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Steve Harris Sets the Record Straight on "Rock in Rio" Overdubs

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Friday, March 29, 2002 @ 10:51 AM


Steve Harris addresses fans on

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A note from Steve Harris on IronMaiden.com sets the record straight on the question of overdubs on Maiden's latest "Rock in Rio" live album.

"Let's get one thing straight. Bruce is NOT a liar.

There are NO overdubs on this live album. While it was being mixed in New York by Kevin Shirley and myself, Bruce was in London to my knowledge, or wherever he was, it's not an issue except to say that he couldn't overdub anything if he wasn't there!

What HAS happened is that I made an executive decision to cut and paste with a computer to put back in, his LIVE on the night vocals into parts where where he was getting the audience to sing on some choruses on some lines on their own. The reason I did this is because in the cold light of day it sounds better with him back in there because sometimes the audience were either out of time or not quite loud enough. So I simply cut out parts of his vocal on the line before and pasted it into the next line which was possible because it was a repetitive part.

I find it amazing that people would question this band's integrity and indeed go as far as accuse someone of being a liar. Supposed fans like that we don't want, as far as I'm concerned we're better off without people like that. If you don't like what I've done with the album, don't buy it. Simple!"

Steve Harris 18th March 2002


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