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    Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 7:32am
Okay, let's cut the chit-chat and discuss what this site was really made for. Iron Maiden appreciation.

Just kidding, but there is a specific album by this legendary band that's often sidelined by their much more popular releases. Somewhere in Time I believe is one of the greatest heavy metal records of all time, and I think shining some more light on it would make sense.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bosh66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 7:46am
You're right, it's a great album which would shine in any heavy metal band's discography. Unfortunately for the album it isn't the best that Maiden released. Wasted Years is a cool track for sure.
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It's a very good album from their classic period, but it does tend to get (justifiably) overshadowed by the two albums it sits between.  
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Personally it´s my favorite Iron Maiden album, so I´m ready to give it some love Hug.
 
I appreciate the Whole futuristic sci-fi thing they have going on here, and the use of synth guitars is pretty cool and unusual for Iron Maiden. I know they also did it on Seventh Son...but not to the same extent.
 
"Somewhere in Time" was actually the first ever album I purchased, a long, long time ago LOL. I have since purchased it Again twice. Once on vinyl to replace my orignal vinyl purchase, which was worn and featured a skip error on The Loneliness...and once on CD.
 
...so yeah I´m a huge fan of this particular Iron Maiden album.


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I agree with Jonas and Thatcher. While Powerslave is VERY close to being my favorite IM album, Somewhere in Time has recently taken the edge over it. I also think it's one of the greatest albums of all time.

Every song on there is among my all time favorite songs, Wasted Years especially. I honestly have never understood why it doesn't get much appreciation compared to some of their other albums. But then again, Dance of Death is my favorite of post-2000's Maiden which is often seen as the weakest, so what do I know? LOL
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I'm very fond of Dance of Death as well. A very underrated Iron Maiden album, that one. To my ears it's one of their most diverse releases, if not the most diverse. 
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The first Maiden album I ever got. I didn't actually purchase it, but dubbed it. I'm sure the older members here will remember double tape decks.Wink And of course, I have since bought it on CD. It's the album I go back to most often. It also contains my all time favourite Iron Maiden song- Alexander The Great, because of which I did a course in Greek classics at university (I failed miserably, but that's a different story...).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2017 at 6:49am
Following Powerslave it was bound to get overshadowed but I still think it's a great album and prefer it to Seventh Son... which is still a great album.
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Neither Seventh Son nor Powerslave (love this album too, though) I felt had the same punch as Somewhere in Time did. Also Somewhere in Time was inspired by Blade Runner. How can you beat that? Thumbs Up

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I personally love the proggier sound of Seventh Son which edges the album ahead of all the other 80's albums for me. Of course they had the beginnings of that on Somewhere in Time but not to the same extent. The three albums, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son are definitely the top 3 of 80's Maiden for me though. 
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