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Alexander the Great

Discussion in 'Somewhere In Time' started by IronDuke, Mar 5, 2004.

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How good is Alexander the Great on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    50.0%
  2. 9

    25.0%
  3. 8

    17.5%
  4. 7

    2.5%
  5. 6

    5.0%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    No, I was thinking of Arthur's Weigall's biography. In fact, it was first published in France in 1936, and not written in 1938 as I said. The tone of some passages in Harry's lyrics made me think about this book. And, with all due respect to both Harris and Weigall, I think this one is really much easier to read than Tarn's or Hammond's books.
     
  2. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Well, it's impossible to know unless 'Arry tells us, I guess.
     
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 The Gordian Knot

    I've heard some use the argument that "Alexander the Great" feels too much like a "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Part II thing. I disagree. Yes, they are both epics, and I can kind of see where those similarities can be spotted, but honestly, if you're going to compare any song to "Mariner" I'd make a strong case of "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son", which I honestly think feels much more like "Mariner" done again than "Alexander the Great" - not that it isn't a good song, because believe me, it's a good song, just more similar to "Mariner" than "Alexander". But that's just my opinion.
     

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