12 Wasted Years originally was released in 1987 as a videotape.
My copy of the VHS is totally worn-out and fungified.
Really love some of the footages like Hammersmith 1982 which was then still not released on Eddie's Archive cd boxset and Early Days DVD, Japan Tokyo Budokan Somewhere In Time Tour even for a short while, even Derek Riggs and how he looks like and sounds like, and love the description of going to see Maiden is like supporting a football team, its just the whole place is supporting for one team.
Fans nowadays can get all these footages on youtube, but not then...the days before internet even exist.
Now, it is set to be available after 26 years later as a DVD format with its confirmed inclusion on the Maiden England 1988 dvd set to release this late March 2013.
This is how the cover, backcover and inner of the vhs packaging looks like.
I am really excited and happy that this Maiden England 1988 double dvds and cds will include the encores among others..
But, I am sad for two things...
1) Why does the artwork cover is changed from Derek Riggs original Infinite Dreams Live version?
2) Does it really means, that IRON MAIDEN, cannot locate a full show video recording from 1986-1987 world tour Somewhere In Time? Yes, they made a mistake of not doing an official video recording, but there must be stuffs somewhere? Budokan is all there is?
So??? Forever we will not have a chance to have an official release of the futuristic, colourful stage, colourful stage clothes, that Walking In The Air Walking On Glass instrumental? Bruce wearing all that LED lights all over his body costumes?
Or Maiden may have a good footage somewhere, and keeping it for after retirement??? When they will definitely be making lots of money still with all the unreleased stuffs..