They appear to be one of those bands who don't sell massive amounts of records but can do huge tours. Their last tour was mostly arenas. I doubt Smith/Kotzen could do such big venues on their own.
Speaking of which, when are we getting a Smith/Kotzen tour?
17. The X Factor - 3.5/10
16. No Prayer for the Dying - 4/10
15. Virtual XI - 5/10
14. Fear of the Dark - 6/10
13. Dance of Death - 6/10
12. The Final Frontier - 6.5/10
11. The Book of Souls - 7/10
10. Iron Maiden - 7.5/10
9. Killers - 8/10
8. Senjutsu - 8.5/10
7. Piece of Mind - 9/10
Not to derail the thread further but this isn't the whole truth.
Smith/Kotzen charted at #10 in the US album only charts which doesn't include streaming. However, it seems to have missed the Billboard 200 completely according to wiki at least. I can't find solid information on where it ended...
Yes, agreed. This thread seems to bring out the worst in folk. Lots of triggered and salty replies because someone dares have an opinion.
Back on topic, we should discover how Senjutsu did in its second week by tomorrow. I reckon it'll hang in the top ten for one more week. Somewhere between...
At the end of the day the problem is almost certainly down to either clipping at the mixing stage or clipping at the mastering stage. Either way it isn't a good look. On the other hand a few seconds of clipping isn't that bad considering Metallica released a whole album's worth of it.
It can depend. The newer lacquers they use are usually better quality but can still cause inconsistencies. My experience is mostly anecdotal. I have the Maiden England picture disc which was noisy all hell even on the first listen. In the end I had to give it a bath just to mitigate the sound.
I noticed crackling on the Vinyl version (side 4 DOTC) and put it down to possible dust on the record. I gave it a clean afterwards but haven't played that side again. After reading this of course it could well be clipping at the mixing stage. I doubt the vinyl would have been mastered so loud...
NOTD is one of the few live albums I don't own a physical copy of (the others are ARLDO and some of the rarer stuff like BOH and MJ). I just find it unlistenable. It's not just the muddy sound and Bruce's knackered voice, it's mainly the awful, awful fake crowd noise which sounds like someone...
* Makes several posts calling me wrong
Me - "OK here's some proof I'm not."
"Nope, not reading that."
If you're having difficulty understanding the concept that artists can exist on the same or similar level as other artists not neccesarily meaning that they play exactly the same size of shows...
It's actually quite difficult to get accurate numbers on who the biggest touring acts or tours per year are. If you look at Wikipedia, Maiden appear nowhere on the top acts of all time or per decade.
Apparently you can get better industry figures from Boxscore but you've got to subscribe to...
I've picked the most recent tours for all bands pre-Covid. Arena, arena, arena, festival...
All of those bands are arena/festival headliners. Heck, Slipknot even have their very own festival in the states. Maybe if you don't narrow your view to America only you'd know this.
But if you stick to America only, Leppard are at least the equal of Maiden there. They're sold many times the...