Wednesday, February 13, 2013

12 Wasted Years videotape No More....

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..

7 comments:

faizal abd fathi said...

pergh.... rare punya video tape ni

Adi Herman said...

Kalo versi VHS memang mudah kena fungus, aku pun dulu byk konsert Metallica dlm versi begini yg tak dpt diselamatkan...but aku ada pernah tengok satu device ni yg boleh buangkan fungus dlm tape VHS ni...lama dah oooo hahah

Ijau D. Koceng said...

best tgk gambar lama2... djaman muda2

berteromber said...

dulu aku ada pirate copy...kaver dalam tu kosong jer takder gambo apa...

Rafi said...

Kalo diorang rilis balik vhs yang lama2 tu semua ke dvd kan best..mcm vinyl reissue tu

dilabangiWORLD said...

hi dep...
bila ang nak buat entry makan makan lak ni
teringin nak nengok singapore punya food ni
mesti banyak yang menarek kan lepas tu leh buat aku ngences, notty hahhahaa

Takilala said...

Yg ni versi pirate abg aku pernah pinjam, cover depan tampal gambar betul yg mcm ni.