One thing Iron Maiden fans wonder about every tour is where and when an official DVD will be recorded and filmed. Producer Kevin Shirley lets the cat out of the bag.
Maiden’s go-to-guy for all matters of production since 2000 has posted the above picture of the Spitfire that cruised over the site just prior to Maiden hitting the stage at last week’s Download Festival in Donington Park. In Shirley’s own words, “Yes, we recorded it and are going to mix it.”
(More below the picture!)
Of course, Maiden fans have heard this sort of thing before. The band’s previous Download performance, in 2007, was also filmed and recorded, and seems to have been mixed by Shirley as well. But it never saw the light of day.
For those that scrutinized the live broadcast of that performance, it has become pretty much accepted fact that the band did not put in their best work that day, which may explain the cancellation. People who were at Donington last week might have an idea whether this one is fit for fight…?
In any case, releasing Donington 2013 is the plan as of now. If it comes to fruition, it would mean that once again (following on from Flight 666 and En Vivo!) the band will release an official DVD that does not do the show proper visual justice. With the previous two live releases the full production was not there. This time, much of the show is filmed in daylight…
Source: Kevin Shirley’s Facebook profile.