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Blu Ray Reviews – Iron Maiden: Flight 666

Article by Fister Roboto of lefthandhorror.com

There is no reason why any self-respecting metal head shouldn’t own this. The film follows the band on the first leg of their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour between February and March 2008. The Blu Ray features both a 104 minute concert of Maiden classics and a 114 minute film about the band’s tours.

Iron Maiden might be my favorite metal band in the world. They’re at least tied for #1. Iron Maiden delivers major nostalgia for me. I’ve been a fan since about 1983…the day I got my copy of “Piece of Mind” and matching t-shirt at Target and promptly wore both out.

My Dad took me and some friends to see the epic 1985 Powerslave Tour. I’m pretty sure that was the night I decided I needed to start playing guitar. Maiden are definitely smart metal, and yes, there is a big difference between metal and smart metal. Iron Maiden power through all the classics on this Blu Ray and the sound is crushing. Steve Harris’ thundering bass took a picture off my wall. The HD video is amazing. Flight 666 is one of the best Concert Blu Rays out there.

“Taking you on a visual global tour from Mumbai to Sydney, Tokyo to L.A., Mexico City to Costa Rica, Bogota to São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Puerto Rico, New Jersey and Toronto and places in-between, you travel with the band and crew on the plane, to and from shows, in the bar and during leisure time, while experiencing the exhaustion and fan pandemonium that comes with such as mission.

FLIGHT 666 (named after the official airways flight call) reveals how the idea for this unique tour actually came about and how complex planning turned it into a reality. The documentary also contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of the band, filmed in all of those locations and beyond. If you have ever wanted to see the inside story of a truly unique and worldwide tour, taking you to places you never imagined, Maiden fan or not, this is your opportunity.”

Track listings:

(CD 1)1. Churchill’s Speech
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 20082. Aces High (Steve Harris)
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 20083. 2 Minutes to Midnight (Bruce Dickinson/Adrian Smith)
Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne, Australia
February 7, 2008

4. Revelations (Dickinson)
Acer Arena/Sydney, Australia
February 9, 2008

5. The Trooper (Harris)
Makuhari Messe/Chiba, Japan
February 16, 2008

6. Wasted Years (Smith)
Arena Monterrey/Monterrey, Mexico
February 22, 2008

7. The Number of the Beast (Harris)
The Forum/Los Angeles, USA
February 19, 2008

8. Can I Play with Madness (Dickinson/Harris/Smith)
Foro Sol/Mexico City, Mexico
February 24, 2008

9. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Harris)
Izod Center/East Rutherford, USA
March 14, 2008

(CD 2)1. Powerslave (Dickinson)
Saprissa Stadium/San Jose, Costa Rica
February 26, 20082. Heaven Can Wait (Harris)
Palmeiras Stadium/Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 2, 20083. Run to the Hills (Harris)
Simon Bolivar Park/Bogota, Colombia
February 28, 2008

4. Fear of the Dark (Harris)
Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium/Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 7, 2008

5. Iron Maiden (Harris)
Pista Atletica/Santiago, Chile
March 9, 2008

6. Moonchild (Dickinson/Smith)
Coliseo de Puerto Rico/San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 12, 2008

7. The Clairvoyant (Harris)
Pedreira Paulo Leminski/Curitiba, Brazil
March 4, 2008

8. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Harris)
Air Canada Centre/Toronto, Canada
March 16, 2008

 

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