Iron Maiden Release Double-Disc Compilation
Iron Maiden’s From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010, a double-disc set spanning 20 years arrived in record stores on June 7. This collection follows the huge success of 2010’s studio album The Final Frontier, which hit the number one spot in 28 countries around the world. It also became the band’s highest-charting album in the United States, and earned the band their first-ever Grammy® for Best Metal Performance for its song “El Dorado,” which is included in this selection.
A special two-song, promo-only CD is also being made available featuring top-ten hit “The Wicker Man,” which originally appeared on 2000’s Brave New World, and “The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg,” which was the lead track from 2006’s A Matter Of Life And Death.
From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010 charts the musical development of Britain’s most successful metal band as they have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge critical acclaim in the process. Featuring many of the epics for which the band has become renowned, it is accordingly released as a double-CD, but will retail for the price of a single album. From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010 will also be released as a digital-download album and as a Limited Edition triple-vinyl picture disc set.
Perennial favorites found on this album include songs also featured in Maiden’s current “The Final Frontier World Tour” set list; tracks such as “Fear Of The Dark,” “Blood Brothers” and “Dance Of Death”’ sit alongside recent classics “El Dorado” and the hauntingly evocative “When The Wild Wind Blows.” It also includes singles like “Holy Smoke” and “Be Quick Or Be Dead” together with more progressive thought-provoking album tracks like “Afraid To Shoot Strangers” and “For The Greater Good Of God.”
Iron Maiden’s current phenomenal global success has meant their ever-expanding fan base now encompasses a brand new generation of metal lovers. From Fear To Eternity is a chance for these new fans of the band to explore Iron Maiden’s rich history, with the highlights of their last eight studio albums distilled into this handy collection that follows 2009’s compilation of their earlier work, the 1980-1990 Somewhere Back In Time album.
Iron Maiden have just completed the first leg of their 2011 World Tour which saw them play shows in Singapore, South Korea and Indonesia for the first time as well as Russia, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico and the USA. The European leg of the tour can be found here.