Iron Maiden are releasing a new live album from their massive The Book of Souls tour. The 15-song offering was recorded all around the world, with each track taking place in a different city, much like Maiden’s phenomenal Flight 666 release.
After battling and defeating tongue cancer, it’s incredible how good Bruce Dickinson has sounded on The Book of Souls tour. Iron Maiden’s human air raid siren returned to 100-percent following his health scare and it will forever be documented in The Book of Souls Live Chapter. Get a taste with the live video for “Speed of Light,” shot in Cape Town, Africa, below.
“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,” says bassist Steve Harris. “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 favorites 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 U.K. 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.”
Iron Maiden will celebrate the release of The Book of Souls Live Chapter with a live streaming premiere of the full concert film. Full details on how fans can watch will be shared soon via Iron Maiden’s official website. Fans will be able to purchase a digital download of the film following the online premiere.
Two years in the making, Live Chapter will be unveiled Nov. 17 and will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally. Check out the full track listing, artwork and packaging below.
Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls Live Chapter Track Listing:
01. If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
02. Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
03. Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
04. Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
05. Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
06. The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
07. The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
08. Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
09. The Great Unknown – Newcastle, U.K.
10. The Book of Souls – Donington, U.K.
11. Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
12. Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
13. Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
14. Blood Brothers – Donington, U.K.
15. Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil