Best of the 'B' Sides

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Best of the 'B' Sides
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Compilation album by
Released4 November 2002
Recorded1979—1999
Genre Heavy metal
Length2:14:10
Iron Maiden compilations chronology
Ed Hunter
(1999)
Best of the 'B' Sides
(2002)
Edward the Great
(2002)

Best of the 'B' Sides is a compilation of B-sides by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 4 November 2002 as part of the Eddie's Archive box set. [1] Each track was remastered and the set came with a running commentary from Rod Smallwood. [2] It covers all of their singles from their first (1980's "Running Free") to 2000's "Out of the Silent Planet", [3] although several of the band's original B-sides were excluded from the collection: "Total Eclipse" (from "Run to the Hills", 1982, although this has been added to the album The Number of the Beast from 1998 onwards), "Mission From 'Arry" (from "2 Minutes to Midnight", 1984); "Bayswater Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (from "Be Quick or Be Dead", 1992); and "I Live My Way" (from "Man on the Edge", 1995). Also missing are the band's cover of Thin Lizzy's "Massacre" (from "Can I Play with Madness", 1988) and a number of live B-sides.

Contents

The album is described on the band's website as "a collection that not only reveals much about the band as individuals and the inherent character of the band, but also provides a real insight into who and where their influences came from." [2]

Track listing

Disc One

No.TitleWriter(s)Original singleLength
1."Burning Ambition" Steve Harris 1980 ~ Running Free 2:42
2."Drifter" (Live in London, UK 1980)Harris1980 ~ Sanctuary (1981 ~ Killers )6:03
3."Invasion"Harris1980 ~ Women in Uniform 2:39
4."Remember Tomorrow" (Live in Padua, Italy 1981)Harris, Paul Di'Anno 1982 ~ The Number of the Beast (1980 ~ Iron Maiden )5:28
5."I've Got the Fire" ( Montrose cover) Ronnie Montrose 1983 ~ Flight of Icarus 2:39
6."Cross-Eyed Mary" ( Jethro Tull cover) Ian Anderson 1983 ~ The Trooper 3:56
7."Rainbow's Gold" ( Beckett cover) Terry Slesser, Kenny Mountain1984 ~ 2 Minutes to Midnight 4:59
8."King of Twilight" ( Nektar cover) (includes parts of "Crying in the Dark")Nektar1984 ~ Aces High 4:53
9."Reach Out" Dave Colwell 1986 ~ Wasted Years 3:33
10."That Girl" ( FM cover) Andy Barnett, Merv Goldsworthy, Pete Jupp 1986 ~ Stranger in a Strange Land 5:05
11."Juanita" ( Marshall Fury cover)Steve Barnacle, Derek O'Neil1986 ~ Stranger in a Strange Land3:47
12."Sheriff of Huddersfield"Iron Maiden1986 ~ Wasted Years3:35
13."Black Bart Blues"Harris, Bruce Dickinson 1988 ~ Can I Play With Madness 6:41
14."Prowler" (1988 Version)Harris1988 ~ The Evil That Men Do (1980 ~ Iron Maiden)4:09
15."Charlotte the Harlot" (1988 Version) Dave Murray 1988 ~ The Evil That Men Do(1980 ~ Iron Maiden)4:13

Disc Two

No.TitleWriter(s)Original singleLength
1."All in Your Mind" ( Stray cover) Del Bromham 1990 ~ Holy Smoke 4:31
2."Kill Me Ce Soir" ( Golden Earring cover) George Kooymans, Barry Hay, John Fenton1990 ~ Holy Smoke6:17
3."I'm a Mover" ( Free cover) Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers 1990 ~ Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter 3:29
4."Communication Breakdown" ( Led Zeppelin cover) John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page 1990 ~ Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter2:42
5."Nodding Donkey Blues"Iron Maiden1992 ~ Be Quick or Be Dead 3:17
6."Space Station No. 5" (Montrose cover) Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar 1992 ~ Be Quick or Be Dead3:47
7."I Can't See My Feelings" ( Budgie cover) Tony Bourge, Burke Shelley 1992 ~ From Here to Eternity 3:50
8."Roll Over Vic Vella" (Cover of "Roll Over Beethoven") (with different lyrics) Chuck Berry 1992 ~ From Here to Eternity4:48
9."Justice of the Peace"Murray, Harris1995 ~ Man on the Edge 3:33
10."Judgement Day" Blaze Bayley, Gers1995 ~ Man on the Edge4:04
11."My Generation" ( The Who cover) Pete Townshend 1996 ~ Lord of the Flies 3:37
12."Doctor Doctor" ( UFO cover) Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg 1996 ~ Lord of the Flies4:50
13."Blood on the World's Hands" (Live in Gothenburg, Sweden 1995)Harris1998 ~ The Angel and the Gambler (1995 ~ The X Factor )6:07
14."The Aftermath" (Live in Gothenburg, Sweden 1995)Harris, Bayley, Gers1998 ~ The Angel and the Gambler(1995 ~ The X Factor)6:45
15."Futureal" (Live in Helsinki, Finland 1999)Harris, Bayley2000 ~ The Wicker Man (1998 ~ Virtual XI )3:01
16."Wasted Years" (Live in Milan, Italy 1999)Smith2000 ~ Out of the Silent Planet (1986 ~ Somewhere in Time )5:00

Personnel

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes. [4]

Iron Maiden
Production

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Best of the B-Sides". ironmaiden.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  3. Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 364. ISBN   1-86074-542-3.
  4. Best of the 'B' Sides (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 4 November 2002.CS1 maint: others (link)