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Sanctuary – Into the Mirror Live/Black Reflections (1990)

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I scored this CD around 1998 when i was starting to purge my record collection.  I traded a Mercyful Fate Melissa 12″ picture disc for it to some dude in Canada.  In 1999 I went to Richmond, VA to see Nevermore and did an interview with Warrell Dane.  I asked him about this ep and he stated that about 1000 were made and only about 500 actually got released to record stores and radio stations as a promo.  The others were destroyed when CBS dropped Sanctuary from their label.  He did say, however, that he still had the master reels from this recording and wanted to put the whole show out officially.  Obviously 11 years later I don’t think it’s going to happen.  What a pity.  This is a great recording although I wish White Rabbit would have been left out.

Tracks:

1. “Future Tense” – Studio Version
2. “Long Since Dark” – Live
3. “Battle Angels” – Live
4. “One More Murder” – Live
5. “White Rabbit” – Live
6. “Taste Revenge” – Live

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Iron Maiden – Night Of The Living Dead (Live 1982)

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Here’s a GREAT live show from the New York Palladium, June 29, 1982.  This apparently was a radio broadcast.  The only thing that could have made this show better for me was if they had played Total Eclipse.

Tracks:

01. Murders In The Rue Morgue
02. Wrathchild
03. Run To The Hills
04. Children Of The Damned
05. The Number Of The Beast
06. The Prisoner
07. Hallowed Be They Name
08. Phantom Of The Opera
09. Iron Maiden
10. Sanctuary
11. Drifter

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January 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

Iron Maiden – The Whole Population Of Hackney (Live 1985)

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Here’s a sort of rare Maiden bootleg that I used to have on vinyl ages ago.  I used to be a bigtime Maiden record collector and had well over 200 records.  Those old days of trading records through magazine ads and the early alt.newsgroup days are long gone thanks to the advancement of the Internet.  Good times though.  Never a deal gone sour!  I sold off most of my entire record collection around 2000.  Sometimes I wish I still had it all but I used to move a lot and lugging those crates around were a bear.

Anyhoo…The Whole Population of Hackney (aka The Entire Population of Hackney).  This was an odd little show and technically it’s not even an Iron Maiden show.  You can read about the history of this recording here.

One of the things I liked about this is that some of the songs ended up being recorded by Adrian under his ASAP project.  I love that album and wish he would have done a followup.

Tracks:

  1. EastEnders theme/”Juanita” – 4:32 (Marshall Fury cover)
  2. “See Me Through” – 3:22 (original by James Buster Band)
  3. “Reach Out” – 3:36 (Written by Dave Colwell for the project)
  4. “Chevrolet” – 3:38 (Stray Dog cover)
  5. “Lady” – 6:55 (Urchin song)
  6. “Silver and Gold” – 6:21 (Later used with ASAP)
  7. “That Girl” – 5:06 (composed by the first instance of FM band with Andy Barnett on. Circa ’84)
  8. “Fighting Man” – 5:33 (Written by Dave Colwell for the project)(later appeared on the ASAP single, Silver and Gold)
  9. “School Days” (with extended drum solo) – 5:51 (Originally written by Colwell for his band 720) (later appeared on the ASAP single, Down the Wire)
  10. “When She’s Gone” – 5:30 (Not the Black Sabbath song. Later appeared on the ASAP single, Down the Wire)
  11. “Try” – 4:06 (Written by Kenny Mountain, who also co-wrote Rainbow’s Gold)
  12. “Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra)” – 4:11 (from Iron Maiden’s Powerslave) (Steve Harris and Dave Murray enter the stage)
  13. “2 Minutes To Midnight” – 6:11 (from Iron Maiden’s Powerslave) (Bruce Dickinson enters the stage)
  14. “Rosalie” – 4:33 (Bob Seger cover)
  15. “Tush” – 4:29 (ZZ Top cover)

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Lord – Second Coming (1988)

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This is one that I only picked up within the last year or so off of eBay.  When I saw that it had Bloodlust’s singer I had to The Second Coming cover (Click to see larger picture)check it out.  How did I not know about this one before?  WTF?  But here we are…Lord’s Second Coming CD rereleased (aka bootlegged) on HOT METAL RECORDS.  This label put out a bunch of obscure stuff like Hammeron, Satan’s Host, Killen, SA Slayer…but of course all as bootlegs and they sound like they were recorded straight from the vinyl.  But I kind of like that on some things.  Takes me back to the old days of listening to metal in my bedroom on my POS record player.

This is a good metal find though and oddly enough this is the first CD I ever loaded into my iTunes that it didn’t recognize.  I am a bit surprised.

Second Coming starts out a bit odd in that there’s a ballad as the opening track.  You do hear a side of Guy Lord’s voice that you don’t hear so much on Bloodlust’s Guilty As Sin LP.  It picks up from here on the song Burnin’ but in more of a NWOBHM style.  His vocals are clean and the riffs and well crafted IMHO.  I’ve probably spun this 20 times since I picked it up last year.  Some of the stuff has a 70s hard rock feel ala Pentagram’s more upbeat early stuff.  There’s a variation of different hard rock/metal styles on here.  I’m not much of a fan of The Doors but they do a pretty cool cover of The End.

So if you liked the vocals on Bloodlust’s Guilty As Sin, I recommend that you download this.  It’s worth a few spins for some old  metal listening.

DOWNLOAD HERE.

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August 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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