The Book of Souls - WikipediaThe Book of Souls is the sixteenth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden , released on 4 September It is the band's first studio double album , and also their longest to date, with a total length of 92 minutes. Its launch and supporting tour were delayed to allow vocalist Bruce Dickinson time to recover from the removal of a cancerous tumour in early It is also their first album to be released on Parlophone , since the end of their year relationship with EMI Records. The band wrote and immediately recorded many tracks in the studio, resulting in a spontaneous live feel.
Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book of Souls': One Year Later
Jump to navigation. All too often, the case with new albums from ageing rock bands demonstrates solid proof of age, as well as a dramatic need to slow down, unplug the electric guitars and discard the spandex trousers of yesteryear. Especially when tying in with their titanic fortieth anniversary of existence. Buy Clash Magazine. Header Left Sections. Enter your keywords.
Iron Maiden has a plethora of live albums. This is their twelfth live album and it has a lot to live up to with the likes of Live after Death, Flight and Rock In Rio in that sum of albums. There was also the very hammy Raising Hell concert in that bracket. Their stage production is second to none and the bands energy creates so much hype and excitement. From a musical standpoint, the skill of the band cannot be questioned and would be ten out of ten each and every time. Opener, If Eternity Should Fail is also a huge highlight of this live set.
It also featured the longest song they have ever recorded in the shape of the show-stopping minute closing track Empire Of The Clouds. It represented a personal triumph, too, for Bruce Dickinson. The singer was diagnosed with cancer shortly after the album was completed, delaying its release for a year while he recovered. Firstly, how do you all feel about The Book Of Souls? Steve Harris: "The amazing thing for me is the way Bruce is singing on it. He sounds fantastic. Bruce Dickinson: "A double album is kind of cool really.