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Best of the Beast [Best of]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
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1. Number of the beast
2. Can I play with madness
3. Fear of the dark (live)
4. Run to the hills
5. Bring your daughter to the slaughter
6. Evil that men do
7. Aces high
8. Be quick or be dead
9. 2 Minutes to midnight
10. Man on the edge
11. Virus
12. Running free (live)
13. Wasted years
14. Clairvoyant
15. Trooper
16. Hallowed be thy name

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Import pressing of their 1996 compilation that's out-of-print domestically. At nearly 78 minutes in length, the disc contains many of the group's expected headbanging highlights. The package skips over Paul Di'Anno-era material, favoring songs culled from the Bruce Dickinson-led lineup. Favorites like 'The Number of the Beast,' 'Aces High,' 'Be Quick or Be Dead,' 'Wasted Years,' 'The Trooper,' 'Run to the Hills,' & 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are all featured. The collection also includes are a pair of tracks that feature Dickinson's short-lived replacement, 'Blaze' Bayley, 'Man on the Edge' & 'Virus.' EMI. 2005.

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Aug. 24 2002
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This is the first thing I ever heard by Maiden . I quite hated it at first but as time passed I began to understand it better .
One fine day I realised it was great . Tracks like The clairvoyant,the trooper,virus,man on the edge,fear of the dark,hallowed be thy name ,aces high,be quick or be dead,the evil that men do certainly deserved to be here .They are all masterpieces. I dont know how Bring your Daughter to the slaughter ever got here . God knows what he's even talking about. That 's pretty much junk . So is running free . But that's excusable , being on thier first album. Otherwise its a great collection . Rime of the Ancient Mariner ought to have been here . so ought also Wrathchild or Killers or powerslave.
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Best of the Beast (1996.) Iron Maiden's first hits compilation. THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE SINGLE-DISC VERSION ONLY.
Iron Maiden has been one of my favorite heavy metal bands for several years now. For nearly three decades now, the guys have been shelling out heavy metal masterpieces that more than stand the test of time. And at long last in 1996, the band finally released a hits compilation. How does the band's first hits compilation, Best of the Beast, measure up? Read on and find out.
PROS:
-If you're new to the band, this compilation will give you a pretty good introduction to them and their various stylings over the years.
-Most of the band's big hits up to the time are included in this set.
-In addition to the big hits, you get several lesser-known underrated masterpieces. Like any band, there is more to these guys than the big hits.
-The compilation contains a previously unreleased recording entitled Virus.
-The compilation covers some of the Blaze Bayley era.
CONS:
-Many hits were OMITTED from this so-called "best of." Where are Where Eagles Dare and Flight of Icarus?
-Although there are several underrated masterpieces here, there are many deserving ones that got left off - Moonchild and Run Silent Run Deep come to mind. Why'd we get a mediocre track from the No Prayer For The Dying album instead of one of these two masterpieces?
-The previously unreleased recording is NOTHING SPECIAL.
-The compilation is now out of print and difficult to find.
-The two-disc version of this compilation is WAY BETTER, and it's the version I recommend to those new to the band.
-No Di'Anno era songs!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fills up the disc well, but still lacking March 5 2004
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Best Of The Beast(1999). Iron Maiden's first best-of collection.
[NOTE: THIS REVIEW COVERS THE SINGLE-DISC COMPILATION SPECIFICALLY]
Ever since the early 80s, Iron Maiden rose up and became a permanent staple in heavy metal music. They played stunning melodies, catchy hooks, and dexteritous riffs to many anthems and built up a solid fanbase by the late 80s. Consisting of guitar duo Adrian Smith & Dave Murray, vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, and drummer Nicko McBrain, Iron Maiden stand out as one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. My favorite classic heavy metal band is actually Judas Priest, but I certainly always give my props to Iron Maiden as they are some of the greatest musicians to ever grace the heavy metal scene. They do play with more precision and showcase more complex songwriting than virtually ANY other heavy metal band of their time. They managed to create an amazing streak of excellent albums throughout the 80s, until they started getting worse in the early 90s. For most of that decade, Iron Maiden were flopping around like fish in a barrel until the late 90s when all the classic bandmembers reunited. Around that time, they released Best Of The Beast, the first (but not the last) compilation featuring their main key hits between the bandmembers and the fans. The double-disc collection covers a decent amount of material, but this single disc version is quite lacking. Read on for an in-depth look at the tracks included from their corresponding albums:
IRON MAIDEN(1980)
KILLERS(1981)
TRACKS: none from either album (but does contain Running Free from Live After Death)
COMMENTS: How could there be no tracks from these two albums?? They were the foundation on which Iron Maiden became a metal force!
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4.0 out of 5 stars don't order this cd Nov. 6 2003
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I'm sure this is an awesome cd, but I wouldn't recomend ordering from Amazon because their shipping is horrible. I ordered this cd 2 months ago, it was supposed to be here within at most a month. That's all I have to say about this cd. It's a sweet greatest hits album but maybe go somewhere else to buy it.
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That's I wanna, no error on the merchandise. I like it and I receive it very quickly. That's perfect guys!
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