Friday, March 21, 2008

Iron Head or Radio Maiden?

Iron Maiden is following in the footsteps of Radiohead, who decided to make their new CD "In Rainbows" available for download for whatever the consumer wished to pay for it (including $0). Later, when it was released as an actual CD, it shot to the top of the charts.

Maiden is putting out a greatest hits compliation called Somewhere Back In Time. The band is allowing users to download the whole thing for free and listen to it three times before they need to pay for a permanent DRM-free downloaded version.

The hopes are that newbies who may not know Maiden will use this new media to check the band out, and afterwards will be happy to pay for the product.

I bet it works. Check out the list of stellar material on this CD:

Churchill Speech
Aces High
2 Minutes To Midnight
The Trooper
Wasted Years
Children Of The Damned
The Number Of The Beast
Run To The Hills
Phantom Of The Opera (Live)
The Evil That Men Do
Wrathchild (Live)
Can I Play With Madness
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Iron Maiden (Live)

1 comment:

Chris said...

You know, whether it flies or not (flies, get it?!), I like to see bands trying this type of thing.