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EDWARD THE GREAT

Iron Maiden

 

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2.14 | 27 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars What's the point ?

This is a seventy minutes long compilation with some songs from Iron Maiden which is supposed to be their best of. I regard both Beast Of Best and The Essential Iron Maiden to be a better album. That aside, what do we get here ? Well, essentially some of their best tracks. Then again, how is it possible to omit their best song ever from a best of compilation ? Hallowed Be Thy Name is Iron Maiden at their best. Both fans and band agrees about that. Why is it not here ? Why is one of their worst songs (Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter) included ? This was actually a song not even written for Iron Maiden. Seventh Son is represented with four songs, but their two first albums has no songs. The song Iron Maiden is not on this album whatsoever. That is a glaring omission. The inclusion of Flight Of Icarus is also strange. It is a good song, but not among their best songs.

This compilation album is not worthy the Iron Maiden trademark. It is to a large extent a rip-off. If you are new to Iron Maiden and you buy this album, likes it and then buy some other Iron Maiden albums; you are up for a shock. Edward The Great does NOT represent Iron Maiden and is therefore more or less a worthless compilation album.

Get one of the other compilation or live albums instead if you are curious about Iron Maiden.

4 stars for the songs 1.5 stars for the idea

= 2.75 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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