This is a particularly interesting version of 'Remember Tomorrow'. The sleeve notes proclaim
that it was recorded live in Italy, and this is supported by Nicko who claims that it was
recorded during Bruce's very first gigs with Maiden. Even Rod Smallwood insists on
covering the truth in the
Best Of The B'Sides album booklet! This claim is however not true. This is in fact
the exact same recording of 'Remember Tomorrow' as appears on the
Maiden Japan EP! Di'Anno's vocal track has been over-dubbed with Dickinson's
new vocal track. I believe that the band actually admitted to this once in an interview, although
I do not have the reference for it. However, there is other evidence to support this. Firstly,
the two tracks are identical in length and sound the same, which would be a highly improbable
occurrence. And most compellingly, whoever did the over-dubbing forgot to remove Di'Anno's
"Thank you!" from the end of the song, and so both Di'Anno and Dickinson can
be heard shouting "Thank you!" In my opinion, this removes all doubt.
This was recorded when the band went out to tour in Italy with Bruce for the first time
in Oct 1981 prior to going into the studio to record 'Number Of The Beast'. We did these
5 shows to get Bruce warmed up live and get into the vibe to write and record 'Beast'.
We thought it would make an interesting B side as it was Bruce's first recording with Maiden
on his first gigs with us.