" In 2006 the Dutch Iron Maiden fanclub asked Joey Bruers to do a special show; something other than the regular tribute or cover band. With musicians from several bands he performed a set of rearranged acoustic Maiden songs. The reactions from the crowd were overwhelming. Steve Harris attended that convention and gave them two thumbs up.
The idea that became a show then became a project. A project called Maiden uniteD, because we hope to bring all kinds of musicians and fans from all over the world together to celebrate the music that has already united us for over three decades.
“Mind the Acoustic Pieces” is the first release of this project. An all-acoustic reinterpretation of the classic 1983 album 'Piece of Mind' with new arrangements and played by an impressive ensemble (Mike Coolen, Ruud Jolie, Marco Kuypers, Damian Wilson, Joey Bruers and Anneke van Giersbergen). "
Album, released in 2010
1. Where Eagles Dare 2. The Trooper 3. Quest for Fire 4. Still Life 5. Revelations 6. Die With Your Boots On 7. Flight of Icarus 8. Sun and Steel 9. To Tame a Land
Line-up / Musicians
Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, AYREON): Vocals Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION): Guitar Joey Bruers (UP THE IRONS): Bass Marco Kuypers (SILKSTONE): Piano Mike Coolen (SILKSTONE): Drums Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING)
Sub-Genre: Progressive Rock / Acoustic Rock Origin: Netherlands