I was thinking about this over the last week, as I'm recording a guitar cover for this song. I think the 3 of them play melody leads in this song. It's clear that the two guitars that play 2:46-3:00 are not the same that play from 3:01 on. Not sure if it's Smith/Gers (2:46-3:00) and Murray (3:01...
SIT is likely the only album with two highlight songs (Loneliness and ATG) that were never played live. Generally, there's only one big miss per album - TFF (Starblind), BNW (Thin Line), FOTD (Judas). SIT really had a weird tour for several reasons.
I've just read a few pages behind that Parchment has no climax. I mean, the "meet me there" part followed by the killer riff is literally more climactic than everything Maiden has done since the instrumental breakdown in SSOASS (the song). LOL It seems that people listen to the long songs with a...
The track ordering influences the Spotify views. It seems that people play the first song and let the album run until, I don't know, they get to work or finish their jogging. Youtube has a different algorithm. Hell on Earth popped up on my initial page several times.
This comparison between Darkest Hour and Coming Home is curious because there is a larger stretch of Adrian's solo in TWOTW that is identical to his solo in Coming Home and nobody noticed (not that I've seen).
Youtube views so far (excluding Stratego and TWOTW for obvious reasons):
2. Hell on Earth
3. Death of the Celts
4. Days of Future Past
5. The Parchment
6. Darkest Hour
7. Lost in a Lost World
8. The Time Machine
First impression after one listening: I'm very impressed - in a good way - with how this sounds like Blaze Era in some songs. Parchment and Celts are from X-Factor and VXII, respectively. There's a lot to grasp yet and I hope to write about all songs in a few days. Let me just end this reply by...