|From Fear to Eternity|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||6 June 2011|
|Producer||Martin Birch, Kevin Shirley, Steve Harris|
|Iron Maiden compilations chronology|
From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990–2010 is a compilation album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, containing a selection of songs originally released on the eight studio albums from No Prayer for the Dying to The Final Frontier . The title is lifted from the 1992 single, "From Here to Eternity", although it is not featured in this release.
The album was announced on 15 March 2011, to be released by EMI on 23 May,although this was later changed to 6 June. Unlike their previous compilation ( Somewhere Back in Time ), the release covered two CDs to encompass longer tracks, such as "Paschendale", although the price remained that of a single disc record.
As with Somewhere Back in Time, each track is sung by Bruce Dickinson rather than Blaze Bayley (who sang on The X Factor and Virtual XI ), the band again opting to use later live versions of songs which originally featured other lead vocalists.
The album cover was designed by Melvyn Grant,and serves to reference each relevant studio release. Three representations of Eddie appear, one dressed in Grim Reaper attire (as in Dance of Death ), one atop the tank from A Matter of Life and Death – which is imprinted with the "Cross-Keys" symbol from The Final Frontier – and a large burning wicker man (the first single from Brave New World ). The artwork also contains the tree from Fear of the Dark , the tombstone from No Prayer for the Dying , a large "X" on the tree trunk (representing The X Factor ) and the twisted figures and burnt building structure from the Virtual XI cover.
Classic Rock described the album as representing "Gold from every era", claiming that, although "weighted towards the... last five studio albums", the "earlier singles... fight their corner remarkably well." The review also argues that some of the release's later songs "match anything from Maiden's 80s heyday."
In their July 2011 issue, Metal Hammer praised the compilation for doing "an excellent job of gathering the heartiest wheat over the last two decades", although deeming Blaze Bayley's absence from the album a "glitch" albeit "for the best."
|1.||"The Wicker Man"||Adrian Smith, Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson||2000 ~ Brave New World||4:36|
|2.||"Holy Smoke"||Harris, Dickinson||1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying||3:49|
|3.||"El Dorado"||Smith, Harris, Dickinson||2010 ~ The Final Frontier||6:49|
|4.||"Paschendale"||Smith, Harris||2003 ~ Dance of Death||8:27|
|5.||"Different World"||Smith, Harris||2006 ~ A Matter of Life and Death||4:18|
|6.||"Man on the Edge" (Live in Milan, Italy 1999)||Blaze Bayley, Janick Gers||2000 ~ The Wicker Man(1995 ~ The X Factor )||4:33|
|7.||"The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"||Dave Murray, Harris||2006 ~ A Matter of Life and Death||7:21|
|8.||"Blood Brothers"||Harris||2000 ~ Brave New World||7:14|
|9.||"Rainmaker"||Murray, Harris, Dickinson||2003 ~ Dance of Death||3:49|
|10.||"Sign of the Cross" (Live in Rock in Rio, Brazil 2001)||Harris||2002 ~ Rock in Rio (1995 ~ The X Factor)||10:51|
|11.||"Brave New World"||Murray, Harris, Dickinson||2000 ~ Brave New World||6:20|
|12.||"Fear of the Dark" (Live in Rock in Rio, Brazil 2001)||Harris||2002 ~ Rock in Rio(1992 ~ Fear of the Dark )||7:51|
|1.||"Be Quick or Be Dead"||Dickinson, Gers||1992 ~ Fear of the Dark||3:24|
|2.||"Tailgunner"||Harris, Dickinson||1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying||4:15|
|3.||"No More Lies"||Harris||2003 ~ Dance of Death||7:22|
|4.||"Coming Home"||Smith, Harris, Dickinson||2010 ~ The Final Frontier||5:53|
|5.||"The Clansman" (Live in Rock in Rio, Brazil 2001)||Harris||2002 ~ Rock in Rio(1998 ~ Virtual XI )||9:28|
|6.||"For the Greater Good of God"||Harris||2006 ~ A Matter of Life and Death||9:24|
|7.||"These Colours Don't Run"||Smith, Harris, Dickinson||2006 ~ A Matter of Life and Death||6:53|
|8.||"Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter"||Dickinson||1990 ~ No Prayer for the Dying||4:44|
|9.||"Afraid to Shoot Strangers"||Harris||1992 ~ Fear of the Dark||6:56|
|10.||"Dance of Death"||Gers, Harris||2003 ~ Dance of Death||8:37|
|11.||"When the Wild Wind Blows"||Harris||2010 ~ The Final Frontier||11:02|
Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.
|Austria||Ö3 Austria Top 40||22|
|Finland||The Official Finnish Charts||11|
|Germany||Media Control Charts||19|
|Mexico||Top 100 Mexico||54|
|United Kingdom||Official Albums Chart||19|
|United States||Billboard 200||86|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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