For a quarter of a century Iron Maiden have been on their front covers of the World's leading contemporary Rock and Metal Magazines. 25 years of massive World Tours, Number One albums, record sales of over 55 million, breathtaking stage productions and, of course, Eddie. This first part of their history, tracing the 'Early Days', 1975 to 1983, when the attitude of the band took shape and they gave us such classics as 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Wrathchild', 'Run to the Hills', The Number of the Beast', 'The Trooper' and many others. The early days of the greatest and most popular Metal band that Britain has produced - a band often imitated but never matched.
An incredibly in-depth look at the early history of Iron Maiden and their remarkable story. 'The Early Days' documentary tells the humble beginnings and dreams of a group o0f teenagers in London's tough East End and the day to day struggle of simply just starting up a band and keeping it together for occasional pub gigs and the efforts involved to make the band bigger, yet still refusing to compromise around fashions or trends. It all makes an enthralling, uplifting and entertaining story of determination, originality, hard work and sheer self belief...and an awful lot of FUN. This is where it all started.
Part II (1984-1985): Live After Death
In August 1984 Iron Maiden embarked on their longest tour ever, 193 concerts around the planet, playing in over a hundred cities and to over a million fans in North America alone. For this the band had created their most theatrical show to date with a spectacular Egyptian themed stage set based on the bands critically acclaimed ''Powerslave'' album which had been released earlier that year. After four previous studio albums and extensive touring for the preceding five years the band decide it was time to record a live show, and this, in 1985, became the legendary LIVE AFTER DEATH.
This entertaining hour long feature is a revealing and intimate account from the band, producer, crew and management of the creative processes involved in the writing and recording of ''Powerslave'' along with the planning, set building and execution of this phenomenal tour, aptly entitled the ''World Slavery Tour''.