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    Posted: 26 Mar 2022 at 5:15pm
They did get number one absolutely right in my view. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2022 at 5:02pm
That's not bad at all, and they got number 1 right. In the past I would have said Alexander the Great, but I can understand why it's not.
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And that I would agree with Thumbs Up
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For me, a big omission is Afraid to Shoot Strangers. 
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Here's a top 30 from a UK newspaper. Any thoughts? I'd change a few but it's not a million miles from what I'd choose.



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^ Well that's embarrassing for me, read your post and then thought: shit, what does The Duellists sound like? 

And I literally listened to Powerslave today. 

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On the other hand, I can easily recall Back in the Village. 
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Originally posted by 666sharon666 666sharon666 wrote:

Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Powerslave was my favorite for a long time, but Somewhere in Time grew on me more and more as the years went by and overtook it, Powerslave's still a close second though. I've never understood why Back in the Village often gets snubbed as the worst song on Powerslave, it has long been my favorite.

If there's a track I overlook on Powerslave its Losfer Words, but that's really just because it's an instrumental. Back in the Village is a great track. But the standard is so high on that album that it is easy to just focus on the well known tracks. I don't see the term 'worst song' as being applicable to an album like Powerslave. 

I agree, love Losfer Words too. If there's any song that I overlook it's The Duelists, but that's just because I don't remember exactly what it sounds like without listening to the album. For some reason when I do see people talk about a worst/weakest track though, it's often Back in the Village and Losfer Words just tends to be forgotten about.
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I go back and forth a bit on what is the actual best but currently I'd say this looks right to me:

5 Stars:

Powerslave > Seventh Son of a Seventh Son > The Number of the Beast > Brave New World > The Book of Souls

4.5 Stars:

Somewhere in Time > Iron Maiden > A Matter of Life and Death > Piece of Mind > Dance of Death

4 Stars:

Killers > Fear of the Dark > The Final Frontier

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No Prayer for the Dying

3 Stars:

The X Factor > Virtual XI
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 666sharon666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2020 at 8:51am
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Powerslave was my favorite for a long time, but Somewhere in Time grew on me more and more as the years went by and overtook it, Powerslave's still a close second though. I've never understood why Back in the Village often gets snubbed as the worst song on Powerslave, it has long been my favorite.

If there's a track I overlook on Powerslave its Losfer Words, but that's really just because it's an instrumental. Back in the Village is a great track. But the standard is so high on that album that it is easy to just focus on the well known tracks. I don't see the term 'worst song' as being applicable to an album like Powerslave. 
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Somewhere in Time 
Powerslave
Seventh Son Of a Seventh Son
Piece Of Mind
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast
Killers
Brave New World 
Fear of the Dark 
No Prayer for the Dying
The X Factor
A Matter of Life and Death
The Book of Souls
Dance of Death
The Final Frontier
Virtual XI


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1. Killers
2. Iron Maiden
3. Powerslave
4. Number of the Beast
5. Peace of Mind
6. Somewhere in Time
7. everything else... meh

tracks (in chronological order, not order of preference):
Prowler
Sanctuary
Killers
Twilight Zone
Gangland
2 Minutes to Midnight
Wasted Years


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2020 at 1:54pm
Powerslave was my favorite for a long time, but Somewhere in Time grew on me more and more as the years went by and overtook it, Powerslave's still a close second though. I've never understood why Back in the Village often gets snubbed as the worst song on Powerslave, it has long been my favorite.
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Got to say, Powerslave really grows in my estimations with every spin. It's already #2 on my list, and a long time 5 star album for me, but damn if it doesn't just seem even more great every go around. Listening to a ton of Maiden lately, but especially this one. 

I think a lot of people who maybe only listen to them casually at most think of Maiden as one of those bands who have their own sound but sound the same across every album of their own, but that's just not true; I can hear so much difference between my top two, Powerslave and Seventh Son. And even with Somewhere in Time between them. Iron Maiden were so much at the top of their creative game in those days. 
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I have given up, because I haven´t listened to any of the post-Fear of the Dark releases in years, and can´t really remember which are great and which aren´t.
 
So my list of the albums I do remember would be:
 
1. Somewhere in Time
2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (if live albums were allowed, Live After Death would have taken the second place on this list).
3. Piece of Mind
4. Powerslave
5. The Number of the Beast
6. Killers
7. No Prayer for the Dying
8. Iron Maiden
9. Fear of the Dark


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Okay, further to my album list above here's my favourite songs in changeable order...

1. The Number Of The Beast
2. 2 Minutes To Midnight
3. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
4. Moonchild
5. Caught Somewhere In Time
6. Where Eagles Dare
7. Aces High
8. The Clairvoyant
9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
10. Flight Of Icarus
11. Sea Of Madness
12. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
13. Speed Of Light
14. El Dorado
15. Losfer Words
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Originally posted by DippoMagoo DippoMagoo wrote:

2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- Only the Good Die Young
- The Clairvoyant
- Moonchild
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- The Evil That Men Do
- Infinite Dreams
- The Prophecy

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Originally posted by DippoMagoo DippoMagoo wrote:

1. Powerslave
- Powerslave
- Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- Aces High
- The Dualists
- Flash of the Blade
- 2 Minutes to Midnight
- Back in the Village
- Losfer Words (Big Orra)

Basically the whole album then. Big smile

Yeah, I couldn't leave out anything from Powerslave, because I love the whole album front to back. Can I Play With Madness is the only track that never clicked for me, on that album. I usually wouldn't give 5 stars in that case, but the rest of the album is just way too good to deny, plus Number of the Beast has the same issue, but with a couple tracks.
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This song is my current obsession. A very dark and haunting track from Maiden. 


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Originally posted by DippoMagoo DippoMagoo wrote:

2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- Only the Good Die Young
- The Clairvoyant
- Moonchild
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- The Evil That Men Do
- Infinite Dreams
- The Prophecy

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Originally posted by DippoMagoo DippoMagoo wrote:

1. Powerslave
- Powerslave
- Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- Aces High
- The Dualists
- Flash of the Blade
- 2 Minutes to Midnight
- Back in the Village
- Losfer Words (Big Orra)

Basically the whole album then. Big smile
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16. Virtual XI
- The Clansman
- Como estais amigos

Worst Maiden song EVER:
- The Angel and the Gambler (Seriously, it's just plain garbage LOL)

15. Fear of the Dark
- Fear of the Dark 
- Childhood's End
- Wasting Love

14. No Prayer for the Dying
- Fates Warning
- Tailgunner
(It's more a kinda solid-ish album overall, with few real standouts, imo)

13. The X Factor
- Sign of the Cross
- The Unbeliever
- Man on the Edge
- The Edge of Darkness

12. Killers
- Killers 
- Murders in the Rue Morgue
- Wratchchild

11. Somewhere in Time
- Wasted Years
- Alexander the Great
- The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (seriously underrated, imo.)
- Caught Somewhere in Time

10. Iron Maiden
- Iron Maiden
- Phantom of the Opera
- Remember Tomorrow
- Transylvania

9. The Final Frontier 
- Where the Wild Wind Blows
- Isle of Avalon
- The Talisman
- Coming Home

8. Dance of Death
- Journeyman
- Paschendale
- Age of Innocence
- Dance of Death
- Face in the Sand

7. Piece of Mind
- Revelations
- The Trooper
- Flight of Icarus
- To Tame A Land
- Die With Your Boots On

6. The Book of Souls
- Empire of the Clouds
- When the River Runs Deep
- The Book of Souls
- Shadows in the Valley
- Death or Glory
- If Eternity Should Fail

5. A Matter of Life and Death
- For the Greater Good of God
- The Legacy
- Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
- These Colors Don't Run
- The Longest Day
- The Pilgrim

4. The Number of the Beast
- Hallowed Be Thy Name (My all time favorite.)
- The Number of the Beast
- 22 Acacia Avenue
- Children of the Damned
- The Prisoner
- Run to The Hills

3. Brave New World
- Blood Brothers
- Dream of Mirrors
- The Wicker Man
- The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
- The Ghost and the Navigator
- Out of the Silent Planet

2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- Only the Good Die Young
- The Clairvoyant
- Moonchild
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
- The Evil That Men Do
- Infinite Dreams
- The Prophecy

1. Powerslave
- Powerslave
- Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- Aces High
- The Dualists
- Flash of the Blade
- 2 Minutes to Midnight
- Back in the Village
- Losfer Words (Big Orra)

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1. Somewhere in Time
2. Powerslave
3. Killers
4. The Number of the Beast
5. Piece of Mind
6. Dance of Death

The rest could be in pretty much any order with The X Factor at the bottom, that album is one of the most boring and lifeless sounding albums I've ever heard. That's in complete contrast to Somewhere in Time which is one of the most exciting and beautiful albums I've ever heard

Songs would probably look something like this:
1. Wasted Years
2. Deja Vu
3. Caught Somewhere in Time
4. Heaven Can Wait
5. Back in the Village
6. Stranger in a Strange Land
7. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
8. Innocent Exile
9. Gangland
10. Flash of the Blade
11. Aces High
12. Another Life
13. Die With Your Boots On
14. The Prisoner
15. 2 Minutes to Midnight
16. Sea of Madness
17. Powerslave
18. Quest for Fire
19. Running Free
20. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
21. Run to the Hills
22. Flight of Icarus
23. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
24. Wrathchild
25. Alexander the Great
26. New Frontier
27. Where Eagles Dare
28. Drifter
29. The Trooper
30. Paschendale


Edited by Unitron - 21 Aug 2020 at 12:31pm
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