Annotation

Issued in a thick jewel case with 2 booklets and an obi.

The commentaries are credited in the booklet as:
'96.7.30 伊藤政則/Masa Ito
前田岳彦/BURRN !
作成: 奥野高久/BURRN !
and on the obi as:
Linernotes / Masa Itoh
Track by track / Tack Maeda (BURRN!)
Maiden A to Z / Taka Okuno (BURRN!)

From the back cover:
Re-mastered ... at Chop Em Out
℗1996 The copyright in this compilation is owned by Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd. under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd. ©1996 Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd.

Annotation last modified on 2017-12-04 14:07 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Virus
6:14
2 Sign of the Cross
4.25 11:17
3 Man on the Edge
4.65 4:13
4 Afraid to Shoot Strangers (live)
6:50
5 Be Quick or Be Dead
4.35 3:24
6 Fear of the Dark (live)
7:24
7 Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter
4.65 4:45
8 Holy Smoke
4 3:50
9 The Clairvoyant
4.25 4:28
10 Can I Play With Madness
4.6 3:32
11 The Evil That Men Do
4 4:35
12 Heaven Can Wait
5 7:22
13 Wasted Years
4.4 5:08
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Rime of the Ancient Mariner (live)
13:27
2 Running Free (live)
5 3:29
3 2 Minutes to Midnight
4.25 6:05
4 Aces High
4.5 4:32
5 Where Eagles Dare
3 6:14
6 The Trooper
4.45 4:15
7 The Number of the Beast
4.5 4:54
8 Run to the Hills
4.2 3:56
9 Hallowed Be Thy Name
4.55 7:16
10 Wrathchild
4 2:57
11 Phantom of the Opera
4.6 7:12
12 Sanctuary
3.6 3:16
13 Strange World
5:25
14 Iron Maiden
4:02

Credits

CD 1

guitar synthesizer:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (tracks 12–13)
drums (drum set):
Nicko McBrain (tracks 5, 12–13)
Nicko McBrain (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
Nicko McBrain (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Nicko McBrain (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
bass guitar:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 5, 12–13)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
synthesizer:
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (tracks 12–13)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
guitar:
Janick Gers (track 5)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (tracks 5, 12–13)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (tracks 12–13)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
Janick Gers (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Janick Gers (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
percussion:
Nicko McBrain (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
keyboard:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1994 – 1995-08) (track 3)
bass synthesizer:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 12–13)
additional engineer:
Bruce Buchalter (Engineer) (tracks 12–13)
assistant engineer:
Sean Burrows (tracks 12–13)
Les Kingham (Engineer) (tracks 7–8)
Mick McKenna (tracks 2–3, 5, 7–8)
Ronald Prent (Dutch Sound engineer and producer) (tracks 12–13)
Chris Marshall (tracks 7–8)
background vocals:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 12–13)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (tracks 12–13)
composer:
Janick Gers (track 5)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 12)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (tracks 5, 7)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (track 13)
engineer:
Martin Birch (tracks 5, 7–13)
Nigel Green (tracks 2–3)
Albert Boekholt (tracks 12–13)
Les Lambert (tracks 2–3)
Bernd Maier (Engineer) (tracks 9–11)
Mick McKenna (track 6)
Stephane Wissner (tracks 9–11)
guest keyboard:
Michael Kenney (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Michael Kenney (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
guest choir vocals:
The Xpression Choir (1994 – 1995-08) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Blaze Bayley (track 4)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (tracks 5, 12–13)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Blaze Bayley (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
lyricist:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 12)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (track 7)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (track 13)
mixer:
Martin Birch (tracks 5, 7–13)
Nigel Green (tracks 1–3)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 1–3, 5–6)
Chris Marshall (tracks 7–8)
producer:
Martin Birch (tracks 5, 7–13)
Nigel Green (tracks 1–4)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 1–6)
writer:
Janick Gers (track 3)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 8, 10–11)
Blaze Bayley (track 3)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (tracks 8, 10–11)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (tracks 10–11)
phonographic copyright by:
Iron Maiden Overseas Ltd. (1993) (track 6)
Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd. (1995) (tracks 2–3)
publisher:
Imagem London Ltd. (tracks 6, 11)
Zomba Music Publishing (music publisher - add no releases here!) (1988) (tracks 10–11)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas (tracks 12–13)
Musicland Studios in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1988-02 – 1988-03) (tracks 9–11)
Barnyard Studios in Essex, England, United Kingdom (1990-06 – 1990-09) (tracks 7–8)
Ishallen in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1992-06-05) (track 6)
Barnyard Studios in Essex, England, United Kingdom (1994 – 1995-08) (tracks 2–3)
edits:
Virus (edit) by Iron Maiden (track 1)
sampled by:
Anonymous by Syncopix (track 13)
later translated parody versions:
Mongomix (track 7)
live recording of:
Fear of the Dark (1992-06-05) (track 6)
recording of:
Heaven Can Wait (track 12)
Wasted Years (track 13)
Can I Play With Madness (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 10)
The Clairvoyant (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 9)
The Evil That Men Do (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 11)
Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter (1990-06 – 1990-09) (track 7)
Holy Smoke (1990-06 – 1990-09) (track 8)
Man on the Edge (1994 – 1995-08) (track 3)
Sign of the Cross (1994 – 1995-08) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

electric bass guitar:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 7–9)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1980-01) (track 11)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
drums (drum set):
Clive Burr (tracks 7–9)
Clive Burr (1980-01) (track 11)
Clive Burr (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
Nicko McBrain (1983-01 – 1983-03) (tracks 5–6)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Nicko McBrain (tracks 3–4)
bass guitar:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1983-01 – 1983-03) (tracks 5–6)
guitar:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (tracks 7–9)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (tracks 7–9)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (1983-01 – 1983-03) (tracks 5–6)
bass:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 3–4)
electric guitar:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (1980-01) (track 11)
Dennis Stratton (1980-01) (track 11)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
guitar family:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (tracks 3–4)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (tracks 3–4)
additional engineer:
Nigel Hewitt (track 10)
assistant engineer:
Frank Gibson (recording engineer) (tracks 3–6)
Dennis Haliburton (tracks 5–6)
Bruce Buchalter (Engineer) (tracks 3–4)
assistant mixer:
Bruce Buchalter (Engineer) (tracks 5–6)
background vocals:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1980-01) (track 11)
Dennis Stratton (1980-01) (track 11)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
composer:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 1, 4–11, 13–14)
engineer:
Martin Birch (tracks 3–10)
Martin Levan (track 11)
instruments:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (1983-01 – 1983-03) (tracks 5–6)
lead vocals:
Paul Di’Anno (tracks 13–14)
Paul Di’Anno (1980-01) (track 11)
Paul Di’Anno (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (1983-01 – 1983-03) (tracks 5–6)
lyricist:
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 1, 4–11, 13–14)
mixer:
Martin Birch (tracks 3–6)
producer:
Martin Birch (tracks 3–10)
Iron Maiden (English heavy metal band) (tracks 13–14)
Wil Malone (track 11)
vocals:
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (tracks 3–4, 7–9)
writer:
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden guitarist) (track 12)
Adrian Smith (UK guitarist/songwriter, Iron Maiden) (track 3)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) (track 3)
Paul Di’Anno (tracks 2, 12)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (tracks 2, 12)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1981) (track 10)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1982) (tracks 7–9)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1984) (tracks 3–4)
publisher:
Imagem London Ltd. (tracks 3–4, 8)
Imagem Music GmbH (subsidiary of Dutch music publishers Imagem) (track 4)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (tracks 4, 6)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (tracks 2–10, 12, 14)
mixed at:
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 7–9)
recorded at:
Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas (tracks 3–4)
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 7–9)
Kingsway Studios in Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1980-01) (track 11)
Battery Studios (London, owned by Zomba group) in London, England, United Kingdom (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas (1983-01 – 1983-03) (tracks 5–6)
edits:
Wrathchild '99 by Iron Maiden (track 10)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
Cavalrymaid by IRON ATTACK! (track 6)
later parody versions:
Iron Marley (track 6)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Le cavalier (track 6)
live recording of:
Running Free (track 2)
recording of:
Aces High (Iron Maiden song) (track 4)
Iron Maiden (track 14)
Run to the Hills (track 8)
Sanctuary (track 12)
Strange World (track 13)
Phantom of the Opera (1980-01) (track 11)
Wrathchild (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 10)
The Trooper (1983-01 – 1983-03) (track 6)
Where Eagles Dare (1983-01 – 1983-03) (track 5)

Release Group

associated singles/EPs:Virus by Iron Maiden
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/21490 [info]
Wikidata:Q374980 [info]
Wikipedia:en: Best of the Beast [info]