Just saw this thread for the first time, great review. We must be the same age, I discovered Maiden in 1984 when a friend of mine got the Powerslave record and he didn't have a record player, his mom bought him the wrong format. I recorded it onto cassette for him and listened to it while I was recording it and my music world changed forever. Thanks friend's mom!
Wish I could have gone to this but I lived 90 miles from Albuquerque where all the concerts were at the time and my parents weren't near so nice as yours, PowerMaiden.
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