If you want to know why Mr. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden and the group’s Manager, Rod Smallwood quickly ushered in Mr. Bruce Dickinson into their fold you will realize why after hearing this remarkable CD! Mr. Harris and Mr. Smallwood were in the audience during this gig and were taken with Mr. Dickinson! The rest is history! Bruce Dickinson is still going strong to this day with Iron Maiden and I believe that this gig at Reading in 1981 was just the beginning!
This has to be one of the best if not THE best live recordings I have ever heard from any band that I know of! Bruce’s vocals are amazing!! He puts so much heart and soul as well as passion into every note he sings! If I could pick one song that would illustrate my opinion in this it would be, “Walking Out On You.” The music builds up to a mighty belting out of, “Cuz I’m walking out on you” from Bruce! Clear and strong are the vocals!! Well, I could go on and on with my review but I recommend that you listen for yourself and I think you will agree with me. This is excellent!!