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Paul Di'Anno
The Beast Arises (DVD)
January 2015
Released: 2014, Metal Mind Productions
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Longtime Maiden fan here so I was quite interested in this DVD when it was announced. While I prefer the Maiden albums with Bruce singing those first couple with Paul were Classics and had some fantastic material. For this live concert he does perform many of those tracks.

This DVD is a total mixed bag in several ways. The video and audio quality are pretty standard. The video is not the clearest for today’s HD standards but better than some releases I have seen this year. The sound is better and mixed well, making the 5.1 mix enjoyable to turn up.

The show was filmed in what appears to be a small club on a very small stage. The lighting is very good giving the impression of a larger gig. The band plays as though they are on a larger stage in front of thousands. Musically they are spot on and do an excellent job playing the old Maiden songs. The downfall is Di’Anno himself. He is all over the map with his vocals. He can hit the high notes better now than ever but when it comes to singing normal he is indecipherable. Add in his between song banter that is just pathetic at best in some instances and you have one concert DVD that is difficult to watch. I have played this DVD a couple of times and playing it again as I write but still cannot get past how bad he ‘sings’.

This is for die-hards only. It clearly shows that too much drink and smoke will kill your voice over time. It may work for some but definitely not here.
Track Listing

01. Sanctuary
02. Purgatory
03. Wrathchild
04. Prowler
05. Marshall Lockjaw
06. Murders In The Rue Morgue
07. The Beast Arises
08. Children Of Madness
09. Genghis Kahn
10. Remember Tomorrow
11. Charlotte The Harlot
12. Killers
13. Phantom Of The Opera
14. Running Free
15. Transylvania
16. Iron Maiden
17. Blitzkrieg Bop

Bonus video:

* Interview With Paul Di'Anno


* Photo Gallery
* Discography
* Desktop Images






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