Death on the Road


Death on the Road
Death on the Road
Live album by Iron Maiden
Released 30 August 2005 (audio)
6 February 2006 (video)
Recorded Westfallenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany
24 November 2003
Genre Heavy metal
Length 1:34:17
Label EMI
Producer Kevin Shirley / Steve Harris
Iron Maiden live albums chronology
Beast over Hammersmith
(2002)
Death on the Road
(2005)
Flight 666
(2009)
Iron Maiden video chronology
The Early Days
(2004)
Death on the Road
(2006)
Flight 666
(2009)
Singles from Death on the Road
  1. "The Trooper (live)"
    Released: 15 August 2005

Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on 30 August 2005 (CD & LP version) and on 6 February 2006 (DVD version). The album was recorded at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany on 24 November 2003, during the Dance of Death World Tour (2003–2004).

The release performed well in the national charts of several countries; Finland (no. 6), Sweden (no. 7), Norway (no. 12), France (no. 14), Italy (no. 17), Switzerland (no. 17), Spain (no. 18), United Kingdom (no. 22), Ireland (no. 27), the Netherlands (no. 39) and India (no.29).[1]

Contents

Background

The video was released in a 3 DVD set, with the first two representing the concert footage in 5.1 Digital audio and stereo and the final containing special features, including a documentary and the promo videos for Wildest Dreams and Rainmaker.[2]

The 70-minute documentary, directed by Matthew Amos, shows the recording of the Dance of Death album at Sarm West Studios, London and the subsequent preparations for the following tour, including interviews with the majority of the band's road crew. Additional and extended interviews with crew and fans (recorded at Earls Court, London) were also included as individual films, entitled "Life On The Road" and "The Fans". The documentary contains the first ever released footage of the band in the recording studio.

The cover was designed by Melvyn Grant.

The version of "Fear of the Dark" on this release was later included in the Edward the Great 2005 re-release.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[5]

Reviews for the album were generally positive, with Kerrang! deeming it "very nearly the ultimate Iron Maiden live album," commenting that the release proves that the band "are as exciting, relevant and unique in 2005 as they were two decades ago."[4] Sputnikmusic commented that the release is "at times... quite amazing", giving "the overall... that Maiden are indeed an excellent live band, and one that you need to see at some point in life."[5]

Allmusic were more critical of the release, remarking that "longtime fans do not need any more live versions of "Number of the Beast," "Hallowed Be Thy Name," "Run to the Hills," or "The Trooper,"" although also stating that the band lays "waste [to] any notions that they can't hold themselves to the performance standards of their younger days."[3]

Track listing

CD Track listing

All songs written by Steve Harris, except where noted.

Disc one

  1. "Wildest Dreams" (Adrian Smith, Harris) – 4:51
  2. "Wrathchild" – 2:49
  3. "Can I Play with Madness" (Bruce Dickinson, Smith, Harris) – 3:30
  4. "The Trooper" – 4:12
  5. "Dance of Death" (Janick Gers, Harris) – 9:23
  6. "Rainmaker" (Dickinson, Dave Murray, Harris)– 4:01
  7. "Brave New World" (Dickinson, Murray, Harris) – 6:09
  8. "Paschendale" (Smith, Harris) – 10:17
  9. "Lord of the Flies" (Gers, Harris) – 5:06

Disc two

  1. "No More Lies" – 7:49
  2. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" – 7:31
  3. "Fear of the Dark" – 7:28
  4. "Iron Maiden" – 4:50
  5. "Journeyman" (Dickinson, Smith, Harris) – 7:02
  6. "The Number of the Beast" – 4:57
  7. "Run to the Hills" – 4:26

Vinyl Track listing

Disc one

Side A
  1. "Wildest Dreams" – 4:51
  2. "Wrathchild" – 2:49
  3. "Can I Play with Madness" – 3:30
  4. "The Trooper" – 4:12
  5. "Dance of Death" – 9:23
Side B
  1. "Rainmaker" – 4:01
  2. "Brave New World" – 6:09
  3. "Paschendale" – 10:17
  4. "Lord of the Flies" – 5:06

Disc two

Side A
  1. "No More Lies" – 7:49
  2. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" – 7:31
  3. "Fear of the Dark" – 7:28
Side B
  1. "Iron Maiden" – 4:50
  2. "Journeyman" – 7:02
  3. "The Number of the Beast" – 4:57
  4. "Run to the Hills" – 4:26

Personnel

with

Chart performance

Album

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 23[6]
Dutch Albums Chart 39[7]
Finnish Albums Chart 5[8]
German Albums Chart 17[9]
Japanese Albums Chart 106[10]
Norwegian Albums Chart 12[11]
Swedish Albums Chart 7[12]
Swiss Albums Chart 17[13]
UK Albums Chart 22[14]

Single

Year Single Chart Position Album
2005 "The Trooper" (live) Canadian Singles Chart 5[15] Death on the Road
Irish Singles Chart 16[16]
Italian Singles Chart 8[17]
Swedish Singles Chart 5[12]
Swiss Singles Chart 61[18]
UK Singles Chart 5[19]

Notes

  1. ^ Blabbermouth's Official Website, "IRON MAIDEN: More 'Death on the Road' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed", 8 September 2006, at Blabbermouth.net; last accessed October 13, 2006.
  2. ^ "Death on the Road release date announced". http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?categoryid=8&p2_articleid=226. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  3. ^ a b Monger, James. Death on the Road at Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  4. ^ a b "Death on the Road reviews". http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?categoryid=8&p2_articleid=651. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  5. ^ a b "Death on the Road Sputnikmusic review". http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/12718/Iron-Maiden-Death-On-The-Road/. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Iron Maiden- Austrian Charts". http://austriancharts.at/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Iron Maiden- Dutch Charts". http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Iron Maiden- Finnish Charts". http://finnishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Iron Maiden > Longplay-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Musicline. PhonoNet GmbH. http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/IRON+MAIDEN?sort=entry&type=longplay. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Death on the Road- Oricon". http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/32233/products/music/608705/1/. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  11. ^ "Iron Maiden- Norwegian Charts". http://norwegiancharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  12. ^ a b "Iron Maiden- Swedish Charts". http://swedishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  13. ^ "Death on the Road- Swiss Charts". http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden&titel=Death+On+The+Road&cat=a. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  14. ^ "Official UK Albums Archive 10th September 2005". http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/3/2005-09-10/. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  15. ^ "Iron Maiden Billboard Singles". http://www.allmusic.com/artist/iron-maiden-p4560/charts-awards/billboard-singles. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  16. ^ "Irish Singles". http://www.irishcharts.ie/search/placement. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  17. ^ "Iron Maiden Italian Single Charts". http://italiancharts.com/search.asp?cat=s&search=Iron+Maiden. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  18. ^ "Swiss Singles Chart- the Trooper". http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Iron+Maiden&titel=The+Trooper+%28Live+2003%29&cat=s. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  19. ^ "UK Singles Chart- 27th August 2005". http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2005-08-27/. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 

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