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Best Track by Track

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by national acrobat, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    1. The Wicker Man
    2. Revelations
    3. Brave New World
    4. The Evil That Men Do
    5. The Trooper
    6. Isle of Avalon
    7. Starblind
    8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    9. To Tame a Land
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. Journeyman
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  2. Delta51pwned

    Delta51pwned Trooper

    1. Caught Somewhere in Time
    2. Two min's til midnight
    3. Prisoner
    4. Heaven can Wait
    5. 7th son of a 7th son
    6. Isle of Avalon
    7. Deja Vu
    8. Alexander the Great
    9. TIE Out of the Silent Planet and Face in the Sand
    10. When the wild wind blows
    11. Unbeleiver
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  3. Kill Devil Hill

    Kill Devil Hill 2deep4u

    1. Sign of the Cross
    2. Infinite Dreams
    3. Afraid to Shoot Strangers
    4. The Clansman
    5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    6. Stranger in a Strange Land
    7. Starblind
    8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    9. To Tame a Land
    10. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
    11. Journeyman
    12. Fear of the Dark

    Songs that almost made the cut:
    1. Prowler, Aces High, Moonchild, Tailgunner, The Wicker Man, and Different World were all in the running, but Sign of the Cross is the masterpiece of the group.
    2. SO DIFFICULT. I was surprised. Remember Tomorrow was my knee-jerk reaction until I remembered Infinite Dreams was also track 2. Children of the Damned, Revelations, Ghost of the Navigator, Rainmaker, and These Colours Don't Run are also stunning. If they were in any other position, they would've probably made the cut.
    3. Another tough call. I almost went with The Prisoner, and then I remembered Sea of Madness was track 3, and then I saw ATSS and knew that that was what I'd have to select. But yeah, I thought The Prisoner or Sea of Madness would've made it. Also, shout-out to Murders in the Rue Morgue, Flight of Icarus, Man on the Edge, Brave New World, and Brighter Than a Thousand Suns.
    4. This was fairly easier. Contenders were Phantom of the Opera, 22 Acacia Ave, The Evil That Men Do, The Pilgrim, and Coming Home. The real fight was between POTO and The Clansman, but Clansman won out by a hair.
    5. This doesn't have the strongest batch of songs, but it has some of my favorites, the ones that nobody talks about (except Dance of Death). Transylvania, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, Childhood's End, Dance of Death, The Longest Day, and The Alchemist. I went with Childhood's End, which barely inched ahead of Loneliness. But then I saw that I had forgotten about my favorite album (SSOASS) completely! And that song wiped the others out. The Longest Day would've made the cut if not for the repetitive chorus (thanks for the edit, Mosh!).
    6. Koo, this one was difficult! It came down to Still Life, Stranger in a Strange Land, Wasting Love, Dream of Mirrors, Gates of Tomorrow (haters gonna hate), and Out of the Shadows. I went with SIASL, but it was no easy decision.
    7. This one doesn't have as many strong songs, but the strong songs in this batch are some of the best of their era. It came down to Killers, Deja Vu, The Clairvoyant, The Fallen Angel, and The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg. I was really struggling and was gonna pick Killers, but then I double-checked and saw Starblind was track 7 and defaulted to it. I really love Killers, though, fantastic tune.
    8. I made the decision before I looked at the other choices to avoid the pain. Looking through the albums now, there are some beastly songs here! Prodigal Son, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Alexander the Great, Only the Good Die Young, Como Estais Amigos, The Nomad, Paschenfuckingdale, For the Greater Good of God, The Talisman... Rime just happens to be my favorite Maiden song of all time and the only song that could slay all these beasts.
    9. Way easier after track 8! I love Purgatory, The Edge of Darkness, Lord of Light, and The Man Who Would Be King, but To Tame a Land is just superior to all of these in every way. I used to really dislike To Tame a Land, but now it's one of my favorites, top 10, overtook Revelations as my favorite Piece of Mind track. I basically defaulted to it.
    10. This was surprisingly difficult. I thought I was gonna go with Mother Russia and was even typing it until I looked through all the albums and saw The Thin Line Between Love and Hate, which is in my top 2 favorite Maiden songs. And then I continued looking and saw When the Wild Wind Blows and almost fell over. These are three top notch songs that could've made this list in nearly any other position. Another contender is Drifter, which I feel is tragically underrated. Same for The Legacy. Anyway, tough nuts for those songs.
    11. Pretty easy decision. I was slightly torn because I like The Unbeliever a lot, but then I realized i was kidding myself.
    12. Whatever

    I'm kind of sad to see no Di'Anno era songs. They totally could've made the list, but they ran into bad luck.
     
  4. The_RED_rocker

    The_RED_rocker Seventh One

    1. Caught Somewhere in Time
    2. From Here to Eternity
    3. Can I Play With Madness
    4. The Clansman
    5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    6. Still Life
    7. Powerslave
    8. Paschendale
    9. To Tame a Land
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. Journeyman
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  5. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Sep 30, 2012
    1) Aces High
    2) 2 Minutes to Midnight
    3) Afraid to Shoot Strangers
    4) Phantom of the Opera
    5) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    6) Run to the Hills
    7) Killers
    8) Hallowed be thy Name
    9) Lord of the Light
    10) The Legacy
    11) Journeyman
    12) Fear of the Dark

    There were lots of close ones, though.

    EDIT:

    Oct 21, 2012

    1) Aces High
    2) Revelations
    3) Afraid to Shoot Strangers
    4) Phantom of the Opera
    5) The Trooper
    6) Stranger in a Strange Land
    7) Powerslave (Killers got really close)
    8) Hallowed be thy Name (what's up with so many excellent songs being number 8?)
    9) To Tame a Land
    10) Judas Be My Guide
    11) Journeyman
    12) Darkness is Scary
     
  6. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Time to refresh the list.

    1) Caught Somewhere in Time
    2) Infinite Dreams
    3) Sea of Madness
    4) Phantom of the Opera
    5) The Duellists
    6) The Prophecy
    7) Deja-Vu
    8) Hallowed be thy Name
    9) Out of the Silent Planet
    10) Mother Russia
    11) The Unbeliever
    12) Fear of the Dark
     
  7. Collin

    Collin MARK IT ZERO!

    Update
    1. Sign of the Cross
    2. Infinite Dreams
    3. Prisoner
    4. Die With Your Boots On
    5. Phantom of the Opera (US version) if that doesn't count then Dance of Death
    6. Isle of Avalon
    7. Powerslave
    8. The Talisman
    9. Hallowed be thy Name (US version) again, if not then the Man Who Would Be King
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. Unbeliever
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  8. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    1. Where Eagles Dare
    2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
    3. Brave New World
    4. The Evil That Men Do
    5. The Trooper
    6. Wasting Love
    7. Powerslave
    8. Alexander the Great
    9. Hallowed be thy Name
    10. Legacy
    11. Drifter
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  9. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Oh, now that's a tough one. I suppose for me it goes like this:

    1. Caught Somewhere in Time
    2. Revelations
    3. Sea of Madness (BTATS is very close)
    4. Blood Brothers
    5. SSOTSS
    6. Stranger in a Strange Land
    7. Powerslave
    8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    9. Out of the Sílent Planet
    10. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
    11. The Unbeliever
    12. Fear of the Dark

    But sometimes it's really Sophie's choice. (I mean, for example No 8 - Rime, The Nomad, The Talisman, AtG, Hallowed and Paschendale? Now, that's just cruel.)
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  10. Whooten

    Whooten Nomad

    1) Moonchild
    2) Revelations
    3) The Prisoner
    4) Phantom of the Opera
    5) The Trooper
    6) Still Life
    7) Powerslave
    8) Hallowed Be Thy Name
    9) To Tame a Land
    10) Mother Russia
    11) (I think the next album needs 11 tracks)
    12) Fear of the Dark
     
  11. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    1: Moonchild
    2: Remember Tomorrow
    3: Afraid To Shoot Strangers
    4: Phantom Of The Opera
    5: The Trooper
    6: Back In The Village
    7: Powerslave
    8: Alexander The Great
    9: Out Of The Silent Planet
    10: When The Wild Wind Blows
    11: Journeyman
    12: Fear Of The Dark
     
  12. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad

    Sweet jeezus this is hard.

    1. Sign of the Cross
    2. Revelations
    3. Brave New World
    4. Phantom of the Opera
    5. The Trooper
    6. Stranger in a Strange Land
    7. Powerslave
    8. Hallowed be thy Name
    9. Edge of Darkness
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. The Unbeliever
    12. Fear of the Dark

    Choosing #8 was just terrible.
     
  13. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    1: Aces High
    2: 2 Minutes To Midnight
    3: Sea of Madness
    4: The Evil That Men Do
    5: Phantom Of The Opera
    6: Run To The Hills
    7: Powerslave
    8: Paschendale
    9: Hallowed Be Thy Name
    10: When The Wild Wind Blows
    11: Journeyman (which isn't anything terribly special)
    12: Fear Of The Dark
     
  14. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    1. The Wicker Man
    2. Children of the Damned
    3. No More Lies
    4. The Evil That Men Do
    5. Phantom of the Opera
    6. Stranger in a Strange Land
    7. Powerslave
    8. For the Greater Good of God
    9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. ...Journeyman?
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  15. thatonedude

    thatonedude In through the out door.

    1. Caught Somewhere in Time
    2. Infinite Dreams
    3. Sea of Madness
    4. Flash of the Blade
    5. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    6. Isle of Avalon
    7. Killers
    8. Alexander the Great
    9. The Man Who Would Be King
    10. Judas Be My Guide
    11. Journeyman
     
  16. Spambot

    Spambot Nomad

    The reason why I'm not satisfied with this list is that I've tried to include 1 song per album rule. And now it looks like this:

    1. Wickerman
    2. Wasted Years
    3. Murders in the Rue Morgue
    4. Phantom of the Opera
    5. 7th Son of a 7th Son
    6. The Book of Souls
    7. Gangland
    8. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    9. To Tame a Land
    10. When The Wild Wind Blows
     
  17. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    1 - Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
    2 - Infinite Dreams
    3 - Flight Of Icarus
    4 - The Evil That Men Do
    5 - Dance Of Death
    6 - Run To The Hills
    7 - Powerslave
    8 - Shadows Of The Valley
    9 - Hallowed Be Thy Name
    10 - Judas Be My Guide
    11 - Empire Of The Clouds
    12 - Fear Of The Dark
     
  18. Collin

    Collin MARK IT ZERO!

    Book of Souls update.
    1. Sign of the Cross
    2. Infinite Dreams
    3. Brave New World
    4. The Red and the Black
    5. Dance of Death
    6. The Book of Souls
    7. Powerslave
    8. Alexander the Great
    9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. Empire of the Clouds
    12. Fear of the Dark
     
  19. DurantCW4

    DurantCW4 Prowler

    1. Aces High
    2. Infinite Dreams
    3. Sea of Madness
    4. Phantom of the Opera
    5. Dance of Death
    6. Dream of Mirrors
    7. Powerslave
    8. Hallowed Be Thy Name
    9. Out of the Silent Planet
    10. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
    11. Empire of the Clouds
    12. Fear of the Dark (by default, I suppose)
     
  20. 1. Where Eagles Dare
    2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
    3. Brave New World
    4. The Evil That Men Do
    5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (My Favourite Maiden Song)
    6. The Book of Souls
    7. The Clairvoyant
    8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    9. Tears of a Clown
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows
    11. Empire of the Clouds
    12. Fear of the Dark (It's the ONLY 12th track in Maiden's discography)
     

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