BBC Archives (album)

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BBC Archives
Live album by Iron Maiden
Released 4 November 2002
Recorded 14 November 1979, Maida Vale Studios
23 August 1980, Little John's Farm
28 August 1982, Little John's Farm
20 August 1988, Donington Park
Genre Heavy metal
Length 148:19
Label EMI
Producer Tony Wilson
Iron Maiden live albums chronology
Rock in Rio
(2002)
Eddie's Archive:
BBC Archives /
Beast over Hammersmith /
Best of the 'B' Sides
(2002)
Beast over Hammersmith
(2002)

BBC Archives is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 4 November 2002 as part of the Eddie's Archive box set. It is a collection of songs from three live shows and one live radio broadcast, recorded by the BBC between 1979 and 1988.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Harris, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show, 14 November 1979
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Iron Maiden"     3:46
2. "Running Free"   Paul Di'Anno, Harris 3:10
3. "Transylvania"     4:03
4. "Sanctuary"   Di'Anno, Harris, Dave Murray 3:45
Reading Festival, 28 August 1982
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wrathchild"     3:32
2. "Run to the Hills"     5:36
3. "Children of the Damned"     4:48
4. "The Number of the Beast"     5:29
5. "22 Acacia Avenue"   Harris, Adrian Smith 6:36
6. "Transylvania"     6:20
7. "The Prisoner"   Harris, Smith 5:50
8. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"     7:37
9. "Phantom of the Opera"     7:02
10. "Iron Maiden"     4:58

Disc two[edit]

Reading Festival, 23 August 1980
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prowler"     4:27
2. "Remember Tomorrow"   Di'Anno, Harris 5:59
3. "Killers"   Di'Anno, Harris 4:43
4. "Running Free"     3:53
5. "Transylvania"     4:49
6. "Iron Maiden"     4:56
Monsters of Rock festival, Donington, 20 August 1988
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Moonchild"   Dickinson, Smith 5:43
2. "Wrathchild"     3:00
3. "Infinite Dreams"     5:51
4. "The Trooper"     4:05
5. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"     10:27
6. "The Number of the Beast"     4:43
7. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"     7:10
8. "Iron Maiden"     6:01
Total length:
148:19

Personnel[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[2]

Iron Maiden
BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show, 14 November 1979
  • Paul Di'Anno – vocals
  • Steve Harris – bass
  • Dave Murray – guitar
  • Tony Parsons – guitar[1]
  • Doug Sampson: drums[1]
Reading Festival, 28 August 1982
Reading Festival, 23 August 1980
  • Paul Di'Anno – vocals
  • Steve Harris – bass
  • Dave Murray – guitar
  • Dennis Stratton – guitar
  • Clive Burr – drums
Monsters of Rock festival, Donington, 20 August 1988
  • Bruce Dickinson – vocals
  • Steve Harris – bass
  • Dave Murray – guitar
  • Adrian Smith – guitar
  • Nicko McBrain – drums
Production
  • Tony Wilson – producer, mixing
  • Nick Watson – mastering
  • Derek Riggs – cover illustration
  • Ross Halfin – photography
  • Robert Ellis – photography
  • George Bodnar – photography
  • George Chin – photography
  • Tony Motram – photography
  • Virginia Turbett – photography
  • Rod Smallwood – management
  • Andy Taylor – management
  • Merck Mercuriadis – management

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 364. ISBN 1-86074-542-3. 
  2. ^ BBC Archives (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 4 November 2002.