Album details

ArtistIron Maiden
AlbumA Real Dead One
Album DR06
Min. track DR04
Max. track DR08
Track DR 05 05 06 07 08 06 06 05 06 06 05 04 (might not be in original order)
CodecUncompressed PCM (WAV)
Label codeCDEMD 1048
Catalog number0777 7 89248 2 1
Bar code0 77778 92482 1
CountryUnited Kingdom
 Analyzed folder: C:\foobar2000 rips\Iron Maiden - A Real Dead One\
 DR   	   Peak     	   RMS      	 Filename

 DR5	  -0.05 dB	  -6.45 dB	 01 The Number Of The Beast.wav
 DR5	  -0.04 dB	  -6.46 dB	 02 The Trooper.wav
 DR6	  -0.06 dB	  -7.81 dB	 03 Prowler.wav
 DR7	  -0.09 dB	  -9.42 dB	 04 Transylvania.wav
 DR8	  -0.11 dB	 -10.48 dB	 05 Remember Tomorrow.wav
 DR6	  -0.09 dB	  -7.53 dB	 06 Where Eagles Dare.wav
 DR6	  -0.08 dB	  -8.11 dB	 07 Sanctuary.wav
 DR5	  -0.10 dB	  -7.23 dB	 08 Running Free.wav
 DR6	  -0.08 dB	  -6.96 dB	 09 Run To The Hills.wav
 DR6	  -0.06 dB	  -7.21 dB	 10 2 Minutes To Midnight.wav
 DR5	  -0.05 dB	  -6.76 dB	 11 Iron Maiden.wav
 DR4	  -0.04 dB	  -6.36 dB	 12 Hallowed Be Thy Name.wav

 Number of files:    12
 Official DR value:  DR6 


It was a strange surprise to me to find out this live-CD is so much louder than its predecessor 'A Real Live One'.
These two releases basically make a set (just like they were re-released as 'A Real Live/Dead One' years later),
 yet their levels are quite different. While the first is still quite dynamic, this one has a really pushy
 and even unpleasant sound with the volume up. What's stranger is that it was even produced, mixed, engineered,
 and mastered by the same people, so I don't know what the reasoning behind this is.
Maybe the feedback of the first was that it was "too weak" or maybe they were afraid it didn't sell enough because it wasn't loud enough.
Whatever the reason, it's just absolutely strange, this difference between two very similar releases, and it shouldn't have happened.
Heck, even some of Maiden's following releases weren't as loud. It makes no sense, and it's rather obscure.

A courtesy of MicHaeL H.
AlgorithmTT DR Offline Meter (or compatible)

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