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Sign of the Cross
Man on the Edge
Afraid To Shoot Strangers (LIVE)
Be Quick or Be Dead
Fear of the Dark (LIVE)
Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
Holy Smoke
The Clairvoyant
Can I Play With Madness
The Evil That Men Do
Heaven Can Wait
Wasted Years

Rime of the Ancient Mariner (LIVE)
Running Free (LIVE)
2 Minutes to Midnight
Aces High
Where Eagles Dare
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Run to the Hills
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Phantom of the Opera
Strange World
Iron Maiden

Although Iron Maiden is known primarily in the U.S. as an album-oriented band, in their native England, the band has racked up many a hit single, most of which are featured on the 1996 "greatest-hits" collection, Best of the Beast. Available in two formats, either as a 16-track single disc (geared more towards the casual fan) or as a far more extensive 27-track double-disc set, complete with unreleased demos, and aimed at the longtime fan. While the single disc contains many of Maiden's best known songs - "The Number of the Beast," "The Trooper," "2 Minutes to Midnight," "Running Free (live)," "Wasted Years," "Can I Play With Madness" - several prime cuts are left off in favor of subpar Blaze Bayley-era material. It's incomprehensible that such fan favorites as "Flight of Icarus" and "Wrathchild" are left off in favor of "Virus" and "Man on the Edge," but more importantly, the single disc doesn't contain one track that features original vocalist Paul Di'Anno. The double disc is the better of the two, since it includes such non-single classics as "Rime of the Ancient Mariner (live)," "Phantom of the Opera," "Strange World (demo)," and "Where Eagles Dare" (while the two-CD does contain "Wrathchild," "Icarus" is still nowhere to be found). Serious fans are probably better off sticking with the full-length albums.

-Greg Prato (article obtained from AMG)
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