Iron Maiden “The Complete Hammersmith 1982” (Heavy Metal) [Concert/Bootleg/Review] > WATCH IT HERE <

8/10

Year: 1982
Genre: Heavy Metal
Source: 4 different sources (See below)

This is an amazing concert, although a year before my favourite period with the band, the tour following the album “Piece of Mind”. Energy fueled as always, the band looks and sound amazing and Bruce looks cool as f**k in his haircut, leather armband and jacket. It also hits me how underrated “Children of the Damned” is, a pure epic masterpiece. The only reason I don’t give this 9 or 10 out of 10 is because it’s not complete and all of sudden when you’re deep into it, you get pulled back out because of it’s non video parts. With that say, fantastic job from whoever did this.

The release has kind of strange history. “Sanctuary” was released as part of the 12 Wasted Years documentary, but not on the later Early Days DVD. It was never released on VHS, vinyl or any other kind of media at the time. Its first ever official release was on Eddie’s Archive in 2002, then on The Early Days DVD that came out in 2004. There seems to have been a VHS planed at the time from Thorn EMI Video UK, but was never released. According to rumors, either the band or the label weren’t happy with the lightning.

VINYL BOOTLEG

It has been released in a couple of different versions on vinyl, among them “Beast of Hammersmith” from 2020 by Metal Mania and “Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1982” also in 2020 by Verne Records.

ABOUT THE VIDEO

This is a fan-made video. It includes every song of the concert. The video is made from 4 different sources, so it’s complete and where its missing video, it’s instead just audio.

  • The Early Days CD1,
  • Original VHS Tape
  • 12 Wasted Years documentary
  • Audio Recordings

SETLIST

1. Murders In The Rue Morgue
2. Wrathchild
3. Run To The Hills
4. Children Of The Damned
5. The Number Of The Beast
6. Another Life
7. Killers
8. 22 Acacia Avenue
9. Total Eclipse
10. Transylvania
11. Guitar Solo (Dave Murray)
12. The Prisoner
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
14. Phantom Of The Opera
15. Iron Maiden
16. Sanctuary
17. Drifter
18. Running Free
19. Prowler

The cut version that was released on The Early Days DVD had the following tracks:

  • Murders In The Rue Morgue
  • Run To The Hills
  • Children Of The Damned
  • The Number Of The Beast
  • 22 Acacia Avenue
  • Total Eclipse
  • The Prisoner
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name
  • Iron Maiden

If you only want to listen to the album … here it is:

Check out my 1970/80’s Heavy Metal Playlist on Spotify Here!
It’s recommended that you listen to it with “shuffle” so you don’t
have to listen to the same artist several tracks after each other.