This week Iron Maiden released 'From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990 – 2010,' a new greatest hits collection from the heavy metal troubadours.

The double-disc compilation contains a selection of songs originally released on Maiden's last eight studio albums. The Blaze Bayley-fronted version of the group is represented with live cuts sung by Bruce Dickinson. In an interesting bit of trivia, the album's title comes from the band's 1992 single, 'From Here to Eternity,' but the track doesn't make an appearance on the release. The cover art was designed by Melvyn Grant and references each of the studio albums represented in the collection.

Perennial favorites found on the album include songs also featured in Maiden's current The Final Frontier World Tour set list. Tracks such as 'Fear of the Dark,' 'The Wicker Man,' 'Blood Brothers' and 'Dance of Death' sit alongside recent classics 'El Dorado' and the hauntingly evocative 'When the Wild Wind Blows'. This new collection charts the musical development of one of metal's most hallowed acts as they produced longer, more complex songs, gaining critical acclaim in the process. Featuring many of the epics for which Maiden become renowned, the release is a double-CD but retails for the price of a single album.

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