Another previously UNHEARD recording
Another Life was released by Iron Maiden on their second studio album Killers in 1981. This extended audio clip demontrates the evolution of the musical arrangement of this track, particularly the drum pattern and guitar solo that Thunderstick a,k,a Barry Purkis and Terry Wapram rocked in this 1977 Iron Maiden rehearsal tape.
Barry Purkiss, who recorded and owns this tape, went backstage at a British Lions gig in Folkestone - England - on 2nd December 2016, to meet up with his former band member Seve Harris. Thunderstick shared the news of his find of a 1977 tape that he made at Scarf Studios just two weeks after he first played with Maiden. Steve Harris simply smiled and said "Yeah?.......Fantastic!!!"
The rehearsal tape isn't the quality of a studio tape but gives us a clear insight into the band's progress, at the time. Here is Iron Maiden from 1977 rehearsing Another Life - if you want to see other clips from that never before heard tape then click Iron Maiden Sanctuary 1977
or Strange World Iron Maiden 1977