The Best of the Beast

The Best of the Beast

by Iron Maiden

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The Best of the Beast

Over the course of two CDs, The Best of the Beast hits all of Iron Maiden's biggest hits, from "Run to the Hills" and "Wasted Years" to "Two Minutes to Midnight," "Aces High" and a live version of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." In addition to the classic Maiden cuts, there are several rare tracks, including two unreleased songs from the Soundhouse Tapes, the unreleased "Strange World" and a new single called "Virus." The Best of the Beast works because Iron Maiden was always at its best on individual songs, despite their series of concept albums. This compilation gathers nearly all of their finest moments, providing an excellent introduction to one of the most popular and influential heavy metal bands of the early '80s.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2004
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0724385318429
catalogNumber: 853184

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Iron Maiden   Primary Artist
Bruce Dickinson   Vocals
Paul Di'Anno   Vocals
Adrian Smith   Guitar,Vocals
Clive Burr   Drums
Janick Gers   Guitar
Steve Harris   Bass
Nicko McBrain   Drums
Dennis Stratton   Guitar
Blaze Bayley   Vocals
Doug Sampson   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bruce Dickinson   Composer
Iron Maiden   Producer
Adrian Smith   Composer
Martin Birch   Producer,Engineer
Nigel Green   Producer
Steve Harris   Composer,Producer
Mick McKenna   Engineer
Derek Riggs   Illustrations,Cover Illustration
Barry Kade   Packaging
Wil Malone   Producer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
awesome cd. really shows iron maiden can kick serious tail. the only problem is its missing two of my favorite songs: Flight of Icarus and Where Eagles Dare, which are awesome, so if you buy this, try to pick up those records as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edward the great might be a good introduction to one of the world's finest bands but if you want your maiden served up with variety then 1996's Best of The beast is a must have. It's simply Iron Maiden at they're brillant best.
reddhundred More than 1 year ago
Iron maiden essentials! It just lacks some of my fave tracks though, but for a newbie, this one's a great intro to Rock and Roll!