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ROCK IN RIO

Iron Maiden

 

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4.09 | 113 ratings

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4 stars I purchased this double CD live set long before I got the DVD. It's really an excellent live set in audio format. It's so rocking and so powerful! Rio de Janeiro has always been the best place to rock for most of rock bands. The songs selection is truly great. It starts with new material from the band's "Brave New World" album. The show also included songs from Jurassic period (like Bruce said it before the "Wrathchild") as well as new material. The selection favors not just die hard fans but for those who like to watch rock concert would love this concert as well. The band performance is great in terms musical quality they produce. "The Wicker Man" which also an opener of the album kicks off the show in a very energetic way. All members of the band: three guitarists (Janick Gers, dave Murray, and Adrian Smith), bassist Steve Harris, drummer Nicko McBrain and lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson contributed their parts excellently. The song continues to "Ghost of The Navigator" and "Brave New World" from new material. After they played two classic materials, I could not believe that I could hear the band played "Blood Brothers" (my favorite track) brilliantly!

The audio quality is excellent. The audio quality is very important to enjoy the show in its entirety as the music of Iron Maiden is hard and heavy. I just want to emphasize here that typical Iron Maiden studio album has relatively dry recording quality. But this live CD is having thick bass and excellent treble.

Overall, this is an excellent rock live set that anyone who claims as rocker must OWN this CD. I have literally no complaint at all with thisCD in terms of performance and production. Recommended! Keep on rockin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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