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Posted: 12/7/2003 10:55:23 AM EDT
All I can say is that they are back!! I have been listening to this CD over and over and over again. I dont think there is one crappy song on there. They got back to the original sound with a modern twist. Synthesized sound is gone. Right after Powerslave I think their sound went south.

They must be making money though... Bruce Dickenson is now a pilot and started an airline called "Bruce-Air"

cool.

Now only if Van Halen can come back... I will be happy.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 12:23:39 PM EDT
Well put. When I first heard 1986's "Somewhere in Time," I was disgusted by the synthesizers. "Dance of Death" is pretty good in my book. It would be much better with NO synthesizers. DrMark
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 1:31:58 PM EDT
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I've loved all their albums, except the ones with Blaze or whatever his name was. Of course Bruce made some great solo albums during that time so I'm not as depressed about it, lol. Lot different than stardard Maiden but I love his Chemical Wedding and Accident of Birth albums. Happy to see him back in Maiden of course. I really thought both DoD and Brave New World were excellent albums... Certainly better than any other bands "comeback"/reunited albums I've heard...
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 8:45:54 PM EDT
But here is where I HATE to say something. I think they have ONE too many guitarists. being that i am an old Iron Maiden fan, Janick Gers just doesnt fit in.... sorry to any JG fans.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 10:47:26 PM EDT
I must be one of the few people that really likes Somewhere in Time and 7th son of a 7th son! after that..they kinda went....ehhh.. Although with Brave New World they came back to form.. Maiden still has it.. and yes...It hink they don't need Janick
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 10:52:04 PM EDT
What original members are still in IM? Murray? Smith?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 11:44:54 PM EDT
Are we talking old Iron Maiden sound like in Number of the beast and that sound?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:50:56 AM EDT
I saw them in 1984, pretty kick ass show until a giant puppet came out on stilts and all 5,000 teenage boys in attendance went wild. A little too Spinal Tap for me, but they had cool songs. At least the bassist didn't get locked inside a giant pod.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 7:26:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TekChef: I must be one of the few people that really likes Somewhere in Time and 7th son of a 7th son!
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Nope, I like them too, but Piece of Mind is still my favorite.
Although with Brave New World they came back to form. Maiden still has it.
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I liked Brave New World, and did indeed think they came back to form based on that one. But I don't like Dance of Death that much. It's not a bad album, but it's not one to put in the 'classic' file. The songwriting and musicianship is still good, but they seem to be less motivated (although better than '90s era Maiden).
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 7:42:19 AM EDT
Piece of Mind
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 8:04:28 AM EDT
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[SIZE=5][B]666[/B][/SIZE=5].........DONE![devil] Best song in the world is Hallowed Be Thy Name!
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:34:30 PM EDT
Live some of you have mentioned, Piece of Mind is also my favorite Maiden album. DrMark
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:50:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DrFrige: All I can say is that they are back!! I have been listening to this CD over and over and over again. I dont think there is one crappy song on there. They got back to the original sound with a modern twist.
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Not a stinker on the record, from the previews I've sampled. Gonna get this one. Yeah, this sounds like a strong return to their original sound. Very cool. I guess sometimes they [i]do[/i] make 'em like they used to.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:13:43 PM EDT
[url]www.ironmaiden.com[/url] Just watched Rainmaker, not really impressed, yet. (Had to view it @ 80K) Glad to see Nicko is still in the band.(Coolest name for a drummer!)
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:27:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack: What original members are still in IM? Murray? Smith?
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Bruce Dickenson (I know ... NOT original) Steve Harris Adrian Smith (I know...ALSO not original) Nicko McBrain (I know...ALSO not original) Dave Murray Janick Gers
Originally Posted By whywork40: Are we talking old Iron Maiden sound like in Number of the beast and that sound?
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Actually more like Piece Of Mind. # of the Beast was more "raunchy" whereas POM was more musically intricate... if that makes any sense.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 6:55:01 AM EDT
Peice of Mind was indeed an awesome album. My band played The Trooper at a high school assembly. Would have rather played "Where Eagles Dare". Martin Birch did a great job of production on that album. That was recorded at a time when production of metal bands was at a high. Mutt Lange did some great work with AC/DC and Def Leppard at the same time too. The good ole days... P.S. I also loved Somewhere In Time. Was different, but still good. And so was Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. After that, it started to go south. Will have to check out the new one... And Bruce has been a commercial pilot for some time. Check out the FAA registry to find out other rock star pilots and their ratings (the ones who are rated in the US anyways). Some others are Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche) and Alex Lifeson (Rush).
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 10:17:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Red_Label: P.S. I also loved Somewhere In Time. Was different, but still good. And so was Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. After that, it started to go south. Will have to check out the new one...
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Can t listen to Somewhere in Time... best friend killed himself when that album came out so a lot of the songs brings back memories. Hate that.
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