 PM
Well, I finally got around to watching "Live After Death" on the DVD. Even though this is about the 3rd or 4th time I've watched it, I figure I should do so just in case. Here are my thoughts

-One of the reasons I've held "A Real Live Dead One" in higher regard than "Live After Death" is the crowd interaction. Even though I heard LAD first, I still remember the absolute insanity of the crowd yelling out the intro to The Number Of The Beast, the chorus to 2 Minutes To Midnight, and Run To The Hills on ARLDO, whereas that crows on Live After Death just sounds like a bunch of people whistling randomly over and over again. What kind of ignorant shit is that?

-I take back what I said about Janick stealing Adrian's Hallowed Be Thy Name solo. Janick can keep it, because Adrian couldn't even get it right back in 1985. And even Dave was like "meh, I'm just gonna improvise again." I'm beginning to think that Dave and Adrian didn't even play those solos on the studio version of Hallowed Be Thy Name. Are they that fucking difficult to play?

-I can honestly say that no matter how many times its been overplayed, The Trooper should be on every Iron Maiden setlist. Though it'd be nice if Flight Of Icarus would see the light once again.

-Holy shit, Bruce sounds terrible here. I don't even want to imagine how he sounded on the last date of the tour.

-That middle section of "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" reminded me of how fucking genius that song is. :D

04-01-2008, 06:47 PM
My only complaint is Bruce sounding pretty terrible. Other than that, cool DVD.

04-01-2008, 08:57 PM
Got it and I love it! The documentary is the best, especially when it's them in Poland.

04-02-2008, 09:11 AM
i love live after death, but there were problems. bruce sounded horrible on aces high and u couldn't hear adrians guitar. other than that it was a great dvd and it was worth the 3 hour walk to the mall

04-03-2008, 03:33 AM
3 hour walk to the mall

04-03-2008, 08:05 AM

i did. 2 of them per trip.

oh and the total time it took me to get to the mall and back was 3 hours. not just to the mall

04-03-2008, 08:12 AM
I did pick up the DVD, and I do like it, for the most part. But I agree with those that said Bruce sounds kinda meh... because he really does. The documentary was pretty neat.

04-03-2008, 01:56 PM
I love the wedding video.

04-04-2008, 08:12 AM
I love the wedding video.

haha nicko looked funny