"Scream for me Brazil !!! " When I first came to the US in 1984 as a teenager in Junior High School the first friend I made had me listening to 2 bands. One was TWISTED SISTER and the other was IRON MAIDEN. While Twisted was fun and heavy, it was MAIDEN that I really loved and remember wearing my ACES HIGH T-Shirt to school 2-3 days in a row. This is when I found out that in the US there is this custom of wearing something different everyday Hey, I was "fresh off the boat" as they say. But I loved IRON MAIDEN! They were also the first band I saw in concert for the first time at Madison Square Garden on the SOMEWHERE IN TIME tour sometime in the mid-80's. What a show!!! It has become something I would compare other concerts by ... even to this day. It was truely a "rock show"!!! Stage, lighting, it was Broadway with guitars and potheads in the audience Having said that, I must admit that I have not bought anything MAIDEN in the last 10 years. About 2 months ago, a friend had me listen to the new ROCK IN RIO cd and I could not believe that they still had that power and youthful intensity live!!! So knowing the DVD was in the works I was looking forward to pick it up. Well, it is worth every penny!!! The DVD contains 2 discs. The first is the full Rock in Rio Concert recorded on 18 cameras in January, 2001. The second is a behind the scenes DVD with interviews and other tidbits. THE CONCERT From the first kick drum of the WICKER MAN, I was blown away. The DTS track (DD 5.1 Track is also present) is the best I have heard and truely gives you an "in your face ... you are there" experience. Nicko McBrain's drums gave my sub a real workout and I felt as the walls were sweating. I am not familiar with the newer songs like the WICKER MAN and GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR but they sounded amazing live. It is the old tracks however that had the crowd in Brazil going nuts (and myself). The song IRON MIDEN is the best of the bunch here, real headbanging power that sounds as fresh today as it did 20 years ago. The MAIDEN "galloping" rythms of HALLOWED BE THY NAME and RUN TO THE HILLS sounded amazing. The video is sharp and clean, although I must complain about STEVE HARRIS' editing, as he likes to cut to a different band member every 3-4 seconds and it is a little MTV style. Dizzying at first but you get used to it as the 125 minute show progresses. Oddly enough he is the member that is least featured in the edits. Maybe he is shy ... THE EXTRAS The second DVD contains brief 4-5 minute interviews with each band member as they go about everyday things ... mostly their hobbies. I will let you watch this and not give away any surprises. This is the first time I have heard any of the band members talk (besides Dickinson) and thought Nicko McBrain is a complete hoot, but the whole band seems very down to earth and "together" considering the years they have been on the road. There are some DVD Easter Eggs dispersed in this section as well, which while fun to hunt for, do not contain anything special. The next section contains a DAY IN THE LIFE of MAIDEN, a short 7 minute documentary as we see them the day before the concert ... and after. The last section contains a 50 photo collection from the South American tour narrated by longtime band photographer Ross Halfin. Some cool pictures and informative insight!!! Overall it is the concert you should buy this DVD for and this will sure not dissapoint. The DTS track just crushes everyhting and it is crystal clear!!! I missed numerous phone calls for the 2 hours I was watching this as I could not hear the rings I have seen many concert videos and I can honestly say that this is the first one that will make you feel as if you were part of the show and in the front row. An amazing feat achieved by great camerawork and fantastic sound reproduction. Pick this up if you are a long time fan ... UP THE IRONS!!!