Best of the 'B' Sides

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Best of the 'B' Sides
Iron Maiden - Best Of The 'B' Sides cover.jpg
Compilation album by Iron Maiden
Released 4 November 2002
Recorded 1979—1999
Genre Heavy metal
Length 2:14:10
Iron Maiden compilations chronology
Ed Hunter
(1999)
Eddie's Archive:
BBC Archives
/
Beast over Hammersmith
/
Best of the 'B' Sides
(2002)
Edward the Great
(2002)

Best of the 'B' Sides is a compilation of B-sides by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 4 November 2002 as part of the Eddie's Archive box set.[1] Each track was remastered and the set came with a running commentary from Rod Smallwood.[2] It covers all of their singles from their first (1980's "Running Free") to 2000's "Out of the Silent Planet",[3] although several of the band's original B-sides were excluded from the collection: "Total Eclipse" (from "Run to the Hills", 1982, although this has been added to the album The Number of the Beast from 1998 onwards), "Mission From 'Arry" (from "2 Minutes to Midnight", 1984); "Bayswater Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (from "Be Quick or Be Dead", 1992); and "I Live My Way" (from "Man on the Edge", 1995). Also missing are the band's cover of Thin Lizzy's "Massacre" (from "Can I Play with Madness", 1988) and a number of live B-sides.

The album is described on the band's website as "a collection that not only reveals much about the band as individuals and the inherent character of the band, but also provides a real insight into who and where their influences came from."[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original single Length
1. "Burning Ambition"   Steve Harris "Running Free" (1980) 2:42
2. "Drifter" (live) Harris "Sanctuary" (1980) 6:03
3. "Invasion"   Harris "Women in Uniform" (1980) 2:39
4. "Remember Tomorrow" (live) Paul Di'Anno, Harris "The Number of the Beast" (1982) 5:28
5. "I've Got the Fire"   Ronnie Montrose; Montrose cover "Flight of Icarus" (1983) 2:39
6. "Cross-Eyed Mary"   Ian Anderson; Jethro Tull cover "The Trooper" (1983) 3:56
7. "Rainbow's Gold"   Terry Slesser, Kenny Mountain; Beckett cover "2 Minutes to Midnight" (1984) 4:59
8. "King of Twilight"   Nektar; Nektar cover "Aces High" (1984) 4:53
9. "Reach Out" (lead vocals sung by Adrian Smith) Dave Colwell "Wasted Years" (1986) 3:33
10. "That Girl"   Andy Barnett, Merv Goldsworthy, Pete Jupp; FM cover "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1986) 5:05
11. "Juanita"   Steve Barnacle, Derek O'Neil; Marshall Fury cover "Stranger in a Strange Land" 3:47
12. "The Sheriff of Huddersfield"   Iron Maiden "Wasted Years" (1986) 3:35
13. "Black Bart Blues"   Bruce Dickinson, Harris "Can I Play with Madness" (1988) 6:41
14. "Prowler '88"   Harris "The Evil That Men Do" (1988) 4:09
15. "Charlotte the Harlot '88"   Dave Murray "The Evil That Men Do" 4:13

CD two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original single Length
1. "All in Your Mind"   Del Bromham; Stray cover "Holy Smoke" (1990) 4:31
2. "Kill Me Ce Soir"   George Kooymans, Barry Hay, John Fenton; Golden Earring cover "Holy Smoke" 6:17
3. "I'm a Mover"   Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers; Free cover "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" (1990) 3:29
4. "Communication Breakdown"   John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page; Led Zeppelin cover "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" 2:42
5. "Nodding Donkey Blues"   Harris, Dickinson, Murray, Nicko McBrain, Janick Gers "Be Quick or Be Dead" (1992) 3:17
6. "Space Station No. 5"   Ronnie Montrose; Montrose cover "Be Quick or Be Dead" 3:47
7. "I Can't See My Feelings"   Tony Bourge, Burke Shelley; Budgie cover "From Here to Eternity" (1992) 3:50
8. "Roll over Vic Vella" (Cover of "Roll Over Beethoven" with different lyrics) Chuck Berry "From Here to Eternity" 4:48
9. "Justice of the Peace"   Harris, Murray "Man on the Edge" (1995) 3:33
10. "Judgement Day"   Blaze Bayley, Gers "Man on the Edge" 4:04
11. "My Generation"   Pete Townshend; The Who cover "Lord of the Flies" (1995) 3:37
12. "Doctor Doctor"   Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg; UFO cover "Lord of the Flies" 4:50
13. "Blood on the Worlds Hands" (live) Harris "The Angel and the Gambler" (1998) 6:07
14. "The Aftermath" (live) Bayley, Gers, Harris "The Angel and the Gambler" 6:45
15. "Futureal" (live) Bayley, Harris "The Wicker Man" (2000) 3:01
16. "Wasted Years '99" (live) Smith "Out of the Silent Planet" (2000) 5:00

Personnel[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[4]

Iron Maiden
  • Steve Harris – bass guitar, producer (disc 2, tracks 5–7 and 9–14)
  • Dave Murray – guitar
  • Doug Sampson – drums (disc 1, track 1)
  • Paul Di'Anno – lead vocals (disc 1, tracks 1–3)
  • Dennis Stratton – guitar (disc 1, tracks 2 and 3)
  • Clive Burr – drums (disc 1, tracks 2–4)
  • Adrian Smith – guitar (disc 1, tracks 4–15; disc 2, tracks 15 and 16), lead vocals (disc 1, track 9)
  • Bruce Dickinson – lead vocals (disc 1, tracks 4–8 and 10–15; disc 2, tracks 1–8, 15 and 16), backing vocals (disc 1, track 9)
  • Nicko McBrain – drums (disc 1, tracks 5–15; disc 2)
  • Janick Gers – guitar (disc 2)
  • Blaze Bayley – lead vocals (disc 2, tracks 9–14)
Production
  • Guy Edwards – producer (disc 1, track 1)
  • Will Malone – producer (disc 1, track 2)
  • "Iron Maiden" – producer (disc 1, track 3; disc 2, tracks 15 and 16)
  • Martin Birch – producer (disc 1, tracks 4–15; disc 2, tracks 1–8)
  • Nigel Green – producer (disc 2, tracks 9–12)
  • Mark Wilkinson – cover illustration
  • Nick Watson – mastering
  • Rod Smallwood – management
  • Andy Taylor – management
  • Merck Mercuriadis – management

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Iron Maiden – Eddie's Archive at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Best of the B-Sides". ironmaiden.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 364. ISBN 1-86074-542-3. 
  4. ^ Best of the 'B' Sides (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 4 November 2002.