Book Of Souls: Live Chapter

UPDATE 2017-11-18: The Youtube video to which I linked has been removed.

Some of you will already have seen the following full video (thanks to Deke and HMO for sending links!), but I am placing this Youtube video here as a public service in advance of Friday (November 17th)’s release date of Iron Maiden’s Book Of Souls: Live Chapter set. I’ve got mine on pre-order. Have you?

This release and video is particularly exciting because we caught this tour the first time it came through Toronto, back in April of 2016. Seeing this set again as a professional video is awesome, just as being there in person was electrifying! Truly a great gig, well-staged and played to perfection. Maiden delivered in full.

The setlist for this release is slightly different from what we saw, with Tears Of A Clown and Hallowed Be Thy Name in the 2016-04 Toronto set, whereas this more current setlist removes those two in favour of Wrathchild and The Great Unknown.

Me, I hope this sees release as a DVD and Blu-ray to go with the audio release!

Here are the tracks:

0:00:17 Intro
0:02:03 If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
0:09:47 Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
0:14:58 Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
0:18:01 Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
0:22:52 Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
0:28:07 The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
0:41:23 The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
0:45:30 Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
0:52:59 The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
1:00:03 The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
1:10:34 Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
1:18:07 Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
1:24:13 Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
1:29:26 Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
1:36:38 Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

32 thoughts on “Book Of Souls: Live Chapter

      1. mikeladano says:

        I was thinking about it on the way home. Usually they have a DVD release ready to go. Maybe this time, they just decided to cut the fans a break and release it for free?

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            1. keepsmealive says:

              For sure! Deke mentioned the camera-work, the sound… it’s all professionally done and ready for play anywhere. I also really enjoyed re-seeing the wee intro animation, which started as soon as Doctor Doctor ended…

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  1. Phillip Helbig says:

    “The setlist for this release is slightly different from what we saw, with Tears Of A Clown and Hallowed Be Thy Name in the 2016-04 Toronto set, whereas this more current setlist removes those two in favour of Wrathchild and The Great Unknown.”

    I was there as well (in Frankfurt am Main). Great show, with a stage rivaling the famous one on the World Slavery tour. I was in the balcony, but relatively close to the stage. Unfortunately in the second row, since my automatic ticket alarm wasn’t working for a few weeks, which happened to be when the tickets for this concert became available. Nevertheless, my wife and I managed to convince the bloke in front of us to sit down for most of the show.

    I saw Brian Wilson recently, the 50th-anniversary celebration for Pet Sounds. Great concert, even if I am not a Beach Boys fan. Occasionally some people would stand up, to be countered with Brian’s “please be seated”, which fortunately the people obeyed. Can’t quite see Bruce doing that, though. Although he should. If punters pay for numbered seats, the view should be unrestricted. Otherwise, what is the justification for charging more for close seats?

    Saw (what remains of) The Who about a year ago. Also a good concert, with Zak Starkey channeling Moon and Pino Palladino on bass, certainly technically as good as the Ox, though of course the latter was more of an innovator. Fortunately, I had a first-row balcony ticket close to the stage. The floor was all seats, no mosh pit/standing room, but nevertheless everyone stood. What’s the point? Maybe only those in the first row wanted to stand (even less of a point), causing a chain reaction. A rather ironic view when the camera turned on the audience for “My Generation”, with most of the punters being about Townshend’s age, but probably less fit. I’m sure many would have liked to sit on those expensive seats.

    I also had this setlist. While I prefer “Tears of a Clown” to “The Great Unknown”, this is OK, as all tracks on the new album are good (but not all equally good). Apparently “Hallowed Be Thy Name” (one of my favourite Maiden tracks and one which has been played live very often) is much better than “Wrathchild” (surely one of my least-favourite tracks). Bummer that “Hallowed…” was dropped, but of all the great music, why “Wrathchild” as a substitute?

    At a concert by Blackmore’s Night recently, several people (always the same ones) came down and stood at the front of the stage for a couple of songs, until the rest of the audience convinced them to set down via ritual chanting. Again, Ritchie “he used to be evil, now he’s medieval” should instruct the security to not let this happen (the standing up, that is).

    I was happy that at a Nightwish concert not only could I remain seated (in front of me apparently a mother and daughter), but it actually wasn’t too loud? What is the point of playing so loud that even headbangers wear earplugs?

    Am seeing Julia Lezhneva tonight. I’m in the front row in the middle, but I’m sure everyone will remain seated, at least until a standing ovation, which she’ll probably get. While I’m a big fan of Baroque music, and a big fan of singing, I am not a fan of Baroque singing. Nevertheless, I saw her in concert about a year ago, and had bought the ticket because there were some instrumental pieces as well. It is safe to say that I have never been so blown away by a singer as by her. Imagine someone who can sing as well as Neil Peart plays the drums. That good.

    Am I the only person in the world who has been to concerts both by her and by Iron Maiden?

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      You’re right, it’s a drag when better seats come with folks who won’t sit down. But I do understand the excitement, I mean, it’s Maiden. Who wants to sit? We had our own front row table in the restaurant in the ACC in Toronto and no one was sitting, even up there.

      Even for myself, I stand about 6’2″ and it never fails even with floor tickets that some guy who’s 6’9″ or so will come stand right in front of me and block my view. Usually I can see over most people well enough but that stuff’s maddening. We usually just move, but you can’t do that with paid seats… It is true, though, that in paid seats I will only stand if the rest of the crowd is as well.

      r.e. earplugs – I always wear them at big shows like that, now. I figured I was just old. As for why they have that volume so loud, I think it’s part of the experience for a lot of people. Through the heightened volume their could never achieve with their crappy stereos at home, they achieve some sort of nirvana or lift-off. The music becomes physical when it’s that loud, adding to the experience of hearing it.

      You’ve seen some wonderful shows (as mentioned in your comment)! I’m intrigued by Julia Lezhneva, I’ll look her up. Thanks for the heads-up!

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      1. Phillip Helbig says:

        Even Blackmore has just a couple of combo amps on stage these days. (To be fair, even in the old days, I don’t think that all of the amps and speakers were switched on, at least not at full volume.) There is still the PA, of course, though Blackmore’s isn’t that loud. That was a long time ago. I remember even the reformed Mark IV Purple was not that loud; I pulled the stuff out of my ears after the first few bars.

        As for Julia Lezhneva, as I said, I normally don’t like vocal music from that time period. (I do often go to concerts with instrumental music from the Baroque period, as well as Renaissance and medieval music (in which case I don’t mind vocals)). The fact that she could impress me enough to buy another ticket even though it is not my style of music shows how good she is, technically, but also as far as expression and so on goes. In the front row, I might even be treated to a bit of saliva, giving me an experience similar to that of my wife who was on the receiving end of some drops of sweat courtesy of Bernie Shaw at a Heep concert! 🙂

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          I agree, pretty sure the backline is often not fully on, but when we saw Gojira I think they had everything cranked to 11 holy hell that was loud!

          As for getting dripped on in the front row, um, here’s hoping for ya? Hahaha give ‘er, man!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      You’re right, it didn’t need a pre-order as there’ll surely be a zillion copies produced. But I got all excited that the Dickinson book was coming out AND the live album and I just threw the pre-order in the ol’ Amazons before really thinking that through. Ah well.

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          1. mikeladano says:

            It’s another retro tour! Based on their new video game. I don’t really keep up on video games so I’m not too much in the know on what it entails. But they said it’ll be classics from a few old albums, with newer songs sprinkled in. Steve Harris says they like to do retro-tours between album tours.

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            1. keepsmealive says:

              Niiiice. That’d be good to see. If it was more BoS with the same staging, I’d say no, which I did this past summer, because seeing it once was awesome enough. But if they changed it up a bit, played with the setlists, then heck yes!

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                    1. keepsmealive says:

                      That’s awesome, they’re doing it right! Interesting though (and you haven’t read the book yet), but Bruce must really downplay his involvement in all that stuff as he doesn’t mention much on that score in the book. Probably just being modest.

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  2. deKE says:

    It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
    Well filmed, like the quickness of the camera work!
    The audio mix sounded good as well!
    Dickinsons voice soars on the track Book of Souls!
    Mine is on preorder as Sabbaths double live The End drops that day as well!

    UP THE FRIGGIN IRONS BROTHA!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      You’re right about the camera work – sometimes these things are not well done but this one was awesome.

      Cool about the live Sabbath too. Man, you’d think Christmas was coming, or something… 😉

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