Iron Maiden are to release a collection of their first decade of hits in an innovative new way.
The fifteen track ‘Somewhere Back In Time’ album will be made available from EMI to download in it’s entirety for free for three listens before the high quality audio files expire.
The band’s manager Rod Smallwood explains: “Many of our fans weren’t even born when the original albums were first released, although amazingly they seem to know all the lyrics when they sing along with the band at our concerts! So this is both an introduction to the band’s recording history and a chance for young fans to try a full-length Maiden album and realise they’re getting the real deal!
In other Bruce Dickinson news, the singer has also co-written a film with director Julian Doyle. ‘Chemical Wedding’ is a supernatural thriller starring Simon Callow, and will be released in cinemas in early Summer, after premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 17.
Iron Maiden are due to play London’s Twickenham Stadium on July 5, their only UK date in 2008 — and some extra standing tickets will go onsale to the general public from this Friday (March 14).
More information about the new release or current world tour dates are available from the band’s official website here: http://www.ironmaiden.com
The full tracklisting for the album ‘Somewhere Back In Time’ is as follows:
2 Minutes To Midnight
Children Of The Damned
The Number of The Beast
Run To The Hills
Phantom Of The Opera – Live
The Evil That Men Do
Wrathchild – Live
Can I Play With Madness
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Iron Maiden – Live