Iron Maiden never do things in small measures do they? Having spent the past two years on their mammoth Book Of Souls world tour, the tour has been captured and is now being released as a new live album for all to enjoy. The Book Of Souls Live Chapter captures the full setlist of the tour, with songs being contributed from performances all around the world over the course of the two years of shows Iron Maiden have played. This includes the title track from their acclaimed performance at the 2016 Download Festival, and The Great Unknown from their show in Newcastle earlier this year.
The full tracklisting and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:
If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The album was produced by Tony Newton and Maiden bassist Steve Harris, who has had this to say about the album’s curation:
“We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”
The Book Of Souls Live Chapter (album version) will be released on the 17th of November through Warner Music Worldwide (and BMG in North America). The Book Of Souls Live Chapter will also be released as a concert film which will be streamable or downloadable. The concert film will be premiered with a free live streaming event, as detailed by Iron Maiden’s manager Ron Smallwood below:
“The release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour.”
How to get involved in the one off streaming event will be announced through IronMaiden.com in the coming days and weeks.
As with the original release for The Book Of Souls, the album will be released in multiple formats – a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version.
Live Photo credit – John McMurtrie