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My "Best of Iron Maiden" 4-CD Project...

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by Khan71, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Khan71

    Khan71 Member

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    Yeah, I know...4 CDs is a lot...but if Billy Joel gets a 4-CD set...then certainly Maiden can have one! It was actually ridiculously hard to narrow it down to just 4 CDs. There were about 4 or 5 songs I had to leave off, that really killed me. Anyway...I'm titling it "Tour Of Duty - The Best of Iron Maiden".

    Here's the cover...I used the middle finger candle Eddie as the foundation, and painted over most of it...

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    I bought a DVD/CD burner that actually burns the label right onto the CD without any paper or ink, or anything. It's sort of a sepia type of tone...and it looks fuckin' killer. Here's one of the CD's...

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    This is the setlist...

    CD 1
    Prowler
    Remember Tomorrow
    Phantom Of The Opera
    Strange World
    The Ides Of March/Wrathchild
    Murders In The Rue Morgue
    Killers
    Children Of The Damned
    The Prisoner
    The Number Of The Beast
    Run To The Hills
    Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Revelations
    Flight Of Icarus
    The Trooper

    CD 2
    Still Life
    Aces High
    2 Minutes To Midnight
    Flash Of The Blade
    Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
    Caught Somewhere In Time
    Wasted Years
    Stranger In A Strange Land
    Infinite Dreams
    The Evil That Men Do
    The Clairvoyant
    Only The Good Die Young
    No Prayer For The Dying
    Fates Warning

    CD 3
    Run Silent Run Deep
    Be Quick Or Be Dead
    Afraid To Shoot Strangers
    Fear Of The Dark
    Sign Of The Cross (Live)
    Lord Of The Flies (Live)
    The Edge Of Darkness
    The Clansman
    Como Estais Amigo
    The Wicker Man
    Ghost Of The Navigator
    Blood Brothers

    CD 4
    Out Of The Silent Planet
    Montsegur
    Gates Of Tomorrow
    New Frontier
    Paschendale
    Face In The Sand
    Brighter than A Thousand Suns
    The Pilgrim
    The Longest Day
    For the Greater Good of God
    Lord of Light

    I'm making an MP3 CD version for my truck and since it can fit every song I want, it's going to be the deluxe edition with these extra songs...

    Where Eagles Dare
    Aces High (this version NOT live, but with Churchill's Speech Intro, that I spliced in)
    Powerslave
    Sea Of Madness
    Tailgunner
    Wasting Love
    Man On The Edge (Live)
    Futureal
    The Fallen Angel
    Journeyman (Electric Version)
    The Pilgrim
    The Legacy
     
  2. Archmagician

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    Wow a CD/DVD burner that burns a label right in? That kicks ass!

    How much did that cost you if you dont mind me asking? Also, who is the manufactorer and what is the model number of the unit?

    Thanks!
     
  3. Khan71

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    It was a little under $90 for DVD/CD burning capabilities AND the label burning...which isn't bad at all! Made by LG...and I don't recall the model number, sorry! They're not the only ones that make them, though. Oh..and so far, the CD's you need to buy to burn the artwork in with the laser, are about $1.00 each, but they come with a slim case.
     
  4. te_truper

    te_truper Adrianne´s secret lover

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    in my opinion, the best one is cd#1, and it won´t be bad if you add a "covers and rarities" cd, with -fear of the dark/cradle of fitlh- and -the trooper/children of bodom- starring

    oohh....too much pot in my mind...
     
  5. Sabbathking

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    I've used that type of disc and am thinking of using it again.I was using HP LIghtscribe discs but labels took AGES to burn.What brand did you use?
     
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    I burned an MP3 compilation disk a while ago that has 117 Maiden songs on it. I only had to leave out a couple 3-4 songs. Damn thing will play for 10 hours!
     
  7. Metallicat180

    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    Very cool!! I did a double disc best of for my friend from 1980 - 1988 and then from 1990 to 2006. Tour Of Duty is the name of Megadeth's latest tour btw. ;)
     
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    Hey Swan what did you encode the soundfiles at?Optimal is usually 192 kbps and the highest is 320 kbps

    What was on your compilation?

    I have been thinking of doing something similar for Black Sabbath-only live bootleg material.
     
  9. Maiden Afganistan

    Maiden Afganistan Linda's favorite Brother

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    That is the coolest thing I've ever seen! Is there any way I could get a copy?lol! To tell you the truth, I don't even know half of the songs. I kinda gave up on music around Somewhere in Time era. Guess I stood by vinyl too long! My butt is going to be stuck in Afganistan for at least a year and there isn't much to do outside of work. As soon as I know where I will be stationed I will post a thread asking for Maidens vids from the shows I will miss that anyone could send out. Once again, great art work and song list!
     
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    If I read the stat correct, it's only about 128kbps. Depending on the playback oversample rate, filters and EQ settings, it has reasonable fidelity. I've also made MP3 compilations of Priest, My Dying Bride, and a couple Best of Rock.

    I imagine 192 would be better, but these were my first attempts, so you learn by doing. Besides I wanted large groups of albums on ONE CD. I keep them in double-CD cases and 3 double-cases (5 CDs) gives me ~ 60 albums. Talk about compact!

    Live Boots may not have spectacular fidelity, so you might get by with nominal, or less, encode rates.
     
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    Thanks for your service! I'm from a different era, but I remember losing track of music, friends and good times during Vietnam. I emerged on a different timeline from my buddies who stayed home and partied. That is both a plus and a minus.
     
  12. Maiden Afganistan

    Maiden Afganistan Linda's favorite Brother

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    I'm out in Afganistan and Iraq as a civilian working for the military. I've enquired about joining these past few years, but am simply 2 months too old. I've never considered the military even though my Pops was Lt. Col because I never thought the U.S. would be attacked or even threatened.
     
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    Keep yer head down and come back safe.
     
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    128 kbps is the begining of high fidelity so I guess it is not bad and you are right the purpose of mp3 cds is to fit multiple albums on one disc.320 kbps is closest to WAV files in sound.I suppose tho that if I eq the bootleg stuff correctly the 128 kbps would be fine.I have done mp3 discs in the past and have had no complaints with that bit rate.

    What type of discs do you use?I sometimes use Maxell discs with stick on dvd labels or HP Lightscribe discs as Khan71 did for his discs.
     
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    The CD-writer in my old PC is not a Lightscribe, so I can't. I use Sony CD-Rs, even though they are made in Korea, I seem to have less trouble with them?

    I recently installed a 20x DVD-writer, a Sony, but not a Lightscribe. I'm not sure if Sony does a Lightscribe? Again I use Sony DVD-Rs. Best Buy had a great special a while back, so I stepped into it for $40.

    Yeah, for reasonable density/sound MP3s are satisfactory. I used to carry around 20-30 CDs (all my Maidens plus all my MDBs, plus a vast miscellany), but they are now more compact, less obvious to thieves, and play almost as well with windows down, road and wind noise.

    Besides, as discussed in another forum, I'm acquiring Tinnitus, so maybe it matters less now than before?
     
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    Alot of companies make Lightscribe enable burners-not sure if Sony does but they might.Go with an HP burner if you considering going that route.

    I haven't used Sony in ages.Last batched I used there were a couple that just crapped out after a couple years.Also I have been having bad luck with Maxells lately-seems as if they are cutting corners by using outside contractors to assemble the dvds,same with some batches of the audio discs.When you make your discs do you use th stick on labels?DO NOT use the standard cd paper label,but rather the Memorex dvd labels that are safe for labeling-they are made of a polyester film material that does not expand or contract like paper labels,therfore warping and ruining the disc.

    Just went back to using HP Lightscribe discs and not one bad burn so far!

    I have burned mp3 discs at 128 kbps as well and the quaility loss is next to nothing so I have had no problems with that setting.Yeah isn't great to condense one's massive collection to a couple discs?
     
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    Oh hell yes, I have Complete (mostly) Collections of Maiden, My Dying Bride, Judas Priest, Rock 1 (harder rock), Rock 2 (softer rock) .... my g/f loves the latter, I borrowed it to her to play in her new car, which is MP3 disk compatable.

    It takes me long to create an MP3 disk, as I try to get the disks in order, with disc titles and song titles .... so they properly display on my CD-player.
     
  18. darthrya

    darthrya Maiden fan since I was 9

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    I've got every single recorded song the band has done one one MP3 disc that I play in my car MP3 player. The only bad thing is that I had to use 96kbps to fit them all.

    I'm probably going to have to do the whole project again on 128 kbps on 2 discs at some point as the band puts out more stuff. Hopefully I can fit all the albums one one disc and the bonus material on the other. I really don't want to split the albums on two discs. I like just putting my program on random with selections from the entire disc.
     
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    I had to leave a few songs off, actually a couple albums, but that was no major loss. I still got the vast majority of the stuff I like at 128kbps
     
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    darthrya Maiden fan since I was 9

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    I just can't leave anything off. I like all the songs except More Tea Vicar and Pass the Jam.
     

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