Best Iron Maiden Live Albums

The Top Ten
1 Live After Death Live After Death Product Image

Of all the recorded tracks from this release, not one lets up. Each and every song presented here might not contain the band's best performances ever, but they're still pretty great. Combining fine performances with their all-time energetic peak, you just can't go wrong here. Live After Death might just be Iron Maiden's definitive live album. I would even go as far as to say that it is possibly the greatest live album of all time. Also, this rendition of their title song might just be the band's all-time greatest track.

Live after death is pure badness, the powerslave tour Maiden put out was unequaled by any Metal band or any other for that matter. I will always respect Metallica and I am from the U.S. but Iron Maiden has freaky talent and took it to the next level for all to witness, best live album period.

The classics when they were still fresh, maybe my all-time favourite album. 'Maiden England' is a great companion too, covering the next two albums and a few older cuts not found on here, with surprisingly little overlap. After that, the live albums start to get repetitive.

This live album is perfect, opens up with Churchill's speech and continues into Aces high. It plays hits from Iron Maiden, Number of the beast, piece of mind, and Powerslave, some of the greatest Maiden albums ever. I would highly recommend this to any Maiden fans out there!

2 Rock In Rio Rock In Rio Product Image

Fear of the Dark, Ghost of the Navigator, Blood Brothers Sign of the Cross, Clansman are played the best on this album and are the highlights and are played the best. There's also Wrathchild, Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, Trooper and 2 Minutes to Midnight here to up the ante and to whet early iron maiden fans's appetites.

Rock In Rio - recorded in front of 250,000 Iron Maiden fans in Rio de Janeiro in 2001. The loudest crowd ever and no one can deny the fact that FEAR OF THE DARK is KILLER in this album - if you don't believe, ask those 20,000,000 viewers on YouTube.

1. Intro: Arthur's Farewell
2. The Wicker Man
3. Ghost Of The Navigator
4. Brave New World
5. Wrathchild
6. Blood Brothers
7. Sign Of The Cross
8. The Mercenary
9. The Trooper
10. Dream Of Mirrors
11. The Clansman
12. The Evil That Men Do
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden
15. The Number Of The Beast
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Sanctuary
18. Run To The Hills

Bruce's vocals definitely peaked on Somewhere in Time and went downhill from there, but for some reason it got extremely powerful in 2000-2002, showcased beautifully on this monstrous live album.

Even if Live After Death is a classic
Rock In Rio is the best live performance ever done by MAIDEN
the setlist, the energy, the crowd, the atmosphere
Everything in this album is perfect
The Rock In Rio 2001 is the best Iron Maiden performance on stage and my only regret is to didn't have the chance to see it by myself

3 En Vivo! En Vivo! Product Image

The summary of the best songs from Brave New World, Dance Of Death and Final Frontier albums with some classic songs - and it works perfectly. Especially the energy in their new songs, such as in El Dorado and When The Wild Wind Blows is stunning.

1. Intro: Satellite 15
2. The Final Frontier
3. El Dorado
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight
5. The Talisman
6. Coming Home
7. Dance Of Death
8. The Trooper
9. The Wicker Man
10. Blood Brothers
11. When The Wild Wind Blows
12. The Evil That Men Do
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden
15. The Number Of The Beast
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Running Free

I have the DVD version with the full concert plus a behind the beast documentary- It's awesome!

My album! The passion and professionalism is huge in this concert. Massive love for En Vivo!

I love how the live version of all final frontier songs are very cool

4 Flight 666 - The Original Soundtrack Flight 666 - The Original Soundtrack Product Image

Flight 666 is great "best of 80's" live compilation album which reintroduces classics like Powerslave, Rime of the Ancient mariner and Revelations which are superior to their studio or LAD counterparts. Best Maiden live album yet.

5 Maiden England

The Classic recording from the 7th tour of a 7th tour, regarded as the best Iron Maiden live performances ever - the last moments of the classic lineup and the Golden Age of Iron Maiden - one must own this:

1. Moonchild
2. The Evil That Men Do
3. The Prisoner
4. Still Life
5. Die WIth Your Boots On
6. Infinite Dreams
7. Killers
8. Can I Play With Madness
9. Heaven Can Wait
10. Wasted Years
11. The Clairvoyant
12. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
13. The Number Of The Beast
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name
15. Iron Maiden

I choose this one because of the songlist.. Killers, the prisonner, still life, wasted years seventh son... It seems that for once, they played the songs that the fans like (trading Heaven can wait that we all hate for aces high would have given almost a perfect set list (and of course adding the trooper instead of die with your boots on.

I love that they played some songs you don't hear a lot live, like The Prisoner, Still Life, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and Killers

6 Death On the Road Death On the Road Product Image

The most spectacular and theatrical show which Iron Maiden has ever done - masks and reapers in Dance of Death, the war theme in Paschendale and many other special effects in other songs make this album great.

Intro - Declamation
1. Wildest Dreams
2. Wrathchild
3. Can I Play With Madness
4. The Trooper
5. Dance Of Death
6. Rainmaker
7. Brave New World
8. Paschendale
9. Lord Of The Flies
10. No More Lies
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Iron Maiden
14. The Number Of The Beast
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name
16. Run To The Hills

7 Beast Over Hammersmith Beast Over Hammersmith Product Image

This live album from legendary Iron Maiden is ten million times better than overrated Live After Death, and not just becoase the great vocals... Just listen whole sound.. this is real heavy metal thax to RIP Clive Burr, Nicko is maybe technical skill master, but Clive was center of old Maiden spirit. Anyway love Maiden even now!

This live is not in the top 3 because it's just an unknown cd for a lot of "fans". live after death is an excellent live recording with overdubs, Beast over Hammersmith is just an excellent live recording.

This album is just the best, it should get a decent vinyl release as well. The Di'anno classics plus Number of the Beast tracks, perfect. Way superior to LAD.

Accidentaly voted for a real live dead one. This is the best live album because bruce kicks ass in this also like en vivo rock in rio and maiden england

8 A Real Live Dead One A Real Live Dead One Product Image

From The Darker periods of Iron Maiden, the compliation of A Real Dead One and A Real Live One albums. The raw, 90ish sound of Iron Maiden recorded around the Europe during Fear Of The Dark and A Real Live tours.

1. The Number Of The Beast
2. The Trooper
3. Prowler
4. Transylvania
5. Remember Tomorrow
6. Where Eagles Dare
7. Sanctuary
8. Running Free
9. Run To The Hills
10. 2 Minutes To Midnight
11. Iron Maiden
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name

1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
2. From Here To Eternity
3. Can I Play With Madness
4. Wasting Love
5. Tailgunner
6. The Evil That Men Do
7. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
8. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
9. Heaven Can Wait
10. The Clairvoyant
11. Fear Of The Dark

9 Live at Donington Live at Donington Product Image

Similar to A Real Live Dead One double album, this one is recorded at Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington in 1992.

1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
2. The Number Of The Beast
3. Wrathchild
4. From Here To Eternity
5. Can I Play With Madness
6. Wasting Love
7. Tailgunner
8. The Evil That Men Do
9. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Fear Of The Dark
11. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
12. The Clairvoyant
13. Heaven Can Wait
14. Run To The Hills
15. 2 Minutes To Midnight
16. Iron Maiden
17. Hallowed Be Thy Name
18. The Trooper
19. Running Free

1988 helloween and iron maiden at donington man how I wish I was there

10 The Book of Souls: Live Chapter The Book of Souls: Live Chapter Product Image

The new songs sounded really good live, especially The Great Unknown. Bruce and the group does sound aged, but welcome to life. Really solid live album

The Contenders
11 Maiden Japan
12 Beast On Tour
13 Live!! +one
14 Nights of the Dead Nights of the Dead Product Image
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