12 Wasted Years

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12 Wasted Years
Video by Iron Maiden
Released October 1987 (1987-10)
Genre Heavy metal
Length 1:30:00
Label PMI
Iron Maiden chronology
Live After Death
(1985)
12 Wasted Years
(1987)
Maiden England
(1989)

12 Wasted Years is a video documentary of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, focusing on the history of the band from 1975-1987. It includes several rare videos and interviews from the band's career, some of which were later included on the 2004 documentary The Early Days.

The video was originally released on laserdisc and VHS tape and has been out of print for over a decade.

In March 2013, Iron Maiden included the full documentary in a reissue of their 1989 concert film, Maiden England.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic favourable[2]

AllMusic describes it as a "highly recommended documentary", although "currently out of print."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stranger in a Strange Land" - promo video recorded in Sheffield, 15 October 1986
  2. "Charlotte the Harlot" - live in London, 8 March 1980
  3. "Running Free" - Top of the Pops live performance, 22 February 1980
  4. "Women in Uniform" - promo video (Skyhooks Cover)
  5. "Murders In The Rue Morgue" - live in London, 20 March 1982
  6. "Children of the Damned" - live in London, 20 March 1982
  7. "The Number of the Beast" - live in Long Beach, California, 16 March 1985
  8. "Total Eclipse" - live in London, 20 March 1982
  9. "Iron Maiden" - live in Dortmund, 18 December 1983
  10. "Sanctuary" - live in London, 20 March 1982
  11. "The Prisoner" - live in London, 20 March 1982
  12. "22 Acacia Avenue" - live in Dortmund, 18 December 1983
  13. "Wasted Years" - German TV playback performance, August 1986
  14. "The Trooper" - live in Long Beach, California, 16 March 1985

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartmann, Graham (12 February 2013). "Iron Maiden to Release Maiden England ’88 Concert DVD With Never-Before-Seen Footage". Loudwire. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Prato, Greg. Iron Maiden - 12 Wasted Years at AllMusic
  3. ^ "American video certifications – Iron Maiden – 12 Wasted Years". Recording Industry Association of America. 5 January 1989. Retrieved 26 April 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH