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Your favourite non-Harris Iron Maiden track

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by Forostar, Jun 8, 2009.

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Which one(s)

  1. Charlotte The Harlot (Murray)

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    0.0%
  2. Public Enema Number One (Murray, Dickinson)

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  3. Chains Of Misery (Dickinson, Murray)

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  4. Judas Be My Guide (Dickinson, Murray)

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  5. Gangland (Smith, Burr)

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  6. Flight Of Icarus (Smith, Dickinson)

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. Sun And Steel (Dickinson, Smith)

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  8. 2 Minutes to Midnight (Smith, Dickinson)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. Back In The Village (Smith, Dickinson)

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  10. Wasted Years (Smith)

    8 vote(s)
    15.4%
  11. Sea Of Madness (Smith)

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  12. Stranger In A Strange Land (Smith)

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  13. Moonchild (Smith, Dickinson)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  14. Hooks In You (Dickinson, Smith)

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  15. New Frontier (McBrain, Smith, Dickinson)

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  16. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Dickinson, Gers)

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  17. Fear Is The Key (Dickinson, Gers)

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  18. Wasting Love (Dickinson, Gers)

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  19. Judgement Day (Bayley, Gers)

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  20. Man On The Edge (Bayley, Gers)

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  21. Como Estais Amigos (Gers, Bayley)

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  22. Revelations (Dickinson)

    12 vote(s)
    23.1%
  23. Flash Of The Blade (Dickinson)

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  24. Powerslave (Dickinson)

    13 vote(s)
    25.0%
  25. Bring Your Daughter…To The Slaughter (Dickinson)

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  26. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson)

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  27. Speed of Light (Smith, Dickinson)

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  28. Death or Glory (Smith, Dickinson)

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  29. Empire of the Clouds (Dickinson)

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    As we all know, by far most Maiden songs have a Harris touch. To be precise: 120.
    These songs were "Stevized", as Rod Smallwood puts it nicely on Flight 666.

    Especially since Maiden is a six-piece band, all tracks have been Stevized apart from one. So, I thought it would be nice to give special attention to the only 25 Iron Maiden creations not (co-)penned by Steve. It started with Charlotte The Harlot by Dave Murray and it ended with New Frontier by Nicko McBrain, Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson. Please vote, and if possible mention two other worthy candidates.

    (and forgive me for not putting them in chronological order: I have these songs in a Word document per bandmember, so like this it was less work)
     
  2. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    Voted for Revelations, but Wasted Years, 2 Minutes and Powerslave were all in play.
     
  3. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Tough to choose between Revelations and Poweslave, but I'll say Revelations because I had a revelation during that song when seeing Maiden for the first time (namely, "holyshitimseeingmaidenliverightnow")
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Powerslave gets my vote. The instrumental midpiece does it, and I particulary like the backing vocals in the chorus. 2nd and 3rd place are for me the more obscure Sea of Madness and Flight of Icarus.
     
  5. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

    Moonchild. First off, it's very atmospheric, and very enjoyable to play on guitar. On top of that, the melody lines are aweseme. That's a 9/10 song.
     
  6. Looking at that list there arent that many songs you could call weak or fillers, and all just as Iron Maiden as the Harris influenced tracks.

    For me Stranger is a beautiful song, with the best solo Adrian has ever done IMO. I also love Powerslave and Dave's second solo on Flight Of Icarus is a joy to behold.
     
  7. Natalie

    Natalie Insect of Terror Staff Member

    Revelations with Como Estais Amigos and Powerslave close behind.
     
  8. seely

    seely Trooper

    Gotta be Powerslave, followed by Moonchild then Revelations
     
  9. Reumeren

    Reumeren Trooper

    I'll go with Revelations, that song is a work of art.
     
  10. Thunder

    Thunder Prowler

    Stranger in a Strange land, famous work by Adrian Smith.Love that guitar solo on this song.
     
  11. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    I vote for Powerslave. All the necessary has already been mentioned by others. As for 2nd and 3rd, I'll quote SMX :"This poll has so much awesome in it, I can't choose".

    I'll throw dice for 2nd and 3rd. Stranger in a Strange Land and 2 Minutes to Midnight.
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    We're getting a clear top 3 now.

    Anyone else wants to vote?
     
  13. Some Hearts

    Some Hearts Prowler

    Flight of Icarus. Easy.
     
  14. Rikstewart

    Rikstewart Trooper

    I went for Powerslave, purely because i love the instrumental break in the middle, 2nd has to be Moonchild because it was the first Maiden song i heard back in 1989 and 3rd has to be 2 minutes to midnight
     
  15. This one is real hard, but I will go with Powerslave. I love the heaviness of the song and the chorus is fun to sing along to.

    Everybody sing along! Ahhhhhhhh.../Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave? Ahhhhhhh.../I don't want to die I'm a God why can't I live on? Ahhhhhhh.../When the Life Giver dies all around is laid waste, Ahhhhhhhh.../and in my last hour I am a slave to the power of Death!
     
  16. Moonchild33

    Moonchild33 Trooper

    Choosing between Revelations, Moonchild, Icarus, Powerslave and Stranger is suicide.

    But I'll go with Revelations.:)
     
  17. Marta

    Marta Prowler

    Powerslave
     
  18. Aeolis

    Aeolis Prowler

    I'll go for Wasted Years.
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Updated with the latest additions. People who have voted before can change their vote.
     
  20. ghkghk

    ghkghk Invader

    My vote goes to Powerslave.

    And so we have a tie.

    Empire of the clouds votes soon expected.
     

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