|BEAT CLUB 1981|
|Beat Club Bremen Germany|
03 Phantom of the Opera
04 Iron Maiden
06 Innocent Exile
08 Another Life
|IRON MAIDEN – Beat Club, Bremen, ’81 (German TV)This is the famous appearance of Iron Maiden on Beat Club, a German weekly TV show in the ’70′s/early ’80′s that also
featured bands like Saxon, Dokken, April Wine and….ABBA.
The band plays live for half an hour in front of a studio audience and seems a bit nervous. They make quite a few mistakes throughout
the set (‘Sanctuary’!). Nonetheless, it’s a great, energetic show from Maiden in what I consider their best period.
The video is a PAL recording, taken from what I guess is a 2nd generation video tape. Picture quality is pretty good,
although there is some colour bleeding. I think I’d give the picture a VG to VG+ rating. Audio quality
is great, but in mono. Furthermore, the Maiden concert was aired on Beatclub in two parts, on 2 different dates. For some reason,
they decided to show ‘Santuary’ on both dates… Rather than butcher the videotape to edit one ‘Sactuary’ out I decided to leave
both shows intact. The video tape was transferred to DVD using a stand alone DVD recorder. There’s no fancy menu
and just automatic tracks every 5 minutes. But at least the audio is in sync!
Please feel free to re-author the DVD, though. I just don’t have the time or the knowledge.All in all, this is a highly recommended piece of Maiden history, and one of the few
proshots of Maiden w. Paul DiAnno.