The musicality of each band member is astonishingly clear. The guitar riffs and solos are as epic as the driving beat of the drums. Bruce Dickinson continues to impress as his vocal abilities don’t seem to have diminished over time. There is a literal sense of pure metal power in every line sung. The crowds responses only add to the electric quality of the experience (as opposed to other live recordings in which the screaming audience can be disruptive, distracting or louder than the music).
My personal favorites included The Trooper (obviously) and The Red and The Black, which is more than 13 minutes in length. That song holds your attention for each second. If that’s not a testament to Maiden’s everlasting greatness then I don’t know what is. Go on, invite Eddie in and catch up with an old friend.