Audio Recordings

Iron Maiden
18 February 1987
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, CA, United States
Somewhere on Tour
2 CDs
Dr. Demonic

CD 1

1. Intro : Blade Runner Theme
2. Caught Somewhere in Time
3. 2 Minutes to Midnight
4. Children of the Damned
5. Stranger in a Strange Land
6. Wasted Years
7. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
8. Walking on Glas
9. Heaven Can Wait

CD 2

1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name
3. Iron Maiden
4. The Number of the Beast
5. Run to the Hills
6. Band Introduction
7. Running Free

Info about the different versions of this show:

Source 1 (bad recording, heavily distorted):
Version 1 (39:10 / 45:39) - incomplete
Version 3 (55:54 / 45:42) - complete

Source 2 (much better):
Version 2 (63:15 / 34:42)
Version 4 (this one) - my remaster of version 2

Remastering notes:

- Gaps and errors:

"Wasted Years" and "Phantom Of The Opera" were each split into two tracks.
But that was totally unnecessary since nothing of the songs is missing.
In each case there was a gap between the tracks, followed by a repeated part of a few seconds.
I removed the gaps and repeated parts, now everything is as it should be.

A gap (tape flip) of 5 seconds removed in "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" at 11:30.
Quite a bit of the song is missing.

Short gap removed between "Iron Maiden" and "The Number Of The Beast".
Short gap removed between "Run To The Hills" and the band introduction.
A few seconds of silence removed at the end of "Running Free", fade-out applied.

- Volume levels:

I reduced the left channel by 1 db from "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" on.
The left channel dropped for over 3 minutes during "Heaven Can Wait", I raised it by 2 db.
Drastic volume changes during the band introduction adjusted.

- Speed correction:

The tape was running too fast (in my opinion), so I reduced the speed by 1%.

- Sound:

There is some distortion in the mid frequencies, causing a "metallic" sound.
I got rid of some of it, but decided not to do overdo it.
Because otherwise it would have sounded hollow and distant.


Dr. Demonic