April 6, 2016 – 11:17 am

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New York 2016 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY; March 30, 2016. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Klaus Kinski,

Last night’s show kicked off with the classic song “Doctor Doctor” by UFO, a band who Steve Harris, Iron Maiden’s bassist and primary songwriter, cites as one of Maiden’s bigger influences, playing over the house system. Afterwards, the room went black and an animated video played showing a jungle entangled Ed Force One being thrown into the air by a massive, rotten, subterranean hand (Eddie’s). The stage elements were uncovered, fog began rolling out of every crevice on the stage, and four cauldron fires became alight at the top of the stage. A single super bright spot light lit up frontman Bruce Dickinson and so began the Iron Maiden set in earnest, with a one-two punch of “If Eternity Should Fail” and “Speed of Light,” both from Book of Souls. For the next two hours Iron Maiden thrilled the audience with a fantastic career-spanning setlist. Their newer stuff really did stand up to time-tested classics like “Children of the Damned,” “The Trooper,” “The Number of the Beast,” and “Wasted Years.”

As performers, the crew were impeccable. Bruce Dickinson had an unbridled energy that didn’t abate for one second during their entire set; he was running around like a mad man, jumping over shit, and doing high kicks. And it goes without saying that he definitely knows his way around a mic stand. And the same goes for fellow old timers Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain, and Janick Gers. Aside from their musical agilities, these guys, who are 60 years old or close to it, were as energetic as they were in the ’80s and ’90s.

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Thanks to The.NOOG for sharing the show on the net. While several audience-recorded versions of the show are being shared, it is likely that this version is the one recorded by paprick (if so, many thanks!).

Thanks to Dr Demonic for the artwork.

Sony ECM-717 > Edirol r09 > Goldwave (track splitting, level boost 5%) > TLH [FLAC level 8]

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:42 (2.9MB)
Track 102. If Eternity Should Fail 7:52 (13.2MB)
Track 103. Speed of Light 5:05 (8.6MB)
Track 104. Children of the Damned 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 105. Tears of a Clown 5:55 (9.9MB)
Track 106. The Red and the Black 13:23 (22.5MB)
Track 107. The Trooper 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 108. Powerslave 7:42 (12.9MB)
Track 109. Death or Glory 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 110. The Book of Souls 13:57 (23.4MB)
72 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Hallowed Be Thy Name 8:03 (13.5MB)
Track 202. Fear of the Dark 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 203. Iron Maiden 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 204. Encore Break 1:31 (2.6MB)
Track 205. The Number of the Beast 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 206. Blood Brothers 8:52 (14.9MB)
Track 207. Wasted Years 5:50 (9.8MB)
44 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “IRON MAIDEN - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 2016”

  2. Up the Irons! Thank you, bigO!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Apr 6, 2016

  3. MAIDEN?!?! great surprise…many thanks, bigO

    By metaljohn333 on Apr 6, 2016

  4. Where are you Ed Saad? I thought you would be doing backflips seeing this one here. Cant wait to hear it myself.
    Up the Irons!!

    By Crack on Apr 8, 2016

  5. Saw them on the 11th in Tacoma! Awesome show!

    By Kevin on Apr 15, 2016

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