Universal Music to Release EN VIVO!

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has announced the release of “EN VIVO!,” a new live Iron Maiden Blu-ray, 2-DVD set and double soundtrack album, on Tuesday, March 27, in the U.S. It will be available internationally, Monday, March 26.

“EN VIVO!” was filmed on April 10, 2011, in front of over 50,000 fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago, during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures the performance by the band, embraced by the Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans.

With stage backdrops, musicianship and an appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011, believes UMe.

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The concert was filmed digitally using 22 HD cameras and an octocam (a flying camera which captures aerial crowd scenes), recorded in both stereo and 5.1 audio and mixed by Maiden’s longstanding producer, Kevin “Caveman” Shirley.

Extensive use is made of split screens so fans can follow the individual members more closely, and the set list moves seamlessly between songs from Maiden’s most recent studio album, 2010’s The Final Frontier, through to classic fan favorites via the band’s catalogue.

In addition to the Blu-ray, the 2-DVD set will initially be available as a Limited Edition double DVD in a Collectors’ Steel Book Case and Double Vinyl Picture Disc. As well as a traditional 2-CD soundtrack album, EN VIVO! will also be available as a digital download audio album and digital download video.

Maiden’s “Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11” saw the band circumnavigating the planet for the third time in their customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, and playing 98 shows in 36 countries to over 2 million fans, according to UMe.

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Rakesh Raman