At Real Gone, we very much consider ourselves Iron Maiden fans. Their best albums still represent some of the finest trad metal, and their best live shows – particularly those that look back through the past – create brilliant shared experiences for the fans.
Given how well loved their earlier material continues to be, it seems a pity that the band haven’t really revisited the archives very often. A few live shows appeared in the hard to find and expensive Eddie’s Archive box set, but save for a welcome CD reissue of ‘Maiden England’, very little from the past has circulated.
Thankfully, those keener fans have collected various audience recordings over the years. Although audience sources can be hit and miss, there are several Maiden recordings that manage to capture a genuine atmosphere.
The below link will take you to several hundred fan sourced recordings in one place. It’s a veritable goldmine and will take ages to whittle through, but we can already tell you that the Japanese shows from 1981 and the Reykjavik gig from the ‘Early Days’ tour in 2005 are top notch.
This link is only being shared for a short time. Regardless of what the original poster says, the folder now includes all gigs, including those way past 1988.
DISCLAIMER: These shows aren’t ours. We didn’t record them, or upload them. We share the same view as Jerry Garcia and Billy Corgan: bootleg recordings shouldn’t be used for financial gain. They should be shared among other fans purely for listening pleasure.