BBC Archives (album)

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BBC Archives
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Live album by
Released4 November 2002
Recorded14 November 1979, 23 August 1980, 28 August 1982, 20 August 1988
VenueMaida Vale Studios, London
Little John's Farm, Reading
Monsters of Rock festival, Donington Park
GenreHeavy metal
Length148:19
LabelEMI
ProducerTony Wilson
Iron Maiden live albums chronology
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(2002)
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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.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."Iron Maiden" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden3:46
2."Running Free"Paul Di'Anno, Harris1980 ~ Iron Maiden3:10
3."Transylvania" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:03
4."Sanctuary"Di'Anno, Harris, Dave Murray1980 ~ Iron Maiden3:45
Reading Festival, 28 August 1982
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
5."Wrathchild" 1981 ~ Killers3:32
6."Run to the Hills" 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast5:36
7."Children of the Damned" 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast4:48
8."The Number of the Beast" 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast5:29
9."22 Acacia Avenue"Harris, Adrian Smith1982 ~ The Number of the Beast6:36
10."Transylvania" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden6:20
11."The Prisoner"Harris, Smith1982 ~ The Number of the Beast5:50
12."Hallowed Be Thy Name" 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast7:37
13."Phantom of the Opera" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden7:02
14."Iron Maiden" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:58

Disc Two[edit]

Reading Festival, 23 August 1980
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."Prowler" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:27
2."Remember Tomorrow"Di'Anno, Harris1980 ~ Iron Maiden5:59
3."Killers"Di'Anno, Harris1981 ~ Killers4:43
4."Running Free"Di'Anno, Harris1980 ~ Iron Maiden3:53
5."Transylvania" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:49
6."Iron Maiden" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden4:56
Monsters of Rock festival, Donington, 20 August 1988
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
7."Moonchild"Dickinson, Smith1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son5:43
8."Wrathchild" 1981 ~ Killers3:00
9."Infinite Dreams" 1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son5:51
10."The Trooper" 1983 ~ Piece of Mind4:05
11."Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" 1988 ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son10:27
12."The Number of the Beast" 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast4:43
13."Hallowed Be Thy Name" 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast7:10
14."Iron Maiden" 1980 ~ Iron Maiden6:01
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.CS1 maint: others (link)