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Saturday 18 August 2018

Iron Maiden song recorded live in Dublin to feature on new album The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Iron Maiden's upcoming new album will feature a song recorded live in Dublin.

The Book of Souls: Live Chapter, which was two years in the making, releases on November 17 and includes Wrathchild, which was recorded at their Dublin show, among its 15 songs.

The songs were recorded during The Book fo Souls World Tour which took in 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017.

Fans can pick up The Book of Souls: Live Chapter in CD, deluxe CD or vinyl and the concert film will be available to download or stream for free online.

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and includes six songs from The Book Of Souls, the band's most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.

Steve comments, "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.

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"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.”

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, "’The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world.

"This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans.

"Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release."

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

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