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IRON MAIDEN – BOOT DVD – 1981-04-29 BREMEN GERMANY

BEAT CLUB 1981
Beat Club Bremen Germany
01 Prowler
02 Sanctuary
03 Phantom of the Opera
04 Iron Maiden
05 Wrathchild
06 Innocent Exile
07 Sanctuary
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.